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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
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United States
  • The priority index is -
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is - the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 566,112
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 176.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.2 to 176.6
  • The rate ratio is -
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 9,080
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 187.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.9 to 189.4
  • The rate ratio is 1.063341145
  • 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 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 57
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 262.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 232.8 to 295.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.489927984
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.2 to 2.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 105
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 210.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.8 to 229.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.194303677
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 89
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 205.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.2 to 226.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.164323381
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 103
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 225.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 206.3 to 246.7
  • The rate ratio is 1.279724495
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 1.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 69
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 207.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.1 to 231.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.177226114
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 57
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 249.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 221.0 to 280.4
  • The rate ratio is 1.413183600
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 1.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Kershaw County
  • The priority index is 4
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 152
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 221.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 205.7 to 238.1
  • The rate ratio is 1.255215327
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 160
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 205.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.4 to 220.6
  • The rate ratio is 1.165201518
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 85
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 225.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 204.0 to 248.0
  • The rate ratio is 1.275936167
  • 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 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 94
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 231.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 211.1 to 254.3
  • The rate ratio is 1.314245679
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 1.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Anderson County
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 430
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 199.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.3 to 208.4
  • The rate ratio is 1.131801751
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -5.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.2 to -0.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 118
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 199.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.5 to 216.6
  • The rate ratio is 1.130876743
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -5.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -9.5 to -1.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 78
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 204.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.2 to 225.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.157359549
  • 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 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 165
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 214.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 199.6 to 229.7
  • The rate ratio is 1.214469037
  • 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 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 64
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 225.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.3 to 252.8
  • The rate ratio is 1.280123815
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 281
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 195.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.0 to 205.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.106716449
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Marion County
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 77
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 200.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.2 to 221.6
  • The rate ratio is 1.133959934
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Marlboro County
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 63
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 203.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.6 to 228.1
  • The rate ratio is 1.155319726
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -0.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 214
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 202.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.6 to 215.5
  • The rate ratio is 1.149217249
  • 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 2006 - 2010

    Sumter County
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 215
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 198.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.4 to 210.5
  • The rate ratio is 1.123049639
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -6.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.6 to -0.9
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 399
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 200.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.7 to 209.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.137235710
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Allendale 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 (2006-2010) is 23
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 194.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.7 to 233.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.099969762
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to 0.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 39
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 200.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.9 to 230.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.134792873
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Barnwell 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 (2006-2010) is 50
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 197.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.7 to 224.3
  • The rate ratio is 1.120971806
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 44
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 198.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.3 to 226.8
  • The rate ratio is 1.123181623
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 1.9
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Calhoun County
  • The priority index is 7
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The average deaths per year (2006-2010) is 28
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 148.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.8 to 176.2
  • The rate ratio is 0.842964821
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Abbeville 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 (2006-2010) is 63
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 194.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.3 to 217.7
  • The rate ratio is 1.102102356
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 318
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 171.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.2 to 180.5
  • The rate ratio is 0.973009099
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.0 to -1.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 246
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 175.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.1 to 185.9
  • The rate ratio is 0.993437739
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 675
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 192.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.5 to 198.6
  • The rate ratio is 1.087929218
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 189
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 170.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.0 to 181.7
  • The rate ratio is 0.964118512
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -1.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 48
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 175.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.5 to 199.7
  • The rate ratio is 0.994470696
  • 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 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 155
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 184.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.4 to 198.8
  • The rate ratio is 1.046679172
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 803
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 178.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.0 to 184.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.011677122
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 155
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 191.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.1 to 205.6
  • The rate ratio is 1.085138740
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 587
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 184.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.0 to 191.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.047670828
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 148
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 174.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.3 to 188.2
  • The rate ratio is 0.991220134
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 442
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 176.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.0 to 184.1
  • The rate ratio is 0.999764797
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 27
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 177.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.1 to 213.4
  • The rate ratio is 1.006398901
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to -1.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 85
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 186.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.6 to 205.0
  • The rate ratio is 1.054720608
  • 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 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 173
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 176.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.7 to 189.1
  • The rate ratio is 1.000750486
  • 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 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 206
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 168.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.6 to 179.7
  • The rate ratio is 0.957328697
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 586
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 187.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.4 to 194.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.061084908
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 39
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 166.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.1 to 192.4
  • The rate ratio is 0.945715246
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -0.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 567
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 191.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.9 to 198.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.082439975
  • 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 2006 - 2010

    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 (2006-2010) is 309
  • The annual death rate (2006-2010) is 148.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.2 to 156.6
  • The rate ratio is 0.842929530
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/19/2014 5:46 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. 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.

    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).