What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the number of deaths from lung cancer per 100,000 population and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population (Note: the cancer was not necessarily diagnosed in the same year). Mortality data reflect the underlying cause of death as recorded on the death certificate.

Why is this indicator important?

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and Indiana, killing over 150,000 Americans and approximately 4,000 Indiana residents every year (American Cancer Society).

About the data

Community: Sullivan County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: Healthy People 2020

Measurement Period: 2015

Category: Cancer

Community Source: Indiana State Cancer Registry

Reference Source: Indiana State Cancer Registry