Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Lung Cancer

This indicator shows the age-adjusted death rate per 100,000 population due to lung cancer.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Lung Cancer

36.2
43.4
Comparison: CA Counties 

34.7

deaths/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2010-2012

County: San Francisco

Categories: Health / Cancer, Health / Mortality Data
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 58 California counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 2014
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Why is this important?

According to the American Lung Association, more people die from lung cancer annually than any other type of cancer, exceeding the total deaths caused by breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer combined. The greatest risk factor for lung cancer is duration and quantity of smoking. While the mortality rate due to lung cancer among men has reached a plateau, the mortality rate due to lung cancer among women continues to increase.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the lung cancer death rate to 45.5 deaths per 100,000 population.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Lung Cancer : Time Series

2004-2006: 39.7 2005-2007: 38.6 2006-2008: 36.5 2007-2009: 35.8 2008-2010: 35.3 2009-2011: 36.8 2010-2012: 34.7

deaths/100,000 population

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Lung Cancer

Comparison: Prior Value 

34.7

deaths/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2010-2012

County: San Francisco

Categories: Health / Cancer, Health / Mortality Data
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 2014

Why is this important?

According to the American Lung Association, more people die from lung cancer annually than any other type of cancer, exceeding the total deaths caused by breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer combined. The greatest risk factor for lung cancer is duration and quantity of smoking. While the mortality rate due to lung cancer among men has reached a plateau, the mortality rate due to lung cancer among women continues to increase.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the lung cancer death rate to 45.5 deaths per 100,000 population.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Lung Cancer : Time Series

2004-2006: 39.7 2005-2007: 38.6 2006-2008: 36.5 2007-2009: 35.8 2008-2010: 35.3 2009-2011: 36.8 2010-2012: 34.7

deaths/100,000 population

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Lung Cancer

Target Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

34.7

deaths/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2010-2012

County: San Francisco

Healthy People 2020 Target: 45.5 deaths/100,000 population
Categories: Health / Cancer, Health / Mortality Data
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: April 2014

Why is this important?

According to the American Lung Association, more people die from lung cancer annually than any other type of cancer, exceeding the total deaths caused by breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer combined. The greatest risk factor for lung cancer is duration and quantity of smoking. While the mortality rate due to lung cancer among men has reached a plateau, the mortality rate due to lung cancer among women continues to increase.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the lung cancer death rate to 45.5 deaths per 100,000 population.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Lung Cancer : Time Series

2004-2006: 39.7 2005-2007: 38.6 2006-2008: 36.5 2007-2009: 35.8 2008-2010: 35.3 2009-2011: 36.8 2010-2012: 34.7

deaths/100,000 population