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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report by StateAll Cancer Sites, 2015-2019All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+Sorted by CI*Rank

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 0.0 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:

• 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.

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

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 512.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 511.4 to 512.6 and 568,048 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.8.

#### Kentucky

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 625.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 619.4 to 630.7 and 9,664 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 2)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.6 to -1.2.

#### Mississippi

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 613.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 606.6 to 620.5 and 6,185 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 3)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.9.

#### West Virginia

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 601.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 593.7 to 609.7 and 4,479 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (2, 4)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -1.0.

#### Oklahoma

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 595.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 589.0 to 601.0 and 7,830 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (3, 5)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.7.

#### Arkansas

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 582.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 576.0 to 589.1 and 6,241 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (4, 7)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.4.

#### Tennessee

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 581.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 576.9 to 585.8 and 13,538 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (5, 7)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -1.4.

#### Louisiana

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 578.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 572.6 to 583.5 and 8,896 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (5, 9)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.5.

#### Indiana

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 570.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 565.5 to 574.5 and 12,803 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (7, 11)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.3.

#### Ohio

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 568.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 565.0 to 571.5 and 24,182 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (8, 11)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.3.

#### Alabama

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 566.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 561.9 to 572.0 and 9,873 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (8, 12)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.5.

#### Maine

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 565.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 556.5 to 574.3 and 3,223 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (7, 12)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.2.

#### Missouri

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 559.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 555.4 to 564.3 and 12,333 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (10, 13)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.2.

#### Michigan

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 545.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 541.9 to 548.8 and 19,866 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (13, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.2.

#### Delaware

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 544.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 533.6 to 555.3 and 1,993 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (12, 22)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

#### Pennsylvania

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 539.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 536.9 to 542.7 and 27,111 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (13, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.4.

#### South Carolina

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 539.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 534.2 to 543.9 and 9,778 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (13, 20)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

#### Vermont

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 536.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 523.6 to 549.9 and 1,338 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (13, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.1.

#### Illinois

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 534.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 531.3 to 537.5 and 23,014 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (15, 22)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.9.

#### Kansas

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 533.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 527.1 to 540.1 and 5,309 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (14, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.9.

#### Iowa

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 530.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 524.7 to 536.8 and 6,156 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (15, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -0.8.

#### North Carolina

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 530.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 527.0 to 533.9 and 18,575 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (17, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.2.

#### Rhode Island

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 528.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 517.9 to 538.6 and 2,098 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (14, 31)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.4.

#### Georgia

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 526.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 522.8 to 530.2 and 16,236 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (19, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

#### Wisconsin

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 522.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 518.1 to 527.0 and 10,951 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (21, 30)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.4.

#### South Dakota

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 521.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 509.8 to 533.1 and 1,613 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (16, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.8.

#### District of Columbia

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 520.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 506.2 to 536.0 and 980 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (14, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -2.0.

#### Oregon

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 520.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 514.9 to 525.5 and 7,744 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (22, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to -1.1.

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 519.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 512.9 to 526.1 and 4,954 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (21, 33)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.7.

#### New Hampshire

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 517.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 509.0 to 526.9 and 2,666 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (20, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.5.

#### Virginia

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 514.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 511.1 to 518.7 and 14,300 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (26, 33)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.7.

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 513.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 505.3 to 521.2 and 3,332 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (23, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.0.

#### Maryland

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 509.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 504.5 to 513.5 and 10,217 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (29, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.8.

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 507.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 491.8 to 523.5 and 916 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 33 (21, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.8 to -1.5.

#### Idaho

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 506.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 498.4 to 515.4 and 2,811 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 34 (26, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.8.

#### Washington

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 506.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 502.3 to 510.6 and 12,130 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 35 (30, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.5.

#### Montana

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 501.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 491.9 to 511.9 and 2,012 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 36 (28, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.4.

#### Massachusetts

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 497.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 493.2 to 501.3 and 12,172 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 37 (35, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.9.

#### Minnesota

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 497.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 492.5 to 501.6 and 9,478 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 38 (34, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3.

#### Texas

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 490.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 488.3 to 492.8 and 37,713 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 39 (38, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.7.

#### North Dakota

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 487.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 475.3 to 500.2 and 1,239 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 40 (34, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.1.

#### New Jersey

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 487.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 483.8 to 490.8 and 15,364 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 41 (39, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -2.0.

#### Florida

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 481.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 479.2 to 483.4 and 42,874 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 42 (41, 43)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.8.

#### New York

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 472.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 469.7 to 474.4 and 32,949 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 43 (42, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -2.2.

#### Wyoming

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 469.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 455.9 to 483.6 and 929 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 44 (39, 48)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.5.

#### Connecticut

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 466.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 461.7 to 472.2 and 6,301 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 45 (43, 47)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -2.0.

#### California

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 462.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.2 to 463.7 and 56,109 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 46 (44, 47)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.6.

#### New Mexico

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 459.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 452.4 to 466.3 and 3,429 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 47 (44, 48)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.2.

#### Arizona

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 453.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 449.3 to 456.8 and 11,457 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 48 (47, 49)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.4.

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 446.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 441.6 to 450.9 and 7,415 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 49 (48, 49)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.5.

#### Hawaii (8)

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 424.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 416.5 to 432.4 and 2,321 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 50 (50, 50)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -1.0.

#### Utah

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 408.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 401.9 to 415.3 and 2,954 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 51 (51, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.9.

#### Puerto Rico (8)

• Met Healthy People Objective of ***? : ***
• Rate : The death rate is 348.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 344.4 to 353.3 and 4,810 average annual deaths over 2015-2019.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.6 to -1.2.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/29/2022 1:09 am.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
† 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 1969-2018 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
⋔ Results presented with the CI*Rank statistics help show the usefulness of ranks. For example, ranks for relatively rare diseases or less populated areas may be essentially meaningless because of their large variability, but ranks for more common diseases in densely populated regions can be very useful. More information about methodology can be found on the CI*Rank website.

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.
CI*Rank data for Puerto Rico is not available.