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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Georgia by County, Death Years Through 2012

All Cancer Sites
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
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

Georgia (State)United StatesQuitman CountyTaliaferro CountyDade CountyStewart CountyMcDuffie CountyButts CountyScreven CountyHaralson CountyBurke CountyMurray CountyMadison CountyBen Hill CountyPierce CountyAtkinson CountyTattnall CountyPeach CountyWilcox CountyChattahoochee CountyJefferson CountyPolk CountyWalker CountyMacon CountyEarly CountyEmanuel CountyJenkins CountyWilkes CountyStephens CountyGlascock CountyBryan CountyJackson CountyWarren CountyPike CountyBrantley CountyLanier CountyDecatur CountyFranklin CountyRichmond CountyEffingham CountyDodge CountyTreutlen CountyWashington CountyWayne CountySeminole CountyGrady CountyTerrell CountySpalding CountyTalbot CountyMontgomery CountyThomas CountyMuscogee CountyChattooga CountyBerrien CountyClinch CountyLincoln CountyGordon CountyLamar CountyToombs CountyCarroll CountyWalton CountyBibb CountyBaker CountyLong CountyBartow CountyLee CountyMiller CountyTurner CountyEvans CountyBaldwin CountyCrawford CountyColquitt CountyBacon CountyDougherty CountyHeard CountyCook CountyBulloch CountyFloyd CountyMitchell CountyNewton CountyLiberty CountyCoffee CountyBarrow CountyWhitfield CountyTwiggs CountyElbert CountyLowndes CountyIrwin CountyTroup CountyDawson CountyUpson CountyHenry CountyTift CountyMeriwether CountyGlynn CountyWilkinson CountyHancock CountyPickens CountyRabun CountyCandler CountySumter CountyClay CountyAppling CountyPaulding CountyCamden CountyHart CountyGreene CountyMarion CountyFannin CountyJeff Davis CountyChatham CountyWebster CountyPutnam CountyJones CountyTowns CountyWare CountyMorgan CountyDouglas CountyHabersham CountyFulton CountyCrisp CountyClarke CountyTelfair CountyClayton CountyHouston CountyBleckley CountyCatoosa CountyJohnson CountyBrooks CountyCharlton CountyCalhoun CountyRockdale CountyLumpkin CountyUnion CountyLaurens CountyOglethorpe CountyDeKalb CountyCherokee CountyWorth CountyCoweta CountyTaylor CountyHall CountyMcIntosh CountyColumbia CountyWhite CountyBanks CountyCobb CountyJasper CountySchley CountyGwinnett CountyWheeler CountyHarris CountyEchols CountyFayette CountyOconee CountyForsyth CountyMonroe CountyGilmer CountyRandolph CountyPulaski CountyDooly CountyNotes:
Created by on 10/09/2015 1:41 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).

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 (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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