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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for California by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All AgesSorted by Recentaapc

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 122.7 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:

• 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.

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

#### California

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 135.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.6 to 135.6 and 59,656 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.6.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 149.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.3 to 149.6 and 599,666 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.8.

#### Siskiyou County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 170.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.9 to 185.3 and 129 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 20)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.5.

#### Kings County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 144.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.1 to 154.2 and 184 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (11, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.7.

#### Shasta County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 166.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.0 to 173.3 and 445 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (3, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.8.

#### Madera County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 145.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.0 to 153.9 and 238 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (11, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.8.

#### San Joaquin County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 150.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.9 to 154.8 and 1,141 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (11, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.0.

#### Stanislaus County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 158.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.1 to 163.6 and 888 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (6, 17)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.9.

#### Yuba County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 184.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.1 to 199.5 and 141 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 8)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.6.

#### Butte County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 166.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.0 to 173.7 and 493 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (2, 13)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9.

#### Lake County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 179.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.9 to 192.6 and 185 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 9)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.9.

#### Merced County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 154.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.3 to 161.5 and 377 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (7, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.0.

#### Tulare County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 142.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.7 to 148.1 and 598 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (16, 37)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.0.

#### Del Norte County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 170.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.0 to 191.3 and 64 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.8.

#### Fresno County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 139.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.1 to 142.9 and 1,336 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (22, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.2.

#### Humboldt County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.5 to 177.4 and 297 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (2, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.1.

#### Santa Barbara County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 130.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.6 to 134.5 and 687 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 43 (33, 49)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.1.

#### Solano County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 158.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.3 to 163.1 and 841 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (6, 20)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.1.

#### Sutter County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 152.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.5 to 163.1 and 176 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (5, 34)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.9.

#### Glenn County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 155.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.0 to 175.5 and 53 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (2, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.8.

#### Kern County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 148.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.0 to 152.8 and 1,170 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (12, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.2.

#### Tuolumne County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 150.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.2 to 162.4 and 148 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (5, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.9.

#### Amador County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 143.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.2 to 157.0 and 107 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (8, 48)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.1.

#### Calaveras County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 141.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.2 to 154.6 and 123 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (10, 49)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.1.

#### Inyo County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 146.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 126.2 to 168.9 and 43 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (3, 52)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.9.

#### Lassen County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 145.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.2 to 165.0 and 49 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (4, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.9.

#### Los Angeles County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 133.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.4 to 134.3 and 14,616 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 38 (33, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.5.

#### Mendocino County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 147.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.9 to 157.4 and 196 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (8, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.3.

#### Modoc County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 121.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 97.3 to 151.5 and 20 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 51 (7, 57)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.7.

#### San Luis Obispo County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 134.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.0 to 139.4 and 548 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 37 (26, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3.

#### Ventura County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 130.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.6 to 133.9 and 1,337 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 40 (34, 47)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3.

#### Mariposa County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 145.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.2 to 168.2 and 46 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (3, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.8.

#### Orange County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 127.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.5 to 128.8 and 4,707 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 45 (40, 49)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.5.

#### San Bernardino County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 150.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.2 to 153.1 and 3,030 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (12, 25)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

#### Santa Cruz County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 124.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 119.3 to 130.6 and 410 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 47 (37, 54)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.3.

#### Tehama County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 162.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.8 to 175.0 and 151 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (2, 25)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.2.

#### Nevada County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 135.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.5 to 143.9 and 247 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 36 (21, 49)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.4.

#### Placer County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 130.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 126.0 to 134.6 and 745 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 42 (33, 49)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.5.

#### Riverside County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 138.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.3 to 140.3 and 3,767 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (25, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.5.

#### Sierra County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 98.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.1 to 148.6 and 6 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 57 (14, 58)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -0.3.

#### El Dorado County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 127.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 121.6 to 133.7 and 371 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 44 (33, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.5.

#### Monterey County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 121.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 117.1 to 126.3 and 559 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 50 (42, 54)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.6.

#### Napa County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 141.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.0 to 149.2 and 282 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (14, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.5.

#### Plumas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 149.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.3 to 170.6 and 53 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (2, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.3.

#### Sacramento County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 150.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.1 to 153.4 and 2,553 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (12, 25)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.4.

#### Yolo County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 137.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.1 to 144.6 and 289 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 34 (19, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.5.

#### Colusa County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 132.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 112.3 to 155.3 and 32 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 39 (6, 57)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.0.

#### Contra Costa County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 130.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.8 to 133.2 and 1,832 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 41 (34, 47)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.8.

#### Imperial County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 122.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 115.2 to 129.9 and 223 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 48 (37, 56)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.7.

#### San Benito County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 120.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 108.2 to 133.3 and 76 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 52 (30, 57)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.5.

#### Marin County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 111.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 107.2 to 116.4 and 480 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 56 (51, 57)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -2.0.

#### San Diego County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 137.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.5 to 139.0 and 5,040 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 35 (27, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -1.8.

#### Trinity County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 116.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 96.8 to 139.7 and 28 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 53 (20, 57)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -1.2.

#### Alameda County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 125.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.6 to 127.3 and 2,278 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 46 (42, 52)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -2.1.

#### Sonoma County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 137.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.5 to 141.5 and 978 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 33 (24, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.8.

#### San Mateo County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 114.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 111.0 to 117.1 and 1,110 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 54 (50, 57)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -2.4.

#### Santa Clara County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 113.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 111.5 to 115.6 and 2,388 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 55 (51, 57)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -2.0.

#### Mono County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 57.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.3 to 75.8 and 11 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 58 (57, 58)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.5 to -1.8.

#### San Francisco County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 121.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 118.7 to 124.7 and 1,328 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 49 (44, 54)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -5.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.8 to -1.0.

#### Alpine County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 235.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.9 to 389.3 and 4 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 57)
• Recent Trend : * 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).

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/06/2023 9:45 pm.

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 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 2030 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 US Population Data File is used with 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.
⋔ Results presented with the CI*Rank statistics help show the usefulness of ranks. For example, ranks for relatively rare diseases or less populated areas may be essentially meaningless because of their large variability, but ranks for more common diseases in densely populated regions can be very useful. More information about methodology can be found on the CI*Rank website.

* 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 availability, 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.

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.