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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
US States versus US

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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 deaths per year (2010) is 52,045
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 15.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.4 to 15.6
  • The rate ratio is -
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -2.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Mississippi
  • The priority index is 4
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 632
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 20.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.7 to 22.0
  • The rate ratio is 1.308181063
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Arkansas
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 632
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 19.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.6 to 20.7
  • The rate ratio is 1.231612536
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Iowa
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 662
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 17.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.2 to 18.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.127764552
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.9
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Kentucky
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 828
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 17.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.3 to 18.7
  • The rate ratio is 1.124826574
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Louisiana
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 848
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 17.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.7 to 19.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.154986270
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to -2.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Nevada
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 441
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 17.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.6 to 18.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.107940699
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Ohio
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 2,311
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 17.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.5 to 18.0
  • The rate ratio is 1.111177638
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to -2.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    South Carolina
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 891
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 17.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.1 to 18.4
  • The rate ratio is 1.110025077
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Tennessee
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 1,207
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 17.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.4 to 18.4
  • The rate ratio is 1.117690374
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    West Virginia
  • The priority index is 5
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is above the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 410
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 17.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.7 to 19.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.119821214
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Rhode Island
  • The priority index is 6
  • The recent trend is stable
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 207
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 16.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.9 to 18.5
  • The rate ratio is 1.033758532
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.3 to 5.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Alabama
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 894
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 16.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.7 to 18.0
  • The rate ratio is 1.085426509
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Alaska
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 84
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 16.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.8 to 20.6
  • The rate ratio is 1.055952986
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to -1.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    California
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 5,165
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 14.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.8 to 14.6
  • The rate ratio is 0.914614116
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -2.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Delaware
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 151
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 14.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.4 to 17.2
  • The rate ratio is 0.944088488
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.6 to -2.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    District of Columbia
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 114
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 19.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.7 to 23.0
  • The rate ratio is 1.229283157
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Florida
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 3,592
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 14.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.7 to 14.6
  • The rate ratio is 0.910519139
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -2.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Georgia
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 1,452
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 16.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.4 to 17.1
  • The rate ratio is 1.046257641
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to -2.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Illinois
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 2,298
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 16.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.1 to 17.5
  • The rate ratio is 1.083064591
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.0 to -2.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Indiana
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 1,118
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 15.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.8 to 16.7
  • The rate ratio is 1.016072252
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.0 to -2.9
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Kansas
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 495
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 15.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.2 to 17.1
  • The rate ratio is 1.005673454
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Maine
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 290
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 16.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.5 to 18.4
  • The rate ratio is 1.055693385
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -2.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Maryland
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 900
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 14.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.8 to 15.8
  • The rate ratio is 0.952924399
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.3 to -3.4
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Massachusetts
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 1,144
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 14.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.9 to 15.7
  • The rate ratio is 0.951061043
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.9 to -3.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Michigan
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 1,767
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 15.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.9 to 16.4
  • The rate ratio is 1.008052223
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -2.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Minnesota
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 827
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 14.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.0 to 15.0
  • The rate ratio is 0.900876337
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -2.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Missouri
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 1,151
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 16.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.9 to 17.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.090614895
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Montana
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 167
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 13.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.8 to 16.2
  • The rate ratio is 0.895656634
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Nebraska
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 358
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 17.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.3 to 19.0
  • The rate ratio is 1.100908919
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    New Hampshire
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 212
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 14.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.3 to 16.3
  • The rate ratio is 0.917348994
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.9 to -3.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    New Jersey
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 1,618
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 16.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.2 to 16.8
  • The rate ratio is 1.032341214
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -2.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    New Mexico
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 313
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 14.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.5 to 15.7
  • The rate ratio is 0.907000607
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    New York
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 3,316
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 15.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.5 to 15.6
  • The rate ratio is 0.969688848
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.2 to -3.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    North Carolina
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 1,477
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 14.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.9 to 15.4
  • The rate ratio is 0.942095431
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -2.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    North Dakota
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 143
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 17.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.6 to 20.5
  • The rate ratio is 1.118529766
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Oklahoma
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 666
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 16.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.1 to 17.6
  • The rate ratio is 1.052462526
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Oregon
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 645
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 14.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.5 to 15.8
  • The rate ratio is 0.940041232
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Pennsylvania
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 2,772
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 17.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.3 to 17.6
  • The rate ratio is 1.094147598
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -1.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    South Dakota
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 166
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 16.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.0 to 19.2
  • The rate ratio is 1.059754934
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Texas
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 3,481
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 15.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.1 to 16.1
  • The rate ratio is 1.004718121
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -2.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Vermont
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 127
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 16.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.8 to 19.9
  • The rate ratio is 1.074326227
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -1.7
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Virginia
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 1,237
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 15.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.4 to 16.1
  • The rate ratio is 0.979642059
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.0 to -2.5
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Wisconsin
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 939
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 14.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.5 to 15.3
  • The rate ratio is 0.926420177
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to -3.1
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Wyoming
  • The priority index is 8
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is similar to the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 100
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 16.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.0 to 19.7
  • The rate ratio is 1.037402063
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.7 to -1.8
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Arizona
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 969
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 13.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.1 to 14.9
  • The rate ratio is 0.899063639
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Colorado
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 640
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 13.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.4 to 14.5
  • The rate ratio is 0.866107694
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.4 to -2.0
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Connecticut
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 553
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 12.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.6 to 13.8
  • The rate ratio is 0.816254322
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -5.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.8 to -4.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Hawaii
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 210
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 12.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.2 to 14.8
  • The rate ratio is 0.830791376
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.3
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Idaho
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 212
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 13.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.5 to 15.2
  • The rate ratio is 0.856031590
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Utah
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 251
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 12.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.5 to 13.6
  • The rate ratio is 0.773378976
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.6
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Washington
  • The priority index is 9
  • The recent trend is falling
  • This death rate is below the US rate
  • The deaths per year (2010) is 962
  • The annual death rate (2010) is 13.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.9 to 14.7
  • The rate ratio is 0.887215113
  • The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to -2.2
  • The recent trend period is 2006 - 2010

    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/24/2014 1:54 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, 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).