## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for Louisiana 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:

**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 (Version 4.2)

**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**

#### Louisiana (State)

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 196.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.0 to 198.7 and 9,208 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

#### United States

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 171.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.0 to 171.4 and 573,421 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.5.

#### St. Bernard Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 252.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 227.2 to 280.4 and 75 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.5 to 0.5.

#### East Carroll Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 251.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 204.4 to 307.2 and 20 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 1.6.

#### Acadia Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 235.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 218.8 to 252.8 and 153 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.0.

#### Avoyelles Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 231.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 212.2 to 251.2 and 113 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 0.8.

#### St. Landry Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 225.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 212.0 to 240.1 and 208 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.1.

#### Washington Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 225.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 208.0 to 244.5 and 124 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.1.

#### Concordia Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 225.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 199.1 to 254.5 and 54 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.3.

#### Caldwell Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 224.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.1 to 266.0 and 28 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 1.4.

#### Jackson Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 220.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.8 to 251.5 and 46 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.7.

#### Winn Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 220.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.8 to 253.8 and 39 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.2.

#### Grant Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 218.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.7 to 248.5 and 47 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.4.

#### Iberville Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 216.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 194.8 to 240.2 and 75 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.2.

#### Bienville Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 215.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.6 to 247.6 and 43 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.

#### Terrebonne Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 215.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 202.8 to 228.3 and 231 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.2.

#### De Soto Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 215.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.3 to 239.8 and 68 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.0.

#### Tangipahoa Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 214.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 202.2 to 226.6 and 252 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.6.

#### Vernon Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 213.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 193.8 to 235.5 and 87 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 1.0.

#### Iberia Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 212.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.6 to 227.9 and 157 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.4.

#### Evangeline Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 211.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.2 to 233.7 and 77 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.1.

#### Sabine Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 210.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.0 to 235.3 and 65 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.3.

#### East Feliciana Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 209.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.1 to 239.4 and 46 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.1.

#### St. John the Baptist Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 208.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.5 to 229.1 and 89 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.5.

#### Pointe Coupee Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 207.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.1 to 233.3 and 59 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.0.

#### La Salle Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 207.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.6 to 240.2 and 36 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.6.

#### Union Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 206.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.8 to 231.5 and 59 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.6.

#### Webster Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 204.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.8 to 223.3 and 109 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.4.

#### Jefferson Davis Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 204.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.5 to 226.8 and 76 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.5.

#### St. James Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 204.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.2 to 232.8 and 48 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.2.

#### St. Mary Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 204.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.9 to 221.6 and 118 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.9.

#### Catahoula Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 203.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.3 to 243.3 and 25 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.8.

#### Lincoln Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 203.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.9 to 223.9 and 88 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.0.

#### St. Helena Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 203.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.6 to 242.0 and 27 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 1.0.

#### Richland Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 202.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.9 to 230.5 and 49 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.2.

#### Assumption Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 202.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.7 to 228.8 and 54 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.5.

#### Caddo Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 202.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 194.8 to 209.8 and 578 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.7.

#### Calcasieu Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 201.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.9 to 210.8 and 406 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.7.

#### Beauregard Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 201.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.6 to 223.1 and 74 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.1.

#### St. Martin Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 199.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.6 to 218.3 and 103 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.6.

#### Ouachita Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 199.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.3 to 209.4 and 311 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.6.

#### Orleans Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 195.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.4 to 202.2 and 651 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -3.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.6 to -1.9.

#### Rapides Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 194.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.7 to 205.4 and 283 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.7.

#### LaFourche Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 193.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.1 to 206.0 and 193 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.3.

#### Morehouse Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 192.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.4 to 215.3 and 66 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -5.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -9.9 to -0.9.

#### Jefferson Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 191.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.0 to 197.1 and 945 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.0.

#### Vermilion Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 191.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.1 to 207.5 and 118 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.1.

#### Lafayette Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 189.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.7 to 198.1 and 377 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to 5.2.

#### Livingston Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 189.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.3 to 201.2 and 209 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.1.

#### St. Charles Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 188.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.9 to 207.5 and 89 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.2.

#### West Carroll Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 186.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.2 to 220.2 and 28 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.1.

#### East Baton Rouge Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 183.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.0 to 189.9 and 762 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.9.

#### Plaquemines Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 183.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.7 to 211.3 and 40 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -0.5.

#### Claiborne Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 183.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.4 to 211.0 and 40 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.3.

#### St. Tammany Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 182.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.9 to 190.3 and 453 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.9.

#### Madison Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 181.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.9 to 219.2 and 22 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -10.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -18.8 to -0.4.

#### Ascension Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 178.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.6 to 192.5 and 152 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.1.

#### Natchitoches Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 176.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.5 to 195.2 and 75 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.5.

#### Bossier Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 175.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.1 to 187.1 and 204 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to -1.7.

#### West Baton Rouge Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 170.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.0 to 197.1 and 39 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.8 to -1.6.

#### Allen Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 170.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.8 to 194.2 and 46 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to -0.4.

#### Tensas Parish

- The healthy people objective was
*not*met. - The death rate is 163.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.0 to 214.1 and 12 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to 0.8.

#### Red River Parish

- The healthy people objective was met.
- The death rate is 154.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.9 to 192.5 and 17 average annual deaths.
- The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.0.

#### West Feliciana Parish

- The healthy people objective was met.
- The death rate is 152.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.3 to 184.2 and 24 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -3.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.7 to -1.6.

#### Cameron Parish

- The healthy people objective was met.
- The death rate is 146.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 109.0 to 192.3 and 11 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -9.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -16.2 to -2.2.

#### Franklin Parish

- The healthy people objective was met.
- The death rate is 141.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 121.4 to 163.1 and 38 average annual deaths.
- The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -0.7.

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 02/06/2016 10:46 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.

^{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.