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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for South Carolina by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 65+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 875.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 866.2 to 884.4 and 7,358 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 855.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 854.2 to 856.5 and 431,628 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.7.

#### Colleton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 1,138.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 1,028.4 to 1,256.3 and 81 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 12)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.4 to 0.4.

#### Williamsburg County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 1,034.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 921.1 to 1,157.8 and 63 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.3.

#### Union County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 1,033.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 912.8 to 1,165.6 and 54 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.4.

#### Chester County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 1,033.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 916.5 to 1,160.8 and 58 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 34)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.2.

#### Marlboro County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 1,028.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 898.1 to 1,172.8 and 46 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.2.

#### Laurens County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 1,020.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 939.4 to 1,105.9 and 121 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (1, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 0.3.

#### Barnwell County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 1,016.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 874.2 to 1,174.9 and 38 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (1, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.4.

#### Lee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 1,006.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 851.6 to 1,180.5 and 31 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (1, 43)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -9.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -18.4 to 1.6.

#### Abbeville County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 977.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 859.1 to 1,108.2 and 50 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (1, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.1.

#### Allendale County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 976.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 767.9 to 1,223.8 and 16 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (1, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.3.

#### Calhoun County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 974.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 824.2 to 1,144.3 and 31 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (1, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.8.

#### Sumter County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 972.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 906.6 to 1,042.2 and 163 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (3, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.4.

#### Kershaw County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 958.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 879.0 to 1,043.0 and 110 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (2, 37)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.3 to -1.4.

#### Hampton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 949.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 807.3 to 1,108.8 and 33 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (1, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.4.

#### Cherokee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 947.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 858.8 to 1,043.5 and 86 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (2, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -0.9.

#### Newberry County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 946.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 847.3 to 1,054.6 and 67 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (2, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.1.

#### Richland County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 939.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 900.7 to 979.6 and 459 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (7, 30)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.8.

#### Darlington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 928.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 852.0 to 1,010.7 and 111 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (4, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -1.1.

#### Dorchester County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 914.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 855.2 to 976.1 and 188 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (7, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.2.

#### York County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 908.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 863.9 to 954.9 and 324 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (9, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to -1.5.

#### Horry County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 908.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 875.8 to 941.3 and 653 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (11, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.7.

#### Spartanburg County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 905.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 867.3 to 944.9 and 433 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (11, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.2.

#### Greenwood County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 903.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 830.8 to 980.2 and 117 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (6, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 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 901.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 754.6 to 1,068.1 and 27 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (1, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.0.

#### Marion County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 897.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 790.0 to 1,016.3 and 52 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (3, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.6.

#### Saluda County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 895.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 768.5 to 1,037.6 and 36 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (2, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.3.

#### McCormick County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 891.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 740.3 to 1,065.0 and 26 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (1, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.7.

#### Chesterfield County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 889.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 797.8 to 989.5 and 71 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (4, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.4.

#### Berkeley County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 883.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 833.2 to 936.8 and 242 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (12, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.5.

#### Pickens County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 883.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 826.3 to 944.4 and 177 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (10, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.6.

#### Anderson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 882.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 838.4 to 928.4 and 305 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (13, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.0.

#### Orangeburg County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 880.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 816.5 to 947.6 and 144 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (10, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.6.

#### Lexington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 876.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 837.2 to 917.3 and 385 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 33 (15, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.1.

#### Aiken County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 874.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 828.0 to 922.5 and 273 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 34 (14, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.4.

#### Fairfield County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 872.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 750.9 to 1,007.7 and 39 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 35 (4, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.4.

#### Dillon County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 870.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 757.3 to 996.7 and 43 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 36 (3, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.7.

#### Florence County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 854.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 799.7 to 911.9 and 187 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 37 (15, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.0.

#### Charleston County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 847.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 814.4 to 880.9 and 524 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 38 (24, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.6.

#### Oconee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 843.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 781.4 to 909.5 and 141 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 39 (14, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.7.

#### Georgetown County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 825.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 761.5 to 892.4 and 131 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 40 (16, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.6.

#### Greenville County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 809.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 781.1 to 839.1 and 620 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 41 (33, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to -1.9.

#### Clarendon County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 792.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 703.3 to 888.8 and 59 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 42 (16, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.5.

#### Lancaster County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 775.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 718.5 to 834.8 and 145 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 43 (32, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.8.

#### Edgefield County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 746.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 640.2 to 864.1 and 36 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 44 (18, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.1.

#### Jasper County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 715.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 610.1 to 832.8 and 36 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 45 (28, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.6 to -1.7.

#### Beaufort County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 686.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 653.5 to 721.4 and 327 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 46 (43, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.9.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/04/2024 4:29 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.
⋔ 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.

Healthy People 2030 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 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.
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.