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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report by StateAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020Hispanic (any race), Both Sexes, All AgesSorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 122.7 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 (6)

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 108.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 107.8 to 108.7 and 41,779 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.0.

#### Hawaii (8)

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 188.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.9 to 206.4 and 117 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 1)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 3.2.

#### New Mexico

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 131.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.9 to 134.5 and 1,245 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (2, 5)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.1.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 127.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.9 to 131.7 and 911 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (2, 6)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.4.

#### Wyoming

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 125.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 108.7 to 143.2 and 45 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (2, 17)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 4.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to 12.3.

#### Michigan

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 120.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 114.2 to 126.5 and 331 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (3, 11)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to -1.2.

#### Texas

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 115.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 114.5 to 116.9 and 8,405 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (4, 10)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3.

#### Arizona

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 114.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 112.0 to 117.3 and 1,581 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (5, 12)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.2.

#### Kansas

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 114.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 106.3 to 122.4 and 183 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (4, 17)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.0.

#### California

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 113.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 112.8 to 114.7 and 11,534 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (6, 12)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.8.

#### North Dakota

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 113.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 77.4 to 157.7 and 8 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (2, 49)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

#### Pennsylvania

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 109.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 104.8 to 113.6 and 549 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (7, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.4 to 1.5.

#### Florida

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 108.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 107.4 to 109.9 and 5,896 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (9, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.1.

#### Oklahoma (6, 7)

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 105.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 97.6 to 112.8 and 187 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (6, 27)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

#### Utah

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 103.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 96.9 to 111.3 and 197 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (8, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.7.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 103.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 82.3 to 128.6 and 20 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (2, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.6 to -0.2.

#### Illinois

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 102.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 99.7 to 105.0 and 1,288 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (12, 23)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.5 to -0.1.

#### Wisconsin

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 102.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 94.8 to 109.9 and 176 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (8, 30)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.1 to 1.6.

#### Washington

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 100.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 95.2 to 105.0 and 411 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (12, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.5.

#### New York

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 99.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 97.4 to 100.7 and 3,037 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (15, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to -2.2.

#### Oregon

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 99.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 92.7 to 105.6 and 231 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (11, 30)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.2.

#### Connecticut

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 98.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 94.0 to 103.9 and 350 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (13, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.7.

#### Idaho

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 97.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 87.8 to 107.4 and 95 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (9, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.7.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 96.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 92.4 to 100.9 and 466 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (15, 30)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.1.

#### South Dakota

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 96.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 69.2 to 129.1 and 11 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (2, 50)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

#### Delaware

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 96.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 82.8 to 111.2 and 43 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (6, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -1.1.

#### Minnesota

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 95.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 86.3 to 104.2 and 115 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (11, 37)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.6.

#### Massachusetts

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 93.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 89.7 to 98.0 and 446 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (18, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.7.

#### New Jersey

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 93.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 91.3 to 96.2 and 1,229 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (20, 31)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.8.

#### Montana

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 93.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 75.1 to 113.8 and 21 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (4, 47)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -3.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to -2.5.

#### Indiana

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 92.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 86.5 to 98.9 and 209 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (16, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.6.

#### Ohio

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 87.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 82.1 to 93.1 and 216 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (23, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -1.7.

#### Georgia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 85.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 80.7 to 89.5 and 375 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (27, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 3.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.9 to 4.3.

#### Missouri

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 84.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 77.4 to 92.5 and 112 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 33 (23, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 3.3.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 83.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 74.5 to 94.0 and 73 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 34 (21, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.2.

#### Iowa

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 83.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 73.2 to 93.9 and 63 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 35 (20, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -3.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to -2.1.

#### North Carolina

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 82.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 78.0 to 87.4 and 323 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 36 (28, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.2 to 2.9.

#### Virginia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 79.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 75.2 to 84.1 and 309 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 37 (31, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.6.

#### Louisiana (6, 7)

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 79.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 73.4 to 85.9 and 134 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 38 (30, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.0.

#### Tennessee

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 79.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 72.5 to 86.8 and 125 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 39 (28, 47)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 3.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.7 to 6.0.

#### South Carolina

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 79.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 71.9 to 86.9 and 108 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 40 (29, 47)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 1.6.

#### Maryland

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 77.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 73.1 to 82.7 and 250 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 41 (32, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.6.

#### Rhode Island

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 77.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.9 to 86.3 and 71 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 42 (29, 48)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.6.

#### New Hampshire (6, 7)

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 74.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.5 to 91.9 and 20 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 43 (20, 51)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

#### District of Columbia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 72.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.5 to 85.4 and 31 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 44 (28, 50)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -3.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.2 to -0.6.

#### Arkansas

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 71.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 62.6 to 80.3 and 66 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 45 (33, 50)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 1.3.

#### Kentucky

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 68.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.1 to 77.7 and 51 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 46 (35, 50)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -5.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.1 to -4.0.

#### Maine

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 64.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.6 to 86.5 and 9 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 47 (24, 51)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

#### Alabama

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 60.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 53.6 to 68.7 and 61 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 48 (43, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 1.9.

#### Mississippi

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 60.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.4 to 71.1 and 30 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 49 (41, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 1.9.

#### Vermont

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 59.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.9 to 91.5 and 4 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 50 (15, 51)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

#### West Virginia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 48.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.2 to 64.2 and 10 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 51 (44, 51)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).
Puerto Rico (8)
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• Rate : ¶¶¶ Data for Puerto Rico is only available for All Races (includes Hispanics). For more information see data not available.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : ¶¶¶ Data for Puerto Rico is only available for All Races (includes Hispanics). For more information see data not available.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/24/2024 9:35 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.
6 Hispanic mortality recent trend data for the United States has been excluded for the following states: Louisiana, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. The data on Hispanic and non-Hispanic mortality for these states may be unreliable for the time period used in the generation of the recent trend (1990 - 2020) and has been excluded from the calculation of the United States recent trend. This was based on the NCHS Policy.

7 Data on Hispanic and non-Hispanic mortality may be unreliable for the time period used in the generation of the recent trend (1990 - 2020) for this state and the user is cautioned against drawing conclusions from such data. This was based on the NCHS Policy.

8 Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

¶¶¶ Data for Puerto Rico is only available for All Races (includes Hispanics). For more information see data not available.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

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.
NHIA (NAACCR Hispanic Identification Algorithm) was used for Hispanic Ethnicity (see Technical Notes section of the USCS).
Statistics for minorities may be affected by inconsistent race identification between the cancer case reports (sources for numerator of rate) and data from the Census Bureau (source for denominator of rate); and from undercounts of some population groups in the census.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.