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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report by State

Breast, 2011-2015

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All Ages

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 20.7 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


    District of Columbia


    Louisiana


    Mississippi


    Oklahoma


    Ohio


    New Jersey


    Maryland


    Illinois


    South Carolina


    Nevada


    West Virginia


    Missouri


    Georgia


    Tennessee


    Pennsylvania


    Alabama


    Virginia


    Michigan


    Kentucky


    Delaware


    Arkansas


    Indiana


    North Carolina


    Idaho


    Utah


    California


    Montana


    Oregon


    New York


    Texas


    Wisconsin


    Nebraska


    Kansas


    South Dakota


    Washington


    Florida


    New Hampshire


    Alaska


    Arizona


    Iowa


    Vermont


    Colorado


    New Mexico


    Minnesota


    Wyoming


    Rhode Island


    Massachusetts


    Connecticut


    Maine


    Puerto Rico (8)


    North Dakota


    Hawaii (8)




    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 03/21/2019 11:54 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.



    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.