Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* for Lung Cancer, by Urbanization of County of Residence§ — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2006 and 2016


Article Metrics

Altmetric:

Citations:

Views: Views equals page views plus PDF downloads

Metric Details
View suggested citation


MMWR Email Subscription Button
 

The figure is a bar chart showing that from 2006 to 2016 the age-adjusted death rate for lung cancer decreased in each of the six urbanization levels, with the largest decrease (29%) in large central metropolitan counties and the smallest decrease (16%) in noncore counties. In both years, the rate of lung cancer death was higher in nonmetropolitan areas than in metropolitan areas.

* Deaths per 100,000 population age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population with 95% confidence intervals.

Lung cancer deaths were identified with the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause of death code C34.

§ Counties were classified into six urbanization levels based on a classification scheme developed by the National Center for Health Statistics that considers metropolitan/nonmetropolitan status, population, and other factors.

From 2006 to 2016, the age-adjusted death rate for lung cancer decreased in each of the six urbanization levels, with the largest decrease (29%) in large central metropolitan counties and the smallest decrease (16%) in noncore counties. In both years, the rate of lung cancer death was higher in nonmetropolitan areas than in metropolitan areas. In 2016, the lung cancer death rate in noncore counties was 48.6 per 100,000 compared with 33.0 in large central metropolitan counties.

Sources: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm; 2013 National Center for Health Statistics urban-rural classification scheme for counties. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02_166.pdf.

Reported by: Florence C. Lee, MPH, kwn5@cdc.gov, 301-458-4694; Shilpa Bengeri.

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Lung Cancer, by Urbanization of County of Residence — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2006 and 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:1022. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6736a8.

MMWR and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report are service marks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.

All HTML versions of MMWR articles are generated from final proofs through an automated process. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr) and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables.

Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to mmwrq@cdc.gov.

TOP