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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Missouri by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+

Sorted by CI*Rank

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 0.0 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

Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


United States

Howard County

Clark County

Moniteau County

Platte County

Carroll County

Sullivan County

Atchison County

Boone County

Stone County

Cole County

St. Charles County

Osage County

Taney County

Grundy County

Camden County

Polk County

Maries County

Lewis County

Christian County

Warren County

Knox County

St. Louis County

Cooper County

Douglas County

Ozark County

Greene County

Schuyler County

Clay County

Vernon County

Nodaway County

Miller County

Shelby County

Cape Girardeau County

Gasconade County

Cass County

Harrison County

Dent County

Phelps County

Johnson County

Perry County

Daviess County

Dade County

Franklin County

Jackson County

Caldwell County

Bollinger County

Saline County

DeKalb County

Reynolds County

Ste. Genevieve County

Holt County

Gentry County

Oregon County

Andrew County

Webster County

Barry County

Wright County

Lawrence County

Texas County

Lafayette County

Barton County

Buchanan County

Chariton County

Clinton County

St. Louis City

Shannon County

Scott County

Cedar County

Henry County

Lincoln County

Ralls County

Hickory County

Pulaski County

Monroe County

Ray County

Wayne County

Marion County

St. Clair County

Dallas County

Newton County

Bates County

Pettis County

Livingston County

Morgan County

Macon County

Pike County

Jasper County

Callaway County

Linn County

Jefferson County

Putnam County

Scotland County

Washington County

Laclede County

Adair County

Iron County

Audrain County

Mercer County

Howell County

Montgomery County

Stoddard County

McDonald County

Carter County

Crawford County

Ripley County

Benton County

Butler County

Mississippi County

New Madrid County

Worth County

Randolph County

St. Francois County

Dunklin County

Madison County

Pemiscot County

Created by on 09/23/2021 5:07 am.

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 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 1969-2018 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.

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.