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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


Alabama


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




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov 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.