Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report by State, Death Years Through 2011 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 168.7 (168.3, 169.1) 576,685 2011 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5) 2007 - 2011
Kentucky No 200.9 (196.9, 205.0) 9,733 2011 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.9) 2007 - 2011
West Virginia No 199.6 (193.9, 205.5) 4,782 2011 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.8) 2007 - 2011
Mississippi No 196.8 (191.9, 201.8) 6,278 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.3, -0.9) 2007 - 2011
Louisiana No 193.5 (189.5, 197.6) 9,233 2011 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.3) 2007 - 2011
Oklahoma No 191.2 (186.9, 195.4) 7,997 2011 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.0, -0.6) 2007 - 2011
Arkansas No 191.1 (186.5, 195.9) 6,497 2011 falling falling trend -0.7 (-0.8, -0.6) 2007 - 2011
Tennessee No 189.1 (185.9, 192.3) 13,562 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.7, -1.1) 2007 - 2011
Alabama No 187.4 (183.8, 191.1) 10,233 2011 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.6, -0.6) 2007 - 2011
Indiana No 185.2 (182.0, 188.4) 13,180 2011 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.1) 2007 - 2011
Ohio No 184.4 (182.1, 186.7) 25,140 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -1.1) 2007 - 2011
South Carolina No 182.2 (178.5, 186.0) 9,543 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.7, -1.2) 2007 - 2011
Maine No 181.7 (175.3, 188.2) 3,201 2011 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.1) 2007 - 2011
Alaska No 181.3 (168.9, 194.4) 935 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.9) 2007 - 2011
District of Columbia No 180.6 (169.8, 192.0) 1,070 2011 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.7) 2007 - 2011
Delaware No 179.7 (171.6, 188.1) 1,905 2011 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.3) 2007 - 2011
Missouri No 179.4 (176.2, 182.6) 12,473 2011 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.9, -1.2) 2007 - 2011
New Hampshire No 178.0 (171.3, 185.0) 2,740 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.2) 2007 - 2011
Michigan No 177.4 (174.9, 179.9) 20,420 2011 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -1.0) 2007 - 2011
Pennsylvania No 177.3 (175.2, 179.4) 28,895 2011 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.3) 2007 - 2011
Vermont No 175.6 (166.2, 185.5) 1,347 2011 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.0) 2007 - 2011
Wisconsin No 174.9 (171.7, 178.2) 11,608 2011 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.9) 2007 - 2011
Illinois No 174.8 (172.5, 177.0) 24,006 2011 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5) 2007 - 2011
North Carolina No 174.8 (172.2, 177.3) 18,284 2011 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.3) 2007 - 2011
Iowa No 172.4 (168.1, 176.7) 6,481 2011 falling falling trend -0.8 (-0.9, -0.7) 2007 - 2011
Oregon No 172.2 (168.3, 176.2) 7,802 2011 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.3) 2007 - 2011
Georgia No 171.0 (168.2, 173.7) 15,602 2011 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.2, -1.5) 2007 - 2011
Virginia No 170.7 (167.8, 173.5) 14,374 2011 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.5) 2007 - 2011
Nevada No 170.3 (165.3, 175.5) 4,605 2011 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.3, -1.5) 2007 - 2011
Kansas No 169.9 (165.4, 174.6) 5,440 2011 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.8, -0.7) 2007 - 2011
South Dakota No 168.6 (160.5, 177.1) 1,665 2011 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.1, -0.6) 2007 - 2011
Rhode Island No 168.3 (161.1, 175.7) 2,170 2011 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.5) 2007 - 2011
Washington No 166.6 (163.6, 169.7) 12,002 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.7, -1.1) 2007 - 2011
Massachusetts No 166.4 (163.5, 169.4) 12,895 2011 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.2, -1.7) 2007 - 2011
Maryland No 165.9 (162.6, 169.2) 10,249 2011 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.8) 2007 - 2011
New Jersey No 165.6 (163.1, 168.2) 16,708 2011 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.0, -1.8) 2007 - 2011
Montana No 164.4 (157.2, 171.9) 2,022 2011 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.4, -1.5) 2007 - 2011
Nebraska No 164.2 (158.7, 169.9) 3,410 2011 falling falling trend -0.8 (-0.9, -0.7) 2007 - 2011
Texas No 162.6 (160.9, 164.3) 37,351 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.1, -0.8) 2007 - 2011
Minnesota Yes 160.5 (157.2, 163.8) 9,489 2011 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -1.1) 2007 - 2011
North Dakota Yes 160.5 (151.8, 169.6) 1,321 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.3, -0.9) 2007 - 2011
Florida Yes 160.2 (158.6, 161.7) 41,681 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.3) 2007 - 2011
New York Yes 159.6 (157.9, 161.3) 35,469 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.7, -1.2) 2007 - 2011
Connecticut Yes 157.9 (154.1, 161.8) 6,837 2011 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.3, -1.6) 2007 - 2011
Idaho Yes 157.6 (151.5, 164.0) 2,573 2011 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.7) 2007 - 2011
Wyoming Yes 156.1 (146.1, 166.7) 936 2011 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.9, -1.1) 2007 - 2011
California Yes 151.8 (150.5, 153.1) 56,448 2011 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.4) 2007 - 2011
Arizona Yes 148.4 (145.6, 151.3) 10,690 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.3) 2007 - 2011
New Mexico Yes 146.6 (141.6, 151.8) 3,328 2011 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.2, -1.1) 2007 - 2011
Colorado Yes 143.9 (140.5, 147.4) 7,051 2011 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.1) 2007 - 2011
Hawaii Yes 138.2 (132.5, 144.2) 2,278 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -0.9) 2007 - 2011
Utah Yes 125.6 (120.9, 130.5) 2,746 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.9) 2007 - 2011
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/23/2014 11:09 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. 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 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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