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Cancer Mortality Rate


Cancer Mortality Rate

What does this measure?

The age-adjusted mortality rate due to cancer per 10,000 residents of a region.

Why is this important?

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and the leading cause of death in Massachusetts. High mortality rates can indicate high overall rates of cancer or challenges to diagnosing and effectively treating cancer.

How is our county doing?

In 2016, Essex County's cancer mortality rate was 14 deaths per 10,000 residents, slightly below the state (15) and national rate of 16 per 10,000. The rate in Essex decreased from 21 in 2000, similar to state and national declines.

How do we compare to similar counties?

Essex County was a bit above Westchester, NY at 13 cancer deaths per 10,000 residents, equal to Middlesex (14) and below Westchester, NY at 13. All areas showed a steady decline in cancer-related deaths, with a decrease of around 5 deaths per 10,000 from 2000.

Notes about the data

Rates have been adjusted for differences in age and gender among the geographies.

Cancer Mortality Rate
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Essex County, MA2120212019191918181716171615151514
Middlesex County, MA2020201819181817171717161615151414
Lake County, IL2019191918181818171616161715151516
Westchester County, NY1918171717161716151515151314141313
Massachusetts2120201919191918181817171616161515
United States2020191919191818181717171716161616

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Notes: Rate per 10,000 residents. Numbers are age-adjusted.




Cancer Deaths
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Essex County, MA1,6231,6121,6721,6251,5431,5341,5541,5461,5191,5241,4691,4911,4911,4111,4711,4541,407
Middlesex County, MA3,0063,0032,9762,7852,8562,8672,8372,6362,7182,7182,7562,7612,6872,6902,6242,5852,661
Lake County, IL9549339739859731,0051,0171,0531,0341,0161,0131,0121,1411,0461,0401,0971,174
Westchester County, NY1,8821,8411,7961,8351,8251,7621,8081,7291,7201,7471,7701,7301,6081,7271,7001,6681,671
Massachusetts14,02713,75013,91413,55113,33713,18213,40713,00313,03113,11212,99312,89512,86412,85812,78712,75012,717
United States553,091553,768557,271556,902553,888559,312559,888562,875565,469567,628574,743576,691582,623584,881591,700595,930598,038

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




INDICATORS TREND | ESSEX COUNTY
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Preterm Births Increasing
Infant Mortality Rate Maintaining
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels Decreasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Child Abuse and Neglect Increasing
Disengaged Youth Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Youth Arrests Decreasing
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Establishments Maintaining
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Employment Maintaining
Tourism Spending Maintaining
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Contributions Maintaining
Protected Land Not Applicable
Days with Good Air Quality Increasing
Beach Contamination Decreasing
Daily Water Use per Resident Decreasing
Crimes Against People Increasing
Crimes Against Property Increasing
Drug-Related Arrests Maintaining
Reports of Domestic Violence Increasing
Incarceration Rates Decreasing
Recidivism Decreasing
Households Without Vehicles Maintaining
Means of Transportation to Work Not Applicable
Traffic Injuries and Fatalities Maintaining
Households With Internet Access Increasing
Change in Total Population Increasing
Change in Population by Age/Gender Not Applicable
People 65 or Older Living Alone Decreasing
People with Disabilities Increasing
Households by Type Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families by Gender Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Language Diversity Increasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Change in Jobs by Sector Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary Increasing
Change in Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
Median Earnings by Occupation by Gender Not Applicable
People Entering/Leaving County for Work Not Applicable
Employer Size Not Applicable
Self-Employment Revenue Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Prekindergarten Participation Not Applicable
Female Enrollment in School Not Applicable
Chronically Absent Students Increasing
Per-Student Spending Maintaining
Bullying Maintaining
Student Performance on Grade 3 Reading Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 Math by Student Group Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 10 English Language Arts Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 10 Math Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate by Student Group Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Bachelor's Degree or Higher by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Maintaining
Median Household Income by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income by Household Type Not Applicable
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Households Receiving Temporary Assistance Maintaining
Households Receiving Federal Food Assistance Increasing
Participation in Food Assistance by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Maintaining
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Median Home Value Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Increasing
Housing Affordability for Renters Increasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeownership Rates by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Homeless Persons Increasing
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Medical Care Expenses Maintaining
Prevalence of Children with Asthma Maintaining
Prevalence of Overweight Children Decreasing
Prevalence of Overweight Adults Not Applicable
Diabetes Incidence Decreasing
Chronic Disease Among Older Adults Increasing
Cancer Incidence Decreasing
Cancer Mortality Rate Decreasing
Heart Disease Mortality Rate Decreasing
Mortality Rate Decreasing
People who Smoke Not Applicable
Use of Illegal Drugs Not Applicable
Youth Use of Illegal Drugs Not Applicable
Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Not Applicable
Drug Overdose Mortality Rate Increasing
Prevalence of Mental Illness Maintaining
Suicide Rate Maintaining