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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

All Cancer Sites, 2016-2020

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

Sorted by Rate

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:

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


Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


Pennsylvania


United States


Schuylkill County


Greene County


Fayette County


Sullivan County


Warren County


Philadelphia County


Perry County


Northumberland County


Lackawanna County


Fulton County


Potter County


Mifflin County


Washington County


Lycoming County


Lawrence County


Elk County


Cambria County


Jefferson County


Mercer County


Clarion County


Erie County


Clearfield County


Crawford County


Wyoming County


McKean County


Luzerne County


Venango County


York County


Tioga County


Carbon County


Susquehanna County


Allegheny County


Armstrong County


Blair County


Westmoreland County


Beaver County


Delaware County


Lebanon County


Monroe County


Franklin County


Cameron County


Huntingdon County


Butler County


Northampton County


Berks County


Forest County


Montour County


Clinton County


Columbia County


Bradford County


Wayne County


Dauphin County


Juniata County


Somerset County


Lehigh County


Bedford County


Lancaster County


Bucks County


Adams County


Cumberland County


Montgomery County


Snyder County


Indiana County


Pike County


Chester County


Union County


Centre County




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/01/2022 9:42 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.

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.