## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

South Carolina Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

South Carolina 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

**South Carolina**

- 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 9,218
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 185.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.4 to 186.8
- The rate ratio is 1.065178656
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lee County**

- The priority index is 1
- The recent trend is rising
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 58
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 265.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 235.2 to 298.3
- The rate ratio is 1.526699842
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.4 to 2.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Abbeville 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 64
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 198.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.6 to 221.5
- The rate ratio is 1.139676886
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Barnwell 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 52
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 203.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.0 to 230.3
- The rate ratio is 1.170345496
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Chesterfield 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 105
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 207.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.4 to 226.0
- The rate ratio is 1.191587394
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Clarendon 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 90
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 203.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.8 to 224.2
- The rate ratio is 1.172218505
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Colleton 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 100
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 213.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.1 to 233.9
- The rate ratio is 1.230310742
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Dillon 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 69
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 204.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.2 to 227.6
- The rate ratio is 1.176608066
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Hampton 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 55
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 234.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 207.3 to 264.7
- The rate ratio is 1.350284718
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 1.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Laurens 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 158
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 201.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.2 to 216.0
- The rate ratio is 1.157698545
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Marlboro 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 66
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 216.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 193.2 to 241.4
- The rate ratio is 1.244767264
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Union 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 84
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 222.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.8 to 245.6
- The rate ratio is 1.282171330
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Williamsburg 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 93
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 225.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 204.8 to 247.2
- The rate ratio is 1.296018362
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 1.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Cherokee 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 120
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 197.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.4 to 213.8
- The rate ratio is 1.133956835
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.7 to -1.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Chester 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 81
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 207.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.1 to 228.9
- The rate ratio is 1.192058043
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Darlington 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 165
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 211.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 196.6 to 226.2
- The rate ratio is 1.214174687
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Fairfield 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 61
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 210.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.2 to 236.2
- The rate ratio is 1.211653756
- 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

**Florence 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 286
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 195.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.7 to 206.5
- The rate ratio is 1.127380170
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Kershaw 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 156
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 223.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 208.0 to 240.2
- The rate ratio is 1.286901767
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Orangeburg 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 212
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 196.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.0 to 209.3
- The rate ratio is 1.132589990
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**York 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 403
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 193.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.1 to 202.5
- The rate ratio is 1.114359764
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Anderson 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 420
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 190.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.0 to 198.5
- The rate ratio is 1.093986332
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -9.5 to 2.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Bamberg 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 40
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 198.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.1 to 228.6
- The rate ratio is 1.140438753
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Calhoun 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 28
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 149.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.0 to 176.8
- The rate ratio is 0.857948728
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Jasper 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 45
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 194.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.2 to 222.0
- The rate ratio is 1.117974002
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 1.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Aiken 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 322
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 169.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.8 to 177.7
- The rate ratio is 0.972908423
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.9 to -1.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Allendale 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 24
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 197.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.9 to 237.4
- The rate ratio is 1.136316727
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Berkeley 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 258
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 173.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.0 to 184.2
- The rate ratio is 1.000682654
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Charleston 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 679
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 188.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.7 to 194.6
- The rate ratio is 1.082016797
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Dorchester 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 198
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 172.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.7 to 184.2
- The rate ratio is 0.993482370
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Edgefield 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 46
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 164.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.7 to 188.3
- The rate ratio is 0.948634701
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Georgetown 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 163
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 189.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.5 to 204.0
- The rate ratio is 1.092364709
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Greenville 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 833
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 180.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.5 to 185.6
- The rate ratio is 1.035609743
- 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

**Greenwood 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 149
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 180.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.8 to 194.3
- The rate ratio is 1.039755454
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Horry 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 609
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 183.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.7 to 190.1
- The rate ratio is 1.054715676
- 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

**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 160
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 181.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.1 to 195.1
- The rate ratio is 1.045762376
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lexington 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 459
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 176.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.9 to 183.7
- The rate ratio is 1.013639115
- 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

**Marion 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 72
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 185.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.8 to 206.6
- The rate ratio is 1.069702894
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**McCormick 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 28
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 175.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.6 to 211.0
- The rate ratio is 1.010593710
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Newberry 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 86
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 186.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.6 to 205.1
- The rate ratio is 1.071103041
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Oconee 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 177
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 176.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.5 to 188.7
- The rate ratio is 1.014144464
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Pickens 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 208
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 167.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.2 to 177.9
- The rate ratio is 0.962642503
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 594
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 183.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.8 to 190.4
- The rate ratio is 1.055942781
- 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

**Saluda 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 40
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 168.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.5 to 193.5
- The rate ratio is 0.967664115
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Spartanburg 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 567
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 186.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.7 to 193.7
- The rate ratio is 1.073488838
- 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

**Sumter 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 211
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 190.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.2 to 202.6
- The rate ratio is 1.096858100
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Beaufort 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 322
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 148.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.0 to 156.2
- The rate ratio is 0.854138796
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/19/2014 7:56 am.

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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