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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report by StateAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020White Non-Hispanic, Both Sexes, All AgesSorted by Name

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? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 154.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.1 to 154.6 and 464,265 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.7.

#### Alabama

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 166.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.2 to 168.6 and 7,913 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (7, 12)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.2.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 142.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.0 to 147.0 and 706 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 43 (35, 48)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.4.

#### Arizona

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 135.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.2 to 136.7 and 9,642 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 48 (46, 48)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.6.

#### Arkansas

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 171.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.1 to 173.2 and 5,542 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (4, 8)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.3.

#### California

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 148.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.5 to 148.9 and 35,997 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 37 (35, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.6.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 130.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.0 to 131.9 and 6,552 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 49 (49, 49)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.5.

#### Connecticut

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 139.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.2 to 141.6 and 5,589 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 44 (42, 47)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.7.

#### Delaware

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 161.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.5 to 164.7 and 1,659 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (10, 21)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.2.

#### District of Columbia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 97.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 91.3 to 102.9 and 225 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 51 (51, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -3.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to -3.1.

#### Florida

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 150.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.4 to 151.0 and 33,777 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 35 (30, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.7.

#### Georgia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 155.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.9 to 156.4 and 11,898 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (18, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.3.

#### Hawaii (8)

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 143.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.1 to 148.5 and 702 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 42 (31, 47)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.1.

#### Idaho

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 149.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.7 to 151.8 and 2,822 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 36 (27, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -3.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.2 to -0.3.

#### Illinois

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 158.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.6 to 159.7 and 18,449 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (14, 19)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.1.

#### Indiana

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 169.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.9 to 170.7 and 12,180 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (5, 9)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.2.

#### Iowa

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 155.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.6 to 157.2 and 6,131 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (17, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -1.2.

#### Kansas

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 156.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.5 to 158.6 and 4,949 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (15, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.9.

#### Kentucky

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 185.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.0 to 187.4 and 9,436 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 1)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -1.3.

#### Louisiana (6, 7)

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.6 to 165.3 and 6,257 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (10, 15)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.8.

#### Maine

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 165.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.9 to 168.1 and 3,289 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (7, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3.

#### Maryland

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 150.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.8 to 152.0 and 7,022 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 34 (27, 37)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.6.

#### Massachusetts

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 146.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.3 to 147.9 and 11,052 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 38 (36, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -2.0.

#### Michigan

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 159.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.7 to 160.9 and 17,599 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (14, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.1.

#### Minnesota

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 143.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.4 to 145.1 and 9,192 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 40 (39, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3.

#### Mississippi

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 175.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.8 to 177.6 and 4,326 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (2, 5)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.8.

#### Missouri

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.8 to 164.5 and 11,344 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (11, 15)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.3.

#### Montana

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 143.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.6 to 146.5 and 1,958 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 41 (37, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.4.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 152.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.4 to 155.2 and 3,251 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (20, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.9.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 166.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.0 to 168.8 and 4,019 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (7, 13)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

#### New Hampshire (6, 7)

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 153.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.6 to 155.9 and 2,737 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (18, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.2.

#### New Jersey

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 150.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.5 to 152.0 and 12,062 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 33 (28, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.8.

#### New Mexico

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 138.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.0 to 141.7 and 2,070 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 46 (41, 48)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.2.

#### New York

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 144.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.6 to 145.2 and 24,461 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 39 (39, 43)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.3 to -1.3.

#### North Carolina

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 153.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.1 to 154.3 and 14,906 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (23, 31)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.4.

#### North Dakota

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 139.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.0 to 143.3 and 1,214 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 45 (39, 48)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.1.

#### Ohio

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 167.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.0 to 168.0 and 22,084 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (7, 11)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.0.

#### Oklahoma (6, 7)

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 176.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.7 to 178.6 and 6,878 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (2, 4)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.7.

#### Oregon

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 154.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.5 to 155.7 and 7,485 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (20, 30)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.4.

#### Pennsylvania

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 156.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.9 to 157.7 and 24,439 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (17, 23)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.5.

#### Rhode Island

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 159.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.8 to 162.4 and 1,980 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (12, 25)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3.

#### South Carolina

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 156.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.7 to 157.9 and 7,679 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (17, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.3.

#### South Dakota

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 150.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.4 to 154.4 and 1,575 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (21, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.0.

#### Tennessee

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 170.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.5 to 172.3 and 12,125 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (5, 7)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.1.

#### Texas

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 154.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.0 to 155.7 and 26,329 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (20, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.2.

#### Utah

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 122.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.2 to 124.2 and 2,931 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 50 (50, 50)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.9.

#### Vermont

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 157.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.0 to 161.8 and 1,369 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (12, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.1.

#### Virginia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 151.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.6 to 153.1 and 11,372 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (25, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.4.

#### Washington

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 151.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.0 to 152.6 and 11,137 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (27, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.5.

#### West Virginia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 179.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.9 to 181.7 and 4,507 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (2, 4)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -1.0.

#### Wisconsin

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 151.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.9 to 152.6 and 10,527 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (26, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.4.

#### Wyoming

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 138.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.7 to 143.0 and 920 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 47 (39, 48)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.5.
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 04/16/2024 7:55 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 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.
⋔ 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.

Healthy People 2030 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 - 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.

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.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.