Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010 Tennessee 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
Sequatchie County Smith County
Priority 2: rising and similar
Priority 3: rising and below
Priority 4: stable and above
Anderson County Bedford County Benton County Campbell County Carroll County Carter County Claiborne County Cocke County Coffee County DeKalb County Dyer County Fentress County Gibson County Grainger County Greene County Grundy County Hamblen County Hardeman County Hawkins County Henderson County Henry County Hickman County Humphreys County Jefferson County Johnson County Lake County Lauderdale County Lawrence County Lewis County Lincoln County Macon County Marion County Marshall County Maury County McMinn County McNairy County Monroe County Morgan County Obion County Overton County Perry County Polk County Putnam County Rhea County Roane County Robertson County Scott County Sullivan County Tipton County Unicoi County Warren County Wayne County Weakley County
Priority 6: stable and similar
Blount County Cannon County Chester County Crockett County Decatur County Fayette County Franklin County Giles County Hancock County Hardin County Haywood County Houston County Jackson County Meigs County Pickett County Sevier County Stewart County Sumner County Trousdale County Van Buren County
Priority 7: stable and below
Priority 5: falling and above
Tennessee Cheatham County Davidson County Dickson County Montgomery County Shelby County White County
Priority 8: falling and similar
Bledsoe County Bradley County Clay County Cumberland County Hamilton County Knox County Loudon County Madison County Rutherford County Union County Washington County Wilson County
Priority 9: falling and below
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/20/2014 8:02 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.