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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for Washington by CountyProstate, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Male, All AgesSorted by Recentaapc

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 16.9 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 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 20.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.3 to 20.6 and 723 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 1.3.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 18.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.7 to 18.9 and 31,337 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.0.

#### Mason County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 24.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.4 to 32.3 and 11 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 1.4.

#### Clallam County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 27.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.1 to 33.6 and 20 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 17)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.4.

#### Walla Walla County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 19.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.7 to 27.4 and 7 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (1, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to 0.6.

#### Pacific County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 24.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.3 to 39.0 and 5 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to 0.5.

#### Skagit County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 24.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.5 to 29.4 and 20 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.1.

#### Island County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 21.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.9 to 27.7 and 14 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (1, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -0.3.

#### Grant County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 20.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.9 to 27.6 and 9 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (1, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -0.3.

#### Whatcom County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 21.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.6 to 25.3 and 25 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (3, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.0.

#### Clark County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 20.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.2 to 23.9 and 46 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (4, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.5.

#### Pierce County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 21.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.9 to 23.2 and 79 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (5, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.8.

#### Yakima County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 18.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.3 to 22.7 and 22 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (6, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -1.5.

#### Benton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 20.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.4 to 25.0 and 19 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (3, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -1.5.

#### Cowlitz County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 22.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.6 to 28.5 and 15 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (1, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -1.3.

#### Kitsap County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 19.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.4 to 23.2 and 28 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (5, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -1.6.

#### Kittitas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 20.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.4 to 31.0 and 5 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (1, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.2 to -0.5.

#### Spokane County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 20.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.7 to 22.8 and 52 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (6, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -2.0.

#### Stevens County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 27.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.0 to 37.5 and 9 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 25)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to -0.8.

#### Jefferson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 20.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.1 to 30.2 and 7 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (1, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to -0.8.

#### Lewis County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 21.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.4 to 28.3 and 12 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (1, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to -1.4.

#### Snohomish County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 20.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.4 to 23.0 and 69 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (5, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -1.9.

#### Grays Harbor County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 19.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.6 to 26.4 and 10 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (2, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.8 to -1.4.

#### Thurston County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 17.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.9 to 21.4 and 26 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (8, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -1.8.

#### King County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 17.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.7 to 19.2 and 166 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (16, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -2.6.

#### Chelan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 18.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.1 to 24.9 and 8 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (3, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.3 to -2.2.

#### Franklin County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 16.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.5 to 25.2 and 5 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (3, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -4.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.1 to -2.6.

#### Douglas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 15.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.3 to 25.2 and 4 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (3, 29)
• 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).

#### Klickitat County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 23.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.8 to 37.6 and 4 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (1, 29)
• 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).

#### Okanogan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 21.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.3 to 31.5 and 6 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (1, 29)
• 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).

#### San Juan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 20.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.2 to 36.6 and 4 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (1, 29)
• 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).
• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : ***
• 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).
Asotin County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : ***
• 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).
Columbia County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : ***
• 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).
Ferry County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : ***
• 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).
Garfield County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : ***
• 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).
Lincoln County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : ***
• 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).
Pend Oreille County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : ***
• 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).
Skamania County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : ***
• 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).
Wahkiakum County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : ***
• 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).
Whitman County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 16.9? : ***
• 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).

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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.
* 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.