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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+

Sorted by CI*Rank

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 0.0 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


United States

Sullivan County

Schuylkill County

Fulton County

Greene County

Mifflin County

Fayette County

Philadelphia County

Warren County

Potter County

Elk County

Washington County

Lackawanna County

Wyoming County

Perry County

Jefferson County

Lawrence County

McKean County

Cambria County

Northumberland County

Venango County

Crawford County

Lycoming County

Erie County

Susquehanna County

Clearfield County

Carbon County

Mercer County

Monroe County

Luzerne County

Westmoreland County

Allegheny County

York County

Blair County

Tioga County

Delaware County

Clinton County

Butler County

Lebanon County

Franklin County

Cameron County

Beaver County

Montour County

Clarion County

Berks County

Armstrong County

Northampton County

Dauphin County

Columbia County

Wayne County

Huntingdon County

Bradford County

Lehigh County

Juniata County

Somerset County

Forest County

Bucks County

Bedford County

Adams County

Cumberland County

Montgomery County

Lancaster County

Pike County

Snyder County

Chester County

Indiana County

Union County

Centre County

Created by on 08/14/2022 6:09 pm.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
† 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 2020 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 1969-2018 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
⋔ 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.

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.