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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report by StateAll Cancer Sites, 2011-2015White (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All AgesSorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 161.4 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:

• 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.

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

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.6 to 164.0 and 499,171 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.4.

#### Kentucky

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 199.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 198.1 to 201.8 and 9,424 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.8.

#### West Virginia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 193.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.0 to 196.1 and 4,628 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.8.

#### Arkansas

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 185.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.5 to 187.8 and 5,729 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to -0.6.

#### Mississippi

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 185.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.9 to 187.9 and 4,357 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.7.

#### Oklahoma

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 185.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.0 to 187.0 and 6,963 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.7.

#### Tennessee

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 182.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.8 to 183.8 and 11,878 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.1.

#### Indiana

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 180.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.8 to 181.7 and 12,258 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.1.

#### Ohio

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 178.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.2 to 179.3 and 22,375 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.1.

#### Louisiana

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 177.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.4 to 179.3 and 6,427 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.2.

#### Alabama

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 177.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.5 to 179.1 and 7,879 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.3.

#### Maine

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 177.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.3 to 179.9 and 3,217 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.1.

#### Missouri

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 176.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.6 to 177.5 and 11,462 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.0.

#### Delaware

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 171.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.4 to 175.1 and 1,591 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.2.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 170.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.2 to 173.0 and 4,169 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.4.

#### Rhode Island

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 170.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.2 to 173.9 and 2,126 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3.

#### Michigan

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 170.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.9 to 171.2 and 17,676 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -1.0.

#### Illinois

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 169.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.6 to 170.7 and 20,220 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.1.

#### Pennsylvania

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 169.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.6 to 170.5 and 25,672 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3.

#### South Carolina

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.5 to 170.0 and 7,211 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.1.

#### Vermont

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.0 to 172.3 and 1,339 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.1.

#### Iowa

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 167.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.9 to 169.7 and 6,331 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.7.

#### New Hampshire

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 166.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.9 to 169.7 and 2,664 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3.

#### Oregon

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 166.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.8 to 168.2 and 7,536 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

#### Georgia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 165.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.8 to 166.5 and 11,701 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.2.

#### North Carolina

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 165.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.8 to 166.2 and 14,613 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3.

#### Kansas

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 164.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.8 to 166.9 and 5,093 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.7.

#### Massachusetts

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.9 to 164.6 and 11,937 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.7.

#### Wisconsin

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 162.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.5 to 164.3 and 10,702 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -1.0.

#### Washington

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 162.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.6 to 163.4 and 11,075 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to 0.4.

#### Virginia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 161.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.2 to 162.9 and 11,306 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

#### New Jersey

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 161.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.2 to 162.6 and 13,896 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.7.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 160.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.2 to 163.2 and 3,305 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.7.

#### New York

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 160.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.2 to 160.9 and 28,949 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.2.

#### Maryland

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 160.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.4 to 161.7 and 7,308 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.6.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 160.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.3 to 165.8 and 707 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.2.

#### Hawaii (8)

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 158.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.4 to 164.3 and 740 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9.

#### South Dakota

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 157.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.3 to 161.6 and 1,539 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.0.

#### Idaho

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 156.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.5 to 158.9 and 2,651 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.8.

#### Florida

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 155.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.1 to 156.6 and 37,892 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.4.

#### Texas

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 155.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.1 to 156.6 and 32,809 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.2.

#### Montana

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 155.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.6 to 159.0 and 1,935 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 1.7.

#### Minnesota

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 154.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.5 to 156.4 and 9,116 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.2.

#### California

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 153.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.6 to 153.9 and 46,848 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.4.

#### North Dakota

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 152.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.4 to 156.2 and 1,247 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.1.

#### Connecticut

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 151.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.6 to 153.1 and 6,085 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.7.

#### Wyoming

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 148.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.3 to 153.2 and 913 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.4.

#### New Mexico

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 148.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.7 to 150.4 and 3,195 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.1.

#### Arizona

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 147.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.8 to 148.3 and 10,501 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.3.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 140.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.0 to 142.1 and 6,905 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.5.

#### Utah

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 127.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.3 to 129.6 and 2,828 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.9.

#### District of Columbia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 113.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 106.7 to 120.0 and 243 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -2.0.
Puerto Rico (8)
• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• Recent Trend : * 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).

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 03/20/2019 5:12 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 rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2015 US Population Data File is used for 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.

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 availablility, 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.