## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

**Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011**

West Virginia Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

West Virginia 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 (2007-2011) is 569,473
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 173.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.6 to 174.0
- 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 2007 - 2011

**West Virginia**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 4,710
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 200.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.7 to 202.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Braxton County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 42
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 210.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.5 to 242.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Clay County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 28
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 229.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.4 to 272.7
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Fayette County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 136
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 218.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.9 to 235.8
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Hampshire County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 63
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 213.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.5 to 238.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 1.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Harrison County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 191
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 210.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.1 to 224.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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 2007 - 2011

**Jackson County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 77
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 196.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.5 to 218.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Jefferson County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 109
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 205.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.5 to 224.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lewis County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 52
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 230.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 202.7 to 260.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lincoln County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 65
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 247.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 220.8 to 277.4
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**McDowell County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 68
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 225.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.7 to 251.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Mercer County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 180
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 206.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 193.3 to 221.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Mineral County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 72
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 194.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.8 to 216.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Mingo County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 80
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 258.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 232.9 to 285.7
- The rate ratio is 1.5
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Morgan County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 51
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 212.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.1 to 241.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Nicholas County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 73
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 210.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.2 to 234.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Tyler County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 28
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 214.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.9 to 254.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Upshur County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 60
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 197.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.9 to 222.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Webster County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 29
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 226.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.2 to 268.4
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.4 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Wetzel County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 48
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 201.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.4 to 229.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Wirt County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 17
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 248.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 196.8 to 309.2
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 2.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Wyoming County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 70
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 238.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 213.7 to 266.2
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Berkeley County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 206
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 212.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 199.5 to 226.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Boone County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 73
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 250.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 225.3 to 278.6
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Cabell County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 239
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 198.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.0 to 210.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Greenbrier County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 105
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 204.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.7 to 223.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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 2007 - 2011

**Kanawha County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 539
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 208.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 200.4 to 216.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Logan County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 105
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 227.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 207.9 to 248.4
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 150
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 200.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.5 to 216.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Mason County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 70
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 198.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.0 to 221.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Ohio County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 128
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 192.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.1 to 208.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Raleigh County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 197
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 193.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.7 to 206.5
- 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 -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Wayne County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 105
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 194.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.3 to 212.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Wood County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 221
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 191.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.4 to 203.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Barbour 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 (2007-2011) is 41
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 197.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.3 to 227.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Brooke 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 (2007-2011) is 70
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 190.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.6 to 211.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**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 (2007-2011) is 21
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 187.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.5 to 228.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Doddridge 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 (2007-2011) is 20
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 202.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.3 to 247.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Gilmer 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 (2007-2011) is 19
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 203.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.0 to 249.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 7.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Marshall 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 (2007-2011) is 85
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 182.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.1 to 201.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Monroe 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 (2007-2011) is 39
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 197.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.5 to 228.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Pleasants 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 (2007-2011) is 20
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 204.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.6 to 250.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 18.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.8 to 54.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Pocahontas 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 (2007-2011) is 21
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 167.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.7 to 204.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Ritchie 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 (2007-2011) is 27
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 185.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.8 to 221.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Roane 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 (2007-2011) is 38
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 195.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.5 to 226.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Tucker 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 (2007-2011) is 20
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 174.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.3 to 214.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Grant County**

- The priority index is 7
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 23
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 141.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 116.0 to 171.0
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Hancock 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 (2007-2011) is 84
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 184.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.7 to 203.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Hardy 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 (2007-2011) is 27
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 154.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 128.6 to 183.4
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Monongalia 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 (2007-2011) is 134
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 166.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.1 to 179.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Preston 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 (2007-2011) is 72
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 176.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.6 to 196.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- 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 2007 - 2011

**Putnam 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 (2007-2011) is 111
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 176.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.9 to 192.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Randolph 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 (2007-2011) is 65
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 162.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.3 to 182.3
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Summers 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 (2007-2011) is 40
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 192.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.8 to 221.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Taylor 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 (2007-2011) is 40
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 183.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.0 to 211.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Pendleton County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 18
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 135.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 108.2 to 168.5
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/22/2015 1:37 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. 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).