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 Rate/Trend Comparison by State/County
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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
Pennsylvania Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index
County
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Priority Index1
1=highest
9=lowest

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Recent
Trend2

County Death Rate
Compared to
US Rate

Average Deaths per year
2006-2010

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Annual
Death
Rate
2006-2010

deaths per 100,000

(95% Confidence Interval)
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Rate
Ratio3
County to USsort ascending by the rate ratio
Recent Average Annual
Percent Change2
in Death Rates

(95% Confidence Interval)
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Recent Trend Period2
United States-falling  -566,112176.4 (176.2, 176.6)--1.5 (-1.7, -1.4)2006 - 2010
Pennsylvania8falling  similar  29,016184.5 (183.6, 185.5)1.045821497-1.5 (-1.7, -1.3)2006 - 2010
Bradford County4stable  above  163194.4 (181.1, 208.4)1.101664327-0.1 (-0.7, 0.6)2006 - 2010
Carbon County4stable  above  174194.4 (181.6, 208.0)1.101772026-0.5 (-1.3, 0.2)2006 - 2010
Greene County4stable  above  98204.0 (186.2, 223.2)1.156244086-0.3 (-1.1, 0.4)2006 - 2010
Perry County4stable  above  108216.4 (198.2, 235.8)1.226436553-0.1 (-0.7, 0.6)2006 - 2010
Blair County5falling  above  346194.7 (185.5, 204.3)1.103657351-0.3 (-0.6, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Delaware County5falling  above  1,309197.4 (192.6, 202.4)1.118897691-1.0 (-1.2, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Fayette County5falling  above  408204.8 (195.8, 214.0)1.160490466-0.8 (-1.3, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Lawrence County5falling  above  262194.2 (183.6, 205.3)1.100607589-0.7 (-1.1, -0.3)2006 - 2010
McKean County5falling  above  116200.1 (184.0, 217.3)1.133951565-0.7 (-1.4, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Philadelphia County5falling  above  3,389221.0 (217.6, 224.4)1.252396851-1.8 (-2.2, -1.4)2006 - 2010
Schuylkill County5falling  above  420194.2 (185.9, 202.9)1.100664245-0.7 (-1.1, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Washington County5falling  above  573197.1 (189.8, 204.6)1.117058662-0.7 (-1.1, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Bedford County6stable  similar  118170.5 (156.9, 185.1)0.966289630-0.3 (-1.3, 0.7)2006 - 2010
Cameron County6stable  similar  16179.5 (140.6, 228.1)1.017310479-1.3 (-3.5, 1.0)2006 - 2010
Clarion County6stable  similar  93183.8 (167.3, 201.6)1.041627523-0.1 (-1.0, 0.9)2006 - 2010
Clinton County6stable  similar  89182.8 (166.0, 201.0)1.036169750-0.6 (-1.6, 0.4)2006 - 2010
Columbia County6stable  similar  159186.8 (173.8, 200.5)1.058458608-0.2 (-0.9, 0.6)2006 - 2010
Crawford County6stable  similar  221192.3 (181.0, 204.2)1.090111697-0.2 (-0.6, 0.3)2006 - 2010
Forest County6stable  similar  19198.1 (158.8, 245.5)1.122735648-1.0 (-3.1, 1.1)2006 - 2010
Fulton County6stable  similar  32170.5 (144.5, 200.1)0.966355324-0.7 (-2.6, 1.3)2006 - 2010
Huntingdon County6stable  similar  103179.6 (164.2, 196.0)1.017712918-0.2 (-1.1, 0.7)2006 - 2010
Mercer County6stable  similar  322191.1 (181.6, 200.9)1.082856325-0.3 (-0.9, 0.2)2006 - 2010
Montour County6stable  similar  43159.5 (138.4, 183.4)0.904176243-13.3 (-29.3, 6.3)2006 - 2010
Potter County6stable  similar  50199.0 (174.8, 226.0)1.127964660-0.6 (-1.8, 0.5)2006 - 2010
Sullivan County6stable  similar  18161.1 (127.9, 202.5)0.913320288-1.8 (-3.7, 0.1)2006 - 2010
Tioga County6stable  similar  101180.3 (164.7, 197.0)1.021693463-0.6 (-1.6, 0.4)2006 - 2010
Venango County6stable  similar  147192.5 (178.6, 207.2)1.090875146-0.6 (-1.4, 0.1)2006 - 2010
Wyoming County6stable  similar  69197.7 (177.0, 220.3)1.120495906-0.3 (-1.2, 0.6)2006 - 2010
Adams County8falling  similar  205167.0 (156.8, 177.7)0.946540969-1.2 (-1.7, -0.7)2006 - 2010
Allegheny County8falling  similar  3,203190.4 (187.4, 193.4)1.079122112-1.2 (-1.3, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Armstrong County8falling  similar  180178.7 (167.1, 191.1)1.012989766-0.9 (-1.7, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Beaver County8falling  similar  473189.3 (181.6, 197.2)1.072629560-1.2 (-1.4, -0.9)2006 - 2010
