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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

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

#### Washington

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 145.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.6 to 146.9 and 12,761 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.6.

#### 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.

#### King County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 127.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.9 to 129.1 and 2,943 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 36 (31, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -2.3.

#### Pierce County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 154.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.3 to 158.5 and 1,474 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (9, 22)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.5.

#### Snohomish County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 149.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.1 to 153.7 and 1,288 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (12, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.1.

#### Spokane County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 159.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.1 to 164.2 and 997 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (5, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.9.

#### Clark County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 152.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.3 to 156.8 and 833 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (10, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.5.

#### Thurston County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 147.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.4 to 153.0 and 526 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (13, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.6.

#### Kitsap County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 142.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.8 to 148.5 and 492 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (17, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.3.

#### Yakima County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 160.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.3 to 167.2 and 426 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (4, 20)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.6.

#### Whatcom County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 147.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.9 to 154.0 and 412 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (12, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.9.

#### Benton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 144.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.0 to 151.4 and 325 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (14, 34)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.4.

#### Skagit County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 157.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.0 to 165.7 and 296 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (5, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.7.

#### Cowlitz County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 180.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.1 to 191.0 and 275 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 8)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.4.

#### Clallam County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 159.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.6 to 169.3 and 244 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (3, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.7.

#### Lewis County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 173.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.1 to 184.9 and 210 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 13)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.6.

#### Grays Harbor County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 174.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.7 to 186.4 and 201 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 12)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.9.

#### Island County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 145.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.8 to 155.2 and 198 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (9, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 4.0.

#### Mason County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 165.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.8 to 177.1 and 173 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (1, 22)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.8.

#### Grant County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 152.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.9 to 164.1 and 154 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (5, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.6.

#### Chelan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 143.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.2 to 154.5 and 153 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (10, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.1.

#### Walla Walla County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 145.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.8 to 158.4 and 119 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (8, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.4.

#### Okanogan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 171.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.8 to 187.0 and 111 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 22)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.3.

#### Stevens County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 150.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.4 to 164.2 and 111 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (5, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.8.

#### Jefferson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 140.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.3 to 155.7 and 104 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (9, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.0.

#### Franklin County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 135.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.3 to 148.9 and 94 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 33 (14, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.4.

#### Kittitas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 138.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.7 to 153.2 and 78 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (11, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.1.

#### Pacific County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.8 to 187.8 and 78 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (1, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.2.

#### Douglas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 131.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 118.1 to 146.4 and 72 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 35 (17, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.0 to -1.2.

#### Klickitat County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 157.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.3 to 178.2 and 59 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (1, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.7.

#### Asotin County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 143.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 126.5 to 162.2 and 56 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (5, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.8.

#### Whitman County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 126.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 111.4 to 143.7 and 51 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 37 (16, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.6.

#### San Juan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 123.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 105.7 to 144.5 and 43 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 39 (17, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.4.

#### Pend Oreille County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 160.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.5 to 187.4 and 38 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (1, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.4.

#### Lincoln County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 144.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 119.3 to 173.8 and 27 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (1, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.4.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 135.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 111.9 to 163.5 and 23 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (3, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.2.

#### Skamania County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 124.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 101.5 to 151.3 and 23 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 38 (9, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.0.

#### Ferry County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 162.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.8 to 200.3 and 21 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (1, 38)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to 0.5.

#### Columbia County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 169.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.5 to 218.4 and 14 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.6.

#### Wahkiakum County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 135.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 101.4 to 181.9 and 12 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 34 (1, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 0.6.

#### Garfield County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 138.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 87.9 to 213.2 and 6 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (1, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.8 to -1.1.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/28/2023 3:47 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.