Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2012
Georgia Counties versus United States

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

United States


Ben Hill County

Brantley County

Bryan County

Burke County

Butts County

Carroll County

Dade County

Dodge County

Early County

Effingham County

Emanuel County

Franklin County

Grady County

Haralson County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Jenkins County

Macon County

Madison County

McDuffie County

Murray County

Peach County

Pierce County

Pike County

Quitman County

Screven County

Stephens County

Stewart County

Tattnall County

Walker County

Washington County

Wayne County

Wilcox County

Wilkes County

Bartow County

Bibb County

Chattooga County

Decatur County

Gordon County

Muscogee County

Polk County

Richmond County

Spalding County

Thomas County

Toombs County

Walton County

Appling County

Atkinson County

Bacon County

Baker County

Baldwin County

Banks County

Barrow County

Brooks County

Calhoun County

Candler County

Cherokee County

Clinch County

Coffee County

Cook County

Crawford County

Dawson County

Echols County

Evans County

Glascock County

Greene County

Habersham County

Hancock County

Hart County

Heard County

Irwin County

Johnson County

Jones County

Lamar County

Lanier County

Lee County

Lincoln County

Long County

Lumpkin County

Marion County

Miller County

Mitchell County

Montgomery County

Morgan County

Oglethorpe County

Pickens County

Seminole County

Talbot County

Taylor County

Terrell County

Towns County

Treutlen County

Turner County

Twiggs County

Union County

Upson County

Ware County

Warren County

Webster County

White County

Wilkinson County

Berrien County

Bleckley County

Bulloch County

Camden County

Catoosa County

Charlton County

Chatham County

Chattahoochee County

Clarke County

Clay County

Clayton County

Colquitt County

Columbia County

Coweta County

Crisp County

DeKalb County

Dougherty County

Douglas County

Elbert County

Fannin County

Floyd County

Fulton County

Glynn County

Hall County

Henry County

Houston County

Jasper County

Jeff Davis County

Laurens County

Liberty County

Lowndes County

McIntosh County

Meriwether County

Newton County

Paulding County

Putnam County

Rabun County

Rockdale County

Schley County

Sumter County

Telfair County

Tift County

Troup County

Wheeler County

Whitfield County

Worth County

Cobb County

Dooly County

Fayette County

Forsyth County

Gilmer County

Gwinnett County

Harris County

Monroe County

Oconee County

Pulaski County

Randolph County

Taliaferro County

Created by on 11/30/2015 1:49 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).