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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for Oregon by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages <65Sorted by Recentaapc

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

#### Oregon

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 44.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.6 to 45.3 and 2,049 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.6 to -1.8.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 47.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.2 to 47.4 and 168,038 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -2.0.

#### Malheur County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 60.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.0 to 74.6 and 18 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 23)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.3 to 5.4.

#### Crook County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 52.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.0 to 67.4 and 15 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (1, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 3.5.

#### Jefferson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 44.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.6 to 59.0 and 12 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (2, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.6.

#### Umatilla County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 57.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.7 to 65.6 and 44 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (1, 19)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.2.

#### Coos County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 65.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 57.0 to 74.7 and 55 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 12)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.5.

#### Curry County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 56.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.2 to 72.7 and 19 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (1, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.0.

#### Douglas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 57.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.6 to 64.3 and 79 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.5.

#### Polk County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 49.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.7 to 57.2 and 41 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (4, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.2.

#### Tillamook County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 58.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.9 to 73.3 and 19 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 25)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.2.

#### Josephine County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 54.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.7 to 61.9 and 57 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (2, 21)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.7.

#### Lincoln County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 55.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.2 to 66.1 and 34 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (1, 23)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.5.

#### Wasco County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 54.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.5 to 68.1 and 17 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (1, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.3.

#### Lane County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 48.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.6 to 52.1 and 201 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (9, 22)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.2.

#### Union County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 55.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.2 to 71.4 and 15 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (1, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.4.

#### Klamath County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 57.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.5 to 66.0 and 44 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (1, 19)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.0.

#### Lake County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 40.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.6 to 67.3 and 4 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (1, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to 0.5.

#### Linn County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 50.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.3 to 56.6 and 71 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (5, 23)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.0.

#### Baker County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 34.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.5 to 51.0 and 7 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (10, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -0.2.

#### Benton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 33.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.8 to 39.4 and 31 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (23, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.8.

#### Marion County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 44.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.1 to 47.5 and 157 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (14, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.4.

#### Yamhill County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 41.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.8 to 46.9 and 47 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (14, 30)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.0.

#### Clackamas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 41.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.9 to 44.3 and 198 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (18, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.5.

#### Clatsop County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 54.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.0 to 66.1 and 26 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (1, 25)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.1.

#### Hood River County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 32.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.5 to 45.1 and 9 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (16, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -0.5.

#### Columbia County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 46.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.6 to 55.5 and 32 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (5, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.2.

#### Deschutes County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 34.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.7 to 38.0 and 78 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (24, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -1.7.

#### Multnomah County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 44.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.1 to 46.2 and 377 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (16, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -2.1.

#### Grant County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 58.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.4 to 91.1 and 6 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to -0.6.

#### Washington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 34.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.4 to 36.6 and 212 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (25, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -2.2.

#### Morrow County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 35.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.4 to 54.4 and 5 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (5, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to -1.3.

#### Jackson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 45.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.4 to 49.4 and 113 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (12, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -8.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -18.6 to 3.4.

#### Wallowa County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 37.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.2 to 66.3 and 4 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (1, 32)
• 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).
Gilliam County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• 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).
• CI*Rank⋔ : *
• 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).
Harney County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• 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).
• CI*Rank⋔ : *
• 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).
Sherman County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• 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).
• CI*Rank⋔ : *
• 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).
Wheeler County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• 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).
• CI*Rank⋔ : *
• 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 03/30/2023 9:19 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 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.
⋔ 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.

Healthy People 2030 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 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.