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 Rate/Trend Comparison by State/County
National Cancer Institute State Cancer Profiles Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
Georgia Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes

  Above US Rate Similar to US Rate Below US Rate  
Rising
Trend
Priority 1: rising and above

McDuffie County 
Priority 2: rising and similar

[none]
 
Priority 3: rising and below

[none]
 
 
Stable
Trend
Priority 4: stable and above

Bacon County
Barrow County
Ben Hill County
Brantley County
Bryan County
Burke County
Butts County
Calhoun County
Carroll County
Dade County
Dodge County
Effingham County
Emanuel County
Grady County
Haralson County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Lamar County
Macon County
Madison County
Mitchell County
Murray County
Pierce County
Screven County
Stephens County
Tattnall County
Walker County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County
Wilkes County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Appling County
Atkinson County
Baker County
Baldwin County
Banks County
Bleckley County
Brooks County
Bulloch County
Candler County
Clinch County
Coffee County
Cook County
Crawford County
Dawson County
Early County
Echols County
Evans County
Franklin County
Glascock County
Greene County
Habersham County
Hancock County
Hart County
Heard County
Henry County
Irwin County
Jenkins County
Johnson County
Jones County
Lanier County
Lee County
Lincoln County
Long County
Lumpkin County
Marion County
Miller County
Montgomery County
Oglethorpe County
Peach County
Pickens County
Pike County
Putnam County
Quitman County
Seminole County
Stewart County
Talbot County
Taylor County
Towns County
Treutlen County
Turner County
Twiggs County
Union County
Upson County
Walton County
Ware County
Webster County
White County
Wilcox County
Wilkinson County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Cherokee County 
 
Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

Bartow County
Bibb County
Chattooga County
Decatur County
Floyd County
Gordon County
Lowndes County
Muscogee County
Polk County
Richmond County
Spalding County
Thomas County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Georgia
Berrien County
Camden County
Catoosa County
Chatham County
Chattahoochee County
Clarke County
Clay County
Clayton County
Colquitt County
Coweta County
Crisp County
DeKalb County
Dougherty County
Douglas County
Elbert County
Fannin County
Fulton County
Gilmer County
Glynn County
Hall County
Harris County
Houston County
Jasper County
Jeff Davis County
Laurens County
Liberty County
McIntosh County
Meriwether County
Monroe County
Morgan County
Newton County
Paulding County
Pulaski County
Rabun County
Randolph County
Rockdale County
Schley County
Sumter County
Telfair County
Terrell County
Tift County
Toombs County
Troup County
Wheeler County
Whitfield County
Worth County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Charlton County
Cobb County
Columbia County
Dooly County
Fayette County
Forsyth County
Gwinnett County
Oconee County 
 
  Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/17/2014 2:25 pm.
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


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, 14, 59, , 8084, 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 1969-2011 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).

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Taliaferro County