## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

**Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011**

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 (2007-2011) is 569,473
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 173.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.6 to 174.0
- The rate ratio is -
- 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 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 3,296
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 153.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.6 to 155.4
- The rate ratio is 0.880376388
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 10
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 159.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 110.5 to 227.4
- The rate ratio is 0.919177163
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to 2.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Chaves 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 (2007-2011) is 129
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 175.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.0 to 189.6
- The rate ratio is 1.009151870
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Cibola 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 (2007-2011) is 44
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 160.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.4 to 183.0
- The rate ratio is 0.921264274
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 6
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 195.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.4 to 288.3
- The rate ratio is 1.122707969
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 3.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 109
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 175.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.2 to 191.5
- The rate ratio is 1.011744461
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 9
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 157.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 114.8 to 212.5
- The rate ratio is 0.907502032
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 10
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 149.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 110.8 to 198.7
- The rate ratio is 0.860215909
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 2.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 61
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 175.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.9 to 197.2
- The rate ratio is 1.010294473
- 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 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 116
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 161.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.6 to 175.6
- The rate ratio is 0.930324954
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Quay 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 (2007-2011) is 24
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 175.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.7 to 210.7
- The rate ratio is 1.006957218
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 34
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 182.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.6 to 212.2
- The rate ratio is 1.048903943
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 56
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 163.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.5 to 184.7
- The rate ratio is 0.941427213
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 1.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 47
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 195.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.0 to 226.7
- The rate ratio is 1.126302717
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 34
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 173.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.5 to 201.9
- The rate ratio is 0.995782852
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Torrance 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 (2007-2011) is 33
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 184.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.8 to 215.8
- The rate ratio is 1.058674564
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 8
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 137.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 98.7 to 187.8
- The rate ratio is 0.790101039
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.0 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 134
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 175.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.5 to 190.1
- The rate ratio is 1.012303251
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 81
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 145.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.4 to 160.6
- The rate ratio is 0.837278081
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Mora County**

- The priority index is 7
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 9
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 129.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 94.2 to 176.2
- The rate ratio is 0.746180032
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to 2.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 66
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 150.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.0 to 167.5
- The rate ratio is 0.863552403
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 100
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 175.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.1 to 191.4
- The rate ratio is 1.008531420
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 1,010
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 152.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.1 to 156.7
- The rate ratio is 0.876613999
- 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 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 27
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 127.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 105.9 to 151.7
- The rate ratio is 0.730644794
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 67
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 150.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.1 to 168.0
- The rate ratio is 0.868450871
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 295
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 148.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.0 to 156.4
- The rate ratio is 0.854660180
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 72
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 153.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.0 to 171.4
- The rate ratio is 0.885543895
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 44
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 136.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 118.0 to 157.2
- The rate ratio is 0.784404204
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 27
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 122.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 102.6 to 146.2
- The rate ratio is 0.706564005
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 171
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 148.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.8 to 159.2
- The rate ratio is 0.856102201
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 183
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 143.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.9 to 153.1
- The rate ratio is 0.824128499
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 221
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 132.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.1 to 140.4
- The rate ratio is 0.759872816
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 57
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 133.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 118.2 to 150.9
- The rate ratio is 0.769283996
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Harding County**

- The priority index is *
- The recent trend is **
- The comparison to US is *
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is *
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) 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 02/28/2015 8:55 am.

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. 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.

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