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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for Rhode Island by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages <65Sorted by Count

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 122.7 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:

• 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.

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

#### Rhode Island

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 44.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.6 to 46.1 and 548 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -2.1.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 47.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.2 to 47.4 and 168,038 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -2.0.

#### Providence County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 45.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.4 to 48.0 and 322 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 3)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -2.0.

#### Kent County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 48.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.5 to 53.6 and 103 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 2)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -2.0.

#### Washington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 40.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.9 to 46.1 and 63 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (2, 4)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -9.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -18.0 to 0.1.

#### Newport County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 40.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.0 to 47.7 and 39 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (2, 5)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.5.

#### Bristol County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 31.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.5 to 39.2 and 21 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (4, 5)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to -2.1.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/03/2023 10:26 pm.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
Trend
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 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 2030 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 US Population Data File is used with 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.

Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availability, 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.

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.