Data Table for Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

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

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index
County
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Priority Index1
1=highest
9=lowest

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Recent
Trend2

County Death Rate
Compared to
US Rate

Average Deaths per year
2008-2012

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Annual
Death
Rate
2008-2012

deaths per 100,000

(95% Confidence Interval)
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Rate
Ratio3
County to USsort ascending by the rate ratio
Recent Average Annual
Percent Change2
in Death Rates

(95% Confidence Interval)
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Recent Trend Period2
United States-falling  -573,421171.2 (171.0, 171.4)-0.0-1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)2008 - 2012
Maryland8falling  similar  10,363171.7 (170.2, 173.3)1.0-2.0 (-2.2, -1.8)2008 - 2012
Baltimore City5falling  above  1,394223.8 (218.5, 229.2)1.3-2.0 (-2.2, -1.8)2008 - 2012
Cecil County5falling  above  207201.6 (189.1, 214.6)1.2-1.0 (-1.4, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Charles County5falling  above  234189.4 (178.3, 201.1)1.1-1.4 (-1.9, -0.9)2008 - 2012
Somerset County5falling  above  65219.5 (195.9, 245.2)1.3-1.6 (-2.4, -0.9)2008 - 2012
Wicomico County5falling  above  219206.8 (194.5, 219.6)1.2-1.2 (-1.8, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Garrett County6stable  similar  66162.9 (145.5, 181.8)1.0-0.3 (-0.9, 0.2)2008 - 2012
Allegany County8falling  similar  181171.8 (160.7, 183.6)1.0-1.2 (-1.7, -0.7)2008 - 2012
Anne Arundel County8falling  similar  961178.0 (172.9, 183.2)1.0-1.6 (-1.8, -1.4)2008 - 2012
Baltimore County8falling  similar  1,761178.2 (174.4, 182.0)1.0-1.5 (-1.7, -1.2)2008 - 2012
Calvert County8falling  similar  151176.6 (163.8, 190.1)1.0-1.4 (-2.0, -0.8)2008 - 2012
Caroline County8falling  similar  70191.3 (171.5, 212.8)1.1-1.4 (-2.2, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Carroll County8falling  similar  326176.0 (167.4, 184.9)1.0-1.4 (-1.8, -1.0)2008 - 2012
Dorchester County8falling  similar  83184.8 (167.2, 203.8)1.1-2.0 (-2.7, -1.4)2008 - 2012
Frederick County8falling  similar  362158.6 (151.2, 166.2)0.9-1.4 (-1.8, -1.1)2008 - 2012
Harford County8falling  similar  447173.6 (166.3, 181.1)1.0-1.5 (-1.7, -1.2)2008 - 2012
Kent County8falling  similar  62187.9 (167.0, 211.2)1.1-1.7 (-2.7, -0.6)2008 - 2012
Prince Georges County8falling  similar  1,289177.3 (172.8, 181.9)1.0-2.1 (-2.4, -1.8)2008 - 2012
Queen Annes County8falling  similar  98175.3 (159.8, 191.9)1.0-1.1 (-1.9, -0.4)2008 - 2012
St. Marys County8falling  similar  171178.2 (166.2, 190.9)1.0-1.1 (-1.6, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Talbot County8falling  similar  113168.5 (154.4, 183.8)1.0-1.2 (-1.8, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Washington County8falling  similar  308177.9 (169.0, 187.1)1.0-1.2 (-1.6, -0.8)2008 - 2012
Worcester County8falling  similar  163187.4 (174.4, 201.2)1.1-1.4 (-1.8, -0.9)2008 - 2012
Howard County9falling  below  346137.9 (131.2, 144.8)0.8-2.6 (-3.0, -2.1)2008 - 2012
Montgomery County9falling  below  1,286123.2 (120.1, 126.3)0.7-2.2 (-2.4, -2.0)2008 - 2012
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/29/2015 4:59 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 (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).