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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 Rate

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


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




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/26/2021 11:50 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.