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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Iowa by County

All Cancer Sites, 2011-2015

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

Sorted by Rate

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:

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


    United States

    Monroe County

    Decatur County

    Clarke County

    Wapello County

    Adams County

    Jackson County

    Marshall County

    Ringgold County

    Buchanan County

    Clinton County

    Muscatine County

    Fremont County

    Cass County

    Mahaska County

    Scott County

    Carroll County

    Taylor County

    Marion County

    Webster County

    Pottawattamie County

    Guthrie County

    Van Buren County

    Emmet County

    Page County

    Henry County

    Calhoun County

    Lucas County

    Monona County

    Lee County

    Polk County

    Davis County

    Woodbury County

    Palo Alto County

    Adair County

    Des Moines County

    Tama County

    Harrison County

    Dickinson County

    Buena Vista County

    Keokuk County

    Sac County

    Clay County

    Boone County

    Mills County

    Hardin County

    Winnebago County

    Jasper County

    Pocahontas County

    Floyd County

    Howard County

    Union County

    Linn County

    Washington County

    Greene County

    Black Hawk County

    Plymouth County

    Delaware County

    Louisa County

    O'Brien County

    Appanoose County

    Poweshiek County

    Butler County

    Warren County

    Dubuque County

    Lyon County

    Clayton County

    Iowa County

    Audubon County

    Humboldt County

    Cedar County

    Story County

    Montgomery County

    Osceola County

    Benton County

    Allamakee County

    Jones County

    Franklin County

    Ida County

    Crawford County

    Hamilton County

    Fayette County

    Madison County

    Wayne County

    Chickasaw County

    Cherokee County

    Cerro Gordo County

    Johnson County

    Shelby County

    Jefferson County

    Hancock County

    Kossuth County

    Wright County

    Winneshiek County

    Mitchell County

    Sioux County

    Dallas County

    Grundy County

    Worth County

    Bremer County

    Created by on 07/16/2019 7:08 am.

    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 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.