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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Alabama by County

Melanoma of the Skin, 2011-2015

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

Sorted by Name

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 2.4 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


    Alabama


    United States


    Autauga County


    Baldwin County


    Barbour County


    Bibb County


    Blount County


    Bullock County


    Butler County


    Calhoun County


    Chambers County


    Cherokee County


    Chilton County


    Choctaw County


    Clarke County


    Clay County


    Cleburne County


    Coffee County


    Colbert County


    Conecuh County


    Coosa County


    Covington County


    Crenshaw County


    Cullman County


    Dale County


    Dallas County


    DeKalb County


    Elmore County


    Escambia County


    Etowah County


    Fayette County


    Franklin County


    Geneva County


    Greene County


    Hale County


    Henry County


    Houston County


    Jackson County


    Jefferson County


    Lamar County


    Lauderdale County


    Lawrence County


    Lee County


    Limestone County


    Lowndes County


    Macon County


    Madison County


    Marengo County


    Marion County


    Marshall County


    Mobile County


    Monroe County


    Montgomery County


    Morgan County


    Perry County


    Pickens County


    Pike County


    Randolph County


    Russell County


    Shelby County


    St. Clair County


    Sumter County


    Talladega County


    Tallapoosa County


    Tuscaloosa County


    Walker County


    Washington County


    Wilcox County


    Winston County




    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/22/2019 6:13 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.

    * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).


    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.