## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

California Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

California 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 (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

**California**

- 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 55,718
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 157.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.1 to 158.3
- The rate ratio is 0.907414778
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Del Norte 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 63
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 196.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.3 to 220.1
- The rate ratio is 1.131862370
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Yuba 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 124
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 205.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.9 to 222.2
- The rate ratio is 1.179984991
- 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 2007 - 2011

**Lake 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 173
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 193.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.2 to 206.8
- The rate ratio is 1.111269016
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Shasta 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 459
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 198.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.9 to 206.5
- The rate ratio is 1.139561187
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Colusa 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 33
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 162.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.4 to 189.5
- The rate ratio is 0.935169626
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Mariposa 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 45
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 157.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.0 to 181.5
- The rate ratio is 0.908150848
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Modoc 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 169.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.9 to 204.2
- The rate ratio is 0.974812879
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Plumas 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 174.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.9 to 197.8
- The rate ratio is 1.001613680
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -11.0 to 15.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Sacramento 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 2,317
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 172.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.5 to 175.9
- The rate ratio is 0.993609576
- 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 2007 - 2011

**Sierra 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 7
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 137.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 95.1 to 197.2
- The rate ratio is 0.791241075
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Trinity 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 40
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 190.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.0 to 220.3
- The rate ratio is 1.094657253
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Mono County**

- The priority index is 7
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 12
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 116.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 85.8 to 153.2
- The rate ratio is 0.668934935
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.0 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Monterey County**

- The priority index is 7
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 530
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 141.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.1 to 147.1
- The rate ratio is 0.814335162
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to 5.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Amador 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 166.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.4 to 182.0
- The rate ratio is 0.955534337
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Butte 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 505
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 186.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.3 to 194.4
- The rate ratio is 1.074472099
- 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

**Calaveras 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 112
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 159.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.0 to 173.7
- The rate ratio is 0.916408433
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Contra Costa 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 1,714
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 158.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.9 to 161.7
- The rate ratio is 0.910767997
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**El Dorado 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 342
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 163.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.2 to 171.1
- The rate ratio is 0.937852928
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Fresno 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 1,230
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 156.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.9 to 160.8
- The rate ratio is 0.902302832
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Glenn 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 51
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 170.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.1 to 193.2
- The rate ratio is 0.981823731
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Humboldt 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 274
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 183.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.1 to 194.2
- The rate ratio is 1.058368409
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Kern 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 1,065
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 167.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.4 to 171.6
- The rate ratio is 0.960759410
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.2 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lassen 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 165.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.9 to 187.6
- The rate ratio is 0.950833915
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Mendocino 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 187
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 165.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.9 to 177.0
- The rate ratio is 0.953045476
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Merced 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 320
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 162.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.5 to 170.7
- The rate ratio is 0.934633436
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Napa 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 296
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 175.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.0 to 184.3
- The rate ratio is 1.006804281
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Placer 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 661
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 159.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.3 to 165.3
- The rate ratio is 0.919082445
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Riverside 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 3,290
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 160.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.4 to 163.4
- The rate ratio is 0.925798703
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**San Benito 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 74
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 160.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.0 to 178.0
- The rate ratio is 0.922781001
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**San Bernardino 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 2,678
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 172.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.7 to 175.7
- The rate ratio is 0.993354277
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**San Diego 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 4,799
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 162.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.3 to 164.4
- The rate ratio is 0.934181452
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**San Joaquin 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 1,030
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 171.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.1 to 176.7
- The rate ratio is 0.988899754
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Siskiyou 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 127
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 189.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.4 to 205.3
- The rate ratio is 1.089318960
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Solano 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 704
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 176.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.9 to 182.8
- The rate ratio is 1.017274784
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Sonoma 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 955
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 170.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.1 to 175.0
- The rate ratio is 0.978148672
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Stanislaus 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 773
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 168.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.5 to 174.3
- The rate ratio is 0.971256037
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Sutter 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 150
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 158.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.1 to 170.0
- The rate ratio is 0.910549483
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Tehama 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 188.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.2 to 203.2
- The rate ratio is 1.086361048
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Tulare 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 554
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 159.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.4 to 165.4
- The rate ratio is 0.916747060
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Tuolumne 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 138
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 160.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.3 to 173.1
- The rate ratio is 0.922083277
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.2 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Yolo 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 262
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 156.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.9 to 165.3
- The rate ratio is 0.900071865
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Alameda County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 2,185
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 153.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.1 to 155.9
- The rate ratio is 0.880161283
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Imperial County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 204
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 138.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.6 to 146.8
- The rate ratio is 0.794074042
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Inyo County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 40
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 142.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.4 to 164.5
- The rate ratio is 0.820818338
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Kings County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 161
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 152.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.4 to 163.1
- The rate ratio is 0.874508116
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Los Angeles County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 13,798
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 153.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.5 to 154.8
- The rate ratio is 0.884244936
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Madera County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 209
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 151.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.5 to 161.3
- The rate ratio is 0.872816501
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Marin County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 478
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 142.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.4 to 148.1
- The rate ratio is 0.817964132
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Nevada County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 228
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 151.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.3 to 160.6
- The rate ratio is 0.869954153
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Orange County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 4,289
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 148.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.6 to 150.6
- The rate ratio is 0.855018916
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**San Francisco County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 1,405
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 151.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.1 to 155.3
- The rate ratio is 0.872585862
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**San Luis Obispo County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 517
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 155.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.4 to 161.7
- The rate ratio is 0.894567132
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**San Mateo County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 1,184
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 146.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.7 to 150.3
- The rate ratio is 0.842681289
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Santa Barbara County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 661
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 147.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.9 to 152.2
- The rate ratio is 0.845724262
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Santa Clara County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 2,310
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 141.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.5 to 143.7
- The rate ratio is 0.811693084
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Santa Cruz County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 387
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 151.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.1 to 158.1
- The rate ratio is 0.868803029
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Ventura County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 1,193
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 149.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.3 to 153.0
- The rate ratio is 0.858108460
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Alpine County**

- The priority index is *
- The recent trend is **
- The comparison to US is *
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is *
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is *
- The rate ratio is *
- The recent average annual percent change in death rates is **
- The recent trend period is **

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/22/2014 11:18 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.

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).