Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Tennessee 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
Tennessee (State) No 195.9 (194.4, 197.4) 13,392 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.7, -1.1) 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
Lake County No 250.4 (205.3, 302.9) 22 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.1 (-1.5, 1.4) 2007 - 2011
Scott County No 250.0 (222.3, 280.2) 61 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.2, 0.4) 2007 - 2011
Benton County No 249.2 (221.4, 280.1) 61 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.5 (-0.4, 1.5) 2007 - 2011
Sequatchie County No 239.3 (206.1, 276.4) 39 2007 - 2011 rising rising trend 1.6 (0.2, 3.0) 2007 - 2011
Fentress County No 237.0 (208.8, 268.3) 54 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.2, 0.8) 2007 - 2011
Macon County No 234.6 (207.7, 264.0) 57 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.1 (-0.6, 0.7) 2007 - 2011
Smith County No 234.0 (205.2, 265.8) 49 2007 - 2011 rising rising trend 1.0 (0.1, 1.9) 2007 - 2011
Lauderdale County No 232.8 (207.9, 259.8) 66 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.3 (-1.0, 0.4) 2007 - 2011
Warren County No 231.7 (212.4, 252.4) 108 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.2 (-0.7, 1.1) 2007 - 2011
Gibson County No 227.5 (211.1, 244.9) 145 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.1 (-0.5, 0.8) 2007 - 2011
Monroe County No 225.6 (207.5, 244.9) 120 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.0 (-0.8, 0.7) 2007 - 2011
Obion County No 223.8 (203.6, 245.5) 93 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.3 (-0.4, 1.1) 2007 - 2011
Tipton County No 222.3 (204.6, 241.1) 124 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.0 (-0.6, 0.7) 2007 - 2011
Hickman County No 221.7 (197.1, 248.7) 61 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.1 (-1.3, 1.0) 2007 - 2011
Marshall County No 221.5 (199.0, 245.9) 73 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.1 (-0.7, 0.9) 2007 - 2011
Claiborne County No 221.1 (200.5, 243.3) 88 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.3 (-1.0, 0.5) 2007 - 2011
Polk County No 218.2 (190.9, 248.6) 48 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.9, 0.9) 2007 - 2011
Carroll County No 218.1 (197.4, 240.5) 84 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.2 (-0.7, 0.4) 2007 - 2011
Morgan County No 217.8 (191.4, 246.9) 51 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.6, 0.7) 2007 - 2011
Houston County No 217.4 (179.8, 261.3) 24 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.4 (-1.0, 1.7) 2007 - 2011
McNairy County No 217.2 (195.2, 241.2) 74 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.0 (-0.9, 0.9) 2007 - 2011
Hawkins County No 216.8 (201.5, 233.1) 154 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.4 (-0.2, 0.9) 2007 - 2011
Unicoi County No 215.9 (191.6, 242.7) 59 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.4 (-0.5, 1.2) 2007 - 2011
Lewis County No 215.2 (183.0, 251.8) 33 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.2, 0.3) 2007 - 2011
Stewart County No 214.9 (184.0, 249.9) 36 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.5 (-1.0, 2.1) 2007 - 2011
Hancock County No 214.8 (172.9, 264.7) 19 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.0 (-1.6, 1.7) 2007 - 2011
Hardeman County No 213.8 (191.3, 238.4) 67 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.2, 0.9) 2007 - 2011
Grainger County No 213.5 (188.6, 240.9) 57 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.3 (-0.8, 1.4) 2007 - 2011
Weakley County No 213.1 (193.4, 234.4) 88 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.2 (-0.3, 0.8) 2007 - 2011
Robertson County No 213.1 (197.0, 230.1) 136 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.3 (-1.0, 0.4) 2007 - 2011
Henry County No 213.0 (194.4, 233.2) 100 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.1 (-0.7, 0.5) 2007 - 2011
Campbell County No 212.8 (195.1, 231.7) 111 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.1, 0.0) 2007 - 2011
Meigs County No 211.9 (178.7, 249.9) 31 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.5 (-1.3, 2.4) 2007 - 2011
Rhea County No 211.5 (190.9, 233.9) 80 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.4, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Cheatham County No 211.5 (189.8, 235.0) 76 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.2 (-2.3, -0.0) 2007 - 2011
Marion County No 211.5 (189.7, 235.1) 73 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.4, 0.6) 2007 - 2011
Overton County No 209.3 (185.9, 235.1) 60 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.6, 0.6) 2007 - 2011
Hamblen County No 208.9 (194.4, 224.3) 158 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.2, 0.4) 2007 - 2011
Greene County No 208.5 (195.1, 222.7) 186 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.0 (-0.5, 0.6) 2007 - 2011
Humphreys County No 208.2 (182.7, 236.5) 50 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.1 (-1.0, 0.9) 2007 - 2011
Cannon County No 207.3 (177.5, 241.0) 35 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.1 (-1.1, 1.4) 2007 - 2011
Wayne County No 206.7 (179.7, 236.8) 43 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.1 (-1.1, 0.9) 2007 - 2011
Shelby County No 205.7 (201.3, 210.2) 1,715 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -0.9) 2007 - 2011
Cocke County No 205.5 (186.8, 225.7) 94 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.4, 0.0) 2007 - 2011
Coffee County No 204.3 (188.7, 220.9) 129 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.2, 0.2) 2007 - 2011
Roane County No 203.9 (189.8, 219.0) 159 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.4 (-0.9, 0.1) 2007 - 2011
Bedford County No 203.3 (185.0, 222.9) 93 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.1, 0.6) 2007 - 2011
Johnson County No 202.3 (177.0, 230.4) 48 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.5, 1.2) 2007 - 2011
