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Mesothelioma Facts And Statistics

The statistics only show a sliver of the total devastation that mesothelioma has caused good people and their families. Data is always helps to remove the cloak of uncertainty that accompanies a mesothelioma diagnosis but it is important to remember that it doesn't tell the whole story.

5 States With The Greatest Number of Mesothelioma Deaths (2001-2010)

  • California 2,637
  • Florida 1,713
  • Pennsylvania 1,711
  • New York 1,443
  • Texas 1,307

Types of Mesothelioma

  • Pleural mesothelioma (lungs): 75% – 80% of all cases
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma (abdomen): 20% - 25% of all cases
  • Pericardial mesothelioma (heart): less than 1% of all cases

Mesothelioma Cell Types

  • Epithelioid: attacks epithelial cells. 50% – 60% of cases
  • Sarcomatoid (fibrous): attacks sarcomatous cells 10% – 20% of cases
  • Mixed (biphasic): the tumor attacks both epithelial and sarcomatous cells 30% – 40% of cases

Gender Impact Breakdown:

  • Male: 81%
  • Female: 9%

Age Impact Breakdown:

  • Under 45: 1%
  • 45-54: 5%
  • 55-64: 15%
  • 65-74: 29%
  • 75-84: 38%
  • Over 84: 12%

Race Impact Breakdown:

  • White: 95%
  • Black: 4%
  • Other: 1%

Most Frequently Recorded Exposure Locations On The Death Certificate

  • Industrial: 61.4%
  • Construction: 14.2%
  • Exposed At Home: 7%
  • Primary or Middle School: 3.7%
  • Hospital: 3.7%
  • Government: 2.4%
  • Agricultural: 1.9%
  • Electrical Light and Power: 1.9%
  • Rail Roads: 1.7%

To view the sources for this article or more mesothelioma facts and statistics check out the CDC’s reports here.

The Paul Law Firm advocates for victims of asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma, call the Paul Law Firm. With over 2.5 billion dollars collected for victims of asbestos exposure, we have the knowledge and the experience to fight for you. We also understand that fighting doesn’t just happen in the courtroom. It also happens in a lab where we are fighting for a cure. Check out the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America here.

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