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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
North Dakota Counties versus United States

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United States
  • The priority index is -
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is - the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 566,112
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 176.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.2 to 176.6
  • The rate ratio is -
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    North Dakota
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 1,303
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 164.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.8 to 168.9
  • The rate ratio is 0.934000184
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Rolette County
  • The priority index is 4
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 29
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 245.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 205.9 to 289.3
  • The rate ratio is 1.388969722
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 1.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Sioux County
  • The priority index is 4
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 7
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 280.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.9 to 396.8
  • The rate ratio is 1.587640205
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to 4.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Adams 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 (2006-2010) is 9
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 187.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.0 to 262.5
  • The rate ratio is 1.062478347
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to 0.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Barnes 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 (2006-2010) is 29
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 163.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.1 to 193.7
  • The rate ratio is 0.925001405
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 1.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Benson 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 (2006-2010) is 14
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 196.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.2 to 248.7
  • The rate ratio is 1.110713140
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 4.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Bottineau 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 (2006-2010) is 20
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 188.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.5 to 233.0
  • The rate ratio is 1.067261645
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to 1.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Bowman 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 (2006-2010) is 11
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 205.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.8 to 273.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.167168083
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 1.9
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Burke 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 (2006-2010) is 7
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 214.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.9 to 314.4
  • The rate ratio is 1.217656295
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.9 to 0.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 10
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 226.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.5 to 307.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.286068888
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.1 to 4.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Foster 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 (2006-2010) is 11
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 179.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.4 to 240.8
  • The rate ratio is 1.019601587
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 3.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Golden Valley 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 (2006-2010) is 4
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 144.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 84.9 to 239.1
  • The rate ratio is 0.820160234
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to 2.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Grand Forks 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 (2006-2010) is 104
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 180.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.0 to 196.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.022426208
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Grant 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 (2006-2010) is 9
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 167.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.7 to 236.1
  • The rate ratio is 0.950709253
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 1.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Griggs 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 (2006-2010) is 8
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 178.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.7 to 254.8
  • The rate ratio is 1.013637437
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to 3.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Hettinger 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 (2006-2010) is 10
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 190.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.8 to 260.5
  • The rate ratio is 1.078565739
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to 2.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Logan 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 (2006-2010) is 6
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 138.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 88.5 to 217.1
  • The rate ratio is 0.783694541
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to 2.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    McIntosh 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 (2006-2010) is 12
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 163.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 121.8 to 223.1
  • The rate ratio is 0.927088602
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to 0.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    McKenzie 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 (2006-2010) is 13
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 176.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.7 to 227.4
  • The rate ratio is 0.999382463
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to 0.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Mercer 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 (2006-2010) is 19
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 176.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.5 to 217.7
  • The rate ratio is 0.998968960
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Mountrail 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 (2006-2010) is 15
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 181.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.4 to 227.5
  • The rate ratio is 1.026347345
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to 1.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Oliver 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 (2006-2010) is 4
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 163.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 94.0 to 266.3
  • The rate ratio is 0.924136721
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 3.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.5 to 6.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Ramsey 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 (2006-2010) is 29
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 169.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.1 to 200.7
  • The rate ratio is 0.958982299
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Ransom 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 (2006-2010) is 16
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 182.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.0 to 231.1
  • The rate ratio is 1.034595932
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to 0.9
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Sargent 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 (2006-2010) is 11
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 217.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.3 to 285.0
  • The rate ratio is 1.230988514
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 2.9
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Towner 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 (2006-2010) is 8
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 182.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.5 to 270.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.032068009
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 2.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Traill 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 (2006-2010) is 22
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 170.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.3 to 208.1
  • The rate ratio is 0.964427980
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 1.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Ward 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 (2006-2010) is 116
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 182.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.3 to 197.7
  • The rate ratio is 1.031614136
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Wells 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 (2006-2010) is 15
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 159.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.7 to 207.6
  • The rate ratio is 0.902420611
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.6 to 0.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Williams 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 (2006-2010) is 50
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 183.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.8 to 208.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.038792636
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Dickey County
  • The priority index is 7
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 11
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 122.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 91.8 to 162.9
  • The rate ratio is 0.696157399
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to 0.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Divide County
  • The priority index is 7
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 4
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 102.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.4 to 170.9
  • The rate ratio is 0.578990191
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.0 to 0.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Dunn County
  • The priority index is 7
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 6
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 112.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 74.9 to 165.0
  • The rate ratio is 0.636517139
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to 0.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    LaMoure County
  • The priority index is 7
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 11
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 131.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 97.9 to 177.4
  • The rate ratio is 0.746846469
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -19.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -36.3 to 3.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    McLean County
  • The priority index is 7
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 22
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 146.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 119.2 to 178.9
  • The rate ratio is 0.828623984
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to 0.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Pierce County
  • The priority index is 7
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 10
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 115.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 84.6 to 158.2
  • The rate ratio is 0.656270726
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to 0.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Renville County
  • The priority index is 7
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 5
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 116.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 73.1 to 180.6
  • The rate ratio is 0.658095221
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.5 to 1.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Stark County
  • The priority index is 7
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 47
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 148.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.8 to 169.5
  • The rate ratio is 0.842054939
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -10.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -19.5 to 0.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Cass 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 (2006-2010) is 195
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 159.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.0 to 169.5
  • The rate ratio is 0.901205118
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Cavalier 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 (2006-2010) is 11
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 145.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 108.7 to 195.0
  • The rate ratio is 0.824308367
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.2 to -0.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Emmons 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 (2006-2010) is 13
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 172.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.7 to 228.5
  • The rate ratio is 0.978079028
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to -0.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Morton 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 (2006-2010) is 56
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 173.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.5 to 195.4
  • The rate ratio is 0.983033276
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Pembina 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 (2006-2010) is 20
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 155.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.8 to 192.2
  • The rate ratio is 0.883031273
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to -1.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Richland 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 (2006-2010) is 33
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 161.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.6 to 189.1
  • The rate ratio is 0.916465785
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Stutsman 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 (2006-2010) is 51
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 170.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.2 to 193.2
  • The rate ratio is 0.963565427
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Burleigh County
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 133
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 153.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.1 to 166.0
  • The rate ratio is 0.870947046
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Kidder County
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 4
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 98.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.5 to 160.9
  • The rate ratio is 0.558249519
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.4 to -0.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    McHenry County
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 12
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 139.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 104.5 to 183.5
  • The rate ratio is 0.788672661
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.8 to -0.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Nelson County
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 9
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 131.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 94.5 to 184.8
  • The rate ratio is 0.745365027
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.6 to -0.9
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Steele County
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 4
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 117.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 70.4 to 192.9
  • The rate ratio is 0.667234042
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.2 to -0.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Walsh County
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 27
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 143.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 119.2 to 170.9
  • The rate ratio is 0.810340045
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to -1.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Billings County
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    Sheridan County
  • The priority index is *
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    Slope County
  • The priority index is *
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    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/27/2014 9:01 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. 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, 14, 59, , 8084, 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 1969-2011 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).