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Lung Cancer (Aamr)

Time Range: 2005-2008       Resolution: Census Block Group

The ICD 10-CM cause of death code for lung cancer is C34. Age standardization uses the standard million method described by the Center for Disease Control. Weights are based on the 2000 Census population (see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/statnt/statnt20.pdf Table 1).
Rationale
Age-adjusted Mortality Rates (AAMR) are the death rates that would occur if the observed age-specific death rates were present in a population with an age distribution equal to a standard population. Values higher than a predetermined average (national, state, county) indicate that, after accounting for differences in age, a predetermined area's (city, zip code, neighborhood) mortality rate is higher than the average.
Source
Connecticut Department of Health, Office of Vital Records - Death Certficiate. http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3132&q=394598. Population estimates come from the Nielsen Claritas Pop-Facts Demographic Report for 2007

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