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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for South Carolina by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+

Sorted by Name

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


South Carolina


United States


Abbeville County


Aiken County


Allendale County


Anderson County


Bamberg County


Barnwell County


Beaufort County


Berkeley County


Calhoun County


Charleston County


Cherokee County


Chester County


Chesterfield County


Clarendon County


Colleton County


Darlington County


Dillon County


Dorchester County


Edgefield County


Fairfield County


Florence County


Georgetown County


Greenville County


Greenwood County


Hampton County


Horry County


Jasper County


Kershaw County


Lancaster County


Laurens County


Lee County


Lexington County


Marion County


Marlboro County


McCormick County


Newberry County


Oconee County


Orangeburg County


Pickens County


Richland County


Saluda County


Spartanburg County


Sumter County


Union County


Williamsburg County


York County




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/05/2021 5:55 am.

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


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.