
Rate/Trend Comparison by State/County



State Cancer ProfilesDeath Rate/Trend Comparison by State/County, death years through 2010 Arkansas versus United States
All Races, Both Sexes Sorted by Priority Index
Liver & Bile Duct (Males) The priority index is 2The recent trend is risingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 148The annual death rate (2010) is 9.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.0 to 11.2The rate ratio is 1.086527338The average annual percent change in death rates is 3.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.7 to 5.9The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Cervix (Females) The priority index is 4The recent trend is stableThis death rate is above the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 60The annual death rate (2010) is 3.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.8 to 4.7The rate ratio is 1.616648868The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.8 to 0.1The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Kidney & Renal Pelvis (Females) The priority index is 4The recent trend is stableThis death rate is above the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 68The annual death rate (2010) is 3.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.8 to 4.6The rate ratio is 1.443433458The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.5 to 1.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Lung & Bronchus (Females) The priority index is 4The recent trend is stableThis death rate is above the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 832The annual death rate (2010) is 44.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.4 to 47.6The rate ratio is 1.171245241The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.8 to 0.3The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Oral Cavity & Pharynx (Females) The priority index is 4The recent trend is stableThis death rate is above the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 37The annual death rate (2010) is 2.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.5 to 2.9The rate ratio is 1.497665954The average annual percent change in death rates is 11.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.7 to 26.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Colon & Rectum (Females) The priority index is 5The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is above the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 298The annual death rate (2010) is 15.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.1 to 17.8The rate ratio is 1.219478147The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.6 to 0.6The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Colon & Rectum (Males) The priority index is 5The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is above the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 334The annual death rate (2010) is 23.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.6 to 25.7The rate ratio is 1.228821440The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.7 to 0.8The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Lung & Bronchus (Males) The priority index is 5The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is above the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 1,295The annual death rate (2010) is 86.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 82.0 to 91.7The rate ratio is 1.444039888The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.8 to 1.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Bladder (Females) The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 46The annual death rate (2010) is 2.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.7 to 3.1The rate ratio is 1.055804386The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.1 to 1.8The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Bladder (Males) The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 107The annual death rate (2010) is 7.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.4 to 9.5The rate ratio is 1.010791634The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.9 to 1.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Esophagus (Females) The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 32The annual death rate (2010) is 1.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.2 to 2.5The rate ratio is 1.073981156The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.0 to 3.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Kidney & Renal Pelvis (Males) The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 89The annual death rate (2010) is 6.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.8 to 7.4The rate ratio is 1.049555024The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.3 to 0.5The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Leukemia (Females) The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 93The annual death rate (2010) is 5.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.0 to 6.2The rate ratio is 0.960123905The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.4 to 0.3The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Leukemia (Males) The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 142The annual death rate (2010) is 10.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.8 to 12.3The rate ratio is 1.127848336The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.3 to 0.3The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Liver & Bile Duct (Females) The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 76The annual death rate (2010) is 4.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.2 to 5.1The rate ratio is 1.144484069The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.7 to 0.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Melanoma of the Skin (Males) The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 66The annual death rate (2010) is 4.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.6 to 6.0The rate ratio is 1.136673773The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.2 to 2.1The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Oral Cavity & Pharynx (Males) The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 77The annual death rate (2010) is 4.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.8 to 6.1The rate ratio is 1.293401563The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.1 to 1.0The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Pancreas (Females) The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 176The annual death rate (2010) is 9.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.1 to 10.9The rate ratio is 0.982757151The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.5 to 0.5The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Pancreas (Males) The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 188The annual death rate (2010) is 12.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.9 to 14.7The rate ratio is 0.998378018The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.7 to 0.8The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Esophagus (Males) The priority index is 7The recent trend is stableThis death rate is below the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 101The annual death rate (2010) is 6.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.0 to 7.6The rate ratio is 0.819865553The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.3 to 1.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Brain & ONS (Females) The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 67The annual death rate (2010) is 3.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.8 to 4.6The rate ratio is 1.064525256The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.0 to 0.8The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Brain & ONS (Males) The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 90The annual death rate (2010) is 6.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.8 to 7.5The rate ratio is 1.159846904The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.9 to 0.0The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Breast (Females) The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 413The annual death rate (2010) is 22.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.5 to 25.1The rate ratio is 1.035356878The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.6 to 0.8The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Melanoma of the Skin (Females) The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 30The annual death rate (2010) is 1.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.1 to 2.3The rate ratio is 0.922509480The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.9 to 0.1The recent trend period is 2006  2010
NonHodgkin Lymphoma (Females) The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 109The annual death rate (2010) is 5.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.7 to 7.0The rate ratio is 1.184357743The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.2 to 0.6The recent trend period is 2006  2010
NonHodgkin Lymphoma (Males) The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 118The annual death rate (2010) is 8.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.9 to 10.0The rate ratio is 1.065339934The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.5 to 1.3The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Ovary (Females) The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 135The annual death rate (2010) is 7.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.3 to 8.9The rate ratio is 0.960093626The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.4 to 0.3The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Prostate (Males) The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 303The annual death rate (2010) is 23.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.7 to 26.1The rate ratio is 1.069063719The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.4 to 2.5The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Stomach (Males) The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 60The annual death rate (2010) is 4.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.2 to 5.5The rate ratio is 0.910028324The average annual percent change in death rates is 3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.1 to 2.3The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Stomach (Females) The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 34The annual death rate (2010) is 1.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.3 to 2.6The rate ratio is 0.744167306The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.8 to 2.0The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Uterus (Females) The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe deaths per year (2010) is 52The annual death rate (2010) is 2.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.0 to 3.6The rate ratio is 0.617771412The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.6 to 0.6The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Childhood (Ages <15, All Sites) (Females) The priority index is *The recent trend is stableThe comparison to US is *The deaths per year (2010) is *The annual death rate (2010) is *The rate ratio is *The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.1 to 3.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Childhood (Ages <15, All Sites) (Males) The priority index is *The recent trend is stableThe comparison to US is *The deaths per year (2010) is *The annual death rate (2010) is *The rate ratio is *The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.0 to 1.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites) (Females) The priority index is *The recent trend is stableThe comparison to US is *The deaths per year (2010) is *The annual death rate (2010) is *The rate ratio is *The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.2 to 1.7The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites) (Males) The priority index is *The recent trend is fallingThe comparison to US is *The deaths per year (2010) is *The annual death rate (2010) is *The rate ratio is *The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.6 to 0.0The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Thyroid (Females) The priority index is *The recent trend is stableThe comparison to US is *The deaths per year (2010) is *The annual death rate (2010) is *The rate ratio is *The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.7 to 5.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Thyroid (Males) The priority index is *The recent trend is **The comparison to US is *The deaths per year (2010) is *The annual death rate (2010) is *The rate ratio is *The recent average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/19/2014 8:07 pm.
Trend^{2} Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0. Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0. Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0. Rate Comparison Above when 95% confident the rate is above and Rate Ratio^{3} > 1.10 Similar when unable to conclude above or below with confidence. Below when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio^{3} < 0.90

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates. ** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend. ^{1} Priority indices were created by ordering from rates that are rising and above the comparison rate to rates that are falling and below the comparison rate. ^{2} Recent trend in death rates is Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for counties. ^{3} Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate.
Source: Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are ageadjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1–4, 5–9, … , 80–84, 85+). The Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 19692011 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
Note: When the population size for a denominator is small, the rates may be unstable. A rate is unstable when a small change in the numerator (e.g., only one or two additional cases) has a dramatic effect on the calculated rate. Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.
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