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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Kentucky by County

Breast, 2011-2015

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All Ages

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 20.7 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

  • 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

    Graves County

    Bullitt County

    Muhlenberg County

    Marshall County

    Christian County

    Oldham County

    Greenup County

    Taylor County

    Daviess County

    Fayette County

    Knox County

    Jessamine County

    McCracken County

    Boyle County

    Henderson County

    Hopkins County

    Campbell County

    Letcher County

    Shelby County

    Warren County

    Laurel County

    Nelson County

    Boone County

    Barren County

    Johnson County

    Kenton County

    Pulaski County

    Logan County

    Bell County

    Lincoln County

    Jefferson County

    Franklin County

    Grayson County

    Floyd County

    Madison County

    Perry County

    Boyd County

    Scott County

    Meade County

    Clark County

    Calloway County

    Pike County

    Hardin County

    Rowan County

    Montgomery County

    Harrison County

    Whitley County

    Ohio County

    Wayne County

    Carter County

    Hart County

    McCreary County

    Clay County

    Harlan County

    Adair County Allen County Anderson County Ballard County Bath County Bourbon County Bracken County Breathitt County Breckinridge County Butler County Caldwell County Carlisle County Carroll County Casey County Clinton County Crittenden County Cumberland County Edmonson County Elliott County Estill County Fleming County Fulton County Gallatin County Garrard County Grant County Green County Hancock County Henry County Hickman County Jackson County Knott County Larue County Lawrence County Lee County Leslie County Lewis County Livingston County Lyon County Magoffin County Marion County Martin County Mason County McLean County Menifee County Mercer County Metcalfe County Monroe County Morgan County Nicholas County Owen County Owsley County Pendleton County Powell County Robertson County Rockcastle County Russell County Simpson County Spencer County Todd County Trigg County Trimble County Union County Washington County Webster County Wolfe County Woodford County

    Created by on 07/24/2019 4:35 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.

    * 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 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.