Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

Breast, 2009 - 2013

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All Ages


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-3
Reduce the female breast cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate
County
Met Healthy People Objective of 20.7? 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)
Pennsylvania (State) No 22.8 (22.3, 23.2) 2,060 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.4, -2.1)
United States No 21.5 (21.4, 21.6) 40,923 falling falling trend -1.9 (-1.9, -1.8)
Elk County No 28.4 (19.4, 40.9) 7 stable stable trend -1.8 (-3.6, 0.1)
Philadelphia County No 28.2 (26.6, 29.8) 259 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.4, -1.7)
Tioga County No 27.7 (19.9, 38.1) 9 stable stable trend -0.4 (-2.6, 1.8)
Wayne County No 26.8 (19.6, 36.2) 10 stable stable trend -1.3 (-3.5, 0.8)
Fayette County No 26.8 (22.4, 31.9) 29 stable stable trend -1.2 (-2.5, 0.1)
Mercer County No 26.3 (21.3, 32.2) 23 stable stable trend -1.3 (-2.5, 0.0)
Carbon County No 26.0 (19.9, 33.6) 13 falling falling trend -2.2 (-3.9, -0.4)
Washington County No 25.8 (22.3, 29.8) 41 stable stable trend -0.8 (-1.7, 0.1)
Bucks County No 25.3 (23.2, 27.6) 112 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.7, -1.3)
Delaware County No 25.2 (23.0, 27.7) 98 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.8, -1.5)
Lawrence County No 24.7 (19.6, 30.9) 18 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.6, -1.2)
Jefferson County No 23.5 (16.4, 32.9) 8 stable stable trend -2.1 (-4.4, 0.3)
Blair County No 23.4 (19.0, 28.6) 23 falling falling trend -1.9 (-3.0, -0.8)
Allegheny County No 23.4 (22.0, 24.9) 226 falling falling trend -2.5 (-2.9, -2.0)
Schuylkill County No 23.3 (19.3, 27.9) 28 stable stable trend -0.6 (-2.0, 0.8)
Dauphin County No 23.3 (20.1, 26.9) 41 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.1, -1.1)
Juniata County No 23.3 (14.2, 36.7) 4 ** **
McKean County No 23.3 (16.1, 32.9) 7 falling falling trend -2.9 (-4.9, -1.0)
Beaver County No 23.2 (19.6, 27.4) 32 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.2, -0.9)
Erie County No 22.7 (19.7, 26.1) 43 falling falling trend -2.9 (-3.8, -2.0)
Lebanon County No 22.5 (18.3, 27.3) 22 falling falling trend -1.8 (-3.0, -0.5)
Chester County No 22.4 (20.1, 24.9) 71 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.3, -1.4)
Warren County No 22.4 (15.4, 31.9) 7 stable stable trend -1.8 (-3.7, 0.2)
Pike County No 22.3 (16.1, 30.5) 9 stable stable trend -20.8 (-42.8, 9.6)
Lehigh County No 22.3 (19.6, 25.3) 54 falling falling trend -2.2 (-3.0, -1.4)
Indiana County No 22.1 (16.9, 28.5) 14 falling falling trend -1.5 (-3.0, -0.0)
Westmoreland County No 22.1 (19.7, 24.8) 68 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.7, -1.2)
Lancaster County No 21.9 (19.6, 24.3) 77 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.9, -1.6)
Northampton County No 21.8 (19.0, 25.0) 46 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.7, -1.2)
Montgomery County No 21.6 (19.9, 23.5) 124 falling falling trend -2.9 (-3.4, -2.4)
Luzerne County No 21.5 (18.9, 24.3) 56 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.5, -1.8)
Armstrong County No 21.3 (16.1, 27.9) 12 stable stable trend -0.4 (-2.5, 1.6)
Potter County No 21.2 (12.1, 36.4) 3 falling falling trend -3.2 (-6.2, -0.0)
Greene County No 21.0 (13.8, 31.1) 6 stable stable trend 1.9 (-1.3, 5.2)
Bradford County No 20.9 (15.3, 28.1) 10 falling falling trend -2.7 (-4.6, -0.7)
Butler County No 20.9 (17.4, 24.9) 28 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.4, -0.7)
Perry County Yes 20.7 (14.1, 29.7) 6 stable stable trend -1.4 (-3.8, 1.0)
Adams County Yes 20.5 (16.0, 26.1) 15 falling falling trend -2.3 (-4.1, -0.5)
Berks County Yes 20.4 (18.0, 23.0) 56 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.1, -1.6)
York County Yes 20.4 (18.1, 23.0) 58 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.2, -1.7)
Cambria County Yes 20.3 (16.5, 24.7) 24 falling falling trend -2.6 (-3.7, -1.4)
Monroe County Yes 20.3 (16.5, 24.8) 21 falling falling trend -5.7 (-8.5, -2.7)
Susquehanna County Yes 20.3 (13.3, 30.1) 6 stable stable trend -2.4 (-4.9, 0.0)
Columbia County Yes 20.2 (14.6, 27.6) 9 stable stable trend -1.6 (-3.3, 0.2)
Huntingdon County Yes 20.2 (13.7, 29.2) 6 stable stable trend 2.1 (-1.9, 6.4)
Venango County Yes 20.1 (14.5, 27.4) 9 falling falling trend -2.7 (-4.7, -0.7)
Wyoming County Yes 20.0 (12.1, 31.7) 4 ** **
Clarion County Yes 20.0 (13.2, 29.7) 6 stable stable trend -0.8 (-3.2, 1.8)
Cumberland County Yes 19.9 (16.9, 23.4) 33 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.3, -0.9)
Lackawanna County Yes 19.9 (17.0, 23.3) 36 falling falling trend -2.6 (-3.6, -1.6)
Crawford County Yes 19.6 (14.9, 25.4) 12 falling falling trend -2.2 (-4.0, -0.3)
Clearfield County Yes 19.4 (14.7, 25.5) 12 falling falling trend -2.8 (-4.3, -1.4)
Northumberland County Yes 19.3 (15.0, 24.5) 15 falling falling trend -2.8 (-4.2, -1.3)
Mifflin County Yes 18.8 (13.0, 26.8) 7 stable stable trend -1.3 (-3.7, 1.1)
Franklin County Yes 18.7 (15.0, 23.1) 19 falling falling trend -2.6 (-4.0, -1.1)
Bedford County Yes 18.1 (12.5, 25.8) 7 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.9, -0.3)
Lycoming County Yes 17.6 (13.8, 22.3) 16 falling falling trend -2.8 (-3.8, -1.7)
Snyder County Yes 16.8 (10.6, 25.8) 5 falling falling trend -3.0 (-5.3, -0.7)
Clinton County Yes 15.5 (9.0, 24.9) 4 falling falling trend -9.0 (-13.4, -4.4)
Somerset County Yes 15.2 (11.2, 20.5) 10 falling falling trend -2.3 (-4.2, -0.4)
Union County Yes 15.1 (9.5, 23.4) 5 falling falling trend -2.6 (-5.1, -0.0)
Centre County Yes 14.6 (10.9, 19.2) 11 falling falling trend -3.5 (-5.2, -1.7)
Cameron County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Forest County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Fulton County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Montour County * * 3 or fewer * **
Sullivan County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/08/2016 2:48 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.
* 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 (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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