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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

Lung & Bronchus, 2011-2015

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

Sorted by Name

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 45.5 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

  • Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
  • Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

  • Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


    United States

    Adams County

    Allegheny County

    Armstrong County

    Beaver County

    Bedford County

    Berks County

    Blair County

    Bradford County

    Bucks County

    Butler County

    Cambria County

    Cameron County

    Carbon County

    Centre County

    Chester County

    Clarion County

    Clearfield County

    Clinton County

    Columbia County

    Crawford County

    Cumberland County

    Dauphin County

    Delaware County

    Elk County

    Erie County

    Fayette County

    Forest County

    Franklin County

    Fulton County

    Greene County

    Huntingdon County

    Indiana County

    Jefferson County

    Juniata County

    Lackawanna County

    Lancaster County

    Lawrence County

    Lebanon County

    Lehigh County

    Luzerne County

    Lycoming County

    McKean County

    Mercer County

    Mifflin County

    Monroe County

    Montgomery County

    Montour County

    Northampton County

    Northumberland County

    Perry County

    Philadelphia County

    Pike County

    Potter County

    Schuylkill County

    Snyder County

    Somerset County

    Sullivan County

    Susquehanna County

    Tioga County

    Union County

    Venango County

    Warren County

    Washington County

    Wayne County

    Westmoreland County

    Wyoming County

    York County

    Created by on 07/18/2019 12:51 am.

    State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
    Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
    Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
    Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.

    † Death rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2015 US Population Data File is used for mortality data.
    The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

    Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availablility, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each graph for additional information.

    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.