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All Cancer Sites, 2014-2018

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 65+

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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 *** 888.4 (887.2, 889.6) N/A 423,040 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.3, -1.5)
Kentucky *** 1,056.1 (1,044.9, 1,067.3) 1 (1, 1) 6,964 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.1)
Mississippi *** 1,001.4 (987.9, 1,014.9) 2 (2, 6) 4,314 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.2, -0.9)
West Virginia *** 1,001.3 (986.0, 1,016.9) 3 (2, 6) 3,307 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.8, -1.0)
Oklahoma *** 994.0 (982.4, 1,005.7) 4 (2, 7) 5,667 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.0, -0.7)
Maine *** 980.1 (962.6, 997.9) 5 (2, 12) 2,433 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.2)
Indiana *** 979.4 (970.5, 988.4) 6 (3, 10) 9,403 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Tennessee *** 974.3 (965.5, 983.1) 7 (4, 11) 9,688 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.3)
Arkansas *** 973.1 (960.4, 985.9) 8 (4, 12) 4,580 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.0, -1.2)
Ohio *** 969.7 (963.3, 976.1) 9 (5, 11) 17,882 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.3)
Louisiana *** 958.2 (947.5, 969.1) 10 (7, 15) 6,188 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.6)
Vermont *** 954.6 (928.2, 981.7) 11 (3, 25) 1,018 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.8)
Missouri *** 953.2 (944.4, 962.1) 12 (9, 17) 9,094 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.2)
Alabama *** 946.1 (936.1, 956.1) 13 (10, 20) 7,088 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.3)
Delaware *** 944.2 (922.7, 966.2) 14 (6, 26) 1,491 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.3)
Pennsylvania *** 944.1 (938.3, 949.9) 15 (11, 19) 20,941 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.3)
Michigan *** 943.2 (936.4, 950.2) 16 (11, 19) 14,771 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.2)
Illinois *** 938.0 (931.7, 944.4) 17 (12, 21) 17,358 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.7, -1.5)
Wisconsin *** 928.9 (919.9, 938.0) 18 (15, 26) 8,373 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.3, -1.3)
Rhode Island *** 928.8 (908.2, 949.7) 19 (10, 32) 1,615 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.2)
Iowa *** 928.1 (916.1, 940.1) 20 (13, 27) 4,759 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -0.9)
Kansas *** 924.1 (911.1, 937.2) 21 (14, 29) 3,987 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.3, -0.9)
Nevada *** 923.9 (910.3, 937.6) 22 (14, 29) 3,692 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.6)
South Dakota *** 919.8 (896.7, 943.5) 23 (11, 37) 1,242 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.8)
New Hampshire *** 918.7 (900.5, 937.2) 24 (13, 34) 1,995 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.2, -1.5)
Oregon *** 917.7 (907.1, 928.4) 25 (17, 30) 5,905 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.4)
Idaho *** 912.9 (895.5, 930.5) 26 (17, 36) 2,160 falling falling trend -0.7 (-0.8, -0.6)
North Carolina *** 911.4 (904.5, 918.4) 27 (22, 31) 13,569 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.3)
South Carolina *** 908.8 (899.2, 918.5) 28 (21, 34) 7,021 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.4)
Georgia *** 901.1 (893.5, 908.6) 29 (25, 36) 11,367 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.4)
Washington *** 898.7 (890.3, 907.2) 30 (25, 37) 9,067 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.5)
Nebraska *** 898.4 (882.6, 914.3) 31 (22, 39) 2,548 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -0.9)
Virginia *** 897.9 (890.1, 905.7) 32 (26, 37) 10,486 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.6)
Alaska *** 895.1 (861.9, 929.2) 33 (13, 40) 603 falling falling trend -4.1 (-5.8, -2.4)
Massachusetts *** 894.4 (886.2, 902.6) 34 (27, 38) 9,489 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.7)
Maryland *** 889.4 (880.3, 898.6) 35 (29, 39) 7,486 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.7)
Montana *** 888.0 (868.1, 908.4) 36 (24, 40) 1,541 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.0, -1.5)
Minnesota *** 885.7 (876.4, 895.0) 37 (31, 40) 7,222 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.2)
New Jersey *** 874.9 (867.8, 882.1) 38 (35, 40) 11,916 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.0, -1.8)
North Dakota *** 874.6 (849.6, 900.2) 39 (25, 41) 969 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.5, -1.0)
District of Columbia *** 859.3 (830.3, 889.0) 40 (29, 45) 689 falling falling trend -2.4 (-2.8, -2.0)
Texas *** 842.5 (837.9, 847.1) 41 (40, 43) 26,616 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.6)
Connecticut *** 836.7 (826.1, 847.4) 42 (40, 44) 4,913 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.8)
New York *** 832.2 (827.6, 836.9) 43 (41, 44) 25,267 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.6, -1.9)
California *** 820.5 (816.9, 824.0) 44 (43, 45) 42,410 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.4)
Wyoming *** 815.2 (787.6, 843.6) 45 (40, 49) 678 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.5)
Florida *** 807.1 (803.2, 811.1) 46 (45, 48) 32,510 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.6)
Colorado *** 801.4 (791.7, 811.1) 47 (45, 49) 5,488 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.4)
New Mexico *** 798.0 (784.1, 812.0) 48 (45, 49) 2,584 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Arizona *** 785.2 (777.8, 792.6) 49 (47, 49) 8,716 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.4)
Utah *** 728.5 (714.8, 742.4) 50 (50, 51) 2,197 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.0, -0.7)
Hawaii 8 *** 726.6 (711.2, 742.3) 51 (50, 51) 1,772 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.9)
Puerto Rico 8 *** 604.6 (596.0, 613.3) N/A 3,792 stable stable trend -2.6 (-5.6, 0.5)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/18/2021 4:22 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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