Data News Item: Correction made to age-adjusted rates for cancer mortality sourced from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) database.

Age-adjusted mortality rates for malignant neoplasm (cancer) have been corrected. The previous version of this indicator reported age-adjusted mortality rates as the mean of the 95% confidence interval values reported for each county. This error affected the age-adjusted mortality rates for the total population for all counties with less than 100 total deaths, approximately 480 counties. Other population groups (by gender / race-ethnicity) and other causes of death were not affected. Affected indicators:

Health Outcomes

  • Cancer Mortality