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Death Rate Report by State, death years through 2010


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Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
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Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 160.6 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 1 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).
Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC.
  • 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.
    AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program/

    Other Notes

  • Larger confidence intervals indicate less accuracy of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
  • Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

    Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

    United States
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 171.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.3 to 172.2 and 574,738 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

    Kentucky
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 207.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 203.3 to 211.6 and 9,930 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.8.

    Mississippi
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 200.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.6 to 205.6 and 6,271 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.8.

    West Virginia
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 196.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.9 to 202.4 and 4,685 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.8.

    Louisiana
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 196.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.4 to 200.5 and 9,203 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.4.

    Tennessee
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 194.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.4 to 198.1 and 13,593 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.0.

    Arkansas
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 193.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.9 to 198.5 and 6,475 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to -0.6.

    Alabama
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 190.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.0 to 194.5 and 10,196 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.8.

    Oklahoma
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 190.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.2 to 194.7 and 7,831 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.6.

    Indiana
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 187.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.5 to 191.0 and 13,164 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.1.

    Ohio
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 186.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.4 to 189.1 and 25,083 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -1.0.

    Maine
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 186.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.2 to 193.3 and 3,247 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.0.

    Missouri
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 184.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.5 to 188.1 and 12,626 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.0.

    Delaware
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 184.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.2 to 193.0 and 1,909 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.3.

    South Carolina
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 182.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.8 to 186.4 and 9,356 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.2.

    Vermont
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 182.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.8 to 192.5 and 1,392 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.0.

    Michigan
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 182.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.5 to 184.6 and 20,620 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -1.0.

    Pennsylvania
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 180.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.4 to 182.7 and 29,055 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.3.

    District of Columbia
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 178.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.4 to 189.6 and 1,041 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.6.

    Illinois
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 178.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.7 to 180.3 and 24,070 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.5.

    Alaska
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 177.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.4 to 191.0 and 884 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9.

    North Carolina
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 177.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.2 to 180.5 and 18,060 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.2.

    Rhode Island
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 176.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.3 to 184.3 and 2,266 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.5.

    Georgia
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 173.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.1 to 176.8 and 15,435 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.5.

    Nevada
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 173.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.5 to 178.9 and 4,529 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.5.

    Wisconsin
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 173.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.5 to 177.0 and 11,279 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.9.

    Oregon
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 172.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.8 to 176.7 and 7,638 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.4.

    Virginia
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 171.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.8 to 174.6 and 14,078 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.5.

    Iowa
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 170.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.5 to 175.0 and 6,358 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.6.

    Kansas
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 170.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.8 to 175.0 and 5,377 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.6.

    Wyoming
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 170.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.9 to 181.5 and 1,016 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.7.

    Maryland
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 170.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.8 to 173.6 and 10,268 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.7.

    Massachusetts
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 169.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.0 to 172.9 and 12,993 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.6.

    South Dakota
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 169.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.4 to 178.2 and 1,655 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.6.

    Washington
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 169.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.5 to 172.7 and 11,874 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.1.

    New Jersey
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 168.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.1 to 171.3 and 16,815 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.9.

    New Hampshire
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 167.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.1 to 174.5 and 2,525 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to -1.4.

    Nebraska
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 166.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.9 to 172.3 and 3,438 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.6.

    Minnesota
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 166.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.7 to 169.5 and 9,612 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.3.

    Texas
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 165.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.4 to 166.8 and 36,717 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.7.

    Florida
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 163.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.3 to 165.5 and 41,467 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.3.

    Connecticut
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 162.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.5 to 166.3 and 6,954 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.4.

    New York
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 162.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.4 to 163.8 and 35,431 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.7.

    Montana
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 159.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.6 to 167.2 and 1,923 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.7.

    Idaho
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 158.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.4 to 165.0 and 2,530 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.6.

    North Dakota
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 155.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.3 to 164.9 and 1,269 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9.

    California
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 155.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.4 to 157.0 and 56,453 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.4.

    Arizona
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 152.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.8 to 155.7 and 10,678 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.3.

    New Mexico
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 151.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.1 to 156.5 and 3,358 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.8.

    Colorado
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 148.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.2 to 152.3 and 7,035 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.1.

    Hawaii
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 140.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.4 to 146.2 and 2,266 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.9.

    Utah
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 133.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 128.0 to 138.0 and 2,810 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.8.



    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/20/2014 4:15 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, 14, 59, , 8084, 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 1969-2011 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.