## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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 (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

**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 (2008-2012) is 4,708
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 197.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.1 to 200.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Webster County**

- The priority index is 1
- The recent trend is rising
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2008-2012) is 31
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 248.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 209.8 to 292.4
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.1 to 2.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Barbour 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 45
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 206.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.1 to 236.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 42
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 207.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.6 to 238.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Calhoun 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 24
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 211.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.6 to 255.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 67
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 222.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 198.5 to 248.0
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 190
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 206.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.9 to 219.8
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 79
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 198.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.5 to 219.9
- 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

**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 (2008-2012) is 51
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 222.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.6 to 252.5
- 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 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 64
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 240.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 214.0 to 269.6
- 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 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 69
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 227.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 203.3 to 253.4
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- 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

**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 (2008-2012) is 73
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 196.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.2 to 217.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 75
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 240.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 216.0 to 266.9
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 51
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 209.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.7 to 237.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 73
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 204.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.9 to 227.5
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Pleasants 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 22
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 222.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.4 to 269.8
- 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 2.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Ritchie 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 30
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 206.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.2 to 244.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 1.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 47
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 197.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.5 to 226.0
- 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 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 70
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 240.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 215.5 to 268.4
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 214
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 213.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 200.3 to 226.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 71
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 239.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 214.9 to 266.8
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 234
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 192.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.9 to 204.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Clay 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 28
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 228.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.7 to 271.8
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Fayette 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 133
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 212.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.9 to 229.1
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 102
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 197.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.9 to 215.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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 2008 - 2012

**Hancock 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 87
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 189.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.7 to 208.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 539
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 206.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 198.9 to 214.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 107
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 230.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 210.4 to 250.9
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 147
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 195.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.7 to 210.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 76
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 209.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.2 to 231.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Mercer 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 179
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 206.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.6 to 220.6
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 202
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 196.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.3 to 209.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 105
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 192.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.3 to 210.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 221
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 190.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.5 to 202.5
- 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 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 69
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 185.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.0 to 206.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 20
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 200.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.2 to 244.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 20
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 212.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.8 to 259.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 6.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 38
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 191.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.8 to 221.9
- 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 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 20
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 154.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.0 to 190.6
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 38
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 188.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.8 to 218.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 18
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 158.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 126.6 to 196.4
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Tyler 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 27
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 201.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.5 to 240.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Upshur 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 57
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 185.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.9 to 208.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Wirt 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 16
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 219.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.0 to 276.4
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 2.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 21
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 129.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 105.6 to 158.2
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 28
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 151.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 126.7 to 179.9
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Jefferson 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 104
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 187.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.5 to 205.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Marshall 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 88
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 187.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.8 to 206.1
- 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 -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 131
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 158.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.5 to 171.5
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Ohio 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 123
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 183.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.4 to 198.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 70
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 167.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.9 to 186.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 115
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 177.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.0 to 192.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 65
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 164.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.4 to 183.7
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 37
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 178.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.3 to 207.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 39
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 174.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.1 to 200.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**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 (2008-2012) is 17
- The annual death rate (2008-2012) is 127.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 101.0 to 161.1
- The rate ratio is 0.7
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.8 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2008 - 2012

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/09/2015 6:33 am.

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.

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).