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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
California Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes

  Above US Rate Similar to US Rate Below US Rate  
Rising
Trend
Priority 1: rising and above

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Priority 2: rising and similar

[none]
 
Priority 3: rising and below

[none]
 
 
Stable
Trend
Priority 4: stable and above

Del Norte County
Trinity County
Yuba County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Lassen County
Mariposa County
Modoc County
Sacramento County
Sierra County
Siskiyou County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Mono County 
 
Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

Lake County
Shasta County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

California
Amador County
Butte County
Calaveras County
Contra Costa County
El Dorado County
Glenn County
Humboldt County
Inyo County
Kern County
Kings County
Mendocino County
Merced County
Napa County
Placer County
Plumas County
Riverside County
San Bernardino County
San Diego County
San Joaquin County
San Luis Obispo County
Solano County
Sonoma County
Stanislaus County
Sutter County
Tehama County
Tulare County
Tuolumne County
Yolo County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Alameda County
Colusa County
Fresno County
Imperial County
Los Angeles County
Madera County
Marin County
Monterey County
Nevada County
Orange County
San Benito County
San Francisco County
San Mateo County
Santa Barbara County
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County
Ventura County 
 
  Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/22/2014 2:56 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


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 1969-2011 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).

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Alpine County
 
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