Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011
Oklahoma Counties versus United States

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


United States


Oklahoma


Jackson County


Adair County


Caddo County


Carter County


Cherokee County


Choctaw County


Comanche County


Craig County


Creek County


Garvin County


Harmon County


Haskell County


Hughes County


Jefferson County


Johnston County


Kay County


Kiowa County


Le Flore County


Marshall County


McIntosh County


Muskogee County


Okfuskee County


Okmulgee County


Ottawa County


Pawnee County


Pittsburg County


Pontotoc County


Pushmataha County


Seminole County


Sequoyah County


Stephens County


Delaware County


Mayes County


McCurtain County


Pottawatomie County


Alfalfa County


Beaver County


Beckham County


Blaine County


Cimarron County


Coal County


Cotton County


Custer County


Dewey County


Ellis County


Garfield County


Grady County


Grant County


Greer County


Harper County


Kingfisher County


Lincoln County


Logan County


Love County


Major County


McClain County


Murray County


Noble County


Nowata County


Payne County


Roger Mills County


Tillman County


Wagoner County


Washington County


Washita County


Woods County


Woodward County


Texas County


Atoka County


Bryan County


Canadian County


Cleveland County


Latimer County


Oklahoma County


Osage County


Rogers County


Tulsa County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/22/2014 7:09 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, 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.

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).