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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 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


United States

Shelby County

Choctaw County

Limestone County

Pickens County

Greene County

Cleburne County

Madison County

Hale County

Coosa County

Butler County

Tuscaloosa County

Lauderdale County

Winston County

Baldwin County

Houston County

Autauga County

Randolph County

DeKalb County

Coffee County

Perry County

Cherokee County

Monroe County

Montgomery County

Cullman County

Marshall County

Franklin County

Morgan County

Chilton County

Jefferson County

Elmore County

Lee County

Clarke County

Colbert County

Mobile County

Conecuh County

Dale County

St. Clair County

Bibb County

Sumter County

Henry County

Calhoun County

Etowah County

Pike County

Marion County

Tallapoosa County

Marengo County

Washington County

Lawrence County

Blount County

Clay County

Talladega County

Chambers County

Geneva County

Jackson County

Barbour County

Lamar County

Covington County

Lowndes County

Fayette County

Dallas County

Escambia County

Crenshaw County

Macon County

Russell County

Wilcox County

Bullock County

Walker County

Created by on 08/12/2022 5:49 am.

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.