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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Tennessee by County

Lung & Bronchus, 2015-2019

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

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


United States

Perry County

Scott County

Campbell County

Houston County

Lauderdale County

Benton County

Rhea County

Fentress County

Carroll County

Overton County

Macon County

Grainger County

Hancock County

Jackson County

Lewis County

Claiborne County

Monroe County

Union County

Trousdale County

Johnson County

Cheatham County

Pickett County

DeKalb County

Hardeman County

Dyer County

Polk County

Decatur County

Wayne County

Cocke County

Hawkins County

Dickson County

McNairy County

Tipton County

Stewart County

White County

Greene County

Hickman County

Gibson County

Lawrence County

Grundy County

Henderson County

Van Buren County

Meigs County

Henry County

Hardin County

McMinn County

Morgan County

Sequatchie County

Robertson County

Obion County

Weakley County

Putnam County

Unicoi County

Sevier County

Jefferson County

Bledsoe County

Bedford County

Marshall County

Warren County

Maury County

Roane County

Smith County

Lake County

Cannon County

Humphreys County

Crockett County

Chester County

Hamblen County

Marion County

Montgomery County

Sullivan County

Franklin County

Haywood County

Coffee County

Washington County

Bradley County

Anderson County

Lincoln County

Moore County

Blount County

Madison County

Loudon County

Sumner County

Wilson County

Rutherford County

Cumberland County

Carter County

Giles County

Knox County

Clay County

Davidson County

Shelby County

Hamilton County

Fayette County

Williamson County

Created by on 11/26/2021 6:13 pm.

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.

* 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.