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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

    Washington
  • 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 11,607
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 175.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.6 to 176.5
  • The rate ratio is 0.991914932
  • 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

    Cowlitz 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 238
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 197.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.2 to 209.1
  • The rate ratio is 1.118774789
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Lewis 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 194
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 200.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.7 to 213.5
  • The rate ratio is 1.134918604
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Pacific 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 73
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 202.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.3 to 225.6
  • The rate ratio is 1.146660508
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Pend Oreille 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 37
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 214.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.8 to 250.0
  • The rate ratio is 1.217169928
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 1.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Grays Harbor 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 194
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 211.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.7 to 225.0
  • The rate ratio is 1.195810992
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Clark 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 706
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 182.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.6 to 189.0
  • The rate ratio is 1.035659739
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to 2.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Douglas 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 72
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 177.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.6 to 197.3
  • The rate ratio is 1.007076002
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 1.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Ferry 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 19
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 186.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.7 to 230.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.054505589
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to 3.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Garfield 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 7
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 177.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.0 to 260.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.005693296
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to 0.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Grant 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 146
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 182.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.0 to 195.8
  • The rate ratio is 1.031800906
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Kittitas 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 67
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 172.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.1 to 192.4
  • The rate ratio is 0.977184774
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Lincoln 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 27
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 159.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.5 to 190.2
  • The rate ratio is 0.900910969
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Skamania 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 26
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 210.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.6 to 251.6
  • The rate ratio is 1.192037875
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 1.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Wahkiakum 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 13
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 198.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.2 to 260.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.122722350
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 4.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Walla Walla 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 121
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 174.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.1 to 188.9
  • The rate ratio is 0.986429718
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Whitman 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 54
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 158.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.9 to 179.2
  • The rate ratio is 0.899154996
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    San Juan County
  • The priority index is 7
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 36
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 132.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 113.2 to 155.8
  • The rate ratio is 0.752561559
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to 0.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Adams 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 24
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 153.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 126.6 to 183.1
  • The rate ratio is 0.866948162
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -1.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Asotin 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 54
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 179.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.4 to 203.3
  • The rate ratio is 1.018429879
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Benton 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 288
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 178.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.6 to 188.4
  • The rate ratio is 1.013469404
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Chelan 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 142
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 161.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.8 to 174.2
  • The rate ratio is 0.915849444
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Clallam 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 235
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 190.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.6 to 202.6
  • The rate ratio is 1.081278126
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Columbia 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 14
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 205.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.1 to 265.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.162079554
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.3 to -0.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Franklin 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 78
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 173.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.2 to 191.7
  • The rate ratio is 0.982231639
  • 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

    Island 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 169
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 162.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.0 to 173.6
  • The rate ratio is 0.918066878
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Jefferson 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 89
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 166.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.7 to 184.0
  • The rate ratio is 0.943920480
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    King 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 2,875
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 162.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.9 to 165.3
  • The rate ratio is 0.921536568
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Kitsap 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 458
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 174.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.0 to 181.8
  • The rate ratio is 0.987722097
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Klickitat 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 41
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 156.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.9 to 179.7
  • The rate ratio is 0.883981995
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Mason 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 147
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 180.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.8 to 194.8
  • The rate ratio is 1.025157277
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Okanogan 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 90
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 174.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.5 to 191.8
  • The rate ratio is 0.988985124
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Pierce 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 1,354
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 187.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.4 to 192.5
  • The rate ratio is 1.064844272
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Skagit 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 264
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 182.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.4 to 192.5
  • The rate ratio is 1.032789755
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Snohomish 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 1,060
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 174.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.2 to 178.9
  • The rate ratio is 0.986246258
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Spokane 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 896
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 181.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.5 to 187.4
  • The rate ratio is 1.031010643
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Stevens 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 100
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 180.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.9 to 198.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.025420363
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Thurston 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 463
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 179.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.6 to 186.5
  • The rate ratio is 1.014268207
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Whatcom 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 352
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 168.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.4 to 176.4
  • The rate ratio is 0.953643007
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Yakima 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 384
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 172.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.3 to 179.9
  • The rate ratio is 0.974733102
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/23/2014 8:20 am.
    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).