Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer
|Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011
South Carolina Counties versus United States
Melanoma of the Skin
All Races, Both Sexes
|Above US Rate||Similar to US Rate||Below US Rate|
|Priority 1: rising and above
||Priority 2: rising and similar
||Priority 3: rising and below
|Priority 4: stable and above
|Priority 6: stable and similar
|Priority 7: stable and below
|Priority 5: falling and above
||Priority 8: falling and similar
||Priority 9: falling and below
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 03/04/2015 5:37 pm.
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 1969-2012 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).
Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Abbeville County, Allendale County, Bamberg County, Barnwell County, Calhoun County, Cherokee County, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Clarendon County, Colleton County, Darlington County, Dillon County, Edgefield County, Fairfield County, Georgetown County, Greenwood County, Hampton County, Jasper County, Kershaw County, Lancaster County, Laurens County, Lee County, Marion County, Marlboro County, McCormick County, Newberry County, Oconee County, Orangeburg County, Saluda County, Union County, Williamsburg County
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Aiken County, Beaufort County, Berkeley County, Dorchester County, Florence County, Sumter County