Dickson County No 202.2 (185.0, 220.4) 106 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.3, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Anderson County No 202.2 (189.8, 215.2) 207 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.1, 0.2) 2007 - 2011
Jefferson County No 201.3 (185.2, 218.4) 122 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.0, 0.6) 2007 - 2011
White County No 200.7 (179.6, 223.8) 68 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.7, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Grundy County No 199.3 (170.7, 231.8) 36 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.7 (-0.9, 2.3) 2007 - 2011
Davidson County No 198.3 (193.0, 203.6) 1,116 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.8, -0.9) 2007 - 2011
McMinn County No 198.2 (183.2, 214.1) 133 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.0 (-0.7, 0.8) 2007 - 2011
Hardin County No 198.0 (177.5, 220.4) 71 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.1 (-1.2, 1.3) 2007 - 2011
Montgomery County No 197.7 (186.2, 209.8) 233 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.5, -0.2) 2007 - 2011
DeKalb County No 197.5 (172.3, 225.7) 45 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.1 (-1.2, 1.0) 2007 - 2011
Haywood County No 197.4 (171.6, 226.0) 43 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.9 (-2.2, 0.3) 2007 - 2011
Lawrence County No 197.1 (180.0, 215.4) 100 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.7, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Union County No 196.2 (169.6, 225.8) 42 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-2.0, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Dyer County No 195.5 (177.2, 215.2) 86 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.1, 0.2) 2007 - 2011
Lincoln County No 195.2 (176.7, 215.2) 83 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.6, 0.1) 2007 - 2011
Henderson County No 194.8 (173.9, 217.7) 65 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.4, 0.3) 2007 - 2011
Clay County No 194.6 (159.2, 236.5) 22 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.5, -0.2) 2007 - 2011
Maury County No 193.7 (180.6, 207.6) 168 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.5, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Sullivan County No 193.3 (185.0, 201.9) 422 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.5 (-0.9, -0.0) 2007 - 2011
Decatur County No 192.7 (163.1, 226.5) 33 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.6, 1.2) 2007 - 2011
Putnam County No 192.4 (178.9, 206.7) 154 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -6.9 (-13.3, 0.0) 2007 - 2011
Crockett County No 191.7 (164.0, 223.1) 35 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.1 (-0.8, 1.1) 2007 - 2011
Carter County No 190.2 (176.4, 204.9) 145 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.4, 0.1) 2007 - 2011
Fayette County No 190.2 (172.0, 209.8) 85 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.8 (-1.9, 0.3) 2007 - 2011
Wilson County No 189.9 (178.3, 202.1) 213 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.6 (-1.1, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Bradley County No 189.7 (178.1, 201.9) 206 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.6, -0.3) 2007 - 2011
Jackson County No 189.6 (159.7, 224.0) 30 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-2.4, 1.0) 2007 - 2011
Franklin County No 189.4 (173.0, 207.0) 101 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.7, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Knox County No 188.4 (182.8, 194.2) 867 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.6) 2007 - 2011
Perry County No 188.0 (152.3, 230.5) 20 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.1 (-1.8, 2.1) 2007 - 2011
Sevier County No 186.6 (174.9, 198.9) 199 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.1, 0.0) 2007 - 2011
Van Buren County No 184.0 (140.8, 237.4) 13 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.2 (-2.2, 1.8) 2007 - 2011
Pickett County No 183.1 (142.3, 233.9) 15 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.1 (-1.6, 1.8) 2007 - 2011
Rutherford County No 183.0 (174.2, 192.2) 346 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.7, -0.8) 2007 - 2011
Washington County No 181.9 (172.1, 192.2) 263 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.9, -1.0) 2007 - 2011
Giles County No 181.2 (162.4, 201.7) 70 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.0 (-2.0, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Madison County No 180.2 (168.8, 192.2) 190 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.5, -0.3) 2007 - 2011
Trousdale County No 178.0 (139.8, 223.8) 15 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.2 (-2.8, 0.5) 2007 - 2011
Sumner County No 177.6 (168.3, 187.2) 288 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -7.5 (-14.5, 0.1) 2007 - 2011
Blount County No 177.6 (168.1, 187.5) 270 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.3, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Hamilton County No 177.0 (171.1, 183.0) 696 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.5 (-3.2, -1.7) 2007 - 2011
Cumberland County No 175.2 (162.8, 188.4) 165 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.6, -0.3) 2007 - 2011
Chester County No 173.8 (148.2, 202.7) 33 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.3 (-1.8, 1.1) 2007 - 2011
Loudon County No 164.7 (151.2, 179.3) 117 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.2, -1.1) 2007 - 2011
Bledsoe County No 161.0 (133.0, 193.3) 25 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.8 (-3.1, -0.5) 2007 - 2011
Williamson County Yes 148.9 (140.0, 158.2) 225 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.8 (-6.0, -1.6) 2007 - 2011
Moore County Yes 143.4 (109.5, 185.7) 12 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.8 (-4.1, 0.6) 2007 - 2011
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/24/2014 10:02 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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