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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Mississippi by County

All Cancer Sites, 2011-2015

Asian or Pacific Islander (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

Sorted by Name

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 161.4 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

    Adams County

    Alcorn County

    Amite County

    Attala County

    Benton County

    Bolivar County

    Calhoun County

    Carroll County

    Chickasaw County

    Choctaw County

    Claiborne County

    Clarke County

    Clay County

    Coahoma County

    Copiah County

    Covington County

    DeSoto County

    Forrest County

    Franklin County

    George County

    Greene County

    Grenada County

    Hancock County

    Harrison County

    Hinds County

    Holmes County

    Humphreys County

    Issaquena County

    Itawamba County

    Jackson County

    Jasper County

    Jefferson County

    Jefferson Davis County

    Jones County

    Kemper County

    Lafayette County

    Lamar County

    Lauderdale County

    Lawrence County

    Leake County

    Lee County

    Leflore County

    Lincoln County

    Lowndes County

    Madison County

    Marion County

    Marshall County

    Monroe County

    Montgomery County

    Neshoba County

    Newton County

    Noxubee County

    Oktibbeha County

    Panola County

    Pearl River County

    Perry County

    Pike County

    Pontotoc County

    Prentiss County

    Quitman County

    Rankin County

    Scott County

    Sharkey County

    Simpson County

    Smith County

    Stone County

    Sunflower County

    Tallahatchie County

    Tate County

    Tippah County

    Tishomingo County

    Tunica County

    Union County

    Walthall County

    Warren County

    Washington County

    Wayne County

    Webster County

    Wilkinson County

    Winston County

    Yalobusha County

    Yazoo County

    Created by on 07/18/2019 1:13 pm.

    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.

    Statistics for minorities may be affected by inconsistent race identification between the cancer case reports (sources for numerator of rate) and data from the Census Bureau (source for denominator of rate); and from undercounts of some population groups in the census.
    Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.