Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Washington by County

All Cancer Sites, 2008 - 2012

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate
County
Met Healthy People Objective of 160.6? 1 Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Deaths per Year
Recent Trend 2 Recent 5-Year Trend2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
Washington (State) No 169.6 (168.2, 171.0) 11,873 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.2)
United States No 171.2 (171.0, 171.4) 573,421 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)
Skamania County No 204.1 (169.9, 243.6) 27 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.8, 0.9)
Grays Harbor County No 201.1 (188.3, 214.6) 192 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.5, -0.5)
Columbia County No 198.5 (151.6, 258.4) 13 falling falling trend -2.5 (-4.2, -0.8)
Pend Oreille County No 197.1 (168.1, 230.2) 36 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.6, 1.2)
Lewis County No 194.5 (182.4, 207.2) 199 falling falling trend -0.5 (-1.0, -0.1)
Cowlitz County No 191.7 (180.9, 203.0) 242 falling falling trend -0.5 (-1.0, -0.1)
Wahkiakum County No 190.7 (146.8, 248.1) 14 stable stable trend 0.6 (-2.0, 3.2)
Asotin County No 190.2 (168.9, 213.8) 60 stable stable trend -1.0 (-2.0, 0.1)
Pacific County No 188.9 (169.2, 210.9) 72 stable stable trend -0.9 (-1.9, 0.1)
Stevens County No 183.6 (167.8, 200.6) 107 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.3, 0.0)
Clallam County No 183.4 (172.5, 194.9) 234 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.4, -0.2)
Skagit County No 181.3 (171.6, 191.3) 275 falling falling trend -0.6 (-1.1, -0.1)
Grant County No 181.0 (168.3, 194.4) 153 stable stable trend -0.4 (-0.9, 0.1)
Pierce County No 180.3 (176.0, 184.7) 1,365 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.8, -1.1)
Clark County No 180.2 (174.3, 186.2) 748 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.7)
Okanogan County No 176.6 (160.7, 193.8) 95 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.1, 0.2)
Spokane County No 176.6 (171.5, 182.0) 908 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.7)
Mason County No 172.4 (159.9, 185.8) 146 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.0, -0.7)
Kittitas County No 171.7 (153.9, 191.0) 71 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.1, -0.4)
Yakima County No 171.6 (164.0, 179.4) 399 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.0, -0.4)
Thurston County No 171.5 (164.4, 178.7) 471 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.3, -0.4)
Kitsap County No 170.9 (163.8, 178.1) 473 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -0.9)
Klickitat County No 170.8 (149.3, 194.8) 48 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.3, -0.7)
Franklin County No 169.3 (153.0, 186.7) 84 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.1, -0.4)
Benton County No 169.0 (160.3, 178.1) 294 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.4, -0.5)
Douglas County No 167.9 (150.9, 186.4) 73 stable stable trend -0.0 (-1.0, 1.0)
Snohomish County No 167.7 (163.2, 172.3) 1,093 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.5, -0.9)
Walla Walla County No 164.2 (150.9, 178.3) 120 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.2, 0.2)
Whatcom County No 162.4 (154.8, 170.3) 357 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.5)
Chelan County Yes 159.8 (148.2, 172.2) 146 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.1, -0.9)
Ferry County Yes 159.8 (127.6, 199.0) 18 stable stable trend 0.0 (-2.6, 2.8)
Jefferson County Yes 158.4 (143.2, 175.3) 89 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.4, -0.5)
King County Yes 157.5 (154.9, 160.1) 2,941 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.3)
Whitman County Yes 153.2 (135.0, 173.3) 53 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.4, 0.1)
Lincoln County Yes 152.4 (126.9, 182.7) 27 falling falling trend -1.2 (-2.4, -0.0)
Island County Yes 149.1 (138.8, 160.0) 165 falling falling trend -3.5 (-5.6, -1.3)
Adams County Yes 142.7 (117.0, 172.1) 22 falling falling trend -2.5 (-3.5, -1.5)
Garfield County Yes 140.7 (88.7, 218.5) 5 falling falling trend -2.4 (-4.4, -0.3)
San Juan County Yes 125.3 (106.4, 147.7) 36 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.5, -0.2)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/25/2016 7:17 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 (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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