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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for Maine by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All AgesSorted by CI*Rank

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:

• 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

#### Maine

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 140.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.5 to 144.1 and 1,561 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.0.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 128.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 128.5 to 129.0 and 283,896 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.7.

#### Somerset County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 179.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.1 to 200.4 and 72 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 4)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.1.

#### Piscataquis County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 177.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.8 to 211.7 and 29 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 9)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.5.

#### Androscoggin County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 153.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.3 to 166.7 and 123 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (2, 12)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.3.

#### Knox County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 153.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.4 to 173.2 and 60 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (2, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.0.

#### Franklin County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 148.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 126.7 to 174.6 and 35 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.1.

#### Hancock County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 147.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.7 to 164.5 and 74 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (2, 15)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.2.

#### Penobscot County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 145.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.0 to 155.7 and 167 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (3, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.8.

#### Waldo County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 143.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.5 to 164.6 and 49 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (2, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.4.

#### Washington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 143.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.2 to 166.1 and 41 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (2, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.5.

#### Oxford County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 142.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.4 to 159.9 and 68 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (3, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.8.

#### Kennebec County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 142.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.0 to 154.0 and 142 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (3, 15)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.9.

#### Lincoln County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 138.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 121.2 to 158.7 and 51 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (3, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.8.

#### York County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 138.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.4 to 147.1 and 237 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (6, 15)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.8.

#### Aroostook County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 130.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 117.2 to 144.4 and 83 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (7, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.1.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 129.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 112.0 to 150.5 and 40 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (4, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.1.

#### Cumberland County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 125.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 118.8 to 132.2 and 290 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (12, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.6.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/30/2024 5:24 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 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.
⋔ 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.

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.
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.