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All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

White Non-Hispanic, Both Sexes, All Ages

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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 6 *** 157.2 (157.0, 157.4) N/A 465,073 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.7)
Kentucky *** 189.5 (187.8, 191.2) 1 (1, 1) 9,472 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.6, -1.2)
West Virginia *** 181.7 (179.3, 184.1) 2 (2, 4) 4,526 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -1.0)
Oklahoma 6, 7 *** 179.5 (177.6, 181.5) 3 (2, 4) 6,895 falling falling trend -0.7 (-0.8, -0.6)
Mississippi *** 178.5 (176.1, 181.0) 4 (2, 5) 4,354 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.0, -0.7)
Arkansas *** 175.0 (172.9, 177.2) 5 (4, 7) 5,583 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.5, -1.4)
Tennessee *** 174.1 (172.6, 175.5) 6 (5, 7) 12,092 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.8, -0.9)
Indiana *** 171.8 (170.4, 173.2) 7 (6, 10) 12,165 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.1)
Ohio *** 170.0 (169.0, 171.1) 8 (7, 11) 22,190 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.1)
Nevada *** 169.3 (166.9, 171.8) 9 (7, 14) 3,990 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.3)
Alabama *** 169.2 (167.5, 170.9) 10 (7, 13) 7,894 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.2)
Maine *** 168.6 (166.0, 171.3) 11 (7, 14) 3,284 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.3)
Louisiana 6, 7 *** 167.4 (165.5, 169.3) 12 (8, 15) 6,302 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.7, -0.7)
Missouri *** 166.1 (164.7, 167.5) 13 (11, 15) 11,359 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.2)
Delaware *** 165.0 (161.3, 168.7) 14 (8, 20) 1,651 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.2)
Rhode Island *** 163.3 (160.0, 166.6) 15 (11, 22) 2,009 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.3)
Michigan *** 161.5 (160.5, 162.7) 16 (14, 19) 17,527 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.1)
Illinois *** 161.4 (160.4, 162.5) 17 (14, 20) 18,599 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.0, -1.7)
Vermont *** 160.6 (156.7, 164.6) 18 (13, 29) 1,370 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -0.9)
Pennsylvania *** 159.6 (158.7, 160.5) 19 (17, 23) 24,623 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Kansas *** 159.2 (157.2, 161.3) 20 (16, 26) 4,976 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.2, -0.9)
Iowa *** 159.1 (157.3, 160.9) 21 (16, 26) 6,188 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.3, -0.9)
South Carolina *** 158.9 (157.2, 160.5) 22 (17, 26) 7,551 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.2)
Georgia *** 158.6 (157.3, 159.9) 23 (18, 26) 11,875 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.2)
Oregon *** 157.0 (155.4, 158.7) 24 (19, 30) 7,457 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.4)
New Hampshire 6, 7 *** 156.7 (154.0, 159.4) 25 (18, 35) 2,733 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Texas *** 156.5 (155.7, 157.4) 26 (23, 29) 26,105 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.5, -1.4)
North Carolina *** 156.3 (155.1, 157.4) 27 (23, 30) 14,823 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.4)
Washington *** 154.8 (153.5, 156.1) 28 (25, 35) 11,156 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.4)
Nebraska *** 154.6 (152.1, 157.0) 29 (23, 37) 3,254 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.9)
Virginia *** 154.3 (153.0, 155.6) 30 (26, 36) 11,334 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.4)
New Jersey *** 154.0 (152.7, 155.2) 31 (27, 36) 12,246 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.7)
Wisconsin *** 153.6 (152.2, 154.9) 32 (27, 37) 10,510 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.1, -1.4)
Idaho *** 153.5 (150.9, 156.1) 33 (24, 38) 2,805 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.0, -0.8)
Florida *** 153.3 (152.5, 154.1) 34 (29, 36) 33,690 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.3, -1.7)
Maryland *** 152.8 (151.2, 154.5) 35 (28, 37) 7,051 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.6)
South Dakota *** 152.7 (149.3, 156.3) 36 (23, 40) 1,562 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.8)
California *** 150.9 (150.2, 151.7) 37 (35, 39) 36,381 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.4, -1.5)
Massachusetts *** 149.7 (148.4, 151.0) 38 (36, 40) 11,136 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.3, -2.0)
New York *** 147.7 (146.8, 148.5) 39 (38, 43) 24,830 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Hawaii 8 *** 146.9 (141.7, 152.3) 40 (29, 47) 706 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.1)
Minnesota *** 146.8 (145.4, 148.2) 41 (39, 44) 9,212 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.3)
Montana *** 146.3 (143.3, 149.3) 42 (37, 46) 1,948 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.4)
Alaska *** 144.8 (139.7, 150.0) 43 (35, 48) 699 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.3)
North Dakota *** 143.0 (139.3, 146.7) 44 (39, 48) 1,223 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.0)
New Mexico *** 142.6 (139.7, 145.5) 45 (40, 48) 2,089 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.1)
Connecticut *** 142.2 (140.4, 143.9) 46 (42, 47) 5,628 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.1, -1.7)
Wyoming *** 139.7 (135.5, 144.0) 47 (42, 48) 903 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.5)
Arizona *** 139.0 (137.7, 140.3) 48 (46, 48) 9,556 falling falling trend -2.5 (-3.7, -1.3)
Colorado *** 132.2 (130.7, 133.6) 49 (49, 49) 6,460 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.6)
Utah *** 123.6 (121.6, 125.7) 50 (50, 50) 2,878 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.9)
District of Columbia *** 101.5 (95.5, 107.7) 51 (51, 51) 226 stable stable trend 1.5 (-5.0, 8.4)
Puerto Rico 8 ***
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Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/27/2021 2:49 am.

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.

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 - 2019) 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 - 2019) 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 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.

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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