Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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


United States


Kentucky


McCreary County


Simpson County


Adair County


Allen County


Bath County


Bracken County


Breathitt County


Caldwell County


Calloway County


Casey County


Clay County


Clinton County


Estill County


Floyd County


Fulton County


Garrard County


Graves County


Grayson County


Greenup County


Harlan County


Hart County


Henry County


Jackson County


Johnson County


Knott County


Knox County


Laurel County


Lawrence County


Lee County


Leslie County


Letcher County


Lewis County


Lincoln County


Livingston County


Logan County


Magoffin County


Marion County


Marshall County


Martin County


Mason County


McLean County


Meade County


Mercer County


Metcalfe County


Monroe County


Montgomery County


Morgan County


Muhlenberg County


Nicholas County


Ohio County


Owsley County


Perry County


Pike County


Powell County


Pulaski County


Robertson County


Rockcastle County


Rowan County


Russell County


Spencer County


Taylor County


Union County


Webster County


Whitley County


Wolfe County


Barren County


Bell County


Boyd County


Breckinridge County


Butler County


Campbell County


Carroll County


Carter County


Clark County


Daviess County


Edmonson County


Franklin County


Grant County


Hardin County


Henderson County


Hopkins County


Jefferson County


Kenton County


Madison County


Nelson County


Trigg County


Warren County


Anderson County


Carlisle County


Crittenden County


Cumberland County


Green County


Hancock County


Hickman County


Menifee County


Owen County


Todd County


Trimble County


Washington County


Wayne County


Woodford County


Ballard County


Boone County


Bourbon County


Boyle County


Bullitt County


Christian County


Elliott County


Fayette County


Fleming County


Gallatin County


Harrison County


Jessamine County


Larue County


Lyon County


McCracken County


Oldham County


Pendleton County


Scott County


Shelby County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/02/2015 10:22 am.
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 (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).