Death Rate/Trend Comparison by State/County, death years through 2013
Arkansas versus United States

All Races, Both Sexes

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

Priority 2: rising and similar

Esophagus (Males)
Liver & Bile Duct (Males)
Melanoma of the Skin (Males) 
Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Kidney & Renal Pelvis (Males)
Leukemia (Males) 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Bladder (Females)
Bladder (Males)
Esophagus (Females)
Kidney & Renal Pelvis (Females)
Liver & Bile Duct (Females)
Oral Cavity & Pharynx (Females)
Oral Cavity & Pharynx (Males)
Pancreas (Females)
Pancreas (Males) 
Priority 7: stable and below

Uterus (Corpus & Uterus, NOS) (Females) 
Priority 5: falling and above

Cervix (Females)
Colon & Rectum (Females)
Colon & Rectum (Males)
Lung & Bronchus (Females)
Lung & Bronchus (Males) 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Brain & ONS (Females)
Brain & ONS (Males)
Breast (Females)
Leukemia (Females)
Melanoma of the Skin (Females)
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (Females)
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (Males)
Ovary (Females)
Prostate (Males)
Stomach (Females)
Stomach (Males) 
Priority 9: falling and below

Created by on 04/23/2017 3:57 am.
     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 (Version Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for 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 1969-2014 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:
Childhood (Ages <15, All Sites) (Females), Childhood (Ages <15, All Sites) (Males), Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites) (Females), Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites) (Males), Thyroid (Females), Thyroid (Males)