## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

**Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2012**

Alabama Counties versus United States

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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 (2008-2012) is 573,421
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 171.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.0 to 171.4
- The rate ratio is -0.0
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Alabama**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 10,235
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 191.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.5 to 192.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Barbour County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 63
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 201.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.2 to 224.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Bibb County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 52
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 211.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.9 to 239.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 99
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 219.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 200.6 to 240.4
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 100
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 204.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.6 to 223.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 39
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 204.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.2 to 236.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 1.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Cleburne County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 37
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 202.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.9 to 234.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 103
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 197.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.0 to 215.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 265
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 203.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.1 to 214.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 49
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 212.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.9 to 241.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 78
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 209.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.9 to 231.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 75
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 207.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.6 to 229.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 41
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 210.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.7 to 241.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 1.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Henry County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 47
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 197.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.3 to 225.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Jackson County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 148
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 218.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 202.4 to 234.9
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 43
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 202.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.5 to 231.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 241
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 199.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.0 to 211.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 81
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 205.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.4 to 227.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Lowndes County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 27
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 207.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.1 to 246.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Marengo County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 53
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 196.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.9 to 221.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 216
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 198.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.2 to 210.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 33
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 247.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 210.9 to 289.9
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.4 to 2.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 34
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 206.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.8 to 240.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Tallapoosa County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 109
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 197.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.0 to 215.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 198
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 231.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 217.0 to 246.6
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.5 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 43
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 213.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.7 to 244.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 70
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 213.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.6 to 238.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 269
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 195.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.3 to 206.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 62
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 193.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.6 to 217.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 141
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 195.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.8 to 210.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 188
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 189.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.7 to 202.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Dale County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 109
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 195.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.5 to 213.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 106
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 213.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.7 to 233.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Elmore County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 152
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 190.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.9 to 204.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 94
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 206.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.0 to 226.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 207
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 188.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.1 to 200.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 54
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 221.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.7 to 250.6
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 914
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 207.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.1 to 213.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Monroe County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 55
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 195.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.9 to 220.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 441
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 192.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.4 to 200.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Russell County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 125
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 224.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 206.7 to 242.6
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 193
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 203.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.7 to 217.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 21
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 168.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.4 to 204.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 52
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 188.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.1 to 213.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 66
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 184.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.4 to 206.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 31
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 202.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.4 to 238.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Crenshaw 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 (2008-2012) is 35
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 198.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.9 to 231.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 140
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 176.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.1 to 189.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -6.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.7 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Greene 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 (2008-2012) is 19
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 153.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.5 to 189.2
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 79
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 187.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.3 to 207.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 255
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 187.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.5 to 198.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 56
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 183.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.1 to 206.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Wilcox 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 (2008-2012) is 29
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 204.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.0 to 241.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 1.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 98
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 183.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.9 to 200.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 416
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 176.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.3 to 184.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 118
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 176.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.3 to 191.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 101
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 175.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.2 to 191.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.0 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Conecuh 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 (2008-2012) is 36
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 201.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.2 to 234.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 220
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 187.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.7 to 199.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Jefferson 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 (2008-2012) is 1,378
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 188.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.5 to 192.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 147
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 172.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.3 to 186.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.7 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 575
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 169.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.8 to 175.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 50
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 187.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.1 to 213.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.7 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 64
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 189.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.2 to 212.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 279
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 157.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.0 to 166.2
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 163
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 183.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.6 to 196.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.9 to -2.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 323
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 181.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.2 to 190.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Choctaw County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 27
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 142.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 118.9 to 169.2
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.8 to -2.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/01/2015 1:59 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 (Version 4.2). 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 1969-2013 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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