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

Coahoma County 
Priority 2: rising and similar

Rankin County 
Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Alcorn County
Attala County
Bolivar County
Calhoun County
Chickasaw County
Covington County
George County
Grenada County
Holmes County
Humphreys County
Itawamba County
Jefferson Davis County
Leake County
Leflore County
Lincoln County
Montgomery County
Panola County
Perry County
Pike County
Quitman County
Scott County
Stone County
Sunflower County
Tallahatchie County
Tate County
Tunica County
Walthall County
Washington County
Wayne County
Webster County
Wilkinson County
Winston County
Yalobusha County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Amite County
Benton County
Carroll County
Claiborne County
Clarke County
Clay County
Greene County
Hinds County
Issaquena County
Jasper County
Jefferson County
Kemper County
Lawrence County
Monroe County
Noxubee County
Prentiss County
Smith County
Tippah County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Adams County
Copiah County
DeSoto County
Forrest County
Harrison County
Jackson County
Lee County
Madison County
Marion County
Marshall County
Pearl River County
Warren County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Choctaw County
Franklin County
Hancock County
Jones County
Lafayette County
Lamar County
Lauderdale County
Lowndes County
Neshoba County
Newton County
Pontotoc County
Sharkey County
Simpson County
Tishomingo County
Yazoo County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Oktibbeha County
Union County 
Created by on 11/29/2015 4:15 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 (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).