## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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 (2008-2012) is 573,421
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 171.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.0 to 171.4
- The rate ratio is -0.0
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 9,390
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 183.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.6 to 185.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 55
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 215.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.3 to 243.3
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 91
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 201.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.8 to 221.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 100
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 208.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.4 to 228.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 68
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 197.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.4 to 219.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Georgetown County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 169
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 190.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.6 to 204.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 4.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 53
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 226.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 199.3 to 255.6
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 166
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 208.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 194.3 to 223.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Lee County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 58
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 258.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 228.7 to 290.7
- The rate ratio is 1.5
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.0 to 1.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 69
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 222.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 198.8 to 247.4
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 81
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 210.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.3 to 232.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 95
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 228.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 208.1 to 250.7
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 119
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 190.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.5 to 207.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.7 to -2.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 84
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 213.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 193.0 to 235.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Chesterfield County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 106
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 205.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.8 to 223.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 165
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 206.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.0 to 221.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 61
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 203.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.6 to 228.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 292
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 195.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.8 to 206.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 159
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 220.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 205.5 to 237.1
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Newberry County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 92
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 195.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.9 to 214.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 215
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 195.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.6 to 207.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 213
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 188.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.4 to 200.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 411
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 189.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.1 to 198.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Abbeville 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 (2008-2012) is 63
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 192.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.4 to 215.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 410
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 181.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.6 to 189.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.6 to 2.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 30
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 157.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.1 to 186.0
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 45
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 183.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.0 to 209.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 1.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 332
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 170.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.1 to 178.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.3 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 23
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 192.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.0 to 232.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Bamberg 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 (2008-2012) is 39
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 191.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.4 to 221.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 270
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 173.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.1 to 183.7
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 676
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 181.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.3 to 187.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 210
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 178.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.7 to 190.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 48
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 163.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.7 to 186.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 855
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 179.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.8 to 184.7
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 151
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 180.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.9 to 194.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 638
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 183.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.4 to 190.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 157
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 172.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.9 to 184.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 465
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 171.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.2 to 178.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 75
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 191.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.7 to 212.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 28
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 173.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.9 to 208.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 181
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 175.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.2 to 188.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 207
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 162.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.5 to 172.7
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 608
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 182.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.2 to 189.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 39
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 158.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.0 to 183.5
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 579
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 186.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.7 to 193.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 338
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 148.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.3 to 156.2
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/02/2015 2:23 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 (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.

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