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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

Melanoma of the Skin, 2015-2019

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

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


Carbon County


Adams County


Lycoming County


Monroe County


Butler County


Somerset County


Lancaster County


Franklin County


Blair County


Lackawanna County


Montgomery County


Clearfield County


Luzerne County


Berks County


Washington County


Mercer County


Dauphin County


Northampton County


Cumberland County


Cambria County


Lehigh County


Schuylkill County


Chester County


York County


Erie County


Lebanon County


Bucks County


Allegheny County


Delaware County


Westmoreland County


Beaver County


Philadelphia County


Armstrong County Bedford County Bradford County Cameron County Centre County Clarion County Clinton County Columbia County Crawford County Elk County Fayette County Forest County Fulton County Greene County Huntingdon County Indiana County Jefferson County Juniata County Lawrence County McKean County Mifflin County Montour County Northumberland County Perry County Pike County Potter County Snyder County Sullivan County Susquehanna County Tioga County Union County Venango County Warren County Wayne County Wyoming County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/19/2022 10:43 am.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of estimates:
Armstrong, Bedford, Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Elk, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, McKean, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Wayne, Wyoming

† 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.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).


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.