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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


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

Created by 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.