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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

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)

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

Washington (State)

United States

Skamania County

Grays Harbor County

Columbia County

Pend Oreille County

Lewis County

Cowlitz County

Wahkiakum County

Asotin County

Pacific County

Stevens County

Clallam County

Skagit County

Grant County

Pierce County

Clark County

Okanogan County

Spokane County

Mason County

Kittitas County

Yakima County

Thurston County

Kitsap County

Klickitat County

Franklin County

Benton County

Douglas County

Snohomish County

Walla Walla County

Whatcom County

Chelan County

Ferry County

Jefferson County

King County

Whitman County

Lincoln County

Island County

Adams County

Garfield County

San Juan County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/27/2016 12:50 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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