
Rate/Trend Comparison by State/County



State Cancer ProfilesDeath Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010 Delaware 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 fallingThis death rate is  the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 566,112The annual death rate (20062010) is 176.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.2 to 176.6The rate ratio is The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.7 to 1.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Delaware The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 1,853The annual death rate (20062010) is 187.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.9 to 191.6The rate ratio is 1.063836431The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.8 to 1.3The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Kent County The priority index is 5The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is above the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 327The annual death rate (20062010) is 200.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.9 to 210.6The rate ratio is 1.136633008The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.3 to 0.3The recent trend period is 2006  2010
New Castle County The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 1,005The annual death rate (20062010) is 185.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.5 to 190.9The rate ratio is 1.052118121The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.0 to 1.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Sussex County The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 522The annual death rate (20062010) is 185.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.2 to 192.9The rate ratio is 1.051179735The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.0 to 1.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/18/2014 9:06 am.
Trend^{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 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 ageadjusted 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 19692011 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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