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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 50+Sorted by Name

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? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 510.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 504.8 to 515.1 and 7,789 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.5.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 501.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 501.1 to 502.3 and 569,776 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.8.

#### Yamhill County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 489.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 458.3 to 521.6 and 192 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (15, 31)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -1.1.

#### Wheeler County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 470.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 300.0 to 713.9 and 5 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (1, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to 1.2.

#### Washington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 427.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 413.0 to 441.3 and 731 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 33 (27, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.7.

#### Wasco County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 575.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 513.4 to 643.9 and 64 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (1, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.4.

#### Wallowa County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 401.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 318.0 to 500.0 and 17 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 34 (14, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.1.

#### Union County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 503.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 444.9 to 567.1 and 57 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (7, 33)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.5.

#### Umatilla County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 535.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 495.5 to 577.3 and 138 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (6, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.6.

#### Tillamook County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 599.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 540.4 to 662.4 and 81 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 19)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.2.

#### Sherman County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 327.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.0 to 538.9 and 3 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 36 (7, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.6 to -1.6.

#### Polk County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 488.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.9 to 524.5 and 154 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (14, 31)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.3.

#### Multnomah County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 509.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 495.9 to 522.8 and 1,176 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (15, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -1.9.

#### Morrow County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 447.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 358.0 to 552.1 and 18 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (6, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -0.6.

#### Marion County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 524.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 505.5 to 543.8 and 599 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (12, 25)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.1.

#### Malheur County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 562.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 500.6 to 630.7 and 61 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (1, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.3.

#### Linn County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 582.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 551.9 to 613.6 and 286 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (2, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.5.

#### Lincoln County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 564.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 523.0 to 607.9 and 151 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (2, 22)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.7.

#### Lane County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 518.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 502.2 to 535.7 and 771 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (13, 25)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.2.

#### Lake County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 548.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 449.6 to 663.4 and 22 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (1, 34)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.7.

#### Klamath County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 623.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 582.3 to 667.2 and 176 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 12)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.3.

#### Josephine County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 607.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 575.8 to 641.4 and 279 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 13)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.5.

#### Jefferson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 500.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 437.1 to 571.3 and 47 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (6, 34)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.3.

#### Jackson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 503.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 483.8 to 524.3 and 497 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (14, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.0.

#### Hood River County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 451.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 387.0 to 524.3 and 36 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (13, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.4.

#### Harney County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 496.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 397.9 to 613.2 and 18 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (1, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.7.

#### Grant County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 477.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 388.9 to 582.2 and 21 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (2, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is rising because the trend is 13.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.8 to 27.2.

#### Gilliam County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 351.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 212.2 to 552.4 and 4 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 35 (6, 36)
• 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).

#### Douglas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 598.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 570.3 to 628.5 and 343 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (1, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.5.

#### Deschutes County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 428.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 407.5 to 451.0 and 320 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (27, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.4.

#### Curry County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 625.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 568.3 to 687.3 and 94 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 15)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.2.

#### Crook County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 541.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 481.3 to 607.0 and 63 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (2, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.6.

#### Coos County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 602.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 565.3 to 641.9 and 203 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 15)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.8.

#### Columbia County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 571.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 525.2 to 620.0 and 119 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (1, 23)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.9.

#### Clatsop County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 575.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 523.6 to 630.2 and 98 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (1, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.8.

#### Clackamas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 492.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 476.4 to 508.3 and 765 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (18, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.4.

#### Benton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 435.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 402.5 to 470.6 and 134 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (25, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.4.

#### Baker County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 549.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 479.6 to 626.0 and 46 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (1, 30)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.1.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/22/2023 4:56 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.
⋔ 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.

* 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.