Death Rates Table
Purpose: Provide a table of mortality statistics for use in assessing
the burden and risk for a major cancer site for the US overall or for
a selected state and its counties or parishes. The Healthy
People 2010 objective for the US is provided in order to give perspective
on how favorably or unfavorably a location compares to this overall goal.
The 95% Confidence Intervals for the rates and trends provide a measure
of how certain or uncertain the point estimates are and can be used to
generally assess how different a rate or trend is from another.
Cancer statistics require careful interpretation. See the information page about
for insight into interpreting cancer statistics particularly if you are a new user of cancer statistics.
The Quick Reference Guide provides an introduction to the interactive
features of this table
- Mortality data are provided by the
National Vital Statistics System at the National Center for Health
Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Population counts for denominators in the calculation of rates and
trends are provided to the National Cancer Institute by the U.S. Census
Bureau and use the National Center for Health Statistics file needed
to bridge from the Census 2000 multiple race coding to historical groupings
of race and ethnicity.
- Rates are calculated using SEER*Stat.
- Trends are determined by using Joinpoint
analysis of available historical data and reporting the last segment
as the most recent trend.