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Death Rate Report for Massachusetts by County

All Cancer Sites, 2014-2018

White Non-Hispanic, Both Sexes, All Ages

Sorted by CI*Rank
County
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Met Healthy People Objective of ***?
Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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CI*Rank⋔
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Average Annual Count
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Recent Trend
Recent 5-Year Trend in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Massachusetts *** 152.5 (151.2, 153.8) N/A 11,207 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.3, -2.0)
United States 6 *** 160.2 (160.0, 160.4) N/A 465,913 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.1, -1.5)
Suffolk County *** 163.7 (158.0, 169.5) 1 (1, 5) 672 falling falling trend -2.5 (-3.0, -2.0)
Plymouth County *** 162.0 (157.4, 166.7) 2 (1, 5) 995 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.5)
Hampden County *** 161.8 (156.5, 167.2) 3 (1, 6) 784 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.4, -1.1)
Worcester County *** 160.3 (156.5, 164.2) 4 (1, 6) 1,424 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.2)
Bristol County *** 155.7 (151.4, 160.1) 5 (3, 8) 1,051 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.0, -1.5)
Hampshire County *** 150.5 (142.5, 158.9) 6 (3, 13) 281 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.7, -1.1)
Norfolk County *** 149.3 (145.4, 153.3) 7 (6, 12) 1,186 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.0, -1.7)
Barnstable County *** 149.2 (143.6, 155.0) 8 (5, 13) 640 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.2)
Essex County *** 147.4 (143.7, 151.1) 9 (6, 13) 1,305 falling falling trend -2.5 (-2.7, -2.2)
Berkshire County *** 147.2 (139.5, 155.3) 10 (5, 14) 300 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.3)
Middlesex County *** 145.9 (143.2, 148.6) 11 (7, 13) 2,379 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.3, -1.9)
Franklin County *** 140.5 (129.8, 152.0) 12 (6, 14) 142 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.9, -1.2)
Dukes County *** 137.1 (116.6, 160.9) 13 (1, 14) 35 falling falling trend -2.6 (-3.3, -1.8)
Nantucket County *** 136.7 (107.2, 172.8) 14 (1, 14) 15 falling falling trend -3.0 (-4.3, -1.8)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/18/2021 7:30 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 2020 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 1969-2017 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.

*** No Healthy People 2020 Objective for this cancer.
Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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 - 2018) 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.

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.

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.

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