Return to Home Mortality Table Interpret

Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Texas 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

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:

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)

Return to Top

Other Notes

Return to Top

Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

Texas (State)United StatesSchleicher CountyAnderson CountyCallahan CountyRefugio CountyBaylor CountyStephens CountyDonley CountyLampasas CountyNavarro CountyPolk CountyMitchell CountySan Jacinto CountyMontague CountyLiberty CountyHall CountyThrockmorton CountyNewton CountyGrimes CountyShelby CountyCochran CountyWard CountySan Patricio CountyJim Hogg CountyAransas CountyJasper CountyNolan CountyOrange CountyHunt CountyEastland CountyMilam CountyRed River CountyVan Zandt CountyLeon CountyHenderson CountyRunnels CountySan Augustine CountyColeman CountySabine CountySherman CountyGalveston CountyNacogdoches CountyJackson CountyMenard CountyBosque CountyHardin CountyEctor CountyCamp CountyYoung CountyCoryell CountyComanche CountyOchiltree CountyFloyd CountyScurry CountyLimestone CountyLamar CountyGregg CountyDelta CountyTrinity CountyMarion CountyChildress CountyHouston CountyJefferson CountyPotter CountyStonewall CountyBowie CountyBrown CountyWichita CountyTyler CountyHaskell CountyKaufman CountyJack CountyJones CountyAndrews CountyOldham CountyHopkins CountyWheeler CountyWise CountyKinney CountyHemphill CountyMcCulloch CountyRobertson CountyChambers CountyBurleson CountyMcLennan CountyMason CountyDallam CountyCollingsworth CountyUpshur CountyHamilton CountyCherokee CountyGrayson CountyPalo Pinto CountyJohnson CountyFannin CountyKimble CountyRusk CountyHill CountyMorris CountyPanola CountyTaylor CountyClay CountyArmstrong CountyWilbarger CountyBell CountyEllis CountyHarrison CountyCooke CountyParker CountyGray CountyLamb CountyBrewster CountyCalhoun CountyFreestone CountyBastrop CountyHale CountyHoward CountyCoke CountyColorado CountyDeaf Smith CountyMadison CountyCrockett CountyRains CountyGonzales CountyDeWitt CountyWood CountyCrosby CountyCass CountyBrooks CountyMoore CountyWharton CountyLlano CountyBrazoria CountyAngelina CountyUpton CountyVictoria CountyKerr CountyWillacy CountySomervell CountyCottle CountyParmer CountyTarrant CountyDallas CountyMotley CountyLynn CountyHutchinson CountyKnox CountyLubbock CountyLive Oak CountyAtascosa CountyNueces CountyTom Green CountyMontgomery CountyHood CountyDawson CountyWinkler CountyMedina CountyHarris CountySmith CountyGuadalupe CountyAustin CountyShackelford CountyWalker CountyTitus CountyFisher CountyJim Wells CountyWaller CountyRandall CountyDuval CountyFranklin CountyBurnet CountyGillespie CountyKarnes CountyWilson CountyWashington CountyRockwall CountyBlanco CountyKleberg CountyMatagorda CountyBexar CountyMartin CountyComal CountyLavaca CountyBee CountyFrio CountySutton CountyReeves CountyGaines CountyTerry CountyDimmit CountySwisher CountyFayette CountyErath CountyFalls CountyCastro CountyIrion CountySan Saba CountyMaverick CountyBrazos CountyHockley CountyReal CountyHays CountyDenton CountyConcho CountyGoliad CountyTravis CountyLee CountyUvalde CountyHansford CountyEl Paso CountyMidland CountyMills CountyLa Salle CountyVal Verde CountyCaldwell CountyBandera CountyWilliamson CountyYoakum CountyArcher CountyCollin CountyWebb CountyCarson CountyReagan CountyStarr CountyPecos CountyHudspeth CountyFort Bend CountyEdwards CountyCrane CountyCameron CountyZavala CountyHardeman CountyLipscomb CountyKendall CountyGarza CountyJeff Davis CountyZapata CountyHidalgo CountyDickens CountyBriscoe CountyBailey CountyHartley CountyPresidio CountyBorden CountyCulberson CountyFoard CountyGlasscock CountyKenedy CountyKent CountyKing CountyLoving CountyMcMullen CountyRoberts CountySterling CountyTerrell CountyNotes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/01/2015 2:11 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.
* 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.

Return to Top