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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 Count

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


Pennsylvania


United States


Cameron County


Forest County


Sullivan County


Fulton County


Montour County


Potter County


Juniata County


Wyoming County


Union County


Snyder County


Clinton County


Clarion County


Elk County


Greene County


Huntingdon County


McKean County


Tioga County


Perry County


Jefferson County


Susquehanna County


Warren County


Bedford County


Pike County


Mifflin County


Wayne County


Bradford County


Venango County


Columbia County


Carbon County


Armstrong County


Indiana County


Somerset County


Clearfield County


Centre County


Crawford County


Adams County


Lawrence County


Northumberland County


Lycoming County


Mercer County


Blair County


Lebanon County


Franklin County


Monroe County


Fayette County


Cambria County


Schuylkill County


Beaver County


Butler County


Cumberland County


Lackawanna County


Dauphin County


Washington County


Erie County


Northampton County


Lehigh County


Luzerne County


Berks County


Chester County


York County


Westmoreland County


Lancaster County


Delaware County


Bucks County


Montgomery County


Allegheny County


Philadelphia County




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/02/2022 5:12 am.

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.


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.