Data Table for Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2012
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
2008-2012

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Annual
Death
Rate
2008-2012

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  -573,421171.2 (171.0, 171.4)-0.0-1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)2008 - 2012
Pennsylvania8falling  similar  28,940179.7 (178.7, 180.6)1.0-1.4 (-1.6, -1.3)2008 - 2012
Bradford County4stable  above  165189.5 (176.6, 203.2)1.1-0.3 (-0.9, 0.2)2008 - 2012
Clinton County4stable  above  96193.8 (176.6, 212.3)1.1-0.4 (-1.2, 0.4)2008 - 2012
Crawford County4stable  above  221190.2 (179.0, 202.0)1.1-0.3 (-0.6, 0.1)2008 - 2012
Forest County4stable  above  22214.8 (174.2, 263.6)1.3-0.8 (-2.5, 0.9)2008 - 2012
Greene County4stable  above  101206.2 (188.4, 225.4)1.2-0.2 (-0.9, 0.4)2008 - 2012
Perry County4stable  above  106200.2 (183.1, 218.5)1.2-0.3 (-0.8, 0.3)2008 - 2012
Venango County4stable  above  162206.6 (192.4, 221.8)1.2-0.6 (-1.2, 0.0)2008 - 2012
Delaware County5falling  above  1,271189.3 (184.6, 194.2)1.1-1.1 (-1.3, -0.9)2008 - 2012
Fayette County5falling  above  409206.1 (197.1, 215.5)1.2-0.7 (-1.1, -0.2)2008 - 2012
Lawrence County5falling  above  261190.5 (180.0, 201.5)1.1-0.8 (-1.1, -0.4)2008 - 2012
Mercer County5falling  above  326190.9 (181.4, 200.7)1.1-0.5 (-0.9, -0.0)2008 - 2012
Philadelphia County5falling  above  3,331215.2 (211.9, 218.5)1.3-1.6 (-1.9, -1.4)2008 - 2012
Schuylkill County5falling  above  416190.8 (182.6, 199.4)1.1-0.7 (-1.0, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Washington County5falling  above  572191.8 (184.8, 199.2)1.1-0.8 (-1.1, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Bedford County6stable  similar  112156.5 (143.6, 170.3)0.9-0.7 (-1.7, 0.2)2008 - 2012
Cameron County6stable  similar  16191.1 (150.5, 241.7)1.1-0.6 (-2.4, 1.3)2008 - 2012
Carbon County6stable  similar  172187.9 (175.4, 201.2)1.1-0.5 (-1.2, 0.1)2008 - 2012
Clarion County6stable  similar  93182.8 (166.4, 200.6)1.1-0.2 (-1.0, 0.6)2008 - 2012
Columbia County6stable  similar  155180.5 (167.8, 193.9)1.1-0.3 (-1.0, 0.3)2008 - 2012
Fulton County6stable  similar  33171.7 (146.1, 200.7)1.0-0.9 (-2.5, 0.7)2008 - 2012
Huntingdon County6stable  similar  107182.0 (166.8, 198.3)1.1-0.0 (-0.7, 0.7)2008 - 2012
McKean County6stable  similar  100169.5 (154.8, 185.3)1.0-10.6 (-22.2, 2.8)2008 - 2012
Montour County6stable  similar  41151.5 (131.0, 174.8)0.9-0.8 (-2.2, 0.6)2008 - 2012
Potter County6stable  similar  49186.0 (162.9, 211.9)1.1-0.7 (-1.6, 0.3)2008 - 2012
Sullivan County6stable  similar  20173.6 (138.9, 216.5)1.0-1.5 (-3.1, 0.2)2008 - 2012
Tioga County6stable  similar  101173.2 (158.3, 189.3)1.0-0.8 (-1.7, 0.1)2008 - 2012
Wyoming County6stable  similar  66182.4 (162.9, 203.8)1.1-0.5 (-1.2, 0.3)2008 - 2012
Adams County8falling  similar  212163.6 (153.8, 173.9)1.0-1.3 (-1.7, -0.9)2008 - 2012
Allegheny County8falling  similar  3,133184.9 (182.0, 187.9)1.1-1.2 (-1.3, -1.1)2008 - 2012
Armstrong County8falling  similar  177173.7 (162.3, 185.9)1.0-1.0 (-1.6, -0.3)2008 - 2012
Beaver County8falling  similar  466182.1 (174.6, 189.8)1.1-1.2 (-1.4, -0.9)2008 - 2012
Berks County8falling  similar  815164.7 (159.6, 169.9)1.0-1.2 (-1.4, -0.9)2008 - 2012
