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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
Kentucky 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

Clay County
Harlan County 
Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Anderson County
Barren County
Bath County
Boyle County
Bracken County
Breathitt County
Butler County
Caldwell County
Carlisle County
Casey County
Clinton County
Estill County
Floyd County
Grant County
Graves County
Grayson County
Greenup County
Hardin County
Hart County
Henry County
Jackson County
Johnson County
Knott County
Knox County
Laurel County
Lawrence County
Lee County
Leslie County
Letcher County
Lewis County
Lincoln County
Livingston County
Logan County
Magoffin County
Marion County
Marshall County
Martin County
Mason County
McLean County
Meade County
Menifee County
Mercer County
Metcalfe County
Monroe County
Morgan County
Muhlenberg County
Nicholas County
Ohio County
Owsley County
Perry County
Pike County
Powell County
Rockcastle County
Rowan County
Russell County
Simpson County
Taylor County
Todd County
Trimble County
Union County
Wayne County
Webster County
Whitley County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Adair County
Allen County
Ballard County
Calloway County
Carroll County
Crittenden County
Cumberland County
Elliott County
Fleming County
Fulton County
Garrard County
Green County
Hancock County
Harrison County
Henderson County
Hickman County
Larue County
Lyon County
Owen County
Robertson County
Spencer County
Washington County
Wolfe County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Bell County
Boyd County
Breckinridge County
Campbell County
Carter County
Daviess County
Franklin County
Hopkins County
Jefferson County
Jessamine County
Kenton County
Madison County
McCreary County
Nelson County
Pulaski County
Scott County
Warren County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Boone County
Bourbon County
Bullitt County
Christian County
Clark County
Edmonson County
Fayette County
Gallatin County
McCracken County
Montgomery County
Oldham County
Pendleton County
Trigg County
Woodford County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Shelby County 
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     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).
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