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 Rate/Trend Comparison by State/County
National Cancer Institute State Cancer Profiles Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
Washington Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index
County
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Priority Index1
1=highest
9=lowest

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Recent
Trend2

County Death Rate
Compared to
US Rate

Average Deaths per year
2006-2010

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Annual
Death
Rate
2006-2010

deaths per 100,000

(95% Confidence Interval)
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Rate
Ratio3
County to USsort ascending by the rate ratio
Recent Average Annual
Percent Change2
in Death Rates

(95% Confidence Interval)
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Recent Trend Period2
United States-falling  -566,112176.4 (176.2, 176.6)--1.5 (-1.7, -1.4)2006 - 2010
Washington8falling  similar  11,607175.0 (173.6, 176.5)0.991914932-1.4 (-1.7, -1.1)2006 - 2010
Cowlitz County4stable  above  238197.4 (186.2, 209.1)1.118774789-0.5 (-1.1, 0.1)2006 - 2010
Lewis County4stable  above  194200.2 (187.7, 213.5)1.134918604-0.4 (-1.0, 0.2)2006 - 2010
Pacific County4stable  above  73202.3 (181.3, 225.6)1.146660508-0.3 (-1.3, 0.7)2006 - 2010
Pend Oreille County4stable  above  37214.8 (183.8, 250.0)1.2171699280.1 (-1.5, 1.8)2006 - 2010
Grays Harbor County5falling  above  194211.0 (197.7, 225.0)1.195810992-0.7 (-1.3, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Clark County6stable  similar  706182.7 (176.6, 189.0)1.035659739-0.4 (-2.9, 2.2)2006 - 2010
Douglas County6stable  similar  72177.7 (159.6, 197.3)1.0070760020.4 (-0.7, 1.6)2006 - 2010
Ferry County6stable  similar  19186.1 (148.7, 230.9)1.054505589-0.2 (-3.5, 3.2)2006 - 2010
Garfield County6stable  similar  7177.4 (120.0, 260.2)1.005693296-1.8 (-3.9, 0.3)2006 - 2010
Grant County6stable  similar  146182.1 (169.0, 195.8)1.031800906-0.5 (-1.1, 0.2)2006 - 2010
Kittitas County6stable  similar  67172.4 (154.1, 192.4)0.977184774-0.9 (-1.9, 0.0)2006 - 2010
Lincoln County6stable  similar  27159.0 (132.5, 190.2)0.900910969-1.0 (-2.3, 0.3)2006 - 2010
Skamania County6stable  similar  26210.3 (174.6, 251.6)1.192037875-0.5 (-2.2, 1.1)2006 - 2010
Wahkiakum County6stable  similar  13198.1 (150.2, 260.2)1.1227223500.8 (-2.3, 4.0)2006 - 2010
Walla Walla County6stable  similar  121174.0 (160.1, 188.9)0.986429718-0.1 (-0.9, 0.6)2006 - 2010
Whitman County6stable  similar  54158.6 (139.9, 179.2)0.899154996-0.5 (-1.4, 0.4)2006 - 2010
San Juan County7stable  below  36132.8 (113.2, 155.8)0.752561559-1.3 (-2.7, 0.1)2006 - 2010
Adams County8falling  similar  24153.0 (126.6, 183.1)0.866948162-2.1 (-3.2, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Asotin County8falling  similar  54179.7 (158.4, 203.3)1.018429879-1.3 (-2.5, -0.0)2006 - 2010
Benton County8falling  similar  288178.8 (169.6, 188.4)1.013469404-0.7 (-1.2, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Chelan County8falling  similar  142161.6 (149.8, 174.2)0.915849444-1.4 (-2.1, -0.7)2006 - 2010
Clallam County8falling  similar  235190.8 (179.6, 202.6)1.081278126-0.8 (-1.5, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Columbia County8falling  similar  14205.0 (157.1, 265.9)1.162079554-2.3 (-4.3, -0.4)2006 - 2010
Franklin County8falling  similar  78173.3 (156.2, 191.7)0.982231639-1.3 (-2.3, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Island County8falling  similar  169162.0 (151.0, 173.6)0.918066878-0.9 (-1.5, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Jefferson County8falling  similar  89166.5 (150.7, 184.0)0.943920480-1.3 (-2.4, -0.1)2006 - 2010
King County8falling  similar  2,875162.6 (159.9, 165.3)0.921536568-1.4 (-1.5, -1.2)2006 - 2010
Kitsap County8falling  similar  458174.3 (167.0, 181.8)0.987722097-1.2 (-1.6, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Klickitat County8falling  similar  41156.0 (134.9, 179.7)0.883981995-1.9 (-2.9, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Mason County8falling  similar  147180.9 (167.8, 194.8)1.025157277-1.4 (-2.2, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Okanogan County8falling  similar  90174.5 (158.5, 191.8)0.988985124-1.1 (-1.7, -0.4)2006 - 2010
Pierce County8falling  similar  1,354187.9 (183.4, 192.5)1.064844272-0.8 (-1.0, -0.5)2006 - 2010
Skagit County8falling  similar  264182.2 (172.4, 192.5)1.032789755-0.5 (-1.0, -0.0)2006 - 2010
Snohomish County8falling  similar  1,060174.0 (169.2, 178.9)0.986246258-1.0 (-1.4, -0.7)2006 - 2010
Spokane County8falling  similar  896181.9 (176.5, 187.4)1.031010643-0.9 (-1.2, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Stevens County8falling  similar  100180.9 (164.9, 198.2)1.025420363-0.9 (-1.6, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Thurston County8falling  similar  463179.0 (171.6, 186.5)1.014268207-0.8 (-1.3, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Whatcom County8falling  similar  352168.3 (160.4, 176.4)0.953643007-1.1 (-1.6, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Yakima County8falling  similar  384172.0 (164.3, 179.9)0.974733102-0.7 (-1.0, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/01/2014 9:52 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).