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Death Rate Report for Connecticut by County, death years through 2010


Melanoma of the Skin
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-8
Reduce the melanoma cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 2.4 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.
  • 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.
    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/

    Other Notes

  • Larger confidence intervals indicate less accuracy of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
  • Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

    Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

    Connecticut (State)
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.3 to 2.7 and 104 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.6.

    United States
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.7 to 2.8 and 8,776 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.1 to 0.2.

    Middlesex County
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.4 to 3.4 and 5 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.5 to 0.8.

    Fairfield County
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.9 to 2.7 and 23 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to 0.1.

    Hartford County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.1 to 3.0 and 27 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 1.4.

    New Haven County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.0 to 2.9 and 25 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is 1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.3 to 2.8.

    Tolland County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.6 to 4.1 and 4 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.0 to 1.7.

    Windham County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.6 to 4.4 and 4 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is ** because the AAPC value is **.

    New London County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.1 to 3.9 and 9 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to 1.6.

    Litchfield County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.3 to 4.4 and 8 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is ** because the AAPC value is **.



    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/19/2014 3:34 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.

    ** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
    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. 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, 14, 59, , 8084, 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 1969-2011 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.