Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Maine by County, Death Years Through 2012 Lung & Bronchus
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-2
Reduce the lung cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
County
Met Healthy People Objective of 45.5? 1 Annual Death Rate
over rate period deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Deaths per Year
over rate period
Rate Period Recent Trend 2 Recent Average Annual Percent Change2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
Recent Trend Period2
Maine (State) No 53.8 (52.2, 55.4) 936 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
United States No 47.2 (47.1, 47.3) 157,859 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.5, -2.1) 2008 - 2012
Washington County No 65.2 (55.4, 76.4) 33 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.4, 0.4) 2008 - 2012
Aroostook County No 61.7 (55.2, 68.9) 67 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.0, 0.6) 2008 - 2012
Penobscot County No 60.7 (55.8, 66.0) 113 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.4, -0.0) 2008 - 2012
Androscoggin County No 59.2 (53.3, 65.5) 76 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.3 (-1.2, 0.5) 2008 - 2012
Somerset County No 58.0 (50.1, 66.8) 40 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.0 (-2.1, 0.1) 2008 - 2012
Oxford County No 57.7 (50.5, 65.9) 46 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.4, 0.4) 2008 - 2012
Waldo County No 56.6 (47.5, 67.1) 28 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.4, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Piscataquis County No 56.4 (44.2, 71.6) 15 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.6 (-2.6, 1.4) 2008 - 2012
Kennebec County No 55.7 (50.5, 61.3) 87 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-2.2, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Franklin County No 52.3 (42.6, 63.7) 21 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.8, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Cumberland County No 49.9 (46.6, 53.5) 168 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.8, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Sagadahoc County No 48.5 (39.8, 58.6) 23 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.9, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
York County No 48.4 (44.6, 52.5) 123 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.9, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Hancock County No 47.4 (40.7, 55.0) 37 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.8, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Knox County No 47.2 (39.6, 55.9) 29 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.6 (-2.0, 0.9) 2008 - 2012
Lincoln County Yes 45.3 (37.9, 54.2) 27 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-3.1, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/30/2015 7:01 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.
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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