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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Alabama by County

All Cancer Sites, 2008 - 2012

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate

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 5 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

Alabama (State)

United States

Perry County

Walker County

Russell County

Macon County

Chambers County

Jackson County

Winston County

Dallas County

Washington County

Fayette County

Bibb County

Hale County

Franklin County

Lowndes County

Geneva County

Mobile County

Escambia County

Sumter County

Lawrence County

Clay County

Chilton County

Wilcox County

Talladega County

Etowah County

Coosa County

Cleburne County

Lamar County

Conecuh County

Barbour County

Lauderdale County

Crenshaw County

Marshall County

Tallapoosa County

Henry County

Covington County

Marengo County

Dale County

Calhoun County

Monroe County

Colbert County

Clarke County

Montgomery County

Elmore County

Pike County

Cullman County

Lee County

Butler County

Jefferson County

Pickens County

Morgan County

Houston County

Marion County

Cherokee County

Randolph County

St. Clair County

Autauga County

Tuscaloosa County

Baldwin County

Blount County

DeKalb County

Coffee County

Limestone County

Madison County

Bullock County

Shelby County

Greene County

Choctaw County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/27/2016 8:15 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 (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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