Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011
Georgia Counties versus United States

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


United States


Georgia


Barrow County


Brantley County


Burke County


Butts County


Carroll County


Dade County


Dodge County


Emanuel County


Grady County


Haralson County


Jackson County


Jefferson County


Lee County


Macon County


Madison County


McDuffie County


Murray County


Peach County


Pierce County


Pike County


Screven County


Stephens County


Tattnall County


Walker County


Walton County


Warren County


Washington County


Wayne County


Wilcox County


Wilkes County


Bartow County


Ben Hill County


Bibb County


Chattooga County


Colquitt County


Decatur County


Floyd County


Gordon County


Muscogee County


Polk County


Richmond County


Spalding County


Thomas County


Appling County


Atkinson County


Bacon County


Baker County


Baldwin County


Banks County


Bleckley County


Brooks County


Bryan County


Candler County


Cherokee County


Clinch County


Coffee County


Cook County


Crawford County


Dawson County


Early County


Echols County


Effingham County


Evans County


Franklin County


Glascock County


Habersham County


Hancock County


Hart County


Heard County


Irwin County


Jenkins County


Lamar County


Lanier County


Lincoln County


Lumpkin County


Marion County


Miller County


Mitchell County


Montgomery County


Morgan County


Oglethorpe County


Pickens County


Putnam County


Quitman County


Seminole County


Stewart County


Talbot County


Taylor County


Terrell County


Towns County


Treutlen County


Turner County


Twiggs County


Union County


Upson County


Ware County


Webster County


Wilkinson County


White County


Berrien County


Bulloch County


Calhoun County


Camden County


Catoosa County


Charlton County


Chatham County


Chattahoochee County


Clarke County


Clay County


Clayton County


Coweta County


Crisp County


DeKalb County


Dougherty County


Douglas County


Elbert County


Fannin County


Fulton County


Glynn County


Greene County


Harris County


Henry County


Houston County


Jasper County


Jeff Davis County


Johnson County


Jones County


Laurens County


Liberty County


Long County


Lowndes County


McIntosh County


Meriwether County


Monroe County


Newton County


Paulding County


Pulaski County


Rabun County


Randolph County


Rockdale County


Schley County


Sumter County


Telfair County


Tift County


Toombs County


Troup County


Wheeler County


Whitfield County


Worth County


Cobb County


Columbia County


Dooly County


Fayette County


Forsyth County


Gilmer County


Gwinnett County


Hall County


Oconee County


Taliaferro County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/25/2014 11:01 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
* 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 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).