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Death Rate Report for Massachusetts by County, Death Years Through 2011 Breast
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-3
Reduce the female breast cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All Ages
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County
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Met Healthy People Objective of 20.6? 1 Annual Death Rate
over rate period deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Average Deaths per Year
over rate period
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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
Massachusetts (State) Yes 20.4 (19.8, 21.1) 873 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.2 (-3.5, -3.0) 2007 - 2011
United States No 22.2 (22.1, 22.3) 40,758 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.0, -1.8) 2007 - 2011
Dukes County No 25.0 (13.9, 42.9) 3 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.8 (-6.2, 2.8) 2007 - 2011
Barnstable County No 22.8 (19.8, 26.2) 49 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.9 (-3.0, -0.9) 2007 - 2011
Hampshire County No 22.6 (18.5, 27.4) 23 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.2 (-4.8, -1.6) 2007 - 2011
Essex County No 21.5 (19.7, 23.5) 109 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.9 (-3.6, -2.1) 2007 - 2011
Suffolk County No 21.3 (19.2, 23.6) 77 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.8 (-3.6, -2.0) 2007 - 2011
Worcester County Yes 20.6 (18.8, 22.5) 104 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.3 (-3.9, -2.6) 2007 - 2011
Berkshire County Yes 20.6 (16.6, 25.4) 21 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.7 (-5.0, -2.4) 2007 - 2011
Norfolk County Yes 20.5 (18.6, 22.5) 95 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.7 (-4.4, -3.0) 2007 - 2011
Plymouth County Yes 20.1 (17.9, 22.5) 65 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.5 (-4.3, -2.7) 2007 - 2011
Hampden County Yes 19.7 (17.5, 22.2) 61 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.7 (-4.5, -2.9) 2007 - 2011
Middlesex County Yes 19.7 (18.4, 21.0) 186 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.4 (-3.9, -2.8) 2007 - 2011
Bristol County Yes 19.1 (17.1, 21.3) 70 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.1 (-3.9, -2.3) 2007 - 2011
Franklin County Yes 18.8 (13.6, 25.5) 9 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.4 (-3.5, 2.7) 2007 - 2011
Nantucket County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/20/2014 5:52 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.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
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. 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 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.