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

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/

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

Maine (State)

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 187.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.8 to 190.7 and 3,135 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.0.

United States

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 176.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.2 to 176.6 and 566,112 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

Washington County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 209.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.1 to 228.9 and 101 average annual deaths.

The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.3.

Kennebec County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 204.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 194.0 to 214.9 and 306 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.5.

Oxford County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 203.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.5 to 218.7 and 157 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.5.

Somerset County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 201.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.6 to 217.9 and 134 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.5.

Piscataquis County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 201.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.1 to 227.9 and 53 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.4.

Penobscot County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 193.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.7 to 203.4 and 342 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.8.

Aroostook County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 193.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.9 to 206.4 and 203 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.1.

Androscoggin County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 193.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.5 to 204.7 and 241 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.5.

Franklin County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 192.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.1 to 213.8 and 74 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.1.

Waldo County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 186.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.5 to 205.0 and 91 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.7.

Sagadahoc County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 182.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.2 to 202.1 and 81 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.3.

York County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 180.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.9 to 188.3 and 436 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.9.

Hancock County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 179.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.4 to 194.0 and 137 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.5.

Cumberland County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 176.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.5 to 183.6 and 581 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -3.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.1 to -1.4.

Knox County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 171.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.2 to 187.8 and 104 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.1.

Lincoln County

The healthy people objective was not met.

The death rate is 168.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.9 to 184.7 and 94 average annual deaths.

The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.9.

Notes: Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/29/2014 12:47 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.

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 1969-2011 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.