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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for South Carolina by CountyBreast, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All AgesSorted by Recentaapc

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 15.3 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 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 21.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.8 to 22.2 and 748 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.2.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 19.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.5 to 19.7 and 42,101 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.1.

#### Williamsburg County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 26.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.8 to 38.4 and 7 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (1, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 5.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -16.9 to 34.8.

#### Aiken County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 24.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.4 to 28.8 and 30 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (3, 34)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 4.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.3 to 8.6.

#### Colleton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 22.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.7 to 32.4 and 6 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (2, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 2.3.

#### Dorchester County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 21.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.1 to 25.7 and 21 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (6, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 1.3.

#### Clarendon County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 26.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.9 to 38.4 and 7 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (1, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 1.8.

#### Chester County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 25.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.0 to 36.1 and 6 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (1, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 1.6.

#### Hampton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 28.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.1 to 46.2 and 4 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.5.

#### Laurens County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 24.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.4 to 32.7 and 11 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (1, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.9.

#### Newberry County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 30.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.6 to 41.3 and 9 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.9.

#### Sumter County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 24.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.7 to 30.9 and 17 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (2, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.3.

#### Marion County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 25.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.4 to 38.4 and 6 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (1, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.9.

#### Anderson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 20.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.2 to 24.1 and 30 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (9, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.0.

#### Florence County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 25.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.8 to 30.3 and 24 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (2, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.2.

#### Orangeburg County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 25.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.8 to 31.7 and 17 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (2, 37)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.1.

#### Pickens County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 22.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.1 to 28.3 and 18 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (4, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.1.

#### Lancaster County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 20.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.2 to 26.6 and 15 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (5, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.0.

#### Richland County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 25.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.9 to 29.0 and 59 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (3, 23)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.6.

#### Fairfield County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 31.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.1 to 48.7 and 5 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to 0.4.

#### York County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 20.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.7 to 24.1 and 35 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (10, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.5.

#### Georgetown County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 17.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.6 to 24.8 and 10 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 37 (7, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.1.

#### Lexington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 20.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.0 to 24.1 and 40 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (9, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.8.

#### Oconee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 18.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.9 to 25.2 and 12 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (7, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -0.1.

#### Horry County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 21.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.8 to 24.2 and 59 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (10, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.8.

#### Greenville County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 21.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.0 to 23.6 and 69 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (10, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.1.

#### Union County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 15.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.9 to 26.9 and 3 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 40 (6, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to 0.3.

#### Kershaw County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 20.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.3 to 28.0 and 10 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (4, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -0.5.

#### Berkeley County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 19.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.4 to 23.8 and 24 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (10, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.9.

#### Cherokee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 13.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.4 to 19.8 and 5 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 41 (20, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to -0.3.

#### Dillon County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 22.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.5 to 34.9 and 4 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (1, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.6 to -0.3.

#### Spartanburg County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 21.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.2 to 24.1 and 43 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (9, 37)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.4.

#### Beaufort County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 18.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.5 to 22.4 and 30 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 34 (14, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.3.

#### Charleston County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 17.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.5 to 20.2 and 48 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 38 (21, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.4.

#### Chesterfield County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 18.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.4 to 27.5 and 6 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 33 (4, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.8 to -0.7.

#### Darlington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 21.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.8 to 28.2 and 11 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (4, 40)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to -1.3.

#### Greenwood County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 18.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.2 to 24.3 and 10 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 36 (8, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.2 to -1.7.

#### Abbeville County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 18.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.2 to 30.8 and 3 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 35 (2, 41)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

#### Calhoun County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 27.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.6 to 46.6 and 3 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (1, 41)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

#### Edgefield County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 16.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.3 to 27.2 and 3 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 39 (6, 41)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

#### Jasper County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 21.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.8 to 33.1 and 4 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (2, 41)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

#### Lee County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 28.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.7 to 48.1 and 3 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 41)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

#### Marlboro County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 37.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.6 to 54.0 and 7 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 30)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).
Allendale County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : ***
• Rate : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).
• CI*Rank⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).
Bamberg County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : ***
• Rate : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).
• CI*Rank⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).
Barnwell County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : ***
• Rate : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).
• CI*Rank⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).
McCormick County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : ***
• Rate : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).
• CI*Rank⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).
Saluda County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 15.3? : ***
• Rate : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).
• CI*Rank⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

Notes:
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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.

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

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.