Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2012
Tennessee Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index


United States


Tennessee


Sequatchie County


Smith County


Anderson County


Bedford County


Benton County


Cannon County


Carroll County


Cheatham County


Claiborne County


Clay County


Cocke County


Coffee County


Decatur County


Fentress County


Gibson County


Grainger County


Greene County


Grundy County


Hamblen County


Hancock County


Hardeman County


Hardin County


Hawkins County


Henderson County


Henry County


Hickman County


Humphreys County


Jefferson County


Johnson County


Lake County


Lauderdale County


Lewis County


Lincoln County


Macon County


Marion County


Marshall County


McMinn County


McNairy County


Meigs County


Monroe County


Obion County


Overton County


Polk County


Robertson County


Scott County


Stewart County


Tipton County


Unicoi County


Union County


Warren County


Weakley County


White County


Campbell County


Carter County


Davidson County


Dickson County


Maury County


Montgomery County


Rhea County


Roane County


Shelby County


Sullivan County


Chester County


Crockett County


DeKalb County


Dyer County


Fayette County


Giles County


Haywood County


Houston County


Jackson County


Moore County


Morgan County


Perry County


Pickett County


Putnam County


Trousdale County


Van Buren County


Wayne County


Bledsoe County


Blount County


Bradley County


Cumberland County


Franklin County


Hamilton County


Knox County


Lawrence County


Loudon County


Madison County


Rutherford County


Sevier County


Sumner County


Washington County


Wilson County


Williamson County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/02/2015 2:22 pm.
Trend2
     Rising     when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
     Stable     when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
     Falling     when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.
Rate Comparison
     Above     when 95% confident the rate is above and Rate Ratio3 > 1.10
     Similar     when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.
     Below     when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio3 < 0.90
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
1 Priority indices were created by ordering from rates that are rising and above the comparison rate to rates that are falling and below the comparison rate.
2 Recent trend in death rates is Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.2). Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.
3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate.

Source: Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). The Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

Note: When the population size for a denominator is small, the rates may be unstable. A rate is unstable when a small change in the numerator (e.g., only one or two additional cases) has a dramatic effect on the calculated rate. Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. Data presented on the State Cancer Profiles Web Site may differ from statistics reported by the State Cancer Registries (for more information).