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Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites), 2014-2018

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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Average Annual Count
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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 1,850 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.2, 0.0)
Delaware *** 1.6 (0.9, 2.5) 45 (2, 47) 4
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Alaska *** 1.8 (1.1, 2.9) 43 (1, 47) 4
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Rhode Island *** 1.5 (0.9, 2.4) 46 (2, 47) 4
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Montana *** 2.0 (1.3, 3.0) 35 (1, 47) 5
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South Dakota *** 2.2 (1.4, 3.2) 25 (1, 47) 5
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Maine *** 2.1 (1.4, 2.9) 33 (1, 47) 6
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West Virginia *** 1.5 (1.0, 2.2) 47 (13, 47) 6
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New Hampshire *** 2.5 (1.8, 3.5) 3 (1, 46) 8
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Hawaii 8 *** 2.8 (2.1, 3.7) 1 (1, 44) 9
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Idaho *** 1.9 (1.4, 2.6) 41 (2, 47) 9
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New Mexico *** 2.1 (1.6, 2.7) 31 (1, 47) 11
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Puerto Rico 8 *** 1.5 (1.2, 2.0) N/A 12 stable stable trend -5.4 (-22.2, 14.9)
Nebraska *** 2.4 (1.8, 3.0) 16 (1, 45) 12
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Arkansas *** 2.1 (1.6, 2.6) 32 (2, 47) 16
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Nevada *** 2.3 (1.8, 2.8) 19 (1, 45) 17
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Utah *** 1.7 (1.4, 2.2) 44 (16, 47) 17 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.9, -0.9)
Mississippi *** 2.2 (1.8, 2.7) 21 (1, 45) 18 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.8, -0.1)
Iowa *** 2.3 (1.9, 2.8) 18 (1, 45) 19 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.5, -0.5)
Oregon *** 2.0 (1.6, 2.4) 39 (5, 47) 19
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Kansas *** 2.5 (2.0, 3.1) 4 (1, 42) 20 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.3, -0.3)
Connecticut *** 2.4 (2.0, 2.9) 11 (1, 44) 21
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Louisiana *** 2.0 (1.7, 2.4) 36 (5, 46) 25 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.4, -0.7)
Kentucky *** 2.4 (2.0, 2.8) 12 (1, 42) 27 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.4, 0.7)
Oklahoma *** 2.6 (2.2, 3.1) 2 (1, 35) 28 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.7, -0.1)
Colorado *** 2.0 (1.7, 2.4) 38 (7, 46) 28 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.7, -0.7)
Wisconsin *** 2.0 (1.6, 2.3) 40 (9, 46) 28 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.6, -1.3)
Alabama *** 2.4 (2.1, 2.9) 8 (1, 40) 30 falling falling trend -1.2 (-2.0, -0.4)
South Carolina *** 2.4 (2.1, 2.9) 7 (1, 39) 30 stable stable trend 7.6 (-3.3, 19.8)
Minnesota *** 2.2 (1.9, 2.6) 24 (2, 44) 31 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.8, -0.8)
Massachusetts *** 2.1 (1.8, 2.4) 30 (4, 45) 33 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.2, -0.7)
Maryland *** 2.4 (2.0, 2.7) 13 (1, 41) 36 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.7, -1.2)
Missouri *** 2.4 (2.1, 2.8) 10 (1, 38) 37 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.8, -0.2)
Washington *** 2.1 (1.8, 2.4) 28 (5, 45) 38 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.3, -1.1)
Arizona *** 2.1 (1.8, 2.4) 26 (4, 44) 39 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.9, -0.5)
Indiana *** 2.2 (1.9, 2.5) 23 (3, 44) 39 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.0, -0.6)
Tennessee *** 2.4 (2.0, 2.7) 14 (1, 40) 39 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.8, -0.7)
Virginia *** 1.9 (1.6, 2.2) 42 (17, 47) 40 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.5, -1.2)
New Jersey *** 2.2 (2.0, 2.5) 22 (3, 43) 49 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.3, -1.1)
North Carolina *** 2.1 (1.9, 2.4) 27 (7, 44) 54 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.3, -1.2)
Michigan *** 2.4 (2.1, 2.6) 15 (2, 37) 58 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.5, 0.1)
Ohio *** 2.0 (1.8, 2.3) 37 (14, 45) 59 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.5, -1.6)
Pennsylvania *** 2.1 (1.8, 2.3) 34 (11, 44) 62 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.2, -1.0)
Georgia *** 2.3 (2.1, 2.6) 17 (2, 37) 65 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.5, -0.3)
Illinois *** 2.1 (1.9, 2.3) 29 (10, 43) 69 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.0, -1.0)
New York *** 2.3 (2.1, 2.5) 20 (5, 36) 106 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.8)
Florida *** 2.5 (2.3, 2.7) 5 (1, 26) 115 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.8, -0.9)
Texas *** 2.5 (2.3, 2.6) 6 (2, 23) 199 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.0, -1.3)
California *** 2.4 (2.3, 2.6) 9 (2, 25) 244 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.9, -1.3)
District of Columbia ***
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3 or fewer
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North Dakota ***
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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 12/01/2020 12:47 am.

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 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 1969-2017 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.

*** No Healthy People 2020 Objective for this cancer.
Healthy People 2020 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 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.

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.

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