## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

Mississippi Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

Mississippi 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

**Mississippi**

- 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 6,268
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 199.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.6 to 202.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Coahoma County**

- The priority index is 1
- The recent trend is rising
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 72
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 274.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 246.7 to 305.2
- The rate ratio is 1.6
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.3 to 1.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Rankin County**

- The priority index is 2
- The recent trend is rising
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 214
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 156.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.1 to 166.4
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 5.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.5 to 10.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Alcorn County**

- 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 189.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.9 to 208.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Attala County**

- 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 207.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.8 to 234.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Bolivar County**

- 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 243.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 220.5 to 268.1
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Calhoun County**

- 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 227.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.6 to 260.6
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 1.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Chickasaw County**

- 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 41
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 204.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.0 to 234.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Covington County**

- 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 203.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.9 to 231.8
- 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

**George County**

- 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 210.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.5 to 241.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Grenada County**

- 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 60
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 229.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 204.2 to 257.8
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.4 to 1.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Holmes County**

- 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 230.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.5 to 263.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Humphreys County**

- 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 22
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 225.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.9 to 272.6
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 1.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Itawamba County**

- 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 57
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 201.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.5 to 226.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Jefferson Davis County**

- 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 33
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 204.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.4 to 238.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Leake County**

- 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 60
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 243.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 216.8 to 273.3
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.2 to 1.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Leflore County**

- 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 81
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 249.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 225.6 to 275.6
- The rate ratio is 1.5
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Lincoln County**

- 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 86
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 214.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 194.3 to 235.9
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Montgomery County**

- 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 31
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 216.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.1 to 254.4
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Panola County**

- 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 81
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 223.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.6 to 246.3
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Perry County**

- 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 208.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.4 to 246.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 2.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Pike County**

- 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 102
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 222.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 203.7 to 243.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Quitman County**

- 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 23
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 244.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 200.9 to 294.2
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 4.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.3 to 8.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Scott County**

- 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 62
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 214.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.7 to 239.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Stone County**

- 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 40
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 227.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 196.1 to 262.2
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Sunflower County**

- 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 64
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 238.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 212.5 to 266.3
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Tallahatchie County**

- 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 34
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 222.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.4 to 259.4
- 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

**Tate County**

- 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 62
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 213.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.4 to 238.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Tunica County**

- 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 21
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 232.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.7 to 281.9
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Walthall County**

- 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 38
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 202.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.4 to 234.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Washington County**

- 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 127
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 239.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 221.2 to 259.5
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Wayne County**

- 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 53
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 227.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 200.0 to 256.7
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Webster County**

- 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 224.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.1 to 265.8
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 1.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Wilkinson County**

- 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 26
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 231.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.6 to 275.3
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Winston County**

- 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 49
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 199.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.8 to 226.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 1.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Yalobusha County**

- 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 237.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 205.1 to 274.4
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Adams County**

- 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 85
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 204.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.8 to 224.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Copiah County**

- 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 65
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 195.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.2 to 218.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**DeSoto County**

- 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 271
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 193.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.2 to 204.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Forrest County**

- 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 147
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 206.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.8 to 222.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Harrison County**

- 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 394
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 210.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.2 to 220.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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

**Jackson County**

- 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 281
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 196.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.5 to 207.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Lee County**

- 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 222
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 252.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 237.4 to 267.6
- The rate ratio is 1.5
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -7.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.9 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Madison County**

- 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 278
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 312.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 295.5 to 329.4
- The rate ratio is 1.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -7.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -11.2 to -4.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Marion County**

- 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 64
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 201.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.6 to 224.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Marshall County**

- 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 81
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 202.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.5 to 223.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Pearl River County**

- 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 139
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 213.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.3 to 230.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Warren County**

- 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 101
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 192.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.4 to 210.1
- 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

**Amite County**

- 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 32
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 171.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.4 to 200.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Benton County**

- 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 21
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 196.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.2 to 238.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 1.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Carroll County**

- 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 28
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 201.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.1 to 239.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 1.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Claiborne County**

- 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 19
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 190.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.5 to 233.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Clarke County**

- 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 40
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 185.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.5 to 214.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Clay County**

- 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 47
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 189.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.2 to 215.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Greene County**

- 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 23
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 173.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.5 to 208.7
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Hinds County**

- 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 398
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 171.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.1 to 179.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Issaquena County**

- 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 4
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 283.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.7 to 438.0
- The rate ratio is 1.7
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -32.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -62.4 to 20.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Jasper County**

- 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 42
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 197.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.0 to 226.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Jefferson County**

- 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 18
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 208.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.5 to 258.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Kemper County**

- 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 22
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 169.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.8 to 204.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Lawrence County**

- 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 31
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 198.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.5 to 233.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Monroe County**

- 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 79
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 172.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.8 to 190.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Noxubee County**

- 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 195.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.9 to 233.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Prentiss County**

- 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 59
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 193.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.7 to 217.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 1.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Smith County**

- 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 38
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 195.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.0 to 225.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 2.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Tippah County**

- 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 43
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 171.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.9 to 196.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- 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

**Choctaw County**

- 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 19
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 166.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.0 to 204.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Franklin County**

- 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 18
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 164.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.6 to 203.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Hancock County**

- 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 93
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 177.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.7 to 195.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Jones County**

- 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 143
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 183.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.4 to 198.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Lafayette County**

- 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 72
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 178.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.3 to 198.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Lamar County**

- 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 82
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 168.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.0 to 185.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Lauderdale County**

- 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 167.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.2 to 179.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.9 to -2.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Lowndes County**

- 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 116
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 180.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.9 to 196.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Neshoba County**

- 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 57
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 178.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.9 to 200.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Newton County**

- 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 47
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 179.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.3 to 204.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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

**Pontotoc County**

- 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 53
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 166.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.7 to 187.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Sharkey County**

- 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 12
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 198.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.0 to 257.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.3 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Simpson County**

- 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 57
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 182.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.3 to 205.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Tishomingo County**

- 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 48
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 180.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.2 to 205.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Yazoo County**

- 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 53
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 190.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.5 to 215.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Oktibbeha County**

- 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 55
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 151.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.8 to 170.2
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Union County**

- 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 46
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 148.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.6 to 168.8
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/29/2015 12:39 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.

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).