## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

Arkansas Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

Arkansas Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

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

**Arkansas**

- 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 6,510
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 194.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.3 to 196.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Arkansas 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 54
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 216.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.8 to 244.0
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Ashley 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 58
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 207.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.6 to 233.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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

**Boone 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 194.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.6 to 212.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Chicot 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 176.1 to 240.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.9
- 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 51
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 216.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.4 to 245.7
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Columbia 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 66
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 225.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.7 to 251.9
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Crittenden 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 117
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 247.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 227.5 to 269.0
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Cross 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 224.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 196.4 to 254.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Dallas 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 26
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 237.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.6 to 283.9
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.8
- 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 49
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 209.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.7 to 238.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Garland 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 290
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 196.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.2 to 207.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Grant 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 201.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.8 to 232.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Greene 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 94
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 196.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.9 to 215.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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

**Hempstead 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 197.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.6 to 222.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Hot Spring 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 79
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 193.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.5 to 214.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Howard 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 38
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 231.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 199.0 to 267.0
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 1.6
- 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 53
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 237.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 209.1 to 267.8
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.4 to 1.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Johnson 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 59
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 200.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.9 to 224.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Lafayette 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 24
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 221.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.1 to 266.2
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.8
- 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 50
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 209.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.2 to 238.3
- 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

**Lee 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 31
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 231.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 196.5 to 272.3
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Little River 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 226.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.5 to 262.3
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Logan 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 66
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 220.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.3 to 246.6
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Lonoke 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 135
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 213.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 196.9 to 230.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Marion 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 58
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 208.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.6 to 235.3
- 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

**Miller 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 105
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 217.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 198.6 to 236.8
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Mississippi 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 111
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 234.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 215.1 to 255.1
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Monroe 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 28
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 229.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.3 to 272.4
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.4
- 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 28
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 211.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.7 to 250.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 1.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Phillips 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 68
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 264.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 236.9 to 295.0
- The rate ratio is 1.5
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Poinsett 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 249.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 224.7 to 276.7
- The rate ratio is 1.5
- 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

**Pope 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 134
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 204.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.2 to 220.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Prairie 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 26
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 209.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.5 to 250.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Randolph 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 56
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 222.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 196.5 to 250.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- 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

**Scott 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 30
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 206.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.0 to 243.4
- 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 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Searcy 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 28
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 213.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.1 to 254.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Sharp 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 59
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 202.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.8 to 228.1
- 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 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**St. Francis 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 57
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 198.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.0 to 223.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Woodruff 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 26
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 248.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 206.4 to 296.9
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Baxter 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 156
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 195.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.7 to 210.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Crawford 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 131
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 196.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.9 to 212.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Desha 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 34
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 207.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.6 to 241.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 178
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 208.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 194.7 to 222.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Sebastian 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 256
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 189.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.3 to 200.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Union 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 116
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 218.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.1 to 237.6
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- 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 2008 - 2012

**White 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 170
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 199.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.1 to 213.4
- 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 -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Yell 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 56
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 209.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.6 to 236.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Bradley 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 203.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.4 to 239.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Calhoun 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 14
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 186.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.9 to 238.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Clark 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 46
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 170.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.3 to 195.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 82
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 187.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.5 to 207.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Cleveland 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 196.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.4 to 238.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Drew 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 40
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 184.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.8 to 212.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Fulton 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 34
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 174.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.1 to 205.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- 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

**Independence 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 80
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 179.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.9 to 197.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Izard 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 41
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 179.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.6 to 207.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Lincoln 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 27
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 182.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.0 to 216.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Madison 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 38
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 197.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.3 to 228.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Montgomery 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 27
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 168.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.2 to 201.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Newton 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 23
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 192.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.5 to 233.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Ouachita 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 67
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 189.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.7 to 211.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Pike 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 26
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 178.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.9 to 212.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 1.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Sevier 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 179.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.5 to 210.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Van Buren 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 182.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.2 to 207.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Benton 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 370
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 169.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.3 to 176.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Carroll 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 165.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.0 to 184.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Conway 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 47
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 169.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.8 to 192.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Craighead 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 177
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 185.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.5 to 198.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Faulkner 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 169.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.8 to 181.7
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Nevada 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 25
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 208.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.8 to 248.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Polk 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 56
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 188.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.9 to 213.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Pulaski 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 738
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 186.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.4 to 192.6
- 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 -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Saline 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 212
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 170.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.6 to 181.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Stone 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 33
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 160.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.7 to 188.3
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Washington 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 303
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 179.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.5 to 189.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- 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

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/04/2015 7:10 pm.

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.

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).