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All Cancer Sites, 2016-2020

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+

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Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7?
Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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CI*Rank⋔
(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 No 501.7 (501.1, 502.3) N/A 569,776 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.3, -1.8)
Kentucky No 612.2 (606.6, 617.7) 1 (1, 2) 9,652 falling falling trend -2.5 (-3.5, -1.4)
Mississippi No 603.2 (596.4, 610.0) 2 (1, 3) 6,203 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.9)
West Virginia No 591.9 (584.1, 599.9) 3 (2, 4) 4,459 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -1.0)
Oklahoma No 585.6 (579.8, 591.5) 4 (3, 4) 7,853 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.0, -0.8)
Tennessee No 569.8 (565.5, 574.1) 5 (5, 7) 13,598 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.1, -1.6)
Arkansas No 567.9 (561.6, 574.4) 6 (5, 9) 6,205 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.3, -1.5)
Louisiana No 564.1 (558.8, 569.5) 7 (5, 10) 8,871 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.6)
Indiana No 560.8 (556.4, 565.2) 8 (6, 11) 12,843 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.4, -1.3)
Ohio No 556.9 (553.8, 560.1) 9 (7, 12) 24,099 falling falling trend -2.2 (-3.1, -1.4)
Alabama No 555.7 (550.8, 560.7) 10 (7, 12) 9,895 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.5)
Maine No 554.0 (545.4, 562.8) 11 (6, 12) 3,232 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Missouri No 549.5 (545.1, 553.9) 12 (10, 13) 12,337 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.3)
Michigan No 539.1 (535.7, 542.5) 13 (13, 15) 19,989 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.2)
Delaware No 531.9 (521.5, 542.5) 14 (12, 22) 2,019 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Pennsylvania No 530.0 (527.1, 532.8) 15 (14, 18) 26,995 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.6, -1.5)
South Carolina No 529.5 (524.7, 534.2) 16 (14, 19) 9,952 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Vermont No 525.4 (512.7, 538.4) 17 (13, 29) 1,338 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.1)
Illinois No 523.6 (520.5, 526.7) 18 (16, 22) 22,908 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.4, -1.7)
Kansas No 523.3 (516.9, 529.7) 19 (14, 25) 5,291 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.3, -1.0)
Iowa No 519.8 (513.9, 525.7) 20 (16, 26) 6,123 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.0, -1.1)
North Carolina No 518.9 (515.5, 522.2) 21 (17, 25) 18,729 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.7, -1.5)
South Dakota No 516.5 (505.2, 528.1) 22 (14, 32) 1,633 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.8)
Wisconsin No 515.3 (511.0, 519.7) 23 (19, 28) 11,011 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.4)
Georgia No 514.7 (511.2, 518.3) 24 (20, 28) 16,420 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Rhode Island No 512.7 (502.6, 522.8) 25 (16, 33) 2,071 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.4)
Oregon No 510.0 (504.8, 515.1) 26 (21, 31) 7,789 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Nevada No 507.5 (501.1, 513.9) 27 (22, 33) 5,035 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.7)
New Hampshire No 507.4 (498.6, 516.2) 28 (20, 34) 2,683 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.6)
Nebraska No 506.0 (498.3, 513.9) 29 (21, 34) 3,337 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.1)
Virginia No 505.6 (501.9, 509.4) 30 (25, 32) 14,418 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.7)
District of Columbia No 503.0 (488.6, 517.6) 31 (18, 39) 964 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.4, -2.0)
Maryland No 499.2 (494.8, 503.6) 32 (29, 35) 10,267 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.8)
Alaska No 496.0 (480.8, 511.4) 33 (21, 41) 928 falling falling trend -2.6 (-3.7, -1.5)
Idaho No 493.7 (485.5, 502.0) 34 (29, 40) 2,841 falling falling trend -3.0 (-5.2, -0.7)
Washington No 493.4 (489.4, 497.4) 35 (31, 37) 12,150 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.6)
Montana No 490.3 (480.6, 500.2) 36 (30, 41) 2,016 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.4)
Minnesota No 486.7 (482.3, 491.2) 37 (34, 40) 9,488 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.5)
Massachusetts No 485.9 (481.9, 489.8) 38 (34, 40) 12,123 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.1, -1.9)
Texas No 483.9 (481.6, 486.1) 39 (36, 40) 38,319 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.7, -1.6)
North Dakota No 477.7 (465.6, 490.1) 40 (33, 44) 1,237 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.1)
New Jersey No 475.4 (471.9, 478.8) 41 (39, 43) 15,244 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.2, -2.0)
Florida No 470.8 (468.8, 472.8) 42 (41, 43) 43,250 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.2, -1.9)
Wyoming No 466.4 (453.0, 480.2) 43 (37, 47) 948 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.5)
Connecticut No 458.9 (453.8, 464.1) 44 (43, 47) 6,300 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.9)
New York No 458.4 (456.2, 460.7) 45 (43, 46) 32,559 falling falling trend -3.2 (-3.8, -2.6)
California No 452.7 (451.0, 454.4) 46 (45, 47) 56,173 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.7, -1.7)
New Mexico No 449.8 (443.0, 456.7) 47 (44, 49) 3,445 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Arizona No 442.1 (438.5, 445.8) 48 (47, 49) 11,640 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.7, -1.6)
Colorado No 440.4 (435.8, 444.9) 49 (47, 49) 7,542 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.5)
Hawaii 8 No 417.5 (409.7, 425.3) 50 (50, 51) 2,335 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -1.0)
Utah No 404.0 (397.5, 410.6) 51 (50, 51) 3,021 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.9)
Puerto Rico 8 No 342.0 (337.7, 346.4) N/A 4,850 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.5, -0.7)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/28/2022 4:57 pm.

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 2030 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 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.
⋔ 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.

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

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