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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for Florida by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2011-2015All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All AgesSorted by Name

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 161.4 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:

• 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

#### Florida

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 154.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.2 to 155.5 and 42,768 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.5.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.3 to 163.7 and 586,354 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.5.

#### Alachua County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 176.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.2 to 184.5 and 437 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.8.

#### Baker County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 190.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.3 to 215.2 and 53 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.7.

#### Bay County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 157.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.0 to 165.2 and 344 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -14.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -23.0 to -3.9.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 194.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.0 to 216.1 and 70 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.7.

#### Brevard County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 179.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.0 to 183.0 and 1,635 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.8.

#### Broward County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 150.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.5 to 153.1 and 3,400 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.2 to -1.4.

#### Calhoun County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 192.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.2 to 223.3 and 36 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.1.

#### Charlotte County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 146.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.2 to 152.8 and 578 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9.

#### Citrus County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 189.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.1 to 198.0 and 574 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.4.

#### Clay County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 176.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.9 to 184.4 and 373 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.9.

#### Collier County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 118.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 114.9 to 122.9 and 801 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.6.

#### Columbia County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 205.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.7 to 219.2 and 180 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.3.

#### DeSoto County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 148.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.7 to 164.8 and 71 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.6.

#### Dixie County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 209.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.8 to 237.5 and 53 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.7.

#### Duval County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 178.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.8 to 182.7 and 1,640 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.3 to -1.8.

#### Escambia County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 182.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.7 to 189.3 and 677 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.8.

#### Flagler County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 166.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.9 to 175.7 and 309 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.5.

#### Franklin County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 210.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.5 to 246.1 and 34 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.7.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 183.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.3 to 200.1 and 103 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.6.

#### Gilchrist County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 209.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.8 to 238.1 and 50 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.3.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 122.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 101.9 to 147.1 and 28 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -1.5.

#### Gulf County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 179.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.5 to 208.1 and 38 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.6.

#### Hamilton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 204.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.5 to 237.6 and 36 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.2.

#### Hardee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 158.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.9 to 180.6 and 47 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.0.

#### Hendry County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 147.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.8 to 166.1 and 56 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.2.

#### Hernando County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 171.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.9 to 178.5 and 559 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.3.

#### Highlands County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 157.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.8 to 166.2 and 334 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.6.

#### Hillsborough County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 162.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.1 to 165.3 and 2,204 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.5.

#### Holmes County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 181.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.4 to 206.3 and 50 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.3.

#### Indian River County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 164.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.0 to 171.4 and 489 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.7.

#### Jackson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 191.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.5 to 207.3 and 125 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.0.

#### Jefferson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 175.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.0 to 204.4 and 36 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.6.

#### Lafayette County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 185.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.7 to 229.0 and 17 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 1.2.

#### Lake County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.3 to 168.4 and 884 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9.

#### Lee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 139.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.0 to 142.4 and 1,617 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

#### Leon County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 149.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.6 to 156.7 and 375 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.4.

#### Levy County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 227.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 210.8 to 245.9 and 144 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.3.

#### Liberty County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 185.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.5 to 233.5 and 15 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -11.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -21.9 to -0.3.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 188.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.8 to 215.2 and 47 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.5.

#### Manatee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 141.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.7 to 145.7 and 851 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.6.

#### Marion County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 176.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.4 to 181.4 and 1,083 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.0.

#### Martin County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 143.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.2 to 149.9 and 459 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.5.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 132.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.8 to 134.4 and 4,166 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.8.

#### Monroe County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 158.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.9 to 169.3 and 185 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.1.

#### Nassau County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 182.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.2 to 195.3 and 194 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.9.

#### Okaloosa County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 174.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.1 to 182.9 and 387 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.8.

#### Okeechobee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 200.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.6 to 219.2 and 103 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.2.

#### Orange County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 154.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.9 to 157.7 and 1,684 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.5.

#### Osceola County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 149.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.9 to 155.7 and 438 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.6.

#### Palm Beach County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 140.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.8 to 142.3 and 3,311 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

#### Pasco County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 174.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.6 to 179.3 and 1,323 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.8.

#### Pinellas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 160.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.8 to 163.6 and 2,544 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -1.0.

#### Polk County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 164.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.2 to 168.0 and 1,424 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.0.

#### Putnam County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 210.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.9 to 223.3 and 230 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.1.

#### Santa Rosa County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 174.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.9 to 183.7 and 312 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -6.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.4 to 0.4.

#### Sarasota County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 143.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.7 to 147.6 and 1,277 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.0.

#### Seminole County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 152.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.8 to 157.8 and 748 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.4.

#### St. Johns County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 148.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.5 to 154.6 and 416 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.6.

#### St. Lucie County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 159.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.1 to 164.8 and 730 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.3.

#### Sumter County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 142.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.4 to 151.9 and 407 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.8.

#### Suwannee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 194.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.6 to 210.8 and 120 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.1.

#### Taylor County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 192.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.9 to 216.8 and 58 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.1.

#### Union County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 427.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 380.9 to 478.8 and 71 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 10.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to 24.7.

#### Volusia County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 175.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.5 to 179.9 and 1,473 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.7.

#### Wakulla County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 210.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.2 to 235.2 and 67 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 1.6.

#### Walton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 157.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.8 to 170.1 and 129 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.7.

#### Washington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 186.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.0 to 209.3 and 58 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -7.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.9 to -0.5.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/18/2019 7:36 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.

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.