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

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes

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

Woodson County 
Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Cherokee County
Geary County
Labette County
Linn County
Montgomery County
Wyandotte County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Allen County
Atchison County
Barber County
Barton County
Brown County
Butler County
Chase County
Chautauqua County
Cheyenne County
Clark County
Clay County
Cloud County
Coffey County
Comanche County
Cowley County
Crawford County
Decatur County
Dickinson County
Doniphan County
Edwards County
Elk County
Ellsworth County
Franklin County
Gove County
Graham County
Grant County
Gray County
Greenwood County
Hamilton County
Harper County
Harvey County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Jewell County
Kearny County
Kiowa County
Lane County
Lincoln County
Logan County
Lyon County
Marshall County
McPherson County
Meade County
Morris County
Morton County
Neosho County
Ness County
Norton County
Osage County
Osborne County
Pawnee County
Phillips County
Pratt County
Rawlins County
Reno County
Republic County
Rice County
Russell County
Saline County
Scott County
Seward County
Sheridan County
Sherman County
Smith County
Stafford County
Stanton County
Stevens County
Thomas County
Trego County
Wabaunsee County
Washington County
Wichita County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Haskell County
Marion County
Mitchell County
Ottawa County
Riley County
Rush County 
Priority 5: falling and above

Priority 8: falling and similar

Anderson County
Bourbon County
Finney County
Ford County
Kingman County
Leavenworth County
Miami County
Pottawatomie County
Rooks County
Sedgwick County
Shawnee County
Sumner County
Wilson County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Douglas County
Ellis County
Hodgeman County
Johnson County
Nemaha County 
Created by on 06/29/2016 2:18 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

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).

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Greeley County

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