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 Rate/Trend Comparison by State/County
National Cancer Institute State Cancer Profiles Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
US States versus US

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index
State
sort state ascending
Priority Index1
1=highest
9=lowest

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Recent
Trend2

State Death Rate
Compared to
US Rate

Deaths per year
2010

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Annual
Death
Rate
2010

deaths per 100,000

(95% Confidence Interval)
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Rate
Ratio3
State to USsort ascending by the rate ratio
Recent Average Annual
Percent Change2
in Death Rates

(95% Confidence Interval)
sort AAPC ascending
Recent Trend Period2
United States-falling  -574,738171.8 (171.3, 172.2)--1.5 (-1.7, -1.4)2006 - 2010
Arizona9falling  below  10,678152.7 (149.8, 155.7)0.889166182-1.4 (-1.5, -1.3)2006 - 2010
Colorado9falling  below  7,035148.7 (145.2, 152.3)0.865989141-1.2 (-1.4, -1.1)2006 - 2010
Hawaii9falling  below  2,266140.2 (134.4, 146.2)0.816338344-1.1 (-1.2, -0.9)2006 - 2010
New Mexico9falling  below  3,358151.2 (146.1, 156.5)0.880479509-1.0 (-1.2, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Utah9falling  below  2,810133.0 (128.0, 138.0)0.774204919-1.1 (-1.4, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Alaska8falling  similar  884177.9 (165.4, 191.0)1.035685609-1.2 (-1.4, -0.9)2006 - 2010
California8falling  similar  56,453155.7 (154.4, 157.0)0.906703882-1.5 (-1.6, -1.4)2006 - 2010
Connecticut8falling  similar  6,954162.4 (158.5, 166.3)0.945345068-1.6 (-2.8, -0.4)2006 - 2010
Delaware8falling  similar  1,909184.4 (176.2, 193.0)1.073880166-1.5 (-1.8, -1.3)2006 - 2010
District of Columbia8falling  similar  1,041178.2 (167.4, 189.6)1.037496099-1.9 (-2.2, -1.6)2006 - 2010
Florida8falling  similar  41,467163.9 (162.3, 165.5)0.954371916-1.4 (-1.4, -1.3)2006 - 2010
Georgia8falling  similar  15,435173.9 (171.1, 176.8)1.012626822-1.9 (-2.4, -1.5)2006 - 2010
Idaho8falling  similar  2,530158.6 (152.4, 165.0)0.923678293-0.9 (-1.1, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Illinois8falling  similar  24,070178.0 (175.7, 180.3)1.036119186-1.6 (-1.7, -1.5)2006 - 2010
Indiana8falling  similar  13,164187.7 (184.5, 191.0)1.092807451-1.3 (-1.6, -1.1)2006 - 2010
Iowa8falling  similar  6,358170.7 (166.5, 175.0)0.993849181-0.8 (-0.9, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Kansas8falling  similar  5,377170.4 (165.8, 175.0)0.991823966-1.7 (-2.8, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Maine8falling  similar  3,247186.6 (180.2, 193.3)1.086583582-1.2 (-1.4, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Maryland8falling  similar  10,268170.2 (166.8, 173.6)0.990776670-2.0 (-2.2, -1.7)2006 - 2010
Massachusetts8falling  similar  12,993169.9 (167.0, 172.9)0.989365474-1.9 (-2.2, -1.6)2006 - 2010
Michigan8falling  similar  20,620182.0 (179.5, 184.6)1.059843151-1.0 (-1.1, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Missouri8falling  similar  12,626184.8 (181.5, 188.1)1.075899116-1.5 (-2.0, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Montana8falling  similar  1,923159.8 (152.6, 167.2)0.930185057-2.2 (-2.6, -1.7)2006 - 2010
Nebraska8falling  similar  3,438166.5 (160.9, 172.3)0.969588862-0.8 (-0.9, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Nevada8falling  similar  4,529173.7 (168.5, 178.9)1.011053870-2.0 (-2.5, -1.5)2006 - 2010
New Hampshire8falling  similar  2,525167.7 (161.1, 174.5)0.976404606-2.3 (-3.3, -1.4)2006 - 2010
New Jersey8falling  similar  16,815168.7 (166.1, 171.3)0.982051039-2.1 (-2.3, -1.9)2006 - 2010
New York8falling  similar  35,431162.1 (160.4, 163.8)0.943672559-1.7 (-1.8, -1.7)2006 - 2010
North Carolina8falling  similar  18,060177.8 (175.2, 180.5)1.035216391-1.5 (-1.8, -1.2)2006 - 2010
North Dakota8falling  similar  1,269155.9 (147.3, 164.9)0.907783793-1.1 (-1.4, -0.9)2006 - 2010
Ohio8falling  similar  25,083186.7 (184.4, 189.1)1.086983169-1.1 (-1.2, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Oregon8falling  similar  7,638172.7 (168.8, 176.7)1.005667794-1.7 (-1.9, -1.4)2006 - 2010
Pennsylvania8falling  similar  29,055180.5 (178.4, 182.7)1.051175803-1.5 (-1.7, -1.3)2006 - 2010
Rhode Island8falling  similar  2,266176.7 (169.3, 184.3)1.028830686-1.8 (-2.0, -1.5)2006 - 2010
South Carolina8falling  similar  9,356182.6 (178.8, 186.4)1.062859316-1.5 (-1.8, -1.2)2006 - 2010
South Dakota8falling  similar  1,655169.7 (161.4, 178.2)0.987737271-0.9 (-1.1, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Texas8falling  similar  36,717165.1 (163.4, 166.8)0.961187256-1.9 (-2.1, -1.7)2006 - 2010
Vermont8falling  similar  1,392182.4 (172.8, 192.5)1.062239672-1.2 (-1.5, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Virginia8falling  similar  14,078171.7 (168.8, 174.6)0.999726710-1.8 (-2.0, -1.5)2006 - 2010
Washington8falling  similar  11,874169.6 (166.5, 172.7)0.987269211-1.4 (-1.7, -1.1)2006 - 2010
Wisconsin8falling  similar  11,279173.7 (170.5, 177.0)1.011535996-1.0 (-1.1, -0.9)2006 - 2010
Wyoming8falling  similar  1,016170.4 (159.9, 181.5)0.992190888-1.0 (-1.4, -0.7)2006 - 2010
Minnesota6stable  similar  9,612166.1 (162.7, 169.5)0.966951468-0.4 (-1.2, 0.3)2006 - 2010
Alabama5falling  above  10,196190.7 (187.0, 194.5)1.110257669-0.9 (-1.1, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Arkansas5falling  above  6,475193.7 (188.9, 198.5)1.127593229-0.7 (-0.8, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Kentucky5falling  above  9,930207.4 (203.3, 211.6)1.207780676-1.2 (-1.6, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Louisiana5falling  above  9,203196.4 (192.4, 200.5)1.143515674-1.7 (-2.1, -1.4)2006 - 2010
Mississippi5falling  above  6,271200.5 (195.6, 205.6)1.167594327-1.1 (-1.3, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Oklahoma5falling  above  7,831190.4 (186.2, 194.7)1.108703095-0.9 (-1.1, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Tennessee5falling  above  13,593194.7 (191.4, 198.1)1.133832601-1.3 (-1.6, -1.0)2006 - 2010
West Virginia5falling  above  4,685196.6 (190.9, 202.4)1.144385053-1.0 (-1.1, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/20/2014 1:56 am.
Trend2
     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 Ratio3 > 1.10
     Similar     when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.
     Below     when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio3 < 0.90

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.
** 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 selected 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, 14, 59, , 8084, 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 1969-2011 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).