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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for Maine by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020White Non-Hispanic, Both Sexes, All AgesSorted by Rate

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 165.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.9 to 168.1 and 3,289 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3.

#### United States (6)

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 154.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.1 to 154.6 and 464,265 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 -2.0 to -1.7.

#### Piscataquis County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 202.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.0 to 228.4 and 63 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 7)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.3.

#### Somerset County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 196.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.6 to 211.4 and 148 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 5)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.5.

#### Washington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 188.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.3 to 207.3 and 97 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 10)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.7.

#### Androscoggin County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 176.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.3 to 186.5 and 248 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (2, 12)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.7.

#### Penobscot County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 175.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.0 to 183.7 and 362 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (3, 11)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.5.

#### Oxford County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 172.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.1 to 185.9 and 155 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (2, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.9.

#### Franklin County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 171.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.3 to 190.7 and 79 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (2, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.3.

#### Knox County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.9 to 183.9 and 119 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (3, 15)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.3.

#### Kennebec County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.0 to 177.6 and 303 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (4, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9.

#### York County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 162.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.1 to 169.4 and 498 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (6, 15)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.9.

#### Waldo County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 162.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.8 to 178.4 and 99 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (3, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.9.

#### Aroostook County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 162.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.5 to 173.7 and 186 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (4, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.6.

#### Lincoln County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 161.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.4 to 176.5 and 108 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (4, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.1.

#### Hancock County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 159.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.4 to 172.2 and 146 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (5, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.5.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 153.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.8 to 169.0 and 87 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (6, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.1.

#### Cumberland County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 149.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.7 to 154.8 and 590 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (13, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.7.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/20/2024 9:08 pm.

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.
6 Hispanic mortality recent trend data for the United States has been excluded for the following states: Louisiana, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. The data on Hispanic and non-Hispanic mortality for these states may be unreliable for the time period used in the generation of the recent trend (1990 - 2020) and has been excluded from the calculation of the United States recent trend. This was based on the NCHS Policy.

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.