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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report by State

Melanoma of the Skin, 2015-2019

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

Sorted by CI*Rank

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 0.0 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:

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


Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


United States


Puerto Rico (8)


District of Columbia


Hawaii (8)


Louisiana


New York


Alaska


Texas


Maryland


New Jersey


Illinois


Arkansas


California


North Dakota


Connecticut


South Carolina


Georgia


Mississippi


Minnesota


Michigan


Virginia


Vermont


North Carolina


Massachusetts


Alabama


Rhode Island


New Mexico


Florida


Arizona


Pennsylvania


South Dakota


Nevada


Wisconsin


Oregon


Indiana


Maine


Kansas


Washington


Montana


Nebraska


Ohio


Missouri


Iowa


Colorado


Oklahoma


Kentucky


New Hampshire


Tennessee


Delaware


Utah


Idaho


West Virginia


Wyoming




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/13/2022 8:09 am.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
† 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.
* 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).


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.