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All Cancer Sites, 2009 - 2013

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

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County
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Met Healthy People Objective of 160.6? 1 Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Average Deaths per Year
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Recent Trend 2 Recent 5-Year Trend2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Massachusetts (State) No 166.8 (165.5, 168.2) 12,944 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.1, -1.8)
United States No 168.5 (168.3, 168.7) 577,303 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)
Hampden County No 180.0 (175.0, 185.2) 1,004 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -0.9)
Suffolk County No 178.6 (174.0, 183.3) 1,170 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.6)
Plymouth County No 176.0 (171.2, 181.0) 1,037 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.4)
Bristol County No 173.9 (169.4, 178.6) 1,154 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.0)
Worcester County No 171.5 (167.6, 175.5) 1,539 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.1)
Hampshire County No 164.4 (155.8, 173.4) 291 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.8, -0.9)
Barnstable County No 163.0 (157.4, 168.9) 685 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -1.0)
Essex County No 161.5 (157.8, 165.3) 1,477 falling falling trend -2.5 (-2.9, -2.2)
Norfolk County No 160.9 (157.0, 164.8) 1,349 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.6)
Dukes County Yes 160.0 (137.2, 185.9) 37 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.1, -1.1)
Middlesex County Yes 159.6 (156.9, 162.4) 2,722 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.3, -1.8)
Berkshire County Yes 157.0 (149.0, 165.3) 313 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.1)
Franklin County Yes 153.9 (142.7, 165.9) 149 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.9, -0.9)
Nantucket County Yes 146.9 (115.9, 183.7) 16 falling falling trend -3.3 (-5.1, -1.6)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/27/2016 7:04 pm.
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.