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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

Breast, 2015-2019

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, 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


United States

Elk County

Schuylkill County

Venango County

Clarion County

Pike County

Mercer County

Lawrence County

Greene County

Warren County

Philadelphia County

Lackawanna County

Susquehanna County

Cambria County

Fayette County

Crawford County

McKean County

Allegheny County

Bedford County

Bradford County

Delaware County

Carbon County

Westmoreland County

Erie County

Cumberland County

Franklin County

Clinton County

Butler County

Luzerne County

Dauphin County

Lancaster County

Huntingdon County

Lebanon County

Wyoming County

Montgomery County

Northampton County

Chester County

York County

Union County

Mifflin County

Clearfield County

Lehigh County

Beaver County

Washington County

Monroe County

Berks County

Bucks County

Wayne County

Blair County

Armstrong County

Jefferson County

Lycoming County

Centre County

Indiana County

Somerset County

Adams County

Perry County

Northumberland County

Columbia County

Snyder County

Tioga County

Cameron County Forest County Fulton County Juniata County Montour County Potter County Sullivan County

Created by on 07/04/2022 9:00 pm.

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:
Cameron, Forest, Fulton, Juniata, Montour, Potter, Sullivan

† 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.