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All Cancer Sites, 2008 - 2012

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

Sorted by County
County
sorted ascending, sort descending
Met Healthy People Objective of 160.6? 1 Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort descending
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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Massachusetts (State) No 170.3 (169.0, 171.6) 12,979 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.1, -1.7)
United States No 171.2 (171.0, 171.4) 573,421 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)
Barnstable County No 166.1 (160.4, 172.0) 691 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.0)
Berkshire County Yes 159.2 (151.2, 167.6) 314 falling falling trend -3.8 (-6.4, -1.1)
Bristol County No 175.3 (170.7, 180.0) 1,147 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.0)
Dukes County No 173.7 (149.6, 201.0) 39 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.8, -0.8)
Essex County No 166.8 (163.0, 170.7) 1,499 falling falling trend -2.4 (-2.8, -2.1)
Franklin County Yes 156.9 (145.5, 169.1) 149 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.0, -0.9)
Hampden County No 180.4 (175.3, 185.6) 996 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -0.9)
Hampshire County No 166.4 (157.6, 175.5) 288 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.8, -0.8)
Middlesex County No 162.7 (160.0, 165.5) 2,728 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.4, -1.8)
Nantucket County Yes 156.5 (124.4, 194.7) 17 falling falling trend -3.3 (-5.2, -1.3)
Norfolk County No 163.8 (159.9, 167.9) 1,345 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.1, -1.6)
Plymouth County No 180.8 (175.8, 185.9) 1,035 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.3)
Suffolk County No 182.6 (177.9, 187.4) 1,170 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.6)
Worcester County No 176.9 (172.9, 181.0) 1,561 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.1)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/01/2016 4:09 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 (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.