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All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

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Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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(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 *** 152.4 (152.3, 152.6) N/A 598,381 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.3, -1.8)
Kentucky *** 186.6 (185.0, 188.3) 1 (1, 2) 10,186 falling falling trend -2.5 (-3.7, -1.4)
Mississippi *** 183.8 (181.7, 185.8) 2 (1, 3) 6,535 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -1.0)
West Virginia *** 180.2 (177.9, 182.6) 3 (2, 4) 4,688 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -1.0)
Oklahoma *** 178.0 (176.3, 179.8) 4 (3, 5) 8,266 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.0, -0.8)
Arkansas *** 174.2 (172.3, 176.1) 5 (4, 7) 6,566 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.1, -1.6)
Tennessee *** 173.9 (172.6, 175.2) 6 (5, 7) 14,298 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.1, -1.4)
Louisiana *** 172.5 (170.9, 174.1) 7 (5, 8) 9,385 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.6)
Alabama *** 170.0 (168.5, 171.5) 8 (7, 11) 10,416 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.5)
Indiana *** 169.6 (168.3, 170.9) 9 (7, 11) 13,478 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.4, -1.3)
Ohio *** 169.4 (168.5, 170.4) 10 (8, 11) 25,376 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.3)
Maine *** 168.0 (165.4, 170.7) 11 (7, 12) 3,350 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Missouri *** 166.3 (165.0, 167.6) 12 (11, 13) 12,909 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.3)
Michigan *** 162.7 (161.6, 163.7) 13 (13, 16) 20,843 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.2)
South Carolina *** 161.5 (160.1, 163.0) 14 (13, 17) 10,303 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Delaware *** 161.5 (158.4, 164.7) 15 (12, 22) 2,079 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Pennsylvania *** 160.2 (159.4, 161.1) 16 (14, 18) 28,268 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.7, -1.6)
Vermont *** 159.0 (155.2, 162.9) 17 (13, 29) 1,391 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.1)
Illinois *** 158.5 (157.6, 159.4) 18 (16, 22) 24,208 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.0, -1.8)
Kansas *** 158.3 (156.4, 160.2) 19 (15, 24) 5,561 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.0)
North Carolina *** 157.9 (156.9, 158.9) 20 (16, 24) 19,588 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Iowa *** 157.7 (155.9, 159.5) 21 (16, 25) 6,431 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.3, -1.0)
Georgia *** 156.7 (155.7, 157.8) 22 (18, 26) 17,283 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Rhode Island *** 156.2 (153.2, 159.2) 23 (15, 31) 2,187 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
District of Columbia *** 155.0 (150.8, 159.4) 24 (15, 35) 1,048 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.5, -2.2)
Wisconsin *** 154.7 (153.4, 156.0) 25 (22, 30) 11,440 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.1, -1.4)
South Dakota *** 154.6 (151.2, 158.1) 26 (17, 34) 1,684 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.8)
New Hampshire *** 154.0 (151.4, 156.6) 27 (20, 33) 2,788 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.4)
Nevada *** 153.9 (152.0, 155.8) 28 (22, 33) 5,228 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.6)
Oregon *** 153.7 (152.2, 155.3) 29 (23, 32) 8,099 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Nebraska *** 152.6 (150.3, 154.9) 30 (23, 35) 3,498 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.3, -1.0)
Virginia *** 152.4 (151.3, 153.5) 31 (26, 33) 15,046 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.7)
Maryland *** 151.5 (150.2, 152.9) 32 (28, 35) 10,789 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.8)
Idaho *** 149.7 (147.3, 152.2) 33 (28, 39) 2,946 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.1, -0.8)
Alaska *** 149.6 (145.2, 154.2) 34 (23, 42) 975 falling falling trend -3.2 (-4.6, -1.6)
Washington *** 149.4 (148.2, 150.6) 35 (32, 37) 12,739 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.6)
Montana *** 148.2 (145.2, 151.1) 36 (30, 42) 2,089 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.9, -1.4)
Minnesota *** 147.0 (145.7, 148.3) 37 (34, 40) 9,926 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.3)
Massachusetts *** 146.9 (145.7, 148.0) 38 (34, 40) 12,724 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.1, -1.9)
Texas *** 146.5 (145.8, 147.1) 39 (36, 40) 40,467 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.6)
North Dakota *** 144.7 (141.1, 148.4) 40 (33, 44) 1,298 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.1)
Florida *** 144.5 (143.9, 145.1) 41 (39, 42) 44,857 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.1, -1.7)
New Jersey *** 144.4 (143.4, 145.4) 42 (39, 43) 16,124 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.2, -2.0)
New York *** 141.0 (140.3, 141.7) 43 (42, 44) 34,708 falling falling trend -2.5 (-2.8, -2.1)
Wyoming *** 138.9 (134.9, 143.0) 44 (40, 48) 971 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.5)
Connecticut *** 138.5 (137.0, 140.1) 45 (44, 47) 6,588 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.9)
New Mexico *** 138.0 (135.9, 140.0) 46 (43, 48) 3,611 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
California *** 137.7 (137.2, 138.2) 47 (44, 47) 59,626 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.7, -1.6)
Arizona *** 135.5 (134.4, 136.6) 48 (46, 48) 12,055 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.5, -1.6)
Colorado *** 131.6 (130.3, 133.0) 49 (49, 50) 7,832 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.5)
Hawaii 8 *** 127.8 (125.5, 130.2) 50 (49, 50) 2,445 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -1.1)
Utah *** 121.8 (119.9, 123.8) 51 (51, 51) 3,186 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -0.9)
Puerto Rico 8 *** 107.4 (106.0, 108.7) N/A 5,113 falling falling trend -2.8 (-4.6, -1.0)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/04/2021 5:13 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.

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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