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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
Washington Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes

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

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Priority 2: rising and similar

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Priority 3: rising and below

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Stable
Trend
Priority 4: stable and above

Cowlitz County
Lewis County
Pacific County
Pend Oreille County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Clark County
Douglas County
Ferry County
Garfield County
Grant County
Kittitas County
Lincoln County
Skamania County
Wahkiakum County
Walla Walla County
Whitman County 
Priority 7: stable and below

San Juan County 
 
Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

Grays Harbor County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Washington
Adams County
Asotin County
Benton County
Chelan County
Clallam County
Columbia County
Franklin County
Island County
Jefferson County
King County
Kitsap County
Klickitat County
Mason County
Okanogan County
Pierce County
Skagit County
Snohomish County
Spokane County
Stevens County
Thurston County
Whatcom County
Yakima County 
Priority 9: falling and below

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  Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/28/2014 8:34 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.

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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