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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Iowa by County, Death Years Through 2011

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

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

Iowa (State)United StatesCass CountyAppanoose CountyHarrison CountyMonroe CountyPottawattamie CountyWapello CountyDecatur CountyVan Buren CountyRinggold CountyPolk CountyJasper CountyLee CountyClinton CountyTaylor CountyScott CountyWayne CountyCarroll CountyBuchanan CountyWoodbury CountyHardin CountyLouisa CountyMahaska CountyUnion CountyLucas CountyAdair CountyHenry CountyBlack Hawk CountyWarren CountyMarshall CountyDubuque CountyGuthrie CountyGreene CountyClay CountyMuscatine CountyBoone CountyIowa CountyTama CountyO'Brien CountyPage CountyMarion CountyMills CountyClarke CountyJackson CountyLinn CountyWebster CountySac CountyFremont CountyDes Moines CountyMonona CountyLyon CountyMadison CountyPalo Alto CountyDickinson CountyCalhoun CountyAudubon CountyCerro Gordo CountyClayton CountyMontgomery CountyWashington CountyFloyd CountyWorth CountyPoweshiek CountyCedar CountyOsceola CountyWright CountyJefferson CountyBenton CountyFayette CountyButler CountyWinnebago CountyCherokee CountyEmmet CountyStory CountyJohnson CountyCrawford CountyAdams CountyHoward CountyChickasaw CountyPlymouth CountyHamilton CountyBuena Vista CountyKeokuk CountyGrundy CountyDavis CountyAllamakee CountyHancock CountyDelaware CountyFranklin CountyIda CountyKossuth CountyPocahontas CountyBremer CountyDallas CountyShelby CountyWinneshiek CountyJones CountyMitchell CountySioux CountyHumboldt CountyNotes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/23/2014 10:22 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. 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 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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