Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011
Texas Counties versus United States

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


United States


Texas


Baylor County


Anderson County


Brown County


Callahan County


Coryell County


Eastland County


Grimes County


Harrison County


Hunt County


Lampasas County


Milam County


Montague County


Navarro County


Newton County


Polk County


Red River County


Refugio County


Schleicher County


Stephens County


Bosque County


Ector County


Galveston County


Gregg County


Hardin County


Henderson County


Jasper County


Lamar County


Leon County


Liberty County


Nacogdoches County


Orange County


San Patricio County


Shelby County


Tyler County


Wichita County


Andrews County


Brewster County


Brooks County


Childress County


Clay County


Cochran County


Coleman County


Collingsworth County


Comanche County


Concho County


Cooke County


Cottle County


Crane County


Crockett County


Crosby County


Dawson County


Deaf Smith County


Delta County


DeWitt County


Donley County


Duval County


Edwards County


Erath County


Fisher County


Floyd County


Franklin County


Freestone County


Frio County


Gaines County


Hale County


Hall County


Hamilton County


Hardeman County


Haskell County


Hemphill County


Hockley County


Houston County


Jack County


Jackson County


Jeff Davis County


Jim Hogg County


Jones County


Karnes County


Kimble County


Kinney County


Kleberg County


Knox County


La Salle County


Lamb County


Lavaca County


Lipscomb County


Llano County


Lynn County


Madison County


Marion County


Mason County


Menard County


Mills County


Mitchell County


Morris County


Nolan County


Parmer County


Rains County


Reeves County


Runnels County


San Augustine County


San Jacinto County


San Saba County


Scurry County


Shackelford County


Sherman County


Stonewall County


Sutton County


Swisher County


Throckmorton County


Titus County


Trinity County


Ward County


Wheeler County


Wilbarger County


Willacy County


Wilson County


Winkler County


Wise County


Young County


Bailey County


Dickens County


Hartley County


Kendall County


Martin County


Maverick County


Starr County


Yoakum County


Zapata County


Angelina County


Aransas County


Archer County


Atascosa County


Austin County


Bandera County


Bastrop County


Bee County


Bell County


Bexar County


Blanco County


Bowie County


Brazoria County


Burleson County


Burnet County


Calhoun County


Camp County


Carson County


Cass County


Castro County


Chambers County


Cherokee County


Coke County


Colorado County


Comal County


Dallam County


Dallas County


Dimmit County


Ellis County


Falls County


Fannin County


Garza County


Goliad County


Gonzales County


Gray County


Grayson County


Guadalupe County


Hansford County


Harris County


Hill County


Hood County


Hopkins County


Howard County


Hutchinson County


Jefferson County


Jim Wells County


Johnson County


Kaufman County


Kerr County


Lee County


Limestone County


Live Oak County


Lubbock County


Matagorda County


McCulloch County


McLennan County


Medina County


Montgomery County


Moore County


Nueces County


Ochiltree County


Palo Pinto County


Panola County


Parker County


Potter County


Randall County


Reagan County


Real County


Robertson County


Rusk County


Sabine County


Smith County


Somervell County


Tarrant County


Taylor County


Terry County


Tom Green County


Upshur County


Upton County


Uvalde County


Van Zandt County


Victoria County


Walker County


Waller County


Wharton County


Wood County


Brazos County


Caldwell County


Cameron County


Collin County


Denton County


El Paso County


Fayette County


Fort Bend County


Gillespie County


Hays County


Hidalgo County


Midland County


Pecos County


Presidio County


Rockwall County


Travis County


Val Verde County


Washington County


Webb County


Williamson County


Zavala County


Armstrong County


Borden County


Briscoe County


Culberson County


Foard County


Glasscock County


Hudspeth County


Irion County


Kenedy County


Kent County


King County


Loving County


McMullen County


Motley County


Oldham County


Roberts County


Sterling County


Terrell County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/23/2014 5:08 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. 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.

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).