Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for United States by State

Breast, 2012

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All Ages


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-3
Reduce the female breast cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate
State
Met Healthy People Objective of 20.6? 1 Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Deaths per Year
Recent Trend 2 Recent 5-Year Trend2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
United States No 21.3 (21.1, 21.5) 41,150 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.0, -1.8)
District of Columbia No 31.1 (25.4, 37.8) 107 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.7, -1.6)
Mississippi No 25.1 (22.8, 27.6) 455 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.2, -0.6)
Louisiana No 24.2 (22.3, 26.2) 660 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.2)
Maryland No 23.7 (22.1, 25.4) 857 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.8)
Oklahoma No 23.5 (21.5, 25.6) 539 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.9)
Arkansas No 23.2 (21.1, 25.6) 444 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.5, -0.8)
Kentucky No 23.2 (21.5, 25.1) 646 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.4)
Illinois No 22.9 (21.8, 24.0) 1,810 stable stable trend -0.5 (-2.7, 1.7)
Kansas No 22.9 (20.7, 25.4) 397 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.1, -1.3)
Alabama No 22.8 (21.1, 24.6) 691 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -1.0)
Tennessee No 22.8 (21.3, 24.4) 920 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.9, -1.4)
Ohio No 22.7 (21.6, 23.8) 1,741 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.1, -1.8)
Delaware No 22.6 (18.9, 26.9) 136 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.2, -2.2)
New Jersey No 22.6 (21.4, 23.9) 1,312 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.5, -2.1)
Missouri No 22.4 (20.8, 23.9) 861 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.2)
Pennsylvania No 22.4 (21.4, 23.4) 2,029 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.5, -2.1)
South Carolina No 22.3 (20.6, 24.1) 670 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.9, -1.3)
West Virginia No 22.3 (19.8, 25.2) 294 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.9, -1.1)
Michigan No 22.1 (20.9, 23.3) 1,425 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.8)
Nevada No 22.1 (19.8, 24.7) 328 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.1)
Indiana No 21.7 (20.3, 23.2) 876 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.1, -1.6)
Georgia No 21.6 (20.3, 22.9) 1,175 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.2)
North Carolina No 21.4 (20.2, 22.6) 1,287 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.5)
Nebraska No 21.2 (18.5, 24.1) 245 falling falling trend -2.4 (-2.9, -2.0)
Virginia No 21.2 (19.9, 22.6) 1,032 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.1, -1.8)
California No 21.1 (20.5, 21.8) 4,479 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.9)
Texas No 21.1 (20.3, 21.9) 2,821 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.7)
New York No 20.7 (19.9, 21.5) 2,632 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.7, -0.2)
Florida Yes 20.5 (19.7, 21.3) 2,848 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.9, -0.8)
Utah Yes 20.5 (18.0, 23.2) 249 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.8)
Wisconsin Yes 20.5 (19.0, 22.0) 763 stable stable trend -0.3 (-2.4, 1.8)
Montana Yes 20.4 (17.0, 24.4) 133 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.0, -1.6)
Colorado Yes 20.3 (18.6, 22.0) 579 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.4, -1.7)
Oregon Yes 20.3 (18.5, 22.2) 510 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.3, -1.7)
Iowa Yes 20.2 (18.2, 22.3) 417 falling falling trend -2.4 (-2.7, -2.0)
Vermont Yes 19.4 (15.3, 24.4) 85 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.2, -2.2)
Massachusetts Yes 19.3 (18.0, 20.7) 860 falling falling trend -3.2 (-3.4, -3.0)
Arizona Yes 19.1 (17.7, 20.6) 750 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.3, -1.7)
South Dakota Yes 19.1 (15.5, 23.3) 107 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.7, -1.2)
Connecticut Yes 19.0 (17.3, 20.9) 479 falling falling trend -2.4 (-2.6, -2.2)
New Hampshire Yes 19.0 (16.1, 22.2) 164 falling falling trend -3.1 (-3.5, -2.6)
Minnesota Yes 18.0 (16.5, 19.5) 604 falling falling trend -2.6 (-2.8, -2.3)
Rhode Island Yes 18.0 (14.9, 21.5) 132 falling falling trend -3.3 (-3.7, -2.9)
Washington Yes 17.9 (16.6, 19.2) 731 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.4, -1.9)
New Mexico Yes 17.8 (15.5, 20.3) 231 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.4, -1.1)
Alaska Yes 17.5 (13.0, 22.9) 58 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.6, -0.5)
Maine Yes 17.2 (14.6, 20.2) 168 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.1, -2.3)
North Dakota Yes 16.8 (13.1, 21.2) 79 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.0, -1.9)
Hawaii Yes 16.0 (13.4, 19.1) 138 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.5, -1.4)
Idaho Yes 15.8 (13.3, 18.7) 144 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.6, -1.5)
Wyoming Yes 15.5 (11.4, 20.5) 52 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.0, -1.8)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/27/2016 8:17 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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