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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Alabama by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+

Sorted by Count

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


United States

Jefferson County

Mobile County

Madison County

Baldwin County

Montgomery County

Tuscaloosa County

Shelby County

Calhoun County

Morgan County

Etowah County

Lee County

Houston County

Lauderdale County

Marshall County

Talladega County

Walker County

St. Clair County

Cullman County

Limestone County

Elmore County

DeKalb County

Blount County

Colbert County

Jackson County

Russell County

Tallapoosa County

Dale County

Covington County

Coffee County

Autauga County

Dallas County

Escambia County

Chilton County

Chambers County

Lawrence County

Marion County

Geneva County

Cherokee County

Franklin County

Pike County

Barbour County

Clarke County

Winston County

Randolph County

Macon County

Monroe County

Marengo County

Bibb County

Henry County

Fayette County

Butler County

Pickens County

Washington County

Lamar County

Crenshaw County

Clay County

Conecuh County

Cleburne County

Hale County

Choctaw County

Wilcox County

Sumter County

Coosa County

Lowndes County

Bullock County

Perry County

Greene County

Created by on 08/12/2022 11:52 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.