Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for New Hampshire by County, Death Years Through 2011 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
New Hampshire (State) No 176.2 (173.1, 179.3) 2,602 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.2) 2007 - 2011
United States No 173.8 (173.6, 174.0) 569,473 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5) 2007 - 2011
Strafford County No 191.2 (180.3, 202.7) 234 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.5) 2007 - 2011
Belknap County No 186.0 (172.6, 200.2) 149 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.0, -1.0) 2007 - 2011
Sullivan County No 183.7 (168.1, 200.4) 106 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.1, -0.8) 2007 - 2011
Rockingham County No 183.0 (176.1, 190.0) 568 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.7, -1.1) 2007 - 2011
Carroll County No 176.3 (162.8, 190.8) 132 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.2, -0.6) 2007 - 2011
Hillsborough County No 174.4 (168.6, 180.3) 710 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.7, -1.0) 2007 - 2011
Merrimack County No 171.6 (162.7, 180.8) 291 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.6) 2007 - 2011
Cheshire County No 170.0 (158.1, 182.6) 156 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.8, -0.3) 2007 - 2011
Coos County No 168.3 (152.4, 185.6) 85 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.8, -1.2) 2007 - 2011
Grafton County Yes 157.2 (146.7, 168.3) 173 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.6, -1.8) 2007 - 2011
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/31/2014 10:36 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. 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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