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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011
Georgia Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes

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

Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Barrow County
Brantley County
Burke County
Butts County
Carroll County
Dade County
Dodge County
Emanuel County
Grady County
Haralson County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Lee County
Macon County
Madison County
McDuffie County
Murray County
Peach County
Pierce County
Pike County
Screven County
Stephens County
Tattnall County
Walker County
Walton County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County
Wilcox County
Wilkes County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Appling County
Atkinson County
Bacon County
Baker County
Baldwin County
Banks County
Bleckley County
Brooks County
Bryan County
Candler County
Cherokee County
Clinch County
Coffee County
Cook County
Crawford County
Dawson County
Early County
Echols County
Effingham County
Evans County
Franklin County
Glascock County
Habersham County
Hancock County
Hart County
Heard County
Irwin County
Jenkins County
Lamar County
Lanier County
Lincoln County
Lumpkin County
Marion County
Miller County
Mitchell County
Montgomery County
Morgan County
Oglethorpe County
Pickens County
Putnam County
Quitman County
Seminole County
Stewart County
Talbot County
Taylor County
Terrell County
Towns County
Treutlen County
Turner County
Twiggs County
Union County
Upson County
Ware County
Webster County
Wilkinson County 
Priority 7: stable and below

White County 
Priority 5: falling and above

Bartow County
Ben Hill County
Bibb County
Chattooga County
Colquitt County
Decatur County
Floyd County
Gordon County
Muscogee County
Polk County
Richmond County
Spalding County
Thomas County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Berrien County
Bulloch County
Calhoun County
Camden County
Catoosa County
Charlton County
Chatham County
Chattahoochee County
Clarke County
Clay County
Clayton County
Coweta County
Crisp County
DeKalb County
Dougherty County
Douglas County
Elbert County
Fannin County
Fulton County
Glynn County
Greene County
Harris County
Henry County
Houston County
Jasper County
Jeff Davis County
Johnson County
Jones County
Laurens County
Liberty County
Long County
Lowndes County
McIntosh County
Meriwether County
Monroe County
Newton County
Paulding County
Pulaski County
Rabun County
Randolph County
Rockdale County
Schley County
Sumter County
Telfair County
Tift County
Toombs County
Troup County
Wheeler County
Whitfield County
Worth County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Cobb County
Columbia County
Dooly County
Fayette County
Forsyth County
Gilmer County
Gwinnett County
Hall County
Oconee County 
Created by on 03/28/2015 7:50 pm.
     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 1969-2012 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).

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Taliaferro County