## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

New Mexico Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

New Mexico 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

**New Mexico**

- 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 3,341
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 151.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.7 to 153.4
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Catron 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 10
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 182.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.1 to 261.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to 3.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**De Baca 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 7
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 217.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.9 to 313.3
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 3.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Eddy 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 108
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 172.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.2 to 188.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Guadalupe 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 8
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 143.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 102.9 to 194.9
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- 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

**Hidalgo 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 9
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 137.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 100.2 to 184.8
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Luna 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 64
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 184.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.9 to 206.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Mora 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 9
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 134.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 97.6 to 182.6
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to 2.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Otero 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 121
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 163.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.6 to 177.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Roosevelt 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 33
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 169.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.6 to 198.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**San Miguel 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 60
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 170.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.2 to 191.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 1.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Sierra 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 46
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 189.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.1 to 219.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Socorro 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 37
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 187.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.7 to 217.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Union 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 9
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 150.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 110.6 to 202.9
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.6 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Valencia 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 136
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 173.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.7 to 187.7
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**McKinley County**

- The priority index is 7
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 85
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 146.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.5 to 161.4
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- 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

**Rio Arriba County**

- The priority index is 7
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 68
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 152.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.5 to 170.0
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Chaves 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 126
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 169.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.3 to 183.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- 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

**Lea 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 100
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 172.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.6 to 188.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- 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

**Quay 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 24
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 176.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.8 to 212.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Torrance 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 32
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 175.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.0 to 206.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Bernalillo 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 1,027
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 150.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.6 to 155.0
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Cibola 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 41
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 147.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.7 to 169.3
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Colfax 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 27
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 126.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 105.7 to 150.8
- The rate ratio is 0.7
- 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

**Curry 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 67
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 149.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.5 to 165.9
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Dona Ana 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 306
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 149.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.8 to 157.1
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Grant 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 72
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 152.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.5 to 169.4
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Lincoln 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 41
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 128.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 111.0 to 149.2
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Los Alamos 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 25
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 110.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 91.8 to 132.5
- The rate ratio is 0.6
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**San Juan 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 170
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 144.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.9 to 154.8
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Sandoval 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 185
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 139.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.9 to 148.5
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Santa Fe 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 223
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 127.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 119.7 to 135.3
- The rate ratio is 0.7
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Taos 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 60
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 137.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.2 to 155.0
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Harding County**

- The priority index is *
- The recent trend is **
- The comparison to US is *
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is *
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is *
- The rate ratio is *
- The recent average annual percent change in death rates is **
- The recent trend period is **

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/01/2015 10:16 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).