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All Cancer Sites, 2012

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

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State
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Met Healthy People Objective of 160.6? 1 Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Average Deaths per Year
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Recent Trend 2 Recent 5-Year Trend2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
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United States Yes 141.9 (141.3, 142.4) 276,946 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.4)
Kentucky No 167.2 (162.3, 172.1) 4,633 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.3, -0.5)
Oklahoma No 163.5 (158.3, 168.9) 3,814 falling falling trend -0.3 (-0.4, -0.1)
West Virginia No 161.7 (154.8, 168.8) 2,169 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.0, -0.7)
Mississippi Yes 160.6 (154.7, 166.6) 2,926 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.1, -0.4)
District of Columbia Yes 157.5 (144.3, 171.5) 556 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.2)
Delaware Yes 156.5 (146.6, 167.0) 960 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.5, -1.0)
Louisiana Yes 156.3 (151.6, 161.1) 4,268 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.0)
Ohio Yes 155.9 (153.1, 158.8) 12,143 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.2, -0.9)
Missouri Yes 155.1 (151.2, 159.1) 6,134 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.3, -0.8)
Indiana Yes 154.9 (151.1, 158.9) 6,284 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.5, -1.0)
Tennessee Yes 153.7 (149.9, 157.6) 6,277 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.8, -1.0)
Maine Yes 152.9 (145.1, 161.1) 1,524 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.2, -1.1)
Arkansas Yes 152.1 (146.5, 157.8) 2,911 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.8, -0.6)
Vermont Yes 151.7 (140.0, 164.3) 659 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.6)
Illinois Yes 151.5 (148.8, 154.3) 11,984 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.1)
Pennsylvania Yes 150.3 (147.7, 152.9) 14,056 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.1)
Michigan Yes 149.9 (146.9, 153.0) 9,797 falling falling trend -0.8 (-0.9, -0.7)
South Carolina Yes 147.5 (143.1, 152.0) 4,468 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.8)
Alabama Yes 147.4 (143.1, 151.8) 4,568 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.8, -0.9)
Kansas Yes 147.3 (141.6, 153.2) 2,632 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.6, -0.5)
Nevada Yes 145.5 (139.4, 151.9) 2,156 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.5, -1.5)
Alaska Yes 145.3 (130.9, 160.8) 415 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.5, -0.8)
Oregon Yes 144.9 (140.1, 149.8) 3,685 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.0, -1.2)
Maryland Yes 144.4 (140.5, 148.5) 5,197 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.1, -1.6)
Wisconsin Yes 143.1 (139.1, 147.0) 5,362 falling falling trend -0.8 (-0.9, -0.6)
North Carolina Yes 142.7 (139.7, 145.8) 8,656 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.7, -1.1)
Wyoming Yes 142.2 (129.2, 156.1) 459 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.8, -0.9)
Iowa Yes 141.8 (136.6, 147.2) 3,019 falling falling trend -0.6 (-0.7, -0.5)
Massachusetts Yes 141.7 (138.1, 145.3) 6,408 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.2, -1.5)
Nebraska Yes 140.7 (133.8, 147.9) 1,648 falling falling trend -0.6 (-0.8, -0.4)
South Dakota Yes 140.6 (130.5, 151.3) 771 falling falling trend -0.6 (-0.9, -0.2)
New Hampshire Yes 140.4 (132.4, 148.8) 1,222 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.3)
Washington Yes 140.1 (136.4, 143.9) 5,665 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.0, -1.5)
Virginia Yes 139.9 (136.5, 143.3) 6,784 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.4)
New Jersey Yes 139.6 (136.6, 142.8) 8,226 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.3, -1.8)
New York Yes 139.5 (137.4, 141.6) 17,959 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.6, -0.2)
Georgia Yes 138.7 (135.5, 141.9) 7,413 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.0, -1.3)
Texas Yes 134.8 (132.8, 136.8) 17,735 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.4)
Montana Yes 134.7 (125.9, 144.0) 916 falling falling trend -2.5 (-3.7, -1.2)
Minnesota Yes 133.6 (129.6, 137.7) 4,490 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.8, -1.0)
Florida Yes 132.4 (130.4, 134.3) 19,338 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.3, -1.2)
California Yes 132.1 (130.5, 133.7) 28,042 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.4)
Rhode Island Yes 131.7 (123.4, 140.5) 1,007 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.4, -1.7)
Connecticut Yes 131.3 (126.7, 136.0) 3,305 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.2, -1.4)
Idaho Yes 130.5 (123.0, 138.3) 1,180 falling falling trend -2.7 (-4.7, -0.5)
Colorado Yes 128.1 (123.9, 132.5) 3,589 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.2, -0.8)
North Dakota Yes 127.5 (117.0, 138.8) 583 falling falling trend -2.6 (-4.2, -1.0)
Arizona Yes 124.9 (121.4, 128.4) 5,023 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.3)
New Mexico Yes 122.6 (116.5, 128.9) 1,569 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.2, -0.7)
Hawaii Yes 113.2 (106.2, 120.6) 1,043 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.8)
Utah Yes 109.5 (103.6, 115.7) 1,318 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.7)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/25/2016 4:44 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.