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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 Rate

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


Tennessee


United States


Scott County


Overton County


Perry County


Carroll County


Meigs County


Grundy County


Johnson County


Lauderdale County


Benton County


Houston County


Rhea County


Dickson County


Stewart County


Macon County


Van Buren County


Fentress County


Tipton County


Cheatham County


Polk County


Dyer County


Hardeman County


Campbell County


Gibson County


Wayne County


Monroe County


Lake County


McNairy County


White County


Lawrence County


Bedford County


Grainger County


Trousdale County


Claiborne County


Henderson County


Unicoi County


Cannon County


Cocke County


Union County


DeKalb County


Hancock County


Crockett County


Warren County


Hawkins County


Marion County


Coffee County


Greene County


Montgomery County


Hickman County


Henry County


Humphreys County


Obion County


Sevier County


Morgan County


Haywood County


Robertson County


Marshall County


Chester County


Putnam County


Decatur County


Smith County


Maury County


McMinn County


Lewis County


Roane County


Weakley County


Sullivan County


Washington County


Shelby County


Lincoln County


Madison County


Jackson County


Bradley County


Jefferson County


Hamblen County


Hardin County


Franklin County


Sumner County


Davidson County


Bledsoe County


Rutherford County


Anderson County


Giles County


Knox County


Clay County


Blount County


Wilson County


Hamilton County


Loudon County


Carter County


Sequatchie County


Pickett County


Cumberland County


Fayette County


Moore County


Williamson County




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/23/2021 12:16 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 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.