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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report by StateAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020Black Non-Hispanic, Both Sexes, All AgesSorted by CI*Rank

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

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 174.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.1 to 175.3 and 70,283 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -2.0.

#### Wisconsin

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 219.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 211.2 to 228.0 and 598 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 3)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.8.

#### Mississippi

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 201.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.8 to 205.8 and 2,149 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (2, 7)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.4.

#### Iowa

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 201.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.2 to 218.8 and 132 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 23)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.5.

#### Nebraska

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 196.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.9 to 212.6 and 132 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.0.

#### Illinois

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 196.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 193.2 to 198.9 and 3,718 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (2, 12)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.6.

#### Oklahoma

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 194.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.8 to 202.5 and 523 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (2, 17)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.3.

#### District of Columbia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 194.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.2 to 201.0 and 754 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (2, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.6.

#### Louisiana

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 194.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.1 to 197.8 and 2,841 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (3, 13)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.2.

#### Arkansas

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 193.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.9 to 200.1 and 849 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (2, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.7.

#### Pennsylvania

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 193.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.7 to 196.4 and 2,707 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (3, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.7.

#### West Virginia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 192.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.8 to 208.6 and 133 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (2, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.2.

#### Missouri

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 192.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.3 to 196.8 and 1,320 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (3, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.6.

#### Tennessee

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 190.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.2 to 194.2 and 1,978 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (5, 17)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -2.3.

#### Ohio

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 185.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.3 to 188.7 and 2,769 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (11, 20)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.9.

#### Indiana

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 184.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.2 to 189.6 and 1,032 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (10, 23)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -2.0.

#### Michigan

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 184.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.8 to 187.3 and 2,646 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (12, 20)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -1.9.

#### Kansas

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 183.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.9 to 194.0 and 281 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (4, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.6.

#### Kentucky

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 183.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.1 to 190.6 and 623 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (8, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -2.0.

#### Alabama

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 180.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.0 to 183.7 and 2,389 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (14, 25)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -2.0.

#### South Carolina

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 179.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.8 to 182.2 and 2,600 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (15, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.7.

#### Texas

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 178.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.8 to 180.4 and 5,187 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (17, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -2.1.

#### North Carolina

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 176.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.7 to 178.7 and 4,074 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (18, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.8.

#### California

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 175.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.4 to 178.1 and 4,405 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (19, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.8.

#### Virginia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 174.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.5 to 177.3 and 2,963 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (19, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -2.0.

#### Delaware

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 172.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.7 to 181.1 and 371 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (15, 33)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -2.3.

#### New Jersey

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.4 to 172.1 and 2,062 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (25, 33)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -2.1.

#### Maryland

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.8 to 171.3 and 3,188 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (25, 33)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -2.0.

#### Nevada

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.8 to 175.6 and 431 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (19, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.5.

#### Oregon

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 167.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.2 to 182.4 and 116 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (12, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.3.

#### Georgia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 166.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.4 to 168.8 and 4,864 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (26, 34)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.9.

#### Minnesota

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 166.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.6 to 175.6 and 327 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (19, 37)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -2.0.

#### Washington

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 156.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.9 to 164.6 and 366 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (27, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.7.

#### Arizona

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 156.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.2 to 163.5 and 415 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 33 (29, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.7.

#### Utah

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 155.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.7 to 187.3 and 28 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 34 (2, 48)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -1.6.

#### Florida

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 154.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.8 to 156.8 and 4,867 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 35 (32, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -2.1.

#### Colorado

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 154.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.3 to 162.9 and 295 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 36 (30, 43)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.6.

#### Connecticut

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 151.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.8 to 157.6 and 542 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 37 (32, 43)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.9.

#### Vermont

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 150.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 101.6 to 211.6 and 8 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 38 (1, 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).

#### New Mexico

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 147.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.9 to 165.3 and 62 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 39 (25, 47)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.0.

#### New York

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 147.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.2 to 149.0 and 4,724 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 40 (36, 43)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -3.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.3 to -2.0.

#### North Dakota

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 142.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 88.7 to 212.7 and 9 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 41 (1, 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).

#### Maine

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 138.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 106.9 to 176.3 and 15 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 42 (7, 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).

#### Massachusetts

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 138.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.7 to 143.7 and 630 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 43 (39, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -2.6.

#### Alaska

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 138.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 112.2 to 168.5 and 24 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 44 (17, 49)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -0.8.

#### Hawaii (8)

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 132.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 107.8 to 159.7 and 24 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 45 (26, 49)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.3.

#### Rhode Island

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 125.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 112.6 to 139.8 and 72 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 46 (40, 49)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -4.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.5 to -3.5.

#### New Hampshire

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 112.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 85.2 to 145.4 and 14 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 47 (31, 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).

#### Idaho

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 104.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 70.3 to 148.3 and 8 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 48 (31, 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).

#### Wyoming

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 99.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.7 to 149.3 and 5 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 49 (23, 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).

#### South Dakota

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 87.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.8 to 131.1 and 7 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 50 (37, 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).
Montana
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• CI*Rank⋔ : *
• 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 04/21/2024 11:05 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.

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.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.