## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

**Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011**

Pennsylvania Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

Pennsylvania Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

**United States**

- The priority index is -
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is - the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 569,473
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 173.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.6 to 174.0
- The rate ratio is -
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Pennsylvania**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 28,961
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 182.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.0 to 182.9
- The rate ratio is 1.047108900
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Bradford County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 163
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 191.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.1 to 205.0
- The rate ratio is 1.100014115
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Crawford County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 224
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 192.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.7 to 204.8
- The rate ratio is 1.110230053
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.5 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Greene County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 97
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 200.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.6 to 219.1
- The rate ratio is 1.151764601
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Mercer County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 330
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 194.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.7 to 204.1
- The rate ratio is 1.117482360
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Perry County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 106
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 207.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.6 to 226.1
- The rate ratio is 1.192484050
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Venango County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 151
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 196.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.6 to 211.4
- The rate ratio is 1.131072859
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Delaware County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 1,291
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 193.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.5 to 198.1
- The rate ratio is 1.111882517
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Fayette County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 410
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 206.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.7 to 216.0
- The rate ratio is 1.189272563
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Philadelphia County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 3,364
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 218.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 215.1 to 221.8
- The rate ratio is 1.256749498
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Schuylkill County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 419
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 192.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.0 to 200.9
- The rate ratio is 1.106666365
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Washington County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 565
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 191.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.7 to 199.1
- The rate ratio is 1.103580785
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Bedford 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 (2007-2011) is 121
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 171.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.0 to 186.1
- The rate ratio is 0.987097621
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Cameron 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 (2007-2011) is 16
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 183.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.8 to 231.9
- The rate ratio is 1.052807171
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Carbon 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 (2007-2011) is 165
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 181.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.6 to 195.0
- The rate ratio is 1.046799552
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Clarion 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 (2007-2011) is 90
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 177.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.6 to 195.2
- The rate ratio is 1.022905139
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Clinton 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 (2007-2011) is 93
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 188.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.7 to 206.9
- The rate ratio is 1.085312035
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Columbia 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 (2007-2011) is 163
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 191.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.9 to 204.8
- The rate ratio is 1.098844377
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Forest 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 (2007-2011) is 20
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 198.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.9 to 246.1
- The rate ratio is 1.144641508
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Fulton 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 (2007-2011) is 33
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 174.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.2 to 203.8
- The rate ratio is 1.002295075
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Huntingdon 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 (2007-2011) is 105
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 180.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.3 to 197.0
- The rate ratio is 1.039001282
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Potter 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 (2007-2011) is 48
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 189.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.0 to 216.0
- The rate ratio is 1.090902029
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Sullivan 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 (2007-2011) is 20
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 177.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.5 to 220.9
- The rate ratio is 1.018944136
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Tioga 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 (2007-2011) is 100
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 175.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.5 to 192.1
- The rate ratio is 1.011204777
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Wyoming 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 (2007-2011) is 67
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 187.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.5 to 209.3
- The rate ratio is 1.078699927
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Montour County**

- The priority index is 7
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 40
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 149.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.1 to 172.5
- The rate ratio is 0.860135939
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Adams 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 (2007-2011) is 210
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 166.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.8 to 177.4
- The rate ratio is 0.960162900
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Allegheny 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 (2007-2011) is 3,163
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 187.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.3 to 190.3
- The rate ratio is 1.077538392
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Armstrong 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 (2007-2011) is 179
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 175.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.4 to 188.2
- The rate ratio is 1.012293141
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Beaver 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 (2007-2011) is 470
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 185.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.1 to 193.5
- The rate ratio is 1.068347969
- 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 2007 - 2011

