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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 Rate

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


Wyoming


West Virginia


Idaho


Utah


Delaware


Tennessee


New Hampshire


Kentucky


Oklahoma


Colorado


Iowa


Missouri


Ohio


Nebraska


Montana


Washington


Kansas


Maine


Indiana


Oregon


Wisconsin


Nevada


South Dakota


Pennsylvania


Arizona


Florida


New Mexico


Rhode Island


Alabama


Massachusetts


North Carolina


Vermont


Virginia


Michigan


Minnesota


Mississippi


Georgia


South Carolina


Connecticut


North Dakota


California


Arkansas


Illinois


New Jersey


Maryland


Texas


Alaska


New York


Louisiana


Hawaii (8)


District of Columbia


Puerto Rico (8)




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/30/2022 12:48 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.