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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for Utah by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+Sorted by Count

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

#### Utah

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 404.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 397.5 to 410.6 and 3,021 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.9.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 501.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 501.1 to 502.3 and 569,776 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.8.

#### Salt Lake County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 422.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 411.4 to 433.9 and 1,144 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (8, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.8.

#### Utah County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 387.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 370.5 to 405.1 and 398 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (13, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.5.

#### Davis County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 381.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 361.7 to 401.9 and 291 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (14, 25)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.7.

#### Weber County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 411.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 389.5 to 434.7 and 266 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (9, 21)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.7.

#### Washington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 351.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 331.9 to 371.1 and 262 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (19, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.0.

#### Cache County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 370.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 337.9 to 405.9 and 95 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (13, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.4.

#### Tooele County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 492.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 440.2 to 549.8 and 69 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.5.

#### Box Elder County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 407.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 363.7 to 456.0 and 63 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (7, 25)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.0.

#### Iron County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 450.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 399.9 to 505.6 and 61 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (2, 20)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.1.

#### Uintah County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 429.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 367.7 to 497.6 and 36 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (3, 25)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.6.

#### Carbon County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 497.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 425.1 to 577.6 and 35 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.3.

#### Sevier County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 490.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 420.3 to 569.9 and 35 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (1, 19)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.4.

#### Summit County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 317.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 266.2 to 374.5 and 34 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (17, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.0 to -1.8.

#### Sanpete County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 365.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 309.9 to 427.8 and 32 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (9, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.9.

#### Wasatch County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 420.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 353.2 to 496.8 and 31 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (3, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.1.

#### Duchesne County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 512.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 428.4 to 608.5 and 27 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.2.

#### Grand County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 515.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 414.0 to 633.7 and 19 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 21)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.5.

#### Millard County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 379.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 304.0 to 468.9 and 18 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (5, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.2.

#### Kane County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 545.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 431.4 to 679.9 and 18 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 20)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.8.

#### San Juan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 332.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 262.5 to 416.2 and 16 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (10, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.5.

#### Emery County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 415.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 324.4 to 523.2 and 15 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (2, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -0.5.

#### Morgan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 438.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 335.8 to 562.7 and 13 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (1, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.1.

#### Juab County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 427.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 327.2 to 549.7 and 13 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (1, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.9.

#### Beaver County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 480.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 343.8 to 652.5 and 9 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (1, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to -0.4.

#### Garfield County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 425.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 302.3 to 580.7 and 8 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (1, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to 0.0.

#### Wayne County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 411.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 261.8 to 619.7 and 5 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (1, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.2.

#### Piute County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 473.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 269.6 to 773.1 and 4 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (1, 27)
• 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).
Daggett County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• 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).
Rich County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• 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:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/01/2023 9:35 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 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.