Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011
Mississippi Counties versus United States

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


United States


Mississippi


Coahoma County


Lee County


Alcorn County


Attala County


Bolivar County


Calhoun County


George County


Grenada County


Holmes County


Humphreys County


Itawamba County


Leake County


Leflore County


Lincoln County


Panola County


Pearl River County


Perry County


Pike County


Quitman County


Scott County


Smith County


Stone County


Sunflower County


Tallahatchie County


Tate County


Tunica County


Washington County


Wayne County


Webster County


Wilkinson County


Yalobusha County


Adams County


Copiah County


DeSoto County


Forrest County


Harrison County


Jackson County


Madison County


Marion County


Marshall County


Amite County


Benton County


Carroll County


Chickasaw County


Clarke County


Clay County


Covington County


Greene County


Hinds County


Issaquena County


Jasper County


Jefferson County


Jefferson Davis County


Kemper County


Lamar County


Lawrence County


Monroe County


Montgomery County


Noxubee County


Prentiss County


Walthall County


Winston County


Rankin County


Choctaw County


Claiborne County


Franklin County


Hancock County


Jones County


Lafayette County


Lauderdale County


Lowndes County


Neshoba County


Newton County


Pontotoc County


Sharkey County


Simpson County


Tippah County


Tishomingo County


Warren County


Yazoo County


Oktibbeha County


Union County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/25/2014 4:54 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. 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.

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).