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WC posts alarming breast cancer stats
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Warren County ranked second highest among Tennessee counties in breast cancer deaths in 2000 through 2004, according to an analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study reported the average breast cancer mortality for all of Tennessee’s 95 counties was 26.3 per 1,000, while the corresponding rate for Warren County was 36.4 – or 38 percent higher than the state norm. The rate in neighboring White County was 28.5, while the death toll in DeKalb County was 27.5.The government findings are noted in a “Focus” program airing Saturday at 10:25 a.m. on public radio WCPI 91.3 FM.High breast cancer death rates – like many other public health indicators – are often a result and a reflection of long-term poverty.