Mortality > Table > Interpret

## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for South Carolina by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+Sorted by CI*Rank

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

#### South Carolina

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 529.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 524.7 to 534.2 and 9,952 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.5.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 501.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 501.1 to 502.3 and 569,776 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.8.

#### Colleton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 690.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 632.8 to 752.2 and 109 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 12)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.2.

#### Chester County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 675.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 612.6 to 743.9 and 86 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.2.

#### Union County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 648.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 584.4 to 718.6 and 76 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.0.

#### Barnwell County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 646.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 570.4 to 730.1 and 54 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 34)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.1.

#### Hampton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 645.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 566.3 to 733.6 and 49 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.3.

#### Marlboro County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 635.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 567.1 to 710.6 and 64 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (1, 33)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.3.

#### Williamsburg County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 632.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 571.8 to 697.3 and 84 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (1, 30)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.3.

#### Laurens County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 629.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 587.3 to 674.6 and 167 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (1, 21)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.1.

#### Allendale County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 624.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 511.3 to 754.7 and 22 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (1, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.3.

#### Lee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 618.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 536.8 to 709.0 and 43 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (1, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -4.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.8 to -1.3.

#### Sumter County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 596.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 561.2 to 632.4 and 223 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (4, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.5.

#### Newberry County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 593.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 540.2 to 651.2 and 93 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (2, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.3.

#### Abbeville County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 588.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 524.7 to 657.5 and 64 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (2, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.1.

#### Kershaw County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 586.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 545.2 to 631.0 and 151 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (4, 37)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.6.

#### Chesterfield County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 581.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 531.7 to 634.6 and 104 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (3, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.5.

#### Bamberg County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 578.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 497.6 to 669.8 and 37 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (1, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.3.

#### Cherokee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 577.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 531.1 to 626.7 and 118 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (5, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.1.

#### Dillon County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 574.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 512.4 to 642.0 and 64 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (2, 43)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.6.

#### Darlington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 573.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 532.9 to 616.8 and 152 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (6, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.8.

#### Calhoun County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 571.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 493.2 to 658.8 and 39 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (2, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.3.

#### Fairfield County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 570.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 504.3 to 642.9 and 57 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (2, 43)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.6.

#### Marion County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 569.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 511.0 to 632.5 and 73 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (4, 43)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.6.

#### Orangeburg County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 567.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 532.6 to 604.2 and 202 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (8, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.6.

#### Greenwood County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 564.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 525.2 to 605.6 and 158 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (7, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.7.

#### Spartanburg County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 556.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 536.6 to 577.1 and 604 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (14, 34)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.2.

#### Richland County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 552.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 532.8 to 572.5 and 632 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (15, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.1.

#### McCormick County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 551.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 466.7 to 647.0 and 33 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (2, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.1.

#### Saluda County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 543.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 476.8 to 618.0 and 48 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (4, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.5.

#### Horry County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 542.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 525.9 to 560.2 and 848 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (18, 37)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.8.

#### Anderson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 542.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 518.8 to 566.1 and 416 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (16, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.2.

#### Pickens County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 537.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 506.9 to 568.8 and 239 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (14, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.6.

#### Clarendon County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 535.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 485.0 to 590.6 and 85 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (9, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -0.9.

#### Florence County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 534.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 505.6 to 564.7 and 264 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 33 (16, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.1.

#### Berkeley County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 528.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 503.1 to 555.4 and 343 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 34 (19, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.5.

#### Dorchester County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 528.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 499.2 to 559.4 and 255 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 35 (17, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.2.

#### York County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 523.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 501.4 to 546.7 and 438 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 36 (22, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -1.9.

#### Aiken County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 523.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 499.1 to 548.4 and 361 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 37 (21, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.4.

#### Lexington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 518.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 498.8 to 539.5 and 523 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 38 (25, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.2.

#### Oconee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 518.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 484.7 to 553.8 and 185 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 39 (19, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.7.

#### Georgetown County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 502.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 467.8 to 539.0 and 167 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 40 (22, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.3 to -1.8.

#### Charleston County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 498.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 482.2 to 516.1 and 701 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 41 (32, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.7.

#### Greenville County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 479.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 465.0 to 494.6 and 832 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 42 (39, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.3 to -2.1.

#### Lancaster County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 478.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 448.0 to 510.7 and 189 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 43 (33, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.9.

#### Edgefield County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 449.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 394.1 to 509.9 and 49 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 44 (29, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -1.4.

#### Jasper County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 448.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 393.3 to 510.2 and 51 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 45 (29, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.5.

#### Beaufort County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 406.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 388.5 to 425.7 and 398 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 46 (44, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.7.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 02/07/2023 1:18 am.

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.
⋔ Results presented with the CI*Rank statistics help show the usefulness of ranks. For example, ranks for relatively rare diseases or less populated areas may be essentially meaningless because of their large variability, but ranks for more common diseases in densely populated regions can be very useful. More information about methodology can be found on the CI*Rank website.

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.