Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Maine by County, Death Years Through 2011 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 54.3 (52.8, 55.9) 927 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.7) 2007 - 2011
United States No 48.4 (48.3, 48.5) 158,111 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.5, -2.0) 2007 - 2011
Washington County No 61.8 (52.4, 72.7) 31 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.6, 0.4) 2007 - 2011
Penobscot County No 61.2 (56.2, 66.6) 111 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.4, 0.1) 2007 - 2011
Androscoggin County No 61.1 (55.0, 67.6) 77 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.1 (-1.0, 0.7) 2007 - 2011
Aroostook County No 60.6 (54.2, 67.8) 65 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.1 (-1.0, 0.7) 2007 - 2011
Oxford County No 59.2 (51.8, 67.5) 47 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.7, 0.3) 2007 - 2011
Somerset County No 57.6 (49.8, 66.5) 40 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.2 (-2.4, 0.0) 2007 - 2011
Kennebec County No 56.6 (51.3, 62.3) 86 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-2.1, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Franklin County No 55.6 (45.6, 67.3) 22 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.8, -0.2) 2007 - 2011
Waldo County No 54.1 (45.2, 64.4) 27 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.3 (-2.6, 0.0) 2007 - 2011
Sagadahoc County No 52.6 (43.4, 63.3) 24 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.7, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Piscataquis County No 51.0 (39.4, 65.6) 14 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.1 (-3.3, 1.1) 2007 - 2011
Cumberland County No 50.7 (47.2, 54.3) 167 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.8, -0.8) 2007 - 2011
York County No 49.4 (45.5, 53.5) 122 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.9, -0.9) 2007 - 2011
Knox County No 48.4 (40.8, 57.3) 30 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.3 (-1.8, 1.2) 2007 - 2011
Hancock County No 48.0 (41.3, 55.7) 37 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.7, -0.3) 2007 - 2011
Lincoln County Yes 45.0 (37.4, 53.9) 26 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.0 (-3.4, -0.5) 2007 - 2011
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/24/2014 8:46 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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