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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Mississippi by County

Breast, 2011-2015

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All Ages

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 20.7 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:

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

    Coahoma County

    Adams County

    Yalobusha County

    Tallahatchie County

    Holmes County

    Panola County

    Calhoun County

    Madison County

    Washington County

    Copiah County

    Grenada County

    Yazoo County

    Leflore County

    Sunflower County

    Forrest County

    Smith County

    Tate County

    Lowndes County

    Bolivar County

    Wayne County

    Pearl River County

    Lincoln County

    Oktibbeha County

    Lafayette County

    Marshall County

    Lee County

    Hinds County

    Leake County

    Neshoba County

    Harrison County

    Tishomingo County

    DeSoto County

    Warren County

    Pike County

    Hancock County

    Lamar County

    Jackson County

    Marion County

    Jones County

    Lauderdale County

    Rankin County

    Monroe County

    Alcorn County

    Amite County Attala County Benton County Carroll County Chickasaw County Choctaw County Claiborne County Clarke County Clay County Covington County Franklin County George County Greene County Humphreys County Issaquena County Itawamba County Jasper County Jefferson County Jefferson Davis County Kemper County Lawrence County Montgomery County Newton County Noxubee County Perry County Pontotoc County Prentiss County Quitman County Scott County Sharkey County Simpson County Stone County Tippah County Tunica County Union County Walthall County Webster County Wilkinson County Winston County

    Created by on 06/24/2019 7:30 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.

    Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.