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All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

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 *** 871.8 (870.7, 873.0) N/A 427,355 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.4, -1.7)
Kentucky *** 1,030.5 (1,019.6, 1,041.5) 1 (1, 1) 6,969 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.9, -1.3)
Mississippi *** 993.4 (980.2, 1,006.8) 2 (2, 5) 4,382 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.9)
Oklahoma *** 983.3 (971.9, 994.9) 3 (2, 5) 5,738 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.0, -0.7)
West Virginia *** 974.0 (959.0, 989.2) 4 (2, 9) 3,282 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.4, -1.5)
Maine *** 969.2 (951.9, 986.6) 5 (2, 10) 2,470 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.2)
Indiana *** 961.7 (953.0, 970.5) 6 (4, 10) 9,470 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Arkansas *** 958.2 (945.8, 970.7) 7 (4, 11) 4,614 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.0, -1.3)
Tennessee *** 956.7 (948.1, 965.3) 8 (4, 10) 9,799 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.4)
Ohio *** 955.0 (948.7, 961.4) 9 (5, 10) 17,985 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.4)
Louisiana *** 941.7 (931.2, 952.3) 10 (7, 15) 6,265 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.6)
Missouri *** 933.8 (925.2, 942.5) 11 (10, 17) 9,129 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.3)
Alabama *** 930.6 (920.9, 940.4) 12 (10, 19) 7,162 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.5)
Michigan *** 927.5 (920.7, 934.3) 13 (10, 19) 14,872 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Pennsylvania *** 926.1 (920.4, 931.8) 14 (11, 19) 20,920 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.0, -1.2)
Vermont *** 925.9 (900.2, 952.0) 15 (5, 29) 1,020 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.8)
Delaware *** 924.9 (904.0, 946.2) 16 (8, 27) 1,518 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.3)
Rhode Island *** 920.6 (900.3, 941.3) 17 (9, 28) 1,625 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.2)
Illinois *** 918.3 (912.1, 924.5) 18 (13, 22) 17,371 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.8, -1.8)
Wisconsin *** 914.3 (905.5, 923.2) 19 (14, 25) 8,447 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.1, -1.4)
Iowa *** 910.9 (899.2, 922.7) 20 (13, 27) 4,759 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.3, -0.9)
South Dakota *** 910.2 (887.4, 933.5) 21 (10, 34) 1,256 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.8)
New Hampshire *** 906.9 (889.1, 925.1) 22 (11, 33) 2,027 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.1, -1.5)
Kansas *** 905.6 (892.9, 918.4) 23 (15, 30) 3,998 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.3, -0.9)
Nevada *** 902.1 (889.0, 915.3) 24 (16, 32) 3,771 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.6)
Oregon *** 900.8 (890.5, 911.2) 25 (18, 30) 5,998 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.5)
Idaho *** 894.3 (877.4, 911.4) 26 (17, 37) 2,198 falling falling trend -0.7 (-0.9, -0.6)
North Carolina *** 894.1 (887.4, 900.9) 27 (22, 32) 13,781 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.3)
South Carolina *** 890.9 (881.6, 900.3) 28 (22, 34) 7,176 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.4)
Georgia *** 884.9 (877.6, 892.3) 29 (25, 36) 11,612 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.4)
Washington *** 884.8 (876.7, 893.1) 30 (25, 36) 9,260 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.5)
Nebraska *** 884.5 (869.0, 900.2) 31 (22, 38) 2,566 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.0)
Alaska *** 883.3 (851.2, 916.2) 32 (12, 40) 628 falling falling trend -3.0 (-4.3, -1.7)
Virginia *** 880.0 (872.5, 887.6) 33 (27, 37) 10,625 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.6)
Massachusetts *** 878.2 (870.2, 886.3) 34 (28, 38) 9,520 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.0, -1.7)
Minnesota *** 872.8 (863.7, 881.9) 35 (29, 38) 7,325 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.2)
Maryland *** 870.8 (861.9, 879.7) 36 (30, 39) 7,557 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.8)
Montana *** 868.9 (849.4, 888.6) 37 (25, 40) 1,558 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.0, -1.5)
North Dakota *** 859.0 (834.5, 883.9) 38 (26, 42) 976 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.5, -1.0)
New Jersey *** 851.1 (844.2, 858.1) 39 (37, 40) 11,838 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.1, -1.8)
District of Columbia *** 840.8 (812.6, 869.8) 40 (32, 45) 692 falling falling trend -2.4 (-2.7, -2.0)
Texas *** 831.5 (827.1, 836.0) 41 (39, 43) 27,229 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.6)
Connecticut *** 822.9 (812.5, 833.4) 42 (40, 44) 4,926 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.8)
Wyoming *** 810.7 (783.6, 838.5) 43 (39, 49) 698 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.0, -1.5)
New York *** 810.6 (806.1, 815.2) 44 (42, 45) 25,185 falling falling trend -2.4 (-2.7, -2.1)
California *** 806.4 (802.9, 809.8) 45 (43, 45) 42,924 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.4)
Florida *** 791.6 (787.8, 795.5) 46 (45, 48) 33,013 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.0, -1.7)
Colorado *** 789.4 (780.0, 798.8) 47 (45, 48) 5,630 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.4)
New Mexico *** 784.3 (770.8, 797.9) 48 (45, 49) 2,623 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.2)
Arizona *** 771.0 (763.9, 778.3) 49 (48, 49) 8,925 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.5)
Utah *** 718.1 (704.8, 731.6) 50 (50, 51) 2,251 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.0, -0.7)
Hawaii 8 *** 712.5 (697.5, 727.8) 51 (50, 51) 1,793 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.9)
Puerto Rico 8 *** 583.0 (574.7, 591.5) N/A 3,761 stable stable trend -2.6 (-5.6, 0.5)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/22/2021 10:55 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 1969-2018 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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