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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
Maryland Counties versus United States

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United States
  • The priority index is -
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is - the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 566,112
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 176.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.2 to 176.6
  • The rate ratio is -
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Maryland
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 10,314
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 179.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.4 to 180.6
  • The rate ratio is 1.014466251
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Kent County
  • The priority index is 4
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 66
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 208.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.8 to 233.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.180532085
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 3.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Baltimore City
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 1,428
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 232.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 227.4 to 238.3
  • The rate ratio is 1.319329683
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Caroline County
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 72
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 205.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.6 to 227.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.164154911
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Cecil County
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 207
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 213.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 200.1 to 226.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.208225802
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Dorchester County
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 85
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 196.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.9 to 216.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.112418948
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Somerset County
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 60
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 207.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.6 to 232.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.176759167
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Wicomico County
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 228
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 224.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 211.5 to 238.0
  • The rate ratio is 1.271997522
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Garrett County
  • The priority index is 6
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 63
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 162.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.0 to 181.9
  • The rate ratio is 0.921520756
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    St. Marys County
  • The priority index is 6
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 163
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 183.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.4 to 196.3
  • The rate ratio is 1.037310443
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -6.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.8 to 0.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Allegany County
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 189
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 184.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.5 to 196.6
  • The rate ratio is 1.044081074
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Anne Arundel County
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 968
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 189.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.2 to 195.1
  • The rate ratio is 1.074509322
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Baltimore County
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 1,770
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 183.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.9 to 187.7
  • The rate ratio is 1.041261289
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Calvert County
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 150
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 186.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.0 to 200.8
  • The rate ratio is 1.057111699
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Carroll County
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 314
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 179.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.6 to 188.7
  • The rate ratio is 1.017225425
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Charles County
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 214
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 189.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.4 to 201.3
  • The rate ratio is 1.071591266
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Frederick County
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 358
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 167.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.9 to 175.8
  • The rate ratio is 0.950554544
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Harford County
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 434
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 179.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.7 to 187.1
  • The rate ratio is 1.016116817
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to -1.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Prince Georges County
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 1,270
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 186.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.0 to 191.6
  • The rate ratio is 1.058282386
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Queen Annes County
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 102
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 194.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.2 to 212.0
  • The rate ratio is 1.099370068
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Talbot County
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 106
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 163.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.2 to 178.3
  • The rate ratio is 0.924558201
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Washington County
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 302
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 181.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.0 to 190.5
  • The rate ratio is 1.026100215
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Worcester County
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 157
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 188.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.9 to 202.3
  • The rate ratio is 1.066515300
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Howard County
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 326
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 142.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.0 to 149.4
  • The rate ratio is 0.805019638
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to -2.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Montgomery County
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 1,278
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 128.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.2 to 131.6
  • The rate ratio is 0.727518878
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -2.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/28/2014 10:35 pm.
    Trend2
         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.
    Rate Comparison
         Above     when 95% confident the rate is above and Rate Ratio3 > 1.10
         Similar     when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.
         Below     when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio3 < 0.90

    * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.
    ** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
    1 Priority indices were created by ordering from rates that are rising and above the comparison rate to rates that are falling and below the comparison rate.
    2 Recent trend in death rates is Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) 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.
    3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate.

    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, 14, 59, , 8084, 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 1969-2011 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

    Note: When the population size for a denominator is small, the rates may be unstable. A rate is unstable when a small change in the numerator (e.g., only one or two additional cases) has a dramatic effect on the calculated rate. Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.

    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).