Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Connecticut by County

Lung & Bronchus, 2009 - 2013

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-2
Reduce the lung cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate
County
Met Healthy People Objective of 45.5? 1 Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Deaths per Year
Recent Trend 2 Recent 5-Year Trend2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
Connecticut (State) Yes 40.6 (39.8, 41.5) 1,736 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.4, -2.0)
United States No 46.0 (45.9, 46.1) 157,376 falling falling trend -2.4 (-2.6, -2.2)
Windham County No 47.5 (42.3, 53.3) 62 falling falling trend -4.5 (-7.1, -1.9)
New Haven County Yes 44.9 (43.1, 46.8) 467 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.7)
Middlesex County Yes 44.2 (40.2, 48.4) 96 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.1, -0.8)
New London County Yes 43.3 (40.1, 46.6) 142 falling falling trend -3.4 (-4.9, -1.9)
Tolland County Yes 41.8 (37.3, 46.7) 65 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.7, -0.5)
Hartford County Yes 40.4 (38.7, 42.2) 439 falling falling trend -5.0 (-7.8, -2.1)
Litchfield County Yes 38.7 (35.3, 42.3) 99 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.8, -0.6)
Fairfield County Yes 34.5 (32.9, 36.2) 365 falling falling trend -2.6 (-3.2, -1.9)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/26/2016 1:37 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 4.3.0.0). 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 1969-2014 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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