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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report by State

Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites), 2012-2016

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages <20

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

  • 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


    South Dakota


    New Hampshire


    Kentucky


    Indiana


    Nebraska


    Texas


    Oklahoma


    California


    Hawaii (8)


    Tennessee


    Iowa


    Kansas


    Missouri


    Michigan


    Washington


    Georgia


    Maryland


    Florida


    New Mexico


    Mississippi


    New Jersey


    Alabama


    New York


    Louisiana


    Minnesota


    Arizona


    Illinois


    Colorado


    Pennsylvania


    Virginia


    Arkansas


    Nevada


    North Carolina


    Massachusetts


    Oregon


    Ohio


    South Carolina


    Delaware


    Maine


    Puerto Rico (8)


    Wisconsin


    West Virginia


    Connecticut


    Utah


    Alaska


    Idaho


    Montana


    Rhode Island


    District of Columbia North Dakota Vermont Wyoming

    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/05/2020 5:36 am.

    *** No Healthy People 2020 Objective for this cancer.
    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 1969-2016 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.

    Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Health Service Areas are a single county or cluster of contiguous counties which are relatively self-contained with respect to hospital care. For more detailed information, please see Health Service Area information page.
    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.