Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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

United States

North Carolina

Burke County

Caldwell County

Chowan County

Cleveland County

Granville County

Jones County

Person County

Richmond County

Scotland County

Surry County

Swain County

Tyrrell County

Beaufort County

Carteret County

Columbus County

Cumberland County

Currituck County

Edgecombe County

Gaston County

Halifax County

Hertford County

Lenoir County

Nash County

Pasquotank County

Robeson County

Rockingham County

Rowan County

Vance County

Wayne County

Wilson County

Alexander County

Avery County

Cherokee County

Davie County

Gates County

Graham County

Greene County

Hyde County

Jackson County

Macon County

McDowell County

Sampson County

Wilkes County

Yadkin County

Yancey County

Watauga County

Alamance County

Alleghany County

Anson County

Ashe County

Bertie County

Bladen County

Brunswick County

Buncombe County

Cabarrus County

Caswell County

Catawba County

Clay County

Craven County

Dare County

Davidson County

Duplin County

Durham County

Forsyth County

Franklin County

Guilford County

Harnett County

Haywood County

Henderson County

Hoke County

Iredell County

Johnston County

Lee County

Lincoln County

Madison County

Martin County

Mecklenburg County

Mitchell County

Moore County

New Hanover County

Northampton County

Onslow County

Orange County

Pamlico County

Pender County

Perquimans County

Pitt County

Polk County

Randolph County

Rutherford County

Stanly County

Stokes County

Union County

Wake County

Warren County

Camden County

Chatham County

Montgomery County

Transylvania County

Washington County

Created by on 10/07/2015 4:27 am.
     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).