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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for Nevada by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2011-2015White (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All AgesSorted by Count

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:

• 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.

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

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 170.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.2 to 173.0 and 4,169 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.4.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.6 to 164.0 and 499,171 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.4.

#### Clark County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 171.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.7 to 174.6 and 2,734 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

#### Washoe County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.1 to 169.3 and 705 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.4.

#### Nye County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 209.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 193.9 to 225.8 and 154 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.9.

#### Carson City

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 183.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.5 to 198.3 and 135 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.9.

#### Lyon County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 189.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.8 to 205.5 and 123 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.5.

#### Douglas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 138.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 126.1 to 151.0 and 106 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.0.

#### Elko County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 150.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.7 to 170.8 and 56 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.5.

#### Churchill County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 189.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.7 to 214.1 and 53 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -5.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.6 to -1.8.

#### Humboldt County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 200.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.7 to 238.4 and 29 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.0.

#### White Pine County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 193.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.9 to 233.9 and 23 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 1.2.

#### Mineral County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 204.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.9 to 269.4 and 14 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 1.4.

#### Lander County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 143.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 102.4 to 196.6 and 8 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.6 to 1.0.

#### Lincoln County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 113.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 79.6 to 158.7 and 8 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to -1.3.

#### Storey County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 106.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 73.4 to 156.8 and 7 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.6 to -0.4.

#### Pershing County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 99.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.5 to 141.0 and 7 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.5 to -0.8.
Esmeralda County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• Recent Trend : * 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).
Eureka County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• Recent Trend : * 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).

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/23/2019 8:26 pm.

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 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.