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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
US States versus US

Lung & Bronchus
All Races, Both Sexes

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

[none]
 
Priority 2: rising and similar

[none]
 
Priority 3: rising and below

[none]
 
 
Stable
Trend
Priority 4: stable and above

[none]
 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Iowa
South Dakota 
Priority 7: stable and below

District of Columbia 
 
Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

Alabama
Arkansas
Delaware
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
West Virginia 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Alaska
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Kansas
Maryland
Massachusetts
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Texas
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin 
Priority 9: falling and below

Arizona
California
Colorado
Hawaii
Idaho
Minnesota
Montana
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Utah
Wyoming 
 
  Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/02/2014 5:15 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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