Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Washington 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
Washington (State) No 173.1 (171.7, 174.5) 11,797 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
Columbia County No 212.8 (164.2, 274.2) 14 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.2 (-3.9, -0.5) 2007 - 2011
Grays Harbor County No 211.1 (197.9, 225.0) 197 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.4, -0.3) 2007 - 2011
Pend Oreille County No 206.9 (176.7, 241.3) 37 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.1 (-1.6, 1.4) 2007 - 2011
Skamania County No 202.6 (168.2, 242.2) 26 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-2.0, 1.0) 2007 - 2011
Wahkiakum County No 201.2 (155.6, 260.2) 14 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.8 (-2.0, 3.6) 2007 - 2011
Cowlitz County No 199.2 (188.0, 210.9) 246 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.0, 0.0) 2007 - 2011
Lewis County No 198.6 (186.2, 211.7) 197 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.0, 0.0) 2007 - 2011
Pacific County No 198.3 (177.7, 221.2) 73 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.6, 0.4) 2007 - 2011
Clallam County No 189.9 (178.8, 201.6) 238 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.4, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Skagit County No 187.4 (177.5, 197.7) 278 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.4 (-0.9, 0.0) 2007 - 2011
Pierce County No 185.7 (181.3, 190.2) 1,370 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.1, -0.6) 2007 - 2011
Stevens County No 184.3 (168.4, 201.4) 106 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.4, 0.1) 2007 - 2011
Clark County No 182.9 (176.9, 189.1) 732 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.6 (-1.3, 2.5) 2007 - 2011
Asotin County No 182.0 (161.0, 205.3) 56 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.2 (-2.3, -0.0) 2007 - 2011
Franklin County No 181.3 (164.1, 199.7) 86 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.9, -0.2) 2007 - 2011
Ferry County No 181.2 (145.6, 224.1) 19 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.3 (-3.2, 2.8) 2007 - 2011
Mason County No 179.8 (166.9, 193.6) 150 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.9, -0.5) 2007 - 2011
Grant County No 179.5 (166.6, 193.0) 148 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.0, 0.1) 2007 - 2011
Spokane County No 179.4 (174.1, 184.8) 904 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.2, -0.6) 2007 - 2011
Okanogan County No 176.1 (160.1, 193.3) 93 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.3, 0.1) 2007 - 2011
Yakima County No 172.7 (165.0, 180.6) 394 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.0, -0.3) 2007 - 2011
Benton County No 172.7 (163.8, 182.0) 289 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.3, -0.4) 2007 - 2011
Kitsap County No 172.7 (165.6, 180.1) 467 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -0.9) 2007 - 2011
Thurston County No 172.5 (165.3, 179.8) 458 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.3, -0.4) 2007 - 2011
Kittitas County No 172.3 (154.2, 191.9) 69 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-2.0, -0.2) 2007 - 2011
Snohomish County No 171.7 (167.1, 176.5) 1,082 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.5, -0.8) 2007 - 2011
Douglas County No 170.9 (153.5, 189.8) 71 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.1 (-0.9, 1.2) 2007 - 2011
Walla Walla County No 167.7 (154.2, 182.2) 120 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.2, 0.3) 2007 - 2011
Klickitat County No 166.2 (144.7, 190.3) 45 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.6, -0.9) 2007 - 2011
Jefferson County No 164.0 (148.4, 181.3) 90 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.4, -0.3) 2007 - 2011
Whatcom County No 163.9 (156.3, 171.9) 353 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.5, -0.6) 2007 - 2011
Chelan County No 163.9 (152.1, 176.5) 146 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.1, -0.8) 2007 - 2011
Lincoln County No 163.8 (137.0, 195.2) 28 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.0 (-2.1, 0.2) 2007 - 2011
Garfield County No 163.4 (107.6, 244.7) 6 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.9 (-3.8, -0.0) 2007 - 2011
King County Yes 160.2 (157.5, 162.9) 2,915 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.3) 2007 - 2011
Island County Yes 155.0 (144.4, 166.2) 166 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.8 (-6.4, -1.1) 2007 - 2011
Whitman County Yes 154.2 (135.8, 174.3) 53 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.5, 0.2) 2007 - 2011
Adams County Yes 148.6 (122.5, 178.4) 23 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.3, -1.2) 2007 - 2011
San Juan County Yes 127.5 (108.2, 150.3) 35 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.6, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/31/2014 9:17 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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