Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report by State, Death Years Through 2012 Lung & Bronchus
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-2
Reduce the lung cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
Sorted by Count
State
Met Healthy People Objective of 45.5? 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 Yes 45.0 (44.7, 45.2) 157,423 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.5, -2.1) 2008 - 2012
California Yes 33.3 (32.7, 33.9) 12,501 2012 falling falling trend -3.7 (-4.4, -3.0) 2008 - 2012
Florida Yes 44.3 (43.5, 45.1) 11,981 2012 falling falling trend -2.4 (-2.7, -2.1) 2008 - 2012
Texas Yes 41.0 (40.2, 41.9) 9,665 2012 falling falling trend -3.0 (-3.4, -2.7) 2008 - 2012
New York Yes 41.2 (40.4, 42.1) 9,206 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
Pennsylvania No 46.8 (45.8, 47.9) 7,712 2012 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.4, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Ohio No 54.2 (53.0, 55.5) 7,525 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.9, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Illinois No 47.9 (46.8, 49.1) 6,678 2012 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.0, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
Michigan No 49.6 (48.3, 50.9) 5,847 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.6, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
North Carolina No 49.9 (48.6, 51.3) 5,458 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.3, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
Georgia No 48.9 (47.5, 50.4) 4,640 2012 falling falling trend -2.5 (-3.0, -2.0) 2008 - 2012
Tennessee No 58.6 (56.9, 60.4) 4,359 2012 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.8, -1.7) 2008 - 2012
New Jersey Yes 39.6 (38.3, 40.8) 4,041 2012 falling falling trend -2.5 (-2.8, -2.2) 2008 - 2012
Virginia No 46.1 (44.7, 47.6) 3,998 2012 falling falling trend -2.9 (-3.3, -2.6) 2008 - 2012
Missouri No 55.9 (54.1, 57.7) 3,992 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.2, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Indiana No 54.9 (53.2, 56.6) 3,975 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.3, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Kentucky No 68.8 (66.5, 71.2) 3,479 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.0, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Massachusetts Yes 44.5 (43.0, 46.0) 3,458 2012 falling falling trend -2.8 (-3.6, -2.0) 2008 - 2012
Washington Yes 42.5 (41.0, 44.0) 3,112 2012 falling falling trend -2.6 (-3.2, -2.1) 2008 - 2012
Alabama No 54.1 (52.2, 56.1) 3,065 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.7, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Wisconsin Yes 43.4 (41.8, 45.0) 2,930 2012 falling falling trend -0.4 (-0.6, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
South Carolina No 51.9 (49.9, 53.8) 2,865 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.1, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
Arizona Yes 37.1 (35.7, 38.5) 2,803 2012 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.2, -2.2) 2008 - 2012
Louisiana No 55.5 (53.4, 57.7) 2,740 2012 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.8, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Maryland Yes 43.8 (42.1, 45.5) 2,744 2012 falling falling trend -3.0 (-3.5, -2.4) 2008 - 2012
Oklahoma No 55.4 (53.2, 57.7) 2,380 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.7) 2008 - 2012
Minnesota Yes 39.1 (37.5, 40.7) 2,333 2012 falling falling trend -3.3 (-4.4, -2.2) 2008 - 2012
Arkansas No 60.6 (58.1, 63.3) 2,130 2012 falling falling trend -0.7 (-0.9, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Oregon Yes 45.4 (43.4, 47.4) 2,104 2012 falling falling trend -2.5 (-3.2, -1.8) 2008 - 2012
Mississippi No 58.1 (55.5, 60.8) 1,907 2012 falling falling trend -2.8 (-4.3, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Iowa No 46.2 (44.1, 48.5) 1,749 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.5, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Connecticut Yes 37.6 (35.8, 39.5) 1,651 2012 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.6, -1.8) 2008 - 2012
Colorado Yes 31.7 (30.1, 33.3) 1,590 2012 falling falling trend -2.5 (-3.2, -1.9) 2008 - 2012
Kansas No 46.4 (44.1, 48.9) 1,502 2012 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.3, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
West Virginia No 59.6 (56.5, 62.8) 1,483 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.8, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Nevada No 46.1 (43.5, 48.7) 1,313 2012 falling falling trend -3.0 (-3.7, -2.2) 2008 - 2012
Maine No 53.0 (49.6, 56.5) 958 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Nebraska Yes 43.3 (40.4, 46.2) 905 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.9, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
New Mexico Yes 32.7 (30.4, 35.1) 764 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
New Hampshire No 47.0 (43.6, 50.5) 750 2012 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Rhode Island No 48.4 (44.6, 52.4) 628 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.2, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
Idaho Yes 36.5 (33.6, 39.5) 620 2012 falling falling trend -2.7 (-4.1, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Delaware No 52.3 (48.1, 56.8) 580 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.7, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Hawaii Yes 29.2 (26.7, 32.0) 495 2012 falling falling trend -3.8 (-5.0, -2.6) 2008 - 2012
Montana Yes 39.1 (35.6, 42.8) 495 2012 falling falling trend -2.6 (-3.7, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Utah Yes 20.4 (18.6, 22.4) 453 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.7, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
South Dakota Yes 43.5 (39.4, 47.9) 435 2012 stable stable trend -0.3 (-0.7, 0.1) 2008 - 2012
North Dakota Yes 42.6 (38.2, 47.5) 348 2012 falling falling trend -0.5 (-1.0, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Vermont Yes 42.5 (38.1, 47.4) 345 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.3, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Alaska No 50.9 (44.5, 58.0) 260 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.7, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
District of Columbia Yes 40.0 (35.0, 45.5) 241 2012 falling falling trend -2.6 (-3.2, -2.0) 2008 - 2012
Wyoming Yes 37.9 (33.0, 43.2) 230 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.8, -0.7) 2008 - 2012
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/31/2015 1:05 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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