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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report by State

All Cancer Sites, 2012-2016

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

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


Other Notes

  • Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
  • Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

  • Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


    United States


    Kentucky


    Mississippi


    West Virginia


    Arkansas


    Tennessee


    Oklahoma


    Louisiana


    Alabama


    Indiana


    Ohio


    Missouri


    Maine


    South Carolina


    Michigan


    Delaware


    Pennsylvania


    District of Columbia


    Illinois


    North Carolina


    Iowa


    Georgia


    Alaska


    Vermont


    Rhode Island


    Kansas


    Oregon


    Wisconsin


    Nevada


    New Hampshire


    Virginia


    South Dakota


    Maryland


    Nebraska


    Washington


    Massachusetts


    Montana


    Idaho


    Texas


    New Jersey


    Minnesota


    Florida


    New York


    North Dakota


    Connecticut


    California


    Wyoming


    Arizona


    New Mexico


    Colorado


    Hawaii (8)


    Utah


    Puerto Rico (8)




    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/17/2019 12:50 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.