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All Cancer Sites, 2012-2016

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

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Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4?
Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(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 Yes 51.3 (51.2, 51.4) 177,172 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.3)
Mississippi Yes 72.3 (70.9, 73.6) 2,289 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.8)
Kentucky Yes 68.4 (67.3, 69.4) 3,365 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.2, 0.0)
West Virginia Yes 67.3 (65.7, 68.9) 1,482 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.1, -0.3)
Louisiana Yes 65.5 (64.4, 66.5) 3,276 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)
Arkansas Yes 65.2 (63.9, 66.5) 2,064 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.1)
Tennessee Yes 64.1 (63.3, 65.0) 4,641 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Alabama Yes 63.6 (62.6, 64.6) 3,394 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.3, -1.0)
District of Columbia Yes 63.1 (60.3, 66.0) 392 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.0, -2.5)
Oklahoma Yes 62.6 (61.5, 63.7) 2,529 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.2, -1.0)
South Carolina Yes 59.7 (58.7, 60.7) 3,201 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.6, -1.5)
Missouri Yes 58.6 (57.8, 59.5) 3,949 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)
Ohio Yes 58.5 (57.9, 59.1) 7,701 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.2)
Indiana Yes 58.4 (57.6, 59.3) 4,186 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.3)
Delaware Yes 55.0 (53.0, 57.1) 583 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.8)
Michigan Yes 55.0 (54.3, 55.6) 6,269 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.3)
Georgia Yes 54.8 (54.2, 55.5) 5,797 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.5, -0.9)
North Carolina Yes 54.8 (54.1, 55.4) 5,944 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.8, -1.7)
Florida Yes 53.8 (53.3, 54.2) 11,859 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.8, -0.7)
Pennsylvania Yes 52.7 (52.1, 53.2) 7,781 falling falling trend -1.9 (-1.9, -1.8)
Maine Yes 52.0 (50.4, 53.7) 880 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.1, -1.7)
Illinois Yes 51.8 (51.2, 52.3) 7,253 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.2, -2.0)
Iowa Yes 51.6 (50.5, 52.7) 1,759 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.2)
Kansas Yes 51.0 (49.9, 52.2) 1,571 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.3)
Vermont Yes 50.5 (48.2, 52.9) 392 stable stable trend -0.8 (-1.6, 0.1)
Maryland Yes 50.2 (49.4, 51.0) 3,362 falling falling trend -1.2 (-2.1, -0.2)
Texas Yes 50.0 (49.6, 50.4) 13,260 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.1)
Virginia Yes 49.9 (49.2, 50.5) 4,553 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.2, -2.0)
Rhode Island Yes 49.5 (47.6, 51.3) 600 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.4, -2.1)
Oregon Yes 48.7 (47.8, 49.6) 2,212 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.7)
Nebraska Yes 47.9 (46.5, 49.4) 952 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.5, -0.5)
Wisconsin Yes 47.6 (46.8, 48.4) 3,144 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.7)
Alaska Yes 47.5 (45.4, 49.8) 385 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.9, -1.2)
New Hampshire Yes 47.3 (45.7, 48.8) 781 stable stable trend 1.4 (-2.5, 5.5)
South Dakota Yes 47.2 (45.2, 49.4) 433 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.9, -1.3)
New York Yes 47.0 (46.6, 47.4) 10,146 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.5, -1.2)
Nevada Yes 46.9 (45.8, 48.1) 1,429 stable stable trend 0.2 (-2.9, 3.2)
Arizona Yes 46.3 (45.6, 47.1) 3,173 falling falling trend -1.8 (-3.0, -0.6)
New Mexico Yes 45.6 (44.3, 46.9) 1,029 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.1)
Montana Yes 45.6 (43.8, 47.4) 556 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.0, -1.4)
Washington Yes 45.4 (44.7, 46.0) 3,561 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.0, -1.9)
Hawaii 8 Yes 45.4 (43.8, 46.9) 702 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.3)
New Jersey Yes 44.8 (44.2, 45.4) 4,501 falling falling trend -2.6 (-2.7, -2.5)
Massachusetts Yes 44.7 (44.0, 45.4) 3,415 falling falling trend -2.5 (-2.7, -2.4)
Idaho Yes 44.3 (42.8, 45.7) 754 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.3)
Minnesota Yes 43.9 (43.1, 44.7) 2,665 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.0, -1.8)
California Yes 43.8 (43.5, 44.1) 17,408 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.0, -1.4)
North Dakota Yes 42.8 (40.7, 45.0) 334 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.4, -1.9)
Connecticut Yes 42.3 (41.4, 43.3) 1,768 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.4, -2.2)
Wyoming Yes 41.9 (39.7, 44.3) 280 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.3, -1.5)
Puerto Rico 8 Yes 40.6 (39.6, 41.6) 1,475 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.9, 1.0)
Colorado Yes 39.2 (38.5, 40.0) 2,285 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.1, -1.9)
Utah Yes 37.4 (36.3, 38.5) 928 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.9, -1.4)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/07/2020 5:52 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 1969-2016 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.

Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Service Areas are a single county or cluster of contiguous counties which are relatively self-contained with respect to hospital care. For more detailed information, please see Health Service Area information page.
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.

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