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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for Maryland by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages <65Sorted 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:

• 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

#### Maryland

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 46.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.1 to 47.6 and 3,193 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.4.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 47.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.2 to 47.4 and 168,038 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -2.0.

#### Howard County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 32.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.1 to 35.6 and 117 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (21, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 2.6.

#### Montgomery County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 34.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.0 to 36.1 and 394 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (20, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 1.1.

#### Dorchester County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 68.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.0 to 82.1 and 26 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 9)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.5.

#### Garrett County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 38.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.2 to 49.3 and 14 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (8, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.2.

#### Allegany County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 53.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.4 to 61.7 and 43 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (2, 17)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.9.

#### Cecil County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 53.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.6 to 59.7 and 68 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (3, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.1.

#### Wicomico County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 63.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.6 to 70.9 and 69 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 7)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.9.

#### Washington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 50.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.0 to 56.0 and 89 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (4, 17)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.2.

#### St. Marys County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 52.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.1 to 58.9 and 67 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (3, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.2.

#### Harford County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 44.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.9 to 48.0 and 134 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (10, 21)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.5.

#### Baltimore County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 50.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.6 to 52.9 and 473 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (5, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.6.

#### Carroll County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 46.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.8 to 50.9 and 92 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (6, 20)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.5.

#### Anne Arundel County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 45.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.7 to 47.5 and 293 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (11, 20)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.9.

#### Baltimore City

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 69.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.9 to 72.9 and 449 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 3)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -2.0.

#### Caroline County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 51.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.1 to 63.3 and 22 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (2, 21)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -1.3.

#### Prince Georges County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 48.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.0 to 50.0 and 480 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (8, 17)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -2.1.

#### Charles County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 45.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.8 to 49.8 and 85 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (8, 21)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.8.

#### Frederick County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 40.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.8 to 43.6 and 116 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (15, 22)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.9.

#### Queen Annes County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 42.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.2 to 50.7 and 28 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (7, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -1.3.

#### Somerset County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 56.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.3 to 71.0 and 16 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 20)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -1.4.

#### Worcester County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 51.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.5 to 61.6 and 34 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (3, 20)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.6.

#### Calvert County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 46.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.0 to 52.8 and 54 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (5, 21)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.9.

#### Kent County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 43.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.2 to 58.6 and 11 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (3, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to -1.2.

#### Talbot County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 36.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.7 to 46.9 and 17 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (11, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -1.6.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 02/23/2024 6:27 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.
⋔ 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.

Healthy People 2030 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 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.