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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Montana by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

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

Sorted by Count

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

McCone County

Daniels County

Fallon County

Liberty County

Judith Basin County

Wheatland County

Prairie County

Meagher County

Sweet Grass County

Granite County

Blaine County

Phillips County

Sheridan County

Chouteau County

Toole County

Mineral County

Musselshell County

Teton County

Valley County

Broadwater County

Pondera County

Powell County

Rosebud County

Roosevelt County

Dawson County

Richland County

Big Horn County

Beaverhead County

Stillwater County

Madison County

Carbon County

Glacier County

Fergus County

Deer Lodge County

Jefferson County

Hill County

Custer County

Sanders County

Park County

Lincoln County

Lake County

Silver Bow County

Ravalli County

Gallatin County

Lewis and Clark County

Cascade County

Missoula County

Flathead County

Yellowstone County

Carter County Garfield County Golden Valley County Petroleum County Powder River County Treasure County Wibaux County

Created by on 10/04/2022 12:14 pm.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of estimates:
Carter, Garfield, Golden Valley, Petroleum, Powder River, Treasure, Wibaux

† 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.
* 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).

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.