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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Iowa by County

All Cancer Sites, 2016-2020

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages <65

Sorted 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:

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

Ringgold County

Adair County

Sac County

Madison County

Allamakee County

Franklin County

Calhoun County

Cedar County

Keokuk County

Union County

Cass County

Monroe County

Wright County

Jones County

Louisa County

Tama County

Woodbury County

Emmet County

Mahaska County

Clarke County

Clayton County

Des Moines County

Greene County

Grundy County

Washington County

Cherokee County

Guthrie County

Clinton County

Henry County

Howard County

Kossuth County

Montgomery County

Muscatine County

Poweshiek County

Webster County

Appanoose County

Hamilton County

Jackson County

Wapello County

Wayne County

Boone County

Butler County

Chickasaw County

Clay County

Jasper County

Mills County

Monona County

Palo Alto County

Worth County

Audubon County

Buena Vista County

Crawford County

Dickinson County

Page County

Pottawattamie County

Scott County

Story County

Black Hawk County

Cerro Gordo County

Lyon County

Pocahontas County

Warren County

Carroll County

Decatur County

Harrison County

Linn County

Hardin County

O'Brien County

Benton County

Polk County

Shelby County

Bremer County

Buchanan County

Fayette County

Lee County

Plymouth County

Sioux County

Delaware County

Dubuque County

Jefferson County

Johnson County

Lucas County

Marshall County

Marion County

Dallas County

Iowa County

Floyd County

Winneshiek County

Fremont County

Mitchell County

Hancock County

Davis County

Humboldt County

Ida County

Osceola County

Van Buren County

Winnebago County

Adams County Taylor County

Created by on 06/10/2023 9:38 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 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.
* 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.