## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

**Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2012**

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 (2008-2012) is 573,421
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 171.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.0 to 171.4
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Louisiana**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 9,208
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 196.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.0 to 198.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 113
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 231.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 212.2 to 251.2
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 74
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 201.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.6 to 223.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 43
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 215.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.6 to 247.6
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 28
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 224.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.1 to 266.0
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 1.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 54
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 225.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 199.1 to 254.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 20
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 251.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 204.4 to 307.2
- The rate ratio is 1.5
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 1.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**East Feliciana Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 46
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 209.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.1 to 239.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 77
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 211.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.2 to 233.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 47
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 218.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.7 to 248.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 46
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 220.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.8 to 251.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 36
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 207.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.6 to 240.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Lafayette Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 377
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 189.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.7 to 198.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to 5.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Pointe Coupee Parish**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 59
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 207.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.1 to 233.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 65
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 210.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.0 to 235.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 75
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 252.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 227.2 to 280.4
- The rate ratio is 1.5
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.5 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 89
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 208.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.5 to 229.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 87
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 213.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 193.8 to 235.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 39
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 220.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.8 to 253.8
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Acadia Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 153
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 235.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 218.8 to 252.8
- 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 -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Assumption Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 54
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 202.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.7 to 228.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 578
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 202.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 194.8 to 209.8
- 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 -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 406
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 201.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.9 to 210.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**De Soto Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 68
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 215.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.3 to 239.8
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 157
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 212.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.6 to 227.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 75
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 216.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 194.8 to 240.2
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 76
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 204.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.5 to 226.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Jefferson Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 945
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 191.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.0 to 197.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**LaFourche Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 193
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 193.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.1 to 206.0
- 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 -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 88
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 203.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.9 to 223.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Livingston Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 209
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 189.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.3 to 201.2
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Morehouse Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 66
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 192.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.4 to 215.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -5.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -9.9 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 651
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 195.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.4 to 202.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.6 to -1.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 311
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 199.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.3 to 209.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Rapides Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 283
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 194.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.7 to 205.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 49
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 202.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.9 to 230.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**St. James Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 48
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 204.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.2 to 232.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 208
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 225.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 212.0 to 240.1
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 103
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 199.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.6 to 218.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 118
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 204.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.9 to 221.6
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 252
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 214.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 202.2 to 226.6
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 231
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 215.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 202.8 to 228.3
- 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 -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 59
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 206.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.8 to 231.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Vermilion Parish**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 118
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 191.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.1 to 207.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 124
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 225.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 208.0 to 244.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 109
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 204.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.8 to 223.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 25
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 203.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.3 to 243.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 17
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 154.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.9 to 192.5
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**St. Helena 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 (2008-2012) is 27
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 203.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.6 to 242.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 12
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 163.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.0 to 214.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Allen 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 (2008-2012) is 46
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 170.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.8 to 194.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 152
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 178.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.6 to 192.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 204
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 175.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.1 to 187.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to -1.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Cameron 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 (2008-2012) is 11
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 146.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 109.0 to 192.3
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -9.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -16.2 to -2.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 40
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 183.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.4 to 211.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 762
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 183.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.0 to 189.9
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Madison 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 (2008-2012) is 22
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 181.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.9 to 219.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -10.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -18.8 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 75
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 176.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.5 to 195.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 40
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 183.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.7 to 211.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 89
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 188.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.9 to 207.5
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 453
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 182.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.9 to 190.3
- 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 -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 39
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 170.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.0 to 197.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.8 to -1.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 28
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 186.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.2 to 220.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 24
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 152.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.3 to 184.2
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.7 to -1.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Franklin Parish**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 38
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 141.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 121.4 to 163.1
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/09/2015 5:49 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 (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.

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