Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011
Arkansas Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index


United States


Arkansas


Arkansas County


Ashley County


Baxter County


Boone County


Chicot County


Clay County


Columbia County


Crittenden County


Cross County


Dallas County


Drew County


Franklin County


Garland County


Grant County


Greene County


Hempstead County


Hot Spring County


Howard County


Jackson County


Lafayette County


Lawrence County


Lee County


Little River County


Logan County


Lonoke County


Marion County


Miller County


Mississippi County


Monroe County


Ouachita County


Perry County


Poinsett County


Polk County


Pope County


Randolph County


St. Francis County


Union County


Woodruff County


Crawford County


Desha County


Jefferson County


Nevada County


Phillips County


Pulaski County


Sebastian County


White County


Bradley County


Calhoun County


Clark County


Cleburne County


Cleveland County


Craighead County


Fulton County


Izard County


Johnson County


Lincoln County


Madison County


Montgomery County


Newton County


Pike County


Prairie County


Scott County


Searcy County


Sevier County


Sharp County


Van Buren County


Benton County


Carroll County


Conway County


Faulkner County


Independence County


Saline County


Stone County


Washington County


Yell County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/25/2014 3:03 am.
Trend2
     Rising     when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
     Stable     when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
     Falling     when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.
Rate Comparison
     Above     when 95% confident the rate is above and Rate Ratio3 > 1.10
     Similar     when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.
     Below     when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio3 < 0.90
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
1 Priority indices were created by ordering from rates that are rising and above the comparison rate to rates that are falling and below the comparison rate.
2 Recent trend in death rates is Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.
3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate.

Source: Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). The Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

Note: When the population size for a denominator is small, the rates may be unstable. A rate is unstable when a small change in the numerator (e.g., only one or two additional cases) has a dramatic effect on the calculated rate. Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. Data presented on the State Cancer Profiles Web Site may differ from statistics reported by the State Cancer Registries (for more information).