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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for Vermont by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All AgesSorted by Rate

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

#### Vermont

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 156.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.4 to 160.0 and 1,391 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.1.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 149.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.3 to 149.6 and 599,666 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.8.

#### Essex County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 181.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.7 to 223.0 and 21 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 13)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.3.

#### Rutland County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 176.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.2 to 189.4 and 167 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 7)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to -0.4.

#### Grand Isle County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 174.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.2 to 219.9 and 18 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.3.

#### Franklin County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 173.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.4 to 189.2 and 106 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 9)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.7.

#### Bennington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 170.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.0 to 186.6 and 101 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 11)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.6.

#### Windham County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.6 to 179.2 and 109 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (1, 12)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.9.

#### Lamoille County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.7 to 184.3 and 54 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (1, 13)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.5.

#### Orleans County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 161.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.7 to 180.1 and 68 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (1, 13)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.8.

#### Caledonia County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 154.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.7 to 173.0 and 68 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (2, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.5.

#### Washington County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 152.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.2 to 165.1 and 126 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (5, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.0.

#### Windsor County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 151.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.2 to 164.1 and 140 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (5, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.8.

#### Orange County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 147.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.5 to 165.7 and 65 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (4, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.7.

#### Chittenden County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 143.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.8 to 151.4 and 276 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (9, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.4.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 134.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.1 to 149.3 and 72 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (10, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.0.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 03/23/2023 2:11 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.

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.