Rate/Trend Comparison by State/County
|Death Rate/Trend Comparison by State/County, death years through 2011
Pennsylvania versus United States
All Races, Both Sexes
|Above US Rate||Similar to US Rate||Below US Rate|
|Priority 1: rising and above
Melanoma of the Skin (Males)
|Priority 2: rising and similar
Liver & Bile Duct (Females)
|Priority 3: rising and below
Liver & Bile Duct (Males)
|Priority 4: stable and above
|Priority 6: stable and similar
Childhood (Ages <15, All Sites) (Females)
Melanoma of the Skin (Females)
|Priority 7: stable and below
|Priority 5: falling and above
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (Males)
|Priority 8: falling and similar
Brain & ONS (Females)
Brain & ONS (Males)
Childhood (Ages <15, All Sites) (Males)
Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites) (Females)
Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites) (Males)
Colon & Rectum (Females)
Colon & Rectum (Males)
Kidney & Renal Pelvis (Females)
Kidney & Renal Pelvis (Males)
Lung & Bronchus (Females)
Lung & Bronchus (Males)
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (Females)
Oral Cavity & Pharynx (Females)
|Priority 9: falling and below
Oral Cavity & Pharynx (Males)
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/25/2014 8:16 pm.
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 age-adjusted 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 1969-2012 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.
State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. Data presented on the State Cancer Profiles Web Site may differ from statistics reported by the State Cancer Registries (for more information).