**Berks 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 (2007-2011) is 815
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 167.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.3 to 172.8
- The rate ratio is 0.963618677
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Blair 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 (2007-2011) is 334
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 185.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.1 to 194.4
- The rate ratio is 1.065039034
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Bucks 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 (2007-2011) is 1,275
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 169.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.2 to 173.6
- The rate ratio is 0.974556265
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Butler 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 (2007-2011) is 400
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 173.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.1 to 181.8
- The rate ratio is 1.000123527
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Cambria 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 (2007-2011) is 384
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 176.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.3 to 184.6
- The rate ratio is 1.014405884
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Chester 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 (2007-2011) is 892
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 167.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.6 to 172.6
- The rate ratio is 0.964195394
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Clearfield 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 (2007-2011) is 213
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 187.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.6 to 199.6
- The rate ratio is 1.080625357
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Dauphin 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 (2007-2011) is 540
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 175.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.2 to 182.6
- The rate ratio is 1.011581588
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Elk 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 (2007-2011) is 91
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 190.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.7 to 208.9
- The rate ratio is 1.093634064
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Erie 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 (2007-2011) is 629
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 189.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.5 to 196.0
- The rate ratio is 1.088279764
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Franklin 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 (2007-2011) is 320
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 168.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.1 to 176.9
- The rate ratio is 0.968365605
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Indiana 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 (2007-2011) is 178
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 161.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.0 to 172.9
- The rate ratio is 0.930318509
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Jefferson 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 (2007-2011) is 114
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 175.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.4 to 191.1
- The rate ratio is 1.011254265
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Juniata 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 (2007-2011) is 53
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 167.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.9 to 189.6
- The rate ratio is 0.964930755
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lackawanna 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 (2007-2011) is 552
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 180.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.7 to 187.6
- The rate ratio is 1.038612153
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lancaster 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 (2007-2011) is 1,045
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 166.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.8 to 171.0
- The rate ratio is 0.957375450
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.2 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lawrence 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 (2007-2011) is 259
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 190.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.7 to 201.1
- The rate ratio is 1.094119582
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lebanon 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 (2007-2011) is 320
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 178.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.0 to 187.9
- The rate ratio is 1.028581536
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lehigh 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 (2007-2011) is 728
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 171.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.7 to 177.0
- The rate ratio is 0.985433850
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Luzerne 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 (2007-2011) is 841
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 183.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.8 to 189.1
- The rate ratio is 1.055200415
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lycoming 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 (2007-2011) is 279
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 180.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.0 to 190.4
- The rate ratio is 1.038582640
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**McKean 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 (2007-2011) is 109
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 186.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.8 to 202.9
- The rate ratio is 1.071726352
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Mifflin 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 (2007-2011) is 113
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 172.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.9 to 187.2
- The rate ratio is 0.989753331
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Monroe 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 (2007-2011) is 324
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 185.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.0 to 194.5
- The rate ratio is 1.064879445
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Montgomery 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 (2007-2011) is 1,670
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 167.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.6 to 170.9
- The rate ratio is 0.962152088
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Northampton 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 (2007-2011) is 653
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 172.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.5 to 178.6
- The rate ratio is 0.992379959
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Northumberland 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 (2007-2011) is 250
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 180.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.8 to 191.4
- The rate ratio is 1.040546447
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Pike 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 (2007-2011) is 118
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 167.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.4 to 182.5
- The rate ratio is 0.966355384
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Somerset 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 (2007-2011) is 186
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 159.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.5 to 170.7
- The rate ratio is 0.919498550
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Susquehanna 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 (2007-2011) is 112
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 185.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.3 to 201.9
- The rate ratio is 1.067567625
- 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 2007 - 2011

**Warren 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 (2007-2011) is 111
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 180.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.9 to 196.9
- The rate ratio is 1.040621786
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Wayne 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 (2007-2011) is 135
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 179.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.6 to 193.4
- The rate ratio is 1.029915776
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.0 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Westmoreland 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 (2007-2011) is 991
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 180.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.4 to 185.7
- The rate ratio is 1.038414202
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**York 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 (2007-2011) is 876
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 176.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.4 to 182.0
- The rate ratio is 1.016207048
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Centre County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 212
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 151.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.3 to 160.8
- The rate ratio is 0.870984643
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Cumberland County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 459
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 155.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.0 to 161.9
- The rate ratio is 0.893731329
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Snyder County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 74
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 155.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.0 to 172.5
- The rate ratio is 0.895207307
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Union County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 80
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 148.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.7 to 163.7
- The rate ratio is 0.852362367
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 02/27/2015 4:10 pm.

Trend

Rate Comparison

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.^{2}**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 Ratio^{3}> 1.10**Similar**when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.**Below**when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio^{3}< 0.90** 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.

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