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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Dakota by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2011-2015All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All AgesSorted by Rate

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

North Dakota

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 153.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.3 to 157.0 and 1,297 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.1.

United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.3 to 163.7 and 586,354 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.5.

McIntosh County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 103.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.2 to 158.7 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.

Divide County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 106.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.2 to 168.9 and 5 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.6 to -0.6.

Hettinger County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 109.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 71.7 to 167.0 and 5 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to 0.4.

Oliver County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 112.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.5 to 191.2 and 3 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 3.1.

Sheridan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 121.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 72.6 to 215.3 and 4 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to 1.3.

McKenzie County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 122.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 88.9 to 162.9 and 10 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -0.7.

Steele County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 130.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 82.5 to 205.7 and 5 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.5 to -0.2.

Stark County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 133.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 116.3 to 153.5 and 45 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.2.

Pierce County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 134.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 100.1 to 180.1 and 11 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to -0.1.

LaMoure County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 137.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 97.7 to 191.3 and 10 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.6.

Grant County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 139.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 96.8 to 203.4 and 7 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.3.

Towner County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 139.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 94.3 to 208.6 and 6 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.5.

Cass County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 140.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.0 to 149.6 and 209 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.4.

Dickey County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 141.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 107.2 to 184.7 and 13 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.2.

Dunn County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 141.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 97.7 to 198.7 and 7 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to 0.2.

Burleigh County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 142.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.2 to 153.5 and 147 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.4.

Kidder County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 145.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 98.4 to 213.6 and 6 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to 0.3.

McLean County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 148.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.7 to 181.3 and 22 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.3.

Ward County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 148.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.5 to 162.5 and 99 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.3.

Logan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 148.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 97.5 to 226.9 and 6 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.6.

Richland County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 153.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.2 to 180.5 and 32 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.3.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 155.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 102.3 to 232.9 and 7 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to 0.0.

Barnes County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 156.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.8 to 186.4 and 28 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.3.

Emmons County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 157.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 109.4 to 222.1 and 10 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to -0.7.

Foster County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 157.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 112.3 to 217.8 and 9 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.9.

Grand Forks County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 158.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.6 to 173.4 and 101 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.6.

Pembina County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 159.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 126.6 to 199.0 and 19 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -1.3.

Mountrail County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 161.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.1 to 205.4 and 14 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to 0.3.

Traill County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 161.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.3 to 200.9 and 19 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.9.

Cavalier County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 161.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 118.5 to 219.0 and 12 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -0.3.

Morton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 162.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.9 to 182.8 and 58 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.5.

Bottineau County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 162.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.4 to 202.2 and 18 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to 0.5.

Sioux County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 165.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 100.0 to 254.3 and 4 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.0 to 1.7.

Ramsey County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.8 to 199.7 and 29 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.2.

McHenry County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.7 to 214.4 and 15 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.0.

Ransom County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 169.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.4 to 216.5 and 16 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 0.0.

Walsh County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 171.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.9 to 203.2 and 31 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 10.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.8 to 29.2.

Renville County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 172.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 115.0 to 250.1 and 6 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 2.8.

Williams County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 174.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.7 to 199.3 and 47 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.3.

Sargent County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 175.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.4 to 234.5 and 10 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 1.6.

Stutsman County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 178.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.7 to 201.7 and 54 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.2.

Mercer County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 183.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.0 to 224.1 and 21 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.9.

Benson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 194.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.4 to 249.0 and 13 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 3.0.

Burke County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 194.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.5 to 280.6 and 6 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to 0.7.

Wells County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 196.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.4 to 247.6 and 18 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.6.

Bowman County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 198.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.4 to 265.1 and 11 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 1.3.

Rolette County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 202.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.3 to 242.0 and 25 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.3.

Griggs County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 205.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.4 to 294.1 and 9 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 2.6.

Golden Valley County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 210.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.1 to 315.8 and 6 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 2.8.

Eddy County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 217.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.3 to 311.8 and 8 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.1 to 3.3.

Nelson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 230.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.8 to 301.6 and 14 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to 0.3.
Billings 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).
Slope 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 07/18/2019 5:53 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 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.