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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for New Hampshire by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All AgesSorted by CI*Rank

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 122.7 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:

• 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

#### New Hampshire

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 150.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.1 to 153.2 and 2,798 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 149.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.3 to 149.6 and 599,666 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.8.

#### Hillsborough County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 143.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.1 to 148.6 and 741 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (6, 10)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.5.

#### Rockingham County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 145.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.9 to 150.6 and 606 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (5, 10)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -1.9.

#### Carroll County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 145.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.1 to 158.5 and 134 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (4, 10)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.2.

#### Grafton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 146.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.4 to 156.5 and 200 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (4, 10)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.5.

#### Cheshire County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 150.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.6 to 161.9 and 169 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (3, 10)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.9.

#### Merrimack County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 151.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.2 to 159.9 and 312 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (4, 9)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -4.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -9.2 to -0.1.

#### Belknap County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.1 to 176.1 and 161 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 6)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.2.

#### Coos County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 165.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.2 to 182.4 and 91 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 7)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.8.

#### Sullivan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 174.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.4 to 190.3 and 118 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 4)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.0.

#### Strafford County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 175.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.1 to 185.6 and 266 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 4)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.8.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/08/2024 9:15 am.

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 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 2030 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 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.

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.
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.