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Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites), 2015-2019

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes

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Met Healthy People Objective of ***?
Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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CI*Rank⋔
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Recent Trend
Recent 5-Year Trend in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
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United States *** 2.2 (2.2, 2.3) N/A 1,823 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.4, -0.3)
California *** 2.4 (2.2, 2.5) 6 (3, 26) 240 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.9, -1.3)
Texas *** 2.4 (2.3, 2.6) 5 (2, 24) 197 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.0, -1.4)
Florida *** 2.4 (2.2, 2.6) 8 (2, 32) 111 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.9, -1.0)
New York *** 2.3 (2.1, 2.5) 17 (4, 36) 105 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.8)
Illinois *** 2.2 (1.9, 2.4) 31 (5, 42) 70 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.0, -1.1)
Pennsylvania *** 2.2 (1.9, 2.4) 27 (5, 42) 65 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.0, -0.9)
Georgia *** 2.2 (2.0, 2.5) 18 (3, 41) 62 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.4, -0.3)
Ohio *** 2.0 (1.7, 2.2) 38 (13, 45) 58 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.5, -1.7)
Michigan *** 2.2 (1.9, 2.4) 28 (4, 42) 53 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.6, -0.1)
North Carolina *** 2.0 (1.8, 2.3) 37 (10, 45) 52 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.3, -1.3)
New Jersey *** 2.2 (1.9, 2.5) 24 (3, 42) 48 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.2, -1.1)
Virginia *** 2.1 (1.8, 2.3) 35 (6, 44) 43 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.3, -1.0)
Arizona *** 2.2 (1.9, 2.5) 29 (3, 44) 40 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.7, -0.3)
Tennessee *** 2.3 (2.0, 2.7) 13 (1, 41) 39 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.7, -0.7)
Indiana *** 2.2 (1.9, 2.5) 22 (3, 43) 39 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.0, -0.7)
Washington *** 2.1 (1.8, 2.5) 32 (4, 44) 39 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.2, -1.1)
Maryland *** 2.3 (2.0, 2.7) 15 (1, 42) 35 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.7, -1.3)
Massachusetts *** 2.2 (1.9, 2.5) 26 (2, 43) 34 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.1, -0.7)
Missouri *** 2.2 (1.9, 2.6) 20 (2, 44) 34 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.9, -0.4)
Minnesota *** 2.2 (1.8, 2.5) 25 (2, 44) 31 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.8, -0.8)
Wisconsin *** 2.1 (1.7, 2.4) 34 (4, 45) 30 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.4, -1.0)
South Carolina *** 2.4 (2.0, 2.8) 11 (1, 42) 29 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.7, -1.1)
Alabama *** 2.3 (2.0, 2.8) 12 (1, 42) 29 falling falling trend -1.2 (-2.0, -0.5)
Oklahoma *** 2.7 (2.2, 3.1) 2 (1, 35) 28 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.6, -0.1)
Colorado *** 1.9 (1.6, 2.3) 39 (9, 47) 27 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.6, -0.7)
Kentucky *** 2.2 (1.8, 2.6) 21 (2, 45) 25 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.3, -0.6)
Louisiana *** 1.8 (1.5, 2.2) 42 (14, 48) 22 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.6, -0.8)
Connecticut *** 2.5 (2.0, 3.0) 4 (1, 41) 21
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Oregon *** 2.1 (1.7, 2.5) 33 (3, 47) 20 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.4, -0.7)
Iowa *** 2.3 (1.8, 2.8) 16 (1, 45) 19 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.5, -0.6)
Kansas *** 2.4 (1.9, 2.9) 7 (1, 44) 19 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.5, -0.5)
Arkansas *** 2.2 (1.8, 2.7) 19 (1, 46) 17 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.5, -0.8)
Mississippi *** 2.2 (1.7, 2.7) 30 (2, 46) 17 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.8, -0.2)
Utah *** 1.6 (1.3, 2.0) 45 (22, 48) 16
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Nevada *** 2.0 (1.6, 2.6) 36 (2, 47) 15 falling falling trend -1.2 (-2.2, -0.1)
Nebraska *** 2.6 (2.0, 3.3) 3 (1, 43) 14
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Puerto Rico 8 *** 1.7 (1.3, 2.2) N/A 12 stable stable trend -5.4 (-22.2, 14.9)
Idaho *** 2.3 (1.8, 3.0) 14 (1, 46) 11
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Hawaii 8 *** 3.1 (2.3, 4.0) 1 (1, 40) 10
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New Mexico *** 1.8 (1.3, 2.4) 43 (4, 48) 10
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Maine *** 2.4 (1.6, 3.3) 10 (1, 47) 7
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New Hampshire *** 2.2 (1.5, 3.1) 23 (1, 48) 7
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West Virginia *** 1.4 (0.9, 2.0) 47 (18, 48) 6
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Alaska *** 2.4 (1.5, 3.5) 9 (1, 48) 5
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Montana *** 1.9 (1.2, 2.8) 40 (1, 48) 5
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South Dakota *** 1.8 (1.2, 2.8) 41 (1, 48) 4
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Rhode Island *** 1.6 (1.0, 2.5) 44 (2, 48) 4
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Delaware *** 1.4 (0.8, 2.3) 48 (6, 48) 3
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North Dakota *** 1.6 (0.9, 2.6) 46 (2, 48) 3
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District of Columbia ***
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3 or fewer
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Vermont ***
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3 or fewer
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Wyoming ***
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3 or fewer
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Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/28/2022 7:36 am.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of estimates:
District of Columbia, Vermont, Wyoming

† 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.
⋔ 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.

* 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.
CI*Rank data for Puerto Rico is not available.

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