Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report by State, Death Years Through 2012 All Cancer Sites
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
State
Met Healthy People Objective of 160.6? 1 Annual Death Rate
over rate period deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Deaths per Year
over rate period
Rate Period Recent Trend 2 Recent Average Annual Percent Change2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
Recent Trend Period2
United States No 166.4 (166.0, 166.8) 582,607 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Kentucky No 201.2 (197.2, 205.3) 10,012 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.5, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Mississippi No 200.0 (195.1, 205.0) 6,496 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.2, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
West Virginia No 191.1 (185.6, 196.8) 4,684 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Louisiana No 190.5 (186.6, 194.5) 9,308 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
Oklahoma No 189.6 (185.4, 193.8) 8,040 2012 falling falling trend -0.7 (-0.8, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Arkansas No 188.6 (184.0, 193.3) 6,540 2012 falling falling trend -0.7 (-0.8, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Tennessee No 187.9 (184.7, 191.1) 13,765 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.7, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Alabama No 184.8 (181.2, 188.5) 10,274 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.5, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Indiana No 184.2 (181.0, 187.3) 13,368 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Ohio No 182.1 (179.8, 184.4) 25,261 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.2, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Missouri No 182.0 (178.8, 185.2) 12,919 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Maine No 179.0 (172.8, 185.5) 3,226 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
South Carolina No 179.0 (175.4, 182.7) 9,728 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
District of Columbia No 178.4 (167.7, 189.6) 1,081 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.7) 2008 - 2012
Delaware No 176.1 (168.3, 184.3) 1,935 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
Illinois No 175.5 (173.3, 177.8) 24,562 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
Pennsylvania No 174.8 (172.8, 176.9) 28,907 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
Michigan No 174.3 (171.9, 176.8) 20,496 2012 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.1, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
North Carolina No 170.5 (168.0, 173.0) 18,405 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
Georgia No 169.6 (166.9, 172.3) 16,020 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.1, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Alaska No 169.0 (157.4, 181.2) 925 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Oregon No 168.3 (164.5, 172.1) 7,832 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
Iowa No 167.9 (163.7, 172.1) 6,438 2012 falling falling trend -0.8 (-0.9, -0.7) 2008 - 2012
Kansas No 167.7 (163.2, 172.4) 5,429 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
New Hampshire No 167.7 (161.3, 174.4) 2,660 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Wisconsin No 166.1 (163.0, 169.3) 11,252 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Maryland No 166.0 (162.7, 169.2) 10,524 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.8) 2008 - 2012
Virginia No 165.3 (162.5, 168.1) 14,294 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
Vermont No 164.8 (155.8, 174.2) 1,325 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Nebraska No 164.6 (159.1, 170.3) 3,479 2012 falling falling trend -0.8 (-0.9, -0.7) 2008 - 2012
Nevada No 163.8 (159.0, 168.7) 4,610 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.3, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
Rhode Island No 163.6 (156.5, 170.8) 2,148 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
Massachusetts No 163.3 (160.4, 166.2) 12,864 2012 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.1, -1.7) 2008 - 2012
South Dakota No 162.0 (154.1, 170.3) 1,630 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Washington No 161.8 (158.9, 164.8) 11,951 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Texas Yes 160.6 (159.0, 162.3) 38,142 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.7, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
New Jersey Yes 160.3 (157.8, 162.8) 16,483 2012 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.3, -1.9) 2008 - 2012
New York Yes 159.5 (157.8, 161.2) 35,881 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Florida Yes 157.8 (156.3, 159.4) 42,187 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
Minnesota Yes 155.6 (152.5, 158.9) 9,424 2012 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.3, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Wyoming Yes 154.6 (144.7, 164.9) 955 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Montana Yes 154.2 (147.3, 161.3) 1,954 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.4, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
Connecticut Yes 152.0 (148.3, 155.8) 6,681 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.3, -1.7) 2008 - 2012
Idaho Yes 152.0 (146.1, 158.1) 2,572 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.7) 2008 - 2012
California Yes 151.0 (149.8, 152.3) 57,675 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
North Dakota Yes 150.7 (142.3, 159.5) 1,253 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Arizona Yes 148.3 (145.5, 151.1) 11,085 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
New Mexico Yes 148.0 (143.0, 153.1) 3,461 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.9, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Colorado Yes 143.7 (140.3, 147.1) 7,306 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.0, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
Hawaii Yes 134.6 (129.0, 140.4) 2,284 2012 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Utah Yes 128.7 (124.0, 133.6) 2,876 2012 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.3, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/28/2015 6:23 am.
State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. Data presented on the State Cancer Profiles Web Site may differ from statistics reported by the State Cancer Registries (for more information).

Trend
Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.
1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.2). Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

Source: Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). The Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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