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All Cancer Sites, 2012-2016

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Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4?
Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Average Annual Count
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Recent Trend
Recent 5-Year Trend in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
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United States Yes 161.0 (160.8, 161.1) 590,623 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)
Kentucky No 197.9 (196.2, 199.7) 10,206 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -0.9)
Mississippi No 193.6 (191.5, 195.8) 6,522 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.9)
West Virginia No 189.4 (187.0, 191.9) 4,756 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.9)
Arkansas No 185.2 (183.1, 187.2) 6,623 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.9)
Tennessee No 184.0 (182.6, 185.3) 14,111 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Oklahoma No 183.7 (181.9, 185.5) 8,082 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.0, -0.7)
Louisiana No 183.0 (181.3, 184.7) 9,346 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.5)
Alabama No 179.0 (177.4, 180.6) 10,332 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.4)
Indiana No 178.4 (177.0, 179.8) 13,416 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Ohio No 177.1 (176.1, 178.1) 25,317 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.2)
Missouri No 175.6 (174.2, 177.0) 12,920 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.2)
Maine No 174.1 (171.3, 176.8) 3,267 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
South Carolina No 171.8 (170.3, 173.4) 9,942 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.3)
Michigan No 170.4 (169.4, 171.5) 20,727 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -1.1)
Delaware No 169.6 (166.2, 173.0) 1,989 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.4)
Pennsylvania No 169.0 (168.1, 169.9) 28,658 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.5, -1.4)
District of Columbia No 169.0 (164.5, 173.7) 1,082 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.5, -2.1)
Illinois No 168.5 (167.5, 169.4) 24,531 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)
North Carolina No 166.9 (165.8, 168.0) 19,036 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.3)
Iowa No 165.6 (163.8, 167.5) 6,479 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.0, -0.8)
Georgia No 165.6 (164.4, 166.7) 16,650 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.4)
Alaska No 164.9 (159.9, 169.9) 977 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.1)
Vermont No 164.8 (160.8, 168.9) 1,355 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.1)
Rhode Island No 164.7 (161.6, 167.9) 2,223 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.4)
Kansas No 164.2 (162.3, 166.2) 5,497 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.9)
Oregon No 162.8 (161.2, 164.4) 7,933 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.4)
Wisconsin No 162.8 (161.4, 164.1) 11,398 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -1.0)
Nevada No 162.3 (160.2, 164.4) 4,934 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.6)
New Hampshire No 162.0 (159.3, 164.9) 2,718 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.3)
Virginia Yes 160.8 (159.7, 162.0) 14,686 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.7)
South Dakota Yes 160.5 (156.9, 164.1) 1,648 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.7)
Maryland Yes 160.3 (158.9, 161.7) 10,674 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.8)
Nebraska Yes 159.3 (156.9, 161.7) 3,478 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.3, -0.9)
Washington Yes 157.1 (155.8, 158.4) 12,273 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.4)
Massachusetts Yes 155.8 (154.6, 157.1) 12,795 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.1, -1.9)
Montana Yes 155.0 (151.9, 158.1) 2,036 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.4)
Idaho Yes 154.8 (152.2, 157.5) 2,761 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.0, -0.8)
Texas Yes 154.0 (153.3, 154.7) 38,943 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.7)
New Jersey Yes 153.5 (152.4, 154.6) 16,407 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.2, -2.0)
Minnesota Yes 153.4 (152.1, 154.8) 9,691 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.2)
Florida Yes 152.6 (151.9, 153.2) 43,285 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
New York Yes 151.0 (150.2, 151.7) 35,491 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.7, -1.6)
North Dakota Yes 149.8 (146.1, 153.6) 1,283 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.1)
Connecticut Yes 145.8 (144.2, 147.4) 6,657 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.3, -0.7)
California Yes 145.3 (144.7, 145.8) 58,588 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Wyoming Yes 144.7 (140.5, 149.0) 943 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.1, -1.5)
Arizona Yes 144.1 (142.9, 145.3) 11,508 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.1)
New Mexico Yes 144.0 (141.8, 146.2) 3,514 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.1)
Colorado Yes 138.9 (137.4, 140.3) 7,520 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.4)
Hawaii 8 Yes 133.1 (130.7, 135.6) 2,394 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -1.0)
Utah Yes 127.0 (125.0, 129.1) 3,021 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -0.9)
Puerto Rico 8 Yes 116.1 (114.6, 117.5) 5,259 falling falling trend -3.1 (-5.0, -1.1)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/17/2019 12:23 am.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
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.

† 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 1969-2016 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Service Areas are a single county or cluster of contiguous counties which are relatively self-contained with respect to hospital care. For more detailed information, please see Health Service Area information page.
8 Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.



Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availability, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each graph for additional information.

Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer incidence statistics. 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.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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