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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Alabama by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

White (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

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


Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


Alabama


United States


Walker County


Crenshaw County


Russell County


Escambia County


Jackson County


Chambers County


Macon County


Dallas County


Lawrence County


Barbour County


Marengo County


Geneva County


Henry County


Fayette County


Talladega County


Bibb County


Lamar County


Clay County


Blount County


Etowah County


Marion County


Covington County


Calhoun County


Colbert County


St. Clair County


Conecuh County


Lowndes County


Franklin County


Pike County


Mobile County


Perry County


Tallapoosa County


Randolph County


Cullman County


Marshall County


Dale County


Chilton County


Morgan County


Elmore County


Coffee County


Cherokee County


Lee County


Sumter County


Washington County


Monroe County


Coosa County


DeKalb County


Jefferson County


Winston County


Wilcox County


Autauga County


Montgomery County


Houston County


Lauderdale County


Madison County


Baldwin County


Greene County


Bullock County


Tuscaloosa County


Butler County


Limestone County


Cleburne County


Clarke County


Hale County


Choctaw County


Pickens County


Shelby County




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/12/2022 1:53 pm.

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


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.

When displaying county information, the CI*Rank for the state is not shown because it's not comparable. To see the state CI*Rank please view the statistics at the US By State level.