Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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


United States


Missouri


Johnson County


Atchison County


Audrain County


Bates County


Bollinger County


Caldwell County


Carter County


Clark County


Clinton County


Crawford County


Dade County


Dunklin County


Grundy County


Henry County


Iron County


Knox County


Lincoln County


Livingston County


Marion County


Miller County


Mississippi County


Morgan County


New Madrid County


Pemiscot County


Pettis County


Pulaski County


Ray County


Ripley County


Saline County


Scott County


St. Francois County


Stoddard County


Washington County


Wayne County


Wright County


Benton County


Buchanan County


Butler County


Callaway County


Franklin County


Howell County


Jackson County


Jefferson County


Madison County


St. Louis City


Andrew County


Barry County


Carroll County


Cass County


Cedar County


Chariton County


Cooper County


Dallas County


Daviess County


Dent County


Gasconade County


Gentry County


Harrison County


Hickory County


Holt County


Howard County


Lafayette County


Lewis County


Linn County


Maries County


McDonald County


Mercer County


Moniteau County


Montgomery County


Oregon County


Osage County


Ozark County


Perry County


Putnam County


Ralls County


Reynolds County


Schuyler County


Scotland County


Shannon County


Shelby County


Ste. Genevieve County


Sullivan County


Texas County


Vernon County


Worth County


Adair County


Barton County


Boone County


Camden County


Cape Girardeau County


Christian County


Clay County


Cole County


Douglas County


Greene County


Jasper County


Laclede County


Lawrence County


Newton County


Nodaway County


Phelps County


Pike County


Platte County


Polk County


Randolph County


St. Charles County


St. Clair County


St. Louis County


Stone County


Taney County


Warren County


Webster County


DeKalb County


Macon County


Monroe County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/30/2015 8:33 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).