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

United States


Arkansas County

Ashley County

Boone County

Chicot County

Clay County

Columbia County

Crittenden County

Cross County

Dallas County

Franklin County

Garland County

Grant County

Greene County

Hempstead County

Hot Spring County

Howard County

Jackson County

Johnson County

Lafayette County

Lawrence County

Lee County

Little River County

Logan County

Lonoke County

Marion County

Miller County

Mississippi County

Monroe County

Perry County

Phillips County

Poinsett County

Pope County

Prairie County

Randolph County

Scott County

Searcy County

Sharp County

St. Francis County

Woodruff County

Baxter County

Crawford County

Desha County

Jefferson County

Sebastian County

Union County

White County

Yell County

Bradley County

Calhoun County

Clark County

Cleburne County

Cleveland County

Drew County

Fulton County

Independence County

Izard County

Lincoln County

Madison County

Montgomery County

Newton County

Ouachita County

Pike County

Sevier County

Van Buren County

Benton County

Carroll County

Conway County

Craighead County

Faulkner County

Nevada County

Polk County

Pulaski County

Saline County

Stone County

Washington County

Created by on 11/27/2015 5:39 pm.
     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 (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).