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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Tennessee by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

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

Sorted by Count

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


United States

Moore County

Pickett County

Lake County

Hancock County

Van Buren County

Trousdale County

Clay County

Houston County

Perry County

Bledsoe County

Lewis County

Sequatchie County

Jackson County

Decatur County

Cannon County

Crockett County

Meigs County

Chester County

Stewart County

Grundy County

Smith County

Haywood County

Wayne County

Union County

Humphreys County

DeKalb County

Morgan County

Polk County

Unicoi County

Fentress County

Hickman County

Benton County

Macon County

Johnson County

Grainger County

Scott County

Hardeman County

Lauderdale County

Giles County

Hardin County

Henderson County

Marshall County

McNairy County

Marion County

Overton County

White County

Weakley County

Obion County

Lincoln County

Claiborne County

Fayette County

Rhea County

Cheatham County

Carroll County

Dyer County

Henry County

Warren County

Franklin County

Cocke County

Bedford County

Lawrence County

Campbell County

Jefferson County

Gibson County

Coffee County

Dickson County

Monroe County

Carter County

McMinn County

Tipton County

Robertson County

Hamblen County

Loudon County

Roane County

Hawkins County

Putnam County

Cumberland County

Anderson County

Greene County

Maury County

Madison County

Bradley County

Wilson County

Sevier County

Montgomery County

Williamson County

Washington County

Blount County

Sumner County

Rutherford County

Sullivan County

Hamilton County

Knox County

Davidson County

Shelby County

Created by on 09/27/2022 1:02 am.

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

*** No Healthy People 2020 Objective for this cancer.
Healthy People 2020 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.

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.