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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Iowa by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

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

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

Sioux County

Winneshiek County

Hancock County

Franklin County

Wright County

Jefferson County

Winnebago County

Johnson County

Dallas County

Crawford County

Plymouth County

Audubon County

Clay County

Story County

Kossuth County

Osceola County

Page County

Humboldt County

O'Brien County

Bremer County

Jones County

Floyd County

Buena Vista County

Allamakee County

Dubuque County

Delaware County

Lucas County

Guthrie County

Shelby County

Davis County

Clayton County

Cerro Gordo County

Buchanan County

Taylor County

Mitchell County

Chickasaw County

Butler County

Hamilton County

Linn County

Grundy County

Jasper County

Fayette County

Adams County

Howard County

Marshall County

Warren County

Benton County

Jackson County

Madison County

Boone County

Dickinson County

Monona County

Polk County

Keokuk County

Poweshiek County

Black Hawk County

Harrison County

Scott County

Iowa County

Henry County

Webster County

Cedar County

Fremont County

Calhoun County

Worth County

Lee County

Mills County

Clinton County

Louisa County

Sac County

Des Moines County

Union County

Clarke County

Muscatine County

Lyon County

Greene County

Pottawattamie County

Washington County

Mahaska County

Carroll County

Marion County

Woodbury County

Ida County

Cass County

Pocahontas County

Adair County

Tama County

Hardin County

Cherokee County

Wapello County

Appanoose County

Decatur County

Montgomery County

Wayne County

Emmet County

Palo Alto County

Monroe County

Ringgold County

Van Buren County

Created by on 10/03/2022 5:28 pm.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
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 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.
‡ 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.

*** No Healthy People 2020 Objective for this cancer.
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 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.