## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

**Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011**

Alabama Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

Alabama Counties versus United States

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All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

**United States**

- The priority index is -
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is - the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 569,473
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 173.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.6 to 174.0
- The rate ratio is -
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Alabama**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 10,185
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 194.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.3 to 195.7
- The rate ratio is 1.116127909
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Chambers County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 99
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 219.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 200.1 to 239.7
- The rate ratio is 1.261228483
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Chilton County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 101
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 209.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.5 to 229.2
- The rate ratio is 1.206530229
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Clay County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 41
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 221.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.5 to 254.2
- The rate ratio is 1.271761699
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 1.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Covington County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 108
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 207.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.9 to 226.1
- The rate ratio is 1.193142922
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Crenshaw County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 38
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 218.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.4 to 252.6
- The rate ratio is 1.257973165
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Dale County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 112
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 206.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.7 to 224.6
- The rate ratio is 1.188723955
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Etowah County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 265
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 204.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 193.6 to 216.0
- The rate ratio is 1.177046300
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Fayette County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 49
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 217.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.9 to 247.4
- The rate ratio is 1.252238919
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Franklin County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 79
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 214.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 194.1 to 237.4
- The rate ratio is 1.236676606
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Geneva County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 74
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 205.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.6 to 227.8
- The rate ratio is 1.181062145
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Hale County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 41
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 217.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.5 to 250.3
- The rate ratio is 1.252622239
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 1.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lamar County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 44
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 209.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.1 to 239.9
- The rate ratio is 1.204342637
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lauderdale County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 232
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 194.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.5 to 206.4
- The rate ratio is 1.120037720
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lawrence County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 83
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 212.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.0 to 234.4
- The rate ratio is 1.222313901
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Marshall County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 214
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 200.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.5 to 213.0
- The rate ratio is 1.153317080
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Perry County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 30
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 227.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.7 to 268.1
- The rate ratio is 1.311339914
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 2.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Russell County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 125
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 226.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 209.2 to 245.6
- The rate ratio is 1.305311801
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Sumter County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 35
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 211.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.6 to 246.2
- The rate ratio is 1.216390430
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Walker County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 192
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 225.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 211.2 to 240.5
- The rate ratio is 1.297112986
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Washington County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 41
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 206.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.2 to 237.6
- The rate ratio is 1.189824269
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Wilcox County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 30
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 214.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.6 to 252.5
- The rate ratio is 1.235611651
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 1.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Winston County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 71
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 217.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.3 to 242.3
- The rate ratio is 1.253086510
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Calhoun County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 270
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 199.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.5 to 210.1
- The rate ratio is 1.145430837
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Clarke County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 63
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 198.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.9 to 221.9
- The rate ratio is 1.141564373
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Colbert County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 140
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 194.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.5 to 210.2
- The rate ratio is 1.121418738
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Cullman County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 187
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 191.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.3 to 204.5
- The rate ratio is 1.102365080
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Dallas County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 104
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 211.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 193.8 to 231.2
- The rate ratio is 1.219205680
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Escambia County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 95
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 211.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.9 to 231.8
- The rate ratio is 1.217871827
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Jackson County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 142
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 211.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.5 to 227.6
- The rate ratio is 1.214296549
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Jefferson County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 1,395
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 192.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.1 to 197.3
- The rate ratio is 1.108598727
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lee County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 207
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 195.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.3 to 207.9
- The rate ratio is 1.123835939
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Macon County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 56
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 233.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 206.6 to 263.0
- The rate ratio is 1.343437469
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Mobile County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 900
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 207.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.5 to 213.9
- The rate ratio is 1.194810654
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Montgomery County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 444
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 196.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.4 to 205.0
- The rate ratio is 1.131068425
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Talladega County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 195
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 208.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 194.9 to 221.7
- The rate ratio is 1.196618471
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Bibb County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 47
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 197.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.0 to 225.4
- The rate ratio is 1.138571056
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Bullock County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 24
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 186.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.7 to 224.0
- The rate ratio is 1.071922421
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Butler County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 52
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 187.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.4 to 212.7
- The rate ratio is 1.080724028
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Cherokee County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 64
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 185.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.0 to 207.6
- The rate ratio is 1.066178791
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Cleburne County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 36
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 200.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.0 to 233.2
- The rate ratio is 1.155083305
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Conecuh County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 36
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 201.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.1 to 234.5
- The rate ratio is 1.158317032
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Coosa County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 30
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 197.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.4 to 233.3
- The rate ratio is 1.136566195
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**DeKalb County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 145
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 186.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.7 to 200.4
- The rate ratio is 1.071175730
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.5 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Henry County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 46
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 196.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.4 to 224.9
- The rate ratio is 1.131680104
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lowndes County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 25
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 199.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.5 to 238.0
- The rate ratio is 1.146362345
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Marengo County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 54
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 197.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.5 to 223.4
- The rate ratio is 1.137699655
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Marion County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 79
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 188.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.3 to 208.9
- The rate ratio is 1.086296638
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Monroe County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 55
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 196.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.8 to 222.1
- The rate ratio is 1.132468939
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Morgan County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 251
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 188.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.8 to 199.1
- The rate ratio is 1.083139096
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Randolph County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 57
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 192.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.5 to 216.6
- The rate ratio is 1.107173034
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Tallapoosa County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 103
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 189.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.1 to 206.9
- The rate ratio is 1.089764066
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Autauga County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 92
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 177.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.5 to 195.2
- The rate ratio is 1.022748169
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Baldwin County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 411
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 180.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.8 to 188.7
- The rate ratio is 1.039265291
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Barbour County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 60
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 190.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.1 to 213.6
- The rate ratio is 1.095123867
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Blount County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 118
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 181.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.0 to 197.2
- The rate ratio is 1.045204553
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Choctaw County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 29
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 151.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.4 to 179.4
- The rate ratio is 0.872257226
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Coffee County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 100
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 177.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.7 to 193.4
- The rate ratio is 1.018442756
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.9 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Elmore County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 146
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 186.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.5 to 200.5
- The rate ratio is 1.070919260
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Greene County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 18
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 149.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 119.1 to 184.9
- The rate ratio is 0.857980678
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Houston County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 217
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 189.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.4 to 201.4
- The rate ratio is 1.091300765
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Limestone County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 145
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 177.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.3 to 190.9
- The rate ratio is 1.019864372
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.5 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Madison County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 583
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 177.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.6 to 183.7
- The rate ratio is 1.018921898
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Pickens County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 50
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 189.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.1 to 214.6
- The rate ratio is 1.088035754
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -5.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.4 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Pike County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 65
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 194.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.3 to 216.8
- The rate ratio is 1.116909294
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Shelby County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 267
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 157.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.2 to 166.8
- The rate ratio is 0.908193508
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**St. Clair County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 162
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 188.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.2 to 202.1
- The rate ratio is 1.083510396
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Tuscaloosa County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 319
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 183.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.2 to 192.5
- The rate ratio is 1.054121570
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/22/2014 9:14 am.

Trend

Rate Comparison

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.^{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 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, 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.

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