Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Montana 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
County
Met Healthy People Objective of 160.6? 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
Montana (State) Yes 160.4 (157.2, 163.7) 1,935 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.4, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
United States No 171.2 (171.0, 171.4) 573,421 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Musselshell County No 221.9 (173.4, 282.3) 16 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.1 (-1.8, 2.1) 2008 - 2012
Wibaux County No 207.8 (107.1, 372.3) 3 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Mineral County No 195.1 (148.5, 254.7) 13 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.5 (-2.5, 1.4) 2008 - 2012
Deer Lodge County No 193.9 (162.9, 230.2) 28 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.9 (-2.1, 0.3) 2008 - 2012
Jefferson County No 191.8 (157.3, 231.9) 25 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.4 (-2.0, 1.1) 2008 - 2012
Blaine County No 191.8 (147.6, 245.1) 14 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.3 (-2.1, 1.5) 2008 - 2012
Glacier County No 186.3 (152.8, 224.9) 22 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.6 (-2.2, 1.0) 2008 - 2012
Dawson County No 185.4 (151.8, 224.9) 23 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.3 (-2.0, 1.4) 2008 - 2012
Daniels County No 183.2 (122.8, 273.9) 6 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -2.0 (-4.5, 0.5) 2008 - 2012
Meagher County No 182.7 (118.8, 276.3) 6 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.6 (-3.5, 2.3) 2008 - 2012
Hill County No 182.7 (154.9, 214.1) 32 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.3 (-1.1, 0.5) 2008 - 2012
Powell County No 180.2 (143.4, 224.7) 17 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.1 (-2.4, 0.3) 2008 - 2012
Custer County No 178.3 (149.9, 211.1) 29 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-2.1, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Toole County No 178.1 (133.4, 233.7) 11 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.1 (-1.9, 1.8) 2008 - 2012
Sheridan County No 175.0 (132.3, 232.0) 12 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.6 (-2.4, 1.3) 2008 - 2012
Richland County No 174.9 (142.4, 212.9) 21 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.1 (-2.4, 0.3) 2008 - 2012
Silver Bow County No 172.0 (155.2, 190.3) 79 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.1 (-4.5, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
Teton County No 170.2 (133.7, 215.1) 16 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.6 (-2.1, 0.9) 2008 - 2012
Fallon County No 168.7 (116.0, 239.8) 7 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.0 (-3.2, 3.4) 2008 - 2012
Roosevelt County No 168.2 (133.4, 209.1) 17 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.6 (-2.3, 1.0) 2008 - 2012
Broadwater County No 167.8 (128.4, 216.9) 13 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.4 (-3.4, 0.6) 2008 - 2012
Cascade County No 166.7 (155.5, 178.5) 169 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.9, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Missoula County No 166.6 (155.5, 178.3) 176 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.3, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Rosebud County No 166.6 (129.6, 210.7) 15 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.7 (-3.6, 0.2) 2008 - 2012
Yellowstone County No 166.6 (158.0, 175.5) 289 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.5, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Lincoln County No 166.4 (146.3, 189.1) 53 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.3, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Fergus County No 166.0 (140.4, 195.8) 32 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.7, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Sanders County No 165.7 (139.5, 196.5) 31 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.7, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Lewis and Clark County No 162.4 (149.3, 176.4) 120 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.1, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Wheatland County No 161.5 (105.4, 242.3) 6 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Phillips County Yes 159.8 (120.3, 211.4) 11 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.7 (-3.4, 0.1) 2008 - 2012
Pondera County Yes 158.5 (122.8, 202.7) 15 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.1 (-2.9, 0.7) 2008 - 2012
Lake County Yes 158.1 (140.4, 177.6) 60 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-2.0, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Big Horn County Yes 155.9 (123.2, 194.3) 16 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.9 (-4.3, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
Flathead County Yes 152.5 (142.1, 163.5) 167 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.3, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Ravalli County Yes 149.9 (135.9, 165.1) 90 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.8 (-1.8, 0.1) 2008 - 2012
Sweet Grass County Yes 149.1 (106.8, 206.0) 8 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.4 (-2.4, 1.7) 2008 - 2012
Stillwater County Yes 148.3 (118.2, 184.4) 18 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.6 (-4.5, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
McCone County Yes 147.4 (87.7, 241.3) 4 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Park County Yes 145.8 (123.6, 171.4) 32 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -4.2 (-7.3, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Madison County Yes 144.4 (114.6, 181.2) 18 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.1 (-5.1, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Judith Basin County Yes 143.2 (92.4, 220.8) 5 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.5 (-4.4, 1.5) 2008 - 2012
Powder River County Yes 138.5 (87.1, 224.2) 5 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Gallatin County Yes 134.4 (122.6, 146.9) 102 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-2.2, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Carbon County Yes 132.9 (107.8, 163.1) 20 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-3.1, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
Chouteau County Yes 132.8 (100.1, 174.4) 11 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.8 (-2.5, 0.9) 2008 - 2012
Valley County Yes 129.3 (100.1, 165.5) 15 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-4.3, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Beaverhead County Yes 123.7 (96.4, 156.9) 15 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.9 (-3.6, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
Liberty County Yes 121.2 (74.0, 191.7) 4 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -2.6 (-5.4, 0.2) 2008 - 2012
Granite County Yes 105.9 (71.3, 159.2) 6 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -4.2 (-7.3, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Carter County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Garfield County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Golden Valley County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Petroleum County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Prairie County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Treasure County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/30/2015 9:58 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.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
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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