## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

**Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011**

Louisiana Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

Louisiana Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

**United States**

- The priority index is -
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is - the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 569,473
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 173.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.6 to 174.0
- The rate ratio is -0.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Louisiana**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 9,093
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 198.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 196.8 to 200.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Acadia Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 152
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 236.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 219.6 to 253.9
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Avoyelles Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 118
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 243.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 224.5 to 264.6
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.3 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Beauregard Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 75
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 209.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.5 to 232.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Bienville Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 41
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 208.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.5 to 239.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Caldwell Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 30
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 244.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 206.6 to 288.5
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 1.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Concordia Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 54
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 226.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 199.7 to 255.2
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**De Soto Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 67
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 214.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.9 to 239.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**East Carroll Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 18
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 229.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.2 to 281.7
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 1.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Evangeline Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 76
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 209.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.8 to 232.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Grant Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 48
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 227.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 198.8 to 258.1
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Jackson Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 45
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 219.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.1 to 250.3
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Jefferson Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 953
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 194.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.3 to 200.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 3.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**La Salle Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 36
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 214.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.0 to 248.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Morehouse Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 69
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 203.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.1 to 226.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Sabine Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 67
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 219.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 196.0 to 244.4
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.4 to 2.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**St. Bernard Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 70
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 251.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 224.8 to 279.3
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**St. Helena Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 27
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 212.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.6 to 252.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**St. John the Baptist Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 89
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 217.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 196.7 to 239.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Vermilion Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 123
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 202.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.5 to 219.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Vernon Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 86
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 218.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.6 to 240.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Winn Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 38
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 215.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.6 to 248.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Caddo Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 580
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 205.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.6 to 212.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Calcasieu Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 397
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 202.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 193.4 to 211.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Iberia Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 165
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 226.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 210.9 to 242.3
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Iberville Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 74
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 218.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 196.7 to 242.9
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Jefferson Davis Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 73
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 202.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.9 to 224.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lincoln Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 83
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 196.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.5 to 216.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Orleans Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 628
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 200.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 193.4 to 207.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.9 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Ouachita Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 310
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 200.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.7 to 210.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Richland Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 49
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 209.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.5 to 237.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**St. Landry Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 207
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 224.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 211.1 to 239.1
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**St. Martin Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 98
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 194.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.2 to 212.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**St. Mary Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 119
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 208.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.8 to 226.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Tangipahoa Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 244
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 213.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.4 to 226.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Terrebonne Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 229
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 217.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 204.5 to 230.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Union Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 59
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 205.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.0 to 230.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Washington Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 122
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 224.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 206.7 to 243.2
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Webster Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 112
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 212.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.0 to 231.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Cameron Parish**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 11
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 160.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.6 to 209.3
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to 2.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Catahoula Parish**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 26
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 209.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.6 to 250.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**East Feliciana Parish**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 44
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 201.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.6 to 231.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Franklin Parish**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 43
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 165.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.1 to 189.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -18.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -37.0 to 5.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Madison Parish**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 25
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 206.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.4 to 247.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Red River Parish**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 17
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 156.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.7 to 194.6
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Tensas Parish**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 13
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 179.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.4 to 232.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to 1.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Ascension Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 154
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 189.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.4 to 203.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Assumption Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 50
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 192.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.9 to 218.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Bossier Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 195
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 172.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.1 to 184.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Claiborne Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 38
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 174.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.7 to 202.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**East Baton Rouge Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 752
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 184.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.0 to 191.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lafayette Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 366
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 188.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.7 to 197.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to -1.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**LaFourche Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 185
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 189.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.1 to 201.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Livingston Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 201
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 189.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.1 to 201.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Natchitoches Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 75
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 180.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.1 to 199.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Plaquemines Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 38
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 181.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.3 to 209.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Pointe Coupee Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 56
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 196.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.5 to 221.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Rapides Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 268
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 186.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.0 to 197.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**St. Charles Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 88
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 190.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.4 to 209.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**St. James Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 46
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 199.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.6 to 228.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**St. Tammany Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 447
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 185.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.6 to 193.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**West Baton Rouge Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 39
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 175.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.9 to 202.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**West Carroll Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 27
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 178.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.0 to 211.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**West Feliciana Parish**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 23
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 147.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 119.6 to 179.4
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.9 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Allen Parish**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 35
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 132.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 113.3 to 153.4
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/03/2015 11:21 pm.

Trend

Rate Comparison

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.^{2}**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 Ratio^{3}> 1.10**Similar**when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.**Below**when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio^{3}< 0.90** 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.

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