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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

Breast, 2008 - 2012

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All Ages


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-3
Reduce the female breast cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 20.6 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:

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 (Version 4.2)

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

Pennsylvania (State)

United States

Philadelphia County

Greene County

Fayette County

Mercer County

Venango County

Washington County

Pike County

Delaware County

Dauphin County

Indiana County

Erie County

Elk County

Bucks County

Beaver County

Blair County

Clarion County

McKean County

Schuylkill County

Westmoreland County

Allegheny County

Lehigh County

Lawrence County

Lebanon County

Juniata County

Carbon County

Jefferson County

Lancaster County

Wayne County

Chester County

Cambria County

Warren County

Montgomery County

Mifflin County

Armstrong County

Bradford County

Northampton County

York County

Tioga County

Berks County

Butler County

Luzerne County

Perry County

Susquehanna County

Cumberland County

Monroe County

Northumberland County

Bedford County

Wyoming County

Lackawanna County

Adams County

Clearfield County

Franklin County

Crawford County

Clinton County

Huntingdon County

Lycoming County

Columbia County

Snyder County

Union County

Somerset County

Centre County

Cameron County

Forest County

Fulton County

Montour County

Potter County

Sullivan County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/27/2016 0:36 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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