Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Arizona 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
County
Met Healthy People Objective of 160.6? 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)
Arizona (State) Yes 150.8 (149.6, 152.1) 10,561 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.3)
United States No 171.2 (171.0, 171.4) 573,421 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)
Mohave County No 196.9 (189.9, 204.1) 650 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.1, -0.5)
Graham County No 174.6 (155.0, 196.0) 59 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.4, 0.3)
Gila County No 166.7 (154.4, 179.9) 148 falling falling trend -2.2 (-3.5, -0.8)
Greenlee County No 162.5 (125.4, 207.0) 13 stable stable trend -0.9 (-2.6, 0.8)
Pima County Yes 158.2 (155.0, 161.4) 1,900 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.1)
Cochise County Yes 158.2 (149.7, 167.2) 266 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.7, -0.9)
Yavapai County Yes 156.3 (150.4, 162.4) 578 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.7)
Navajo County Yes 149.3 (139.0, 160.2) 165 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.6, -0.4)
Maricopa County Yes 147.9 (146.1, 149.6) 5,631 stable stable trend -0.6 (-2.3, 1.0)
Apache County Yes 141.3 (128.2, 155.2) 91 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.0, 0.6)
Pinal County Yes 133.2 (128.0, 138.6) 522 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.3, -1.2)
La Paz County 3 Yes 131.9 (115.0, 151.2) 55 falling falling trend -2.0 (-3.8, -0.2)
Santa Cruz County Yes 130.9 (116.8, 146.4) 64 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.3, -0.6)
Yuma County 3 Yes 129.3 (122.6, 136.3) 290 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.4, -0.1)
Coconino County Yes 123.9 (114.1, 134.3) 130 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.3, -1.2)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/30/2016 11:59 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.
3 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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