Berks County8falling  similar  820170.7 (165.5, 176.1)0.967656956-1.0 (-1.3, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Bucks County8falling  similar  1,266172.3 (168.1, 176.7)0.976645259-1.5 (-1.8, -1.2)2006 - 2010
Butler County8falling  similar  391173.7 (166.0, 181.7)0.984513276-0.9 (-1.3, -0.5)2006 - 2010
Cambria County8falling  similar  390178.8 (170.8, 187.2)1.013626166-1.0 (-1.4, -0.5)2006 - 2010
Chester County8falling  similar  894172.1 (167.0, 177.3)0.975255142-1.4 (-1.7, -1.1)2006 - 2010
Clearfield County8falling  similar  214191.0 (179.6, 203.0)1.082692048-0.6 (-1.0, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Dauphin County8falling  similar  543179.2 (172.5, 186.1)1.015599840-1.2 (-1.5, -0.9)2006 - 2010
Elk County8falling  similar  91190.8 (173.4, 209.7)1.081342444-1.0 (-1.7, -0.4)2006 - 2010
Erie County8falling  similar  627190.2 (183.5, 197.0)1.077742010-0.7 (-1.0, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Franklin County8falling  similar  321172.2 (163.8, 181.0)0.976231298-0.9 (-1.3, -0.5)2006 - 2010
Indiana County8falling  similar  179163.5 (152.8, 174.8)0.926708369-1.2 (-1.8, -0.7)2006 - 2010
Jefferson County8falling  similar  115177.4 (163.0, 192.9)1.005668766-0.8 (-1.4, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Juniata County8falling  similar  51164.0 (144.3, 185.9)0.929619490-1.1 (-2.1, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Lackawanna County8falling  similar  562184.1 (177.2, 191.2)1.043478915-1.0 (-1.4, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Lancaster County8falling  similar  1,055171.6 (166.9, 176.4)0.972610725-1.0 (-1.3, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Lebanon County8falling  similar  313177.9 (169.1, 187.1)1.008323351-0.7 (-1.1, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Lehigh County8falling  similar  726173.5 (167.9, 179.3)0.983447458-1.0 (-1.2, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Luzerne County8falling  similar  852185.8 (180.2, 191.6)1.053231616-0.8 (-1.1, -0.5)2006 - 2010
Lycoming County8falling  similar  272177.8 (168.4, 187.7)1.007835247-0.9 (-1.4, -0.4)2006 - 2010
Mifflin County8falling  similar  112174.5 (160.2, 189.9)0.989268314-0.9 (-1.6, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Monroe County8falling  similar  315184.8 (175.6, 194.3)1.047253800-2.9 (-4.4, -1.3)2006 - 2010
Montgomery County8falling  similar  1,652167.8 (164.2, 171.6)0.951246497-1.2 (-1.5, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Northampton County8falling  similar  649174.0 (168.0, 180.2)0.986183560-1.2 (-1.5, -0.9)2006 - 2010
Northumberland County8falling  similar  252183.0 (172.9, 193.6)1.037151981-1.2 (-1.7, -0.7)2006 - 2010
Pike County8falling  similar  116171.2 (157.3, 186.1)0.970258512-1.3 (-2.5, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Snyder County8falling  similar  77163.3 (147.3, 180.7)0.925616994-1.5 (-2.3, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Somerset County8falling  similar  194168.4 (157.8, 179.6)0.954370791-0.6 (-1.1, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Susquehanna County8falling  similar  110186.7 (171.2, 203.4)1.058210157-1.0 (-1.9, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Warren County8falling  similar  108179.4 (164.4, 195.5)1.016493737-1.1 (-1.9, -0.4)2006 - 2010
Wayne County8falling  similar  138184.6 (170.9, 199.2)1.046154946-6.3 (-10.4, -2.0)2006 - 2010
Westmoreland County8falling  similar  980180.2 (175.1, 185.4)1.021126180-1.0 (-1.2, -0.9)2006 - 2010
York County8falling  similar  863178.1 (172.8, 183.5)1.009333355-1.0 (-1.2, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Centre County9falling  below  207151.5 (142.4, 161.1)0.858798260-1.6 (-2.1, -1.1)2006 - 2010
Cumberland County9falling  below  460158.3 (151.8, 165.0)0.897123565-1.4 (-1.9, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Union County9falling  below  80150.9 (136.3, 166.7)0.855201576-1.0 (-1.8, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/24/2014 11:38 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.

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