Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2009 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
Benton County Claiborne County Coffee County DeKalb County Fentress County Gibson County Greene County Hamblen County Hardeman County Hawkins County Haywood County Jefferson County Lake County Lauderdale County Macon County Marion County McNairy County Obion County Overton County Roane County Sequatchie County Smith County Stewart County Tipton County Unicoi County Wayne County Weakley County White County
Priority 2: rising and similar
Decatur County Fayette County Grundy County Pickett County
Priority 3: rising and below
Priority 4: stable and above
Anderson County Bedford County Campbell County Carroll County Carter County Cocke County Dickson County Dyer County Grainger County Hardin County Henderson County Henry County Hickman County Humphreys County Lawrence County Lewis County Lincoln County Marshall County Monroe County Morgan County Perry County Polk County Putnam County Rhea County Robertson County Scott County Warren County
Priority 6: stable and similar
Blount County Cannon County Cheatham County Chester County Clay County Crockett County Cumberland County Franklin County Giles County Hancock County Houston County Jackson County Johnson County McMinn County Meigs County Sumner County Union County Van Buren County
Priority 7: stable and below
Priority 5: falling and above
Tennessee Montgomery County Shelby County Wilson County
Priority 8: falling and similar
Bledsoe County Bradley County Davidson County Hamilton County Knox County Loudon County Madison County Maury County Moore County Rutherford County Sevier County Sullivan County Trousdale County Washington County Williamson County
Priority 9: falling and below
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/22/2013 11:28 am.
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 racial groups or 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 2010 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 US populations included with the data release have been adjusted for the population shifts due to hurricanes Katrina and Rita for 62 counties and parishes in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The 1969-2009 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.