Blair County8falling  similar  331182.3 (173.5, 191.6)1.1-0.7 (-1.1, -0.3)2008 - 2012
Bucks County8falling  similar  1,293168.2 (164.0, 172.4)1.0-1.6 (-1.8, -1.3)2008 - 2012
Butler County8falling  similar  402171.7 (164.2, 179.6)1.0-0.9 (-1.2, -0.6)2008 - 2012
Cambria County8falling  similar  376173.1 (165.2, 181.4)1.0-1.0 (-1.4, -0.6)2008 - 2012
Chester County8falling  similar  895163.8 (158.9, 168.7)1.0-1.5 (-1.8, -1.2)2008 - 2012
Clearfield County8falling  similar  207181.4 (170.4, 193.1)1.1-0.6 (-1.0, -0.2)2008 - 2012
Cumberland County8falling  similar  474157.3 (150.9, 163.8)0.9-1.3 (-1.7, -1.0)2008 - 2012
Dauphin County8falling  similar  538173.0 (166.5, 179.8)1.0-1.3 (-1.5, -1.0)2008 - 2012
Elk County8falling  similar  91187.6 (170.4, 206.2)1.1-1.0 (-1.5, -0.4)2008 - 2012
Erie County8falling  similar  631187.4 (180.8, 194.2)1.1-0.7 (-1.0, -0.4)2008 - 2012
Franklin County8falling  similar  324166.8 (158.7, 175.2)1.0-1.0 (-1.4, -0.6)2008 - 2012
Indiana County8falling  similar  178159.4 (148.9, 170.6)0.9-1.2 (-1.7, -0.7)2008 - 2012
Jefferson County8falling  similar  119181.8 (167.2, 197.4)1.1-0.8 (-1.3, -0.3)2008 - 2012
Juniata County8falling  similar  54167.6 (147.9, 189.3)1.0-1.3 (-2.1, -0.4)2008 - 2012
Lackawanna County8falling  similar  557181.7 (174.9, 188.8)1.1-1.0 (-1.3, -0.6)2008 - 2012
Lancaster County8falling  similar  1,051163.6 (159.1, 168.2)1.0-1.2 (-1.4, -1.0)2008 - 2012
Lebanon County8falling  similar  328179.2 (170.5, 188.3)1.0-0.7 (-1.1, -0.3)2008 - 2012
Lehigh County8falling  similar  740171.2 (165.7, 176.9)1.0-0.9 (-1.1, -0.7)2008 - 2012
Luzerne County8falling  similar  837181.8 (176.2, 187.5)1.1-0.9 (-1.2, -0.6)2008 - 2012
Lycoming County8falling  similar  279178.6 (169.2, 188.4)1.0-0.8 (-1.2, -0.3)2008 - 2012
Mifflin County8falling  similar  113170.0 (156.1, 185.1)1.0-0.9 (-1.4, -0.3)2008 - 2012
Monroe County8falling  similar  325179.5 (170.7, 188.7)1.0-2.6 (-3.7, -1.5)2008 - 2012
Montgomery County8falling  similar  1,655163.1 (159.6, 166.8)1.0-1.3 (-1.5, -1.1)2008 - 2012
Northampton County8falling  similar  666173.0 (167.1, 179.1)1.0-1.2 (-1.5, -0.9)2008 - 2012
Northumberland County8falling  similar  252180.1 (170.1, 190.6)1.1-1.2 (-1.6, -0.8)2008 - 2012
Pike County8falling  similar  119162.2 (149.1, 176.2)0.9-1.5 (-2.4, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Snyder County8falling  similar  77158.0 (142.4, 174.8)0.9-1.6 (-2.3, -0.9)2008 - 2012
Somerset County8falling  similar  185157.1 (147.0, 167.9)0.9-0.8 (-1.2, -0.3)2008 - 2012
Susquehanna County8falling  similar  107175.9 (161.1, 192.0)1.0-1.1 (-1.9, -0.4)2008 - 2012
Warren County8falling  similar  111179.0 (164.2, 194.9)1.0-1.2 (-1.9, -0.6)2008 - 2012
Wayne County8falling  similar  136178.3 (165.0, 192.7)1.0-4.0 (-6.2, -1.6)2008 - 2012
Westmoreland County8falling  similar  981176.9 (171.9, 182.1)1.0-1.0 (-1.1, -0.9)2008 - 2012
York County8falling  similar  889175.3 (170.1, 180.6)1.0-1.0 (-1.2, -0.8)2008 - 2012
Centre County9falling  below  209145.9 (137.1, 155.1)0.9-1.5 (-1.9, -1.1)2008 - 2012
Union County9falling  below  80145.2 (131.2, 160.5)0.8-1.1 (-1.7, -0.4)2008 - 2012
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/31/2015 11:17 am.
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 (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).