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Cancer Mortality Data Trends for 2000-2010   DS 12-12000

County of Residence Populations

Fifty-four of California’s 58 counties had reliable age-adjusted cancer death rates every year from 2000 through 2010.  Fifty-one counties had age-adjusted rates that were lower in 2010 than 2000, and three counties demonstrated higher rates in 2010 than 2000.  Mariposa County had the highest age-adjusted death rate, and Lassen County had the lowest rate during the eleven-year period.

Refer to Table 4 (PDF)Opens a new browser window., Table 5 (PDF)Opens a new browser window., and Table 6 (PDF)Opens a new browser window. for detailed counts of deaths, age-adjusted rates, and 95 percent confidence intervals by county of residence.  Trend charts showing age-adjusted cancer death rates by county are accessible through the links provided below.

Out of 54 counties, 32 counties showed a statistically significant downward trend from 2000 to 2010.  The largest numerical and percentage decreases occurred in Humboldt County, which showed a decrease of 25.3 percent from 2000 to 2010.

Alameda (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Contra Costa (PDF)Opens a new browser window. El Dorado (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Fresno (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
Humboldt (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Imperial (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Kern (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Lake (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
Los Angeles (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Marin (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Mendocino (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Merced (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
Monterey (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Nevada (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Orange (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Placer (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
Plumas (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Riverside (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Sacramento (PDF)Opens a new browser window. San Bernardino (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
San Diego (PDF)Opens a new browser window. San Francisco (PDF)Opens a new browser window. San Joaquin (PDF)Opens a new browser window. San Luis Obispo (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
San Mateo (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Santa Clara (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Sonoma (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Stanislaus (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
Tulare (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Tuolumne (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Ventura (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Yolo (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

Twenty-two counties exhibited rates that were reliable each year but did not show statistically significant trends.

Amador (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Butte (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Calaveras (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Colusa (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
Del Norte (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Glenn (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Inyo (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Kings (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
Lassen (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Madera (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Mariposa (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Napa (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
San Benito (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Santa Barbara (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Santa Cruz (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Shasta (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
Siskiyou (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Solano (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Sutter (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Tehama (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
Trinity (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Yuba (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

Four counties had rates that were unreliable or no events during one or more of the years studied. Graphs are provided for these counties, but no trend analysis was conducted. This information should be interpreted with caution.

Alpine (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Modoc (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Mono (PDF)Opens a new browser window. Sierra (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

See the Technical Notes for information about rate calculation and trend analysis. A map of California is located here.

Read More:
At a Glance
Background
California Total Population
Male and Female Populations
Race/Ethnic Group Differences
Sex Differences Within Race/Ethnic Groups
County of Residence Populations
Tables (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
Technical Notes
References
Vital Statistics Query System

Helpful Resources
American Cancer Society
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
California Cancer Registry

 
 
Last modified on: 11/18/2014 1:48 PM