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All Cancer Sites, 2014-2018

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

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Met Healthy People Objective of ***?
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 *** 522.2 (521.6, 522.8) N/A 565,890 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.3, -1.6)
Kentucky *** 639.4 (633.6, 645.2) 1 (1, 1) 9,695 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.0)
Mississippi *** 622.5 (615.5, 629.6) 2 (2, 3) 6,166 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.9)
West Virginia *** 615.5 (607.4, 623.7) 3 (2, 3) 4,528 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -1.0)
Oklahoma *** 600.1 (594.1, 606.2) 4 (4, 6) 7,757 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.0, -0.7)
Tennessee *** 592.9 (588.4, 597.5) 5 (4, 7) 13,482 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.4, -1.1)
Arkansas *** 592.9 (586.3, 599.6) 6 (4, 7) 6,240 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.0, -1.2)
Louisiana *** 589.0 (583.4, 594.6) 7 (4, 8) 8,867 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Indiana *** 580.7 (576.2, 585.3) 8 (7, 11) 12,790 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Ohio *** 577.7 (574.4, 581.0) 9 (8, 12) 24,199 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.2)
Alabama *** 577.6 (572.5, 582.8) 10 (8, 12) 9,855 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.4)
Missouri *** 571.9 (567.3, 576.5) 11 (9, 13) 12,360 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Maine *** 570.4 (561.4, 579.4) 12 (8, 13) 3,183 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Delaware *** 557.1 (546.0, 568.4) 13 (11, 21) 1,973 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.4)
Michigan *** 555.4 (551.9, 558.9) 14 (13, 17) 19,867 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.2)
South Carolina *** 551.1 (546.1, 556.2) 15 (13, 19) 9,659 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.4)
Pennsylvania *** 550.6 (547.7, 553.6) 16 (13, 19) 27,264 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.5, -1.4)
Vermont *** 548.7 (535.4, 562.3) 17 (12, 27) 1,335 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.0)
Illinois *** 546.0 (542.8, 549.2) 18 (15, 22) 23,126 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.9, -1.6)
Kansas *** 542.4 (535.8, 549.1) 19 (15, 25) 5,301 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -0.9)
North Carolina *** 541.6 (538.1, 545.2) 20 (17, 24) 18,418 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.1, -1.1)
Iowa *** 541.2 (535.0, 547.3) 21 (16, 26) 6,185 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.0, -0.8)
District of Columbia *** 538.1 (523.0, 553.6) 22 (13, 34) 995 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.4, -2.0)
Georgia *** 536.2 (532.4, 540.0) 23 (20, 27) 16,003 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.4)
Rhode Island *** 535.6 (525.2, 546.2) 24 (16, 33) 2,100 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.4)
Wisconsin *** 531.7 (527.2, 536.2) 25 (21, 30) 10,922 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.2, -1.4)
Nevada *** 531.4 (524.6, 538.2) 26 (20, 32) 4,875 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.6)
Oregon *** 530.3 (524.9, 535.7) 27 (22, 32) 7,689 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.4)
South Dakota *** 528.0 (516.3, 540.0) 28 (18, 36) 1,603 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.7)
Virginia *** 526.1 (522.2, 530.0) 29 (25, 33) 14,222 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.6)
New Hampshire *** 525.3 (516.2, 534.5) 30 (22, 36) 2,640 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.5)
Maryland *** 520.6 (516.0, 525.3) 31 (28, 36) 10,198 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.7)
Nebraska *** 520.6 (512.6, 528.7) 32 (25, 36) 3,324 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.0)
Idaho *** 519.3 (510.6, 528.2) 33 (25, 37) 2,785 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.0, -0.7)
Alaska *** 516.4 (500.2, 532.9) 34 (21, 41) 902 falling falling trend -3.9 (-5.9, -1.9)
Washington *** 514.8 (510.6, 519.0) 35 (31, 37) 11,972 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.5)
Montana *** 512.7 (502.5, 523.0) 36 (28, 41) 2,006 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.9, -1.4)
Massachusetts *** 507.6 (503.5, 511.7) 37 (34, 39) 12,201 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.1, -1.9)
Minnesota *** 504.7 (500.0, 509.3) 38 (35, 41) 9,399 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.3)
New Jersey *** 501.0 (497.4, 504.6) 39 (37, 41) 15,516 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.1, -1.9)
Texas *** 498.3 (496.0, 500.6) 40 (38, 41) 37,185 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.6)
North Dakota *** 498.0 (485.4, 510.8) 41 (34, 44) 1,240 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.1)
Florida *** 490.9 (488.8, 493.0) 42 (41, 42) 42,387 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.6)
New York *** 485.0 (482.6, 487.4) 43 (42, 44) 33,240 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.5, -1.9)
Connecticut *** 475.6 (470.2, 480.9) 44 (44, 47) 6,313 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.2, -1.9)
California *** 470.9 (469.2, 472.7) 45 (44, 47) 55,847 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Wyoming *** 469.8 (456.0, 484.0) 46 (42, 49) 908 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.0, -1.5)
New Mexico *** 466.5 (459.4, 473.7) 47 (44, 48) 3,400 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Arizona *** 461.1 (457.3, 465.0) 48 (46, 49) 11,244 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.6, -1.1)
Colorado *** 453.9 (449.1, 458.7) 49 (48, 49) 7,298 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.5)
Hawaii 8 *** 434.5 (426.5, 442.7) 50 (50, 50) 2,325 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -1.0)
Utah *** 415.1 (408.2, 422.0) 51 (51, 51) 2,904 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.9)
Puerto Rico 8 *** 360.5 (355.9, 365.1) N/A 4,870 falling falling trend -2.9 (-4.6, -1.2)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/03/2021 6:51 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 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 1969-2017 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.

*** No Healthy People 2020 Objective for this cancer.
Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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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