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Death Rate Report by State, Death Years Through 2012 All Cancer Sites
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All Ages
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State
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Met Healthy People Objective of 160.6? 1 Annual Death Rate
over rate period deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Average Deaths per Year
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Rate Period Recent Trend 2 Recent Average Annual Percent Change2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Recent Trend Period2
United States Yes 141.9 (141.3, 142.4) 276,946 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
Kentucky No 167.2 (162.3, 172.1) 4,633 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.3, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Oklahoma No 163.5 (158.3, 168.9) 3,814 2012 falling falling trend -0.3 (-0.4, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
West Virginia No 161.7 (154.8, 168.8) 2,169 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.0, -0.7) 2008 - 2012
Mississippi Yes 160.6 (154.7, 166.6) 2,926 2012 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.1, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
District of Columbia Yes 157.5 (144.3, 171.5) 556 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Delaware Yes 156.5 (146.6, 167.0) 960 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.5, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Louisiana Yes 156.3 (151.6, 161.1) 4,268 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Ohio Yes 155.9 (153.1, 158.8) 12,143 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.2, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Missouri Yes 155.1 (151.2, 159.1) 6,134 2012 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.3, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Indiana Yes 154.9 (151.1, 158.9) 6,284 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.5, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Tennessee Yes 153.7 (149.9, 157.6) 6,277 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.8, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Maine Yes 152.9 (145.1, 161.1) 1,524 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.2, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Arkansas Yes 152.1 (146.5, 157.8) 2,911 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.8, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Vermont Yes 151.7 (140.0, 164.3) 659 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Illinois Yes 151.5 (148.8, 154.3) 11,984 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Pennsylvania Yes 150.3 (147.7, 152.9) 14,056 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Michigan Yes 149.9 (146.9, 153.0) 9,797 2012 falling falling trend -0.8 (-0.9, -0.7) 2008 - 2012
South Carolina Yes 147.5 (143.1, 152.0) 4,468 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Alabama Yes 147.4 (143.1, 151.8) 4,568 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.8, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Kansas Yes 147.3 (141.6, 153.2) 2,632 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.6, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Nevada Yes 145.5 (139.4, 151.9) 2,156 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.5, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Alaska Yes 145.3 (130.9, 160.8) 415 2012 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.5, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Oregon Yes 144.9 (140.1, 149.8) 3,685 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.0, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Maryland Yes 144.4 (140.5, 148.5) 5,197 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.1, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
Wisconsin Yes 143.1 (139.1, 147.0) 5,362 2012 falling falling trend -0.8 (-0.9, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
North Carolina Yes 142.7 (139.7, 145.8) 8,656 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.7, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Wyoming Yes 142.2 (129.2, 156.1) 459 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.8, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Iowa Yes 141.8 (136.6, 147.2) 3,019 2012 falling falling trend -0.6 (-0.7, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Massachusetts Yes 141.7 (138.1, 145.3) 6,408 2012 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.2, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Nebraska Yes 140.7 (133.8, 147.9) 1,648 2012 falling falling trend -0.6 (-0.8, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
South Dakota Yes 140.6 (130.5, 151.3) 771 2012 falling falling trend -0.6 (-0.9, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
New Hampshire Yes 140.4 (132.4, 148.8) 1,222 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
Washington Yes 140.1 (136.4, 143.9) 5,665 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.0, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Virginia Yes 139.9 (136.5, 143.3) 6,784 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
New Jersey Yes 139.6 (136.6, 142.8) 8,226 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.3, -1.8) 2008 - 2012
New York Yes 139.5 (137.4, 141.6) 17,959 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.6, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
Georgia Yes 138.7 (135.5, 141.9) 7,413 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.0, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
Texas Yes 134.8 (132.8, 136.8) 17,735 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
Montana Yes 134.7 (125.9, 144.0) 916 2012 falling falling trend -2.5 (-3.7, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Minnesota Yes 133.6 (129.6, 137.7) 4,490 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.8, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Florida Yes 132.4 (130.4, 134.3) 19,338 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.3, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
California Yes 132.1 (130.5, 133.7) 28,042 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
Rhode Island Yes 131.7 (123.4, 140.5) 1,007 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.4, -1.7) 2008 - 2012
Connecticut Yes 131.3 (126.7, 136.0) 3,305 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.2, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
Idaho Yes 130.5 (123.0, 138.3) 1,180 2012 falling falling trend -2.7 (-4.7, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Colorado Yes 128.1 (123.9, 132.5) 3,589 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.2, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
North Dakota Yes 127.5 (117.0, 138.8) 583 2012 falling falling trend -2.6 (-4.2, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Arizona Yes 124.9 (121.4, 128.4) 5,023 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
New Mexico Yes 122.6 (116.5, 128.9) 1,569 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.2, -0.7) 2008 - 2012
Hawaii Yes 113.2 (106.2, 120.6) 1,043 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Utah Yes 109.5 (103.6, 115.7) 1,318 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.7) 2008 - 2012
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/04/2015 7:52 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.