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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for South Carolina by County

All Cancer Sites, 2009 - 2013

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


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 161.4 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.3.0.0)

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

South Carolina (State)

United States

Lee County

Marlboro County

Williamsburg County

Kershaw County

Chester County

Barnwell County

Colleton County

Union County

Darlington County

Chesterfield County

Hampton County

Dillon County

Laurens County

Fairfield County

Allendale County

Florence County

Clarendon County

Orangeburg County

Marion County

Georgetown County

Cherokee County

Bamberg County

York County

Sumter County

Newberry County

Richland County

Abbeville County

Greenwood County

Spartanburg County

Jasper County

Horry County

Anderson County

Berkeley County

Greenville County

Charleston County

Dorchester County

Oconee County

Lancaster County

Lexington County

Pickens County

Aiken County

Saluda County

McCormick County

Edgefield County

Calhoun County

Beaufort County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/27/2016 9:26 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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