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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 Count

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:

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 (Version 4.2)

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

United States

California

Florida

Texas

New York

Pennsylvania

Ohio

Illinois

Michigan

North Carolina

New Jersey

Georgia

Virginia

Tennessee

Indiana

Missouri

Massachusetts

Washington

Wisconsin

Arizona

Maryland

Alabama

Kentucky

South Carolina

Minnesota

Louisiana

Oklahoma

Oregon

Colorado

Connecticut

Arkansas

Mississippi

Iowa

Kansas

West Virginia

Nevada

Nebraska

New Mexico

Maine

Utah

New Hampshire

Idaho

Hawaii

Rhode Island

Montana

Delaware

South Dakota

Vermont

North Dakota

District of Columbia

Wyoming

Alaska

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 02/13/2016 10:51 pm.
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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