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


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Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
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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

    Pennsylvania (State)
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 184.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.6 to 185.5 and 29,016 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.3.

    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.

    Philadelphia County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 221.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 217.6 to 224.4 and 3,389 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.4.

    Perry County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 216.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 198.2 to 235.8 and 108 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.6.

    Fayette County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 204.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.8 to 214.0 and 408 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.3.

    Greene County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 204.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.2 to 223.2 and 98 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.4.

    McKean County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 200.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.0 to 217.3 and 116 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.1.

    Potter County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 199.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.8 to 226.0 and 50 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.5.

    Forest County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 198.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.8 to 245.5 and 19 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to 1.1.

    Wyoming County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 197.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.0 to 220.3 and 69 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.6.

    Delaware County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 197.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.6 to 202.4 and 1,309 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.8.

    Washington County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 197.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.8 to 204.6 and 573 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.3.

    Blair County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 194.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.5 to 204.3 and 346 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to -0.1.

    Bradford County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 194.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.1 to 208.4 and 163 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.6.

    Carbon County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 194.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.6 to 208.0 and 174 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.2.

    Lawrence County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 194.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.6 to 205.3 and 262 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.3.

    Schuylkill County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 194.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.9 to 202.9 and 420 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.3.

    Venango County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 192.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.6 to 207.2 and 147 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.1.

    Crawford County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 192.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.0 to 204.2 and 221 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 0.3.

    Mercer County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 191.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.6 to 200.9 and 322 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.2.

    Clearfield County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 191.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.6 to 203.0 and 214 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.1.

    Elk County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 190.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.4 to 209.7 and 91 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.4.

    Allegheny County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 190.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.4 to 193.4 and 3,203 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.0.

    Erie County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 190.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.5 to 197.0 and 627 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.3.

    Beaver County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 189.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.6 to 197.2 and 473 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9.

    Columbia County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 186.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.8 to 200.5 and 159 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.6.

    Susquehanna County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 186.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.2 to 203.4 and 110 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.1.

    Luzerne County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 185.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.2 to 191.6 and 852 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.5.

    Monroe County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 184.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.6 to 194.3 and 315 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to -1.3.

    Wayne County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 184.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.9 to 199.2 and 138 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -6.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.4 to -2.0.

    Lackawanna County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 184.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.2 to 191.2 and 562 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.6.

    Clarion County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 183.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.3 to 201.6 and 93 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.9.

    Northumberland County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 183.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.9 to 193.6 and 252 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.7.

    Clinton County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 182.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.0 to 201.0 and 89 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.4.

    Tioga County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 180.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.7 to 197.0 and 101 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.4.

    Westmoreland County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 180.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.1 to 185.4 and 980 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.9.

    Huntingdon County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 179.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.2 to 196.0 and 103 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.7.

    Cameron County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 179.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.6 to 228.1 and 16 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to 1.0.

    Warren County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 179.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.4 to 195.5 and 108 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.4.

    Dauphin County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 179.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.5 to 186.1 and 543 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.9.

    Cambria County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 178.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.8 to 187.2 and 390 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.5.

    Armstrong County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 178.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.1 to 191.1 and 180 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.

    York County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 178.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.8 to 183.5 and 863 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.8.

    Lebanon County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 177.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.1 to 187.1 and 313 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.2.

    Lycoming County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 177.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.4 to 187.7 and 272 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.4.

    Jefferson County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 177.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.0 to 192.9 and 115 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.3.

    Mifflin County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 174.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.2 to 189.9 and 112 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.2.

    Northampton County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 174.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.0 to 180.2 and 649 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.9.

    Butler County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 173.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.0 to 181.7 and 391 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.

    Lehigh County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 173.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.9 to 179.3 and 726 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.8.

    Bucks County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 172.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.1 to 176.7 and 1,266 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.2.

    Franklin County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 172.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.8 to 181.0 and 321 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.

    Chester County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 172.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.0 to 177.3 and 894 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.1.

    Lancaster County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 171.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.9 to 176.4 and 1,055 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.8.

    Pike County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 171.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.3 to 186.1 and 116 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.1.

    Berks County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 170.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.5 to 176.1 and 820 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.8.

    Bedford County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 170.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.9 to 185.1 and 118 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.7.

    Fulton County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 170.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.5 to 200.1 and 32 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to 1.3.

    Somerset County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 168.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.8 to 179.6 and 194 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.1.

    Montgomery County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 167.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.2 to 171.6 and 1,652 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.0.

    Adams County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 167.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.8 to 177.7 and 205 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.7.

    Juniata County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 164.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.3 to 185.9 and 51 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.1.

    Indiana County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 163.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.8 to 174.8 and 179 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.7.

    Snyder County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 163.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.3 to 180.7 and 77 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.8.

    Sullivan County
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 161.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.9 to 202.5 and 18 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to 0.1.

    Montour County
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 159.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.4 to 183.4 and 43 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -13.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -29.3 to 6.3.

    Cumberland County
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 158.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.8 to 165.0 and 460 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.0.

    Centre County
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 151.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.4 to 161.1 and 207 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.1.

    Union County
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 150.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.3 to 166.7 and 80 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.2.



    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/22/2014 11:33 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, 14, 59, , 8084, 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.