## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

**Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2014**

US States versus US

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

US States versus US

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

**United States**

- The priority index is -
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is - the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 591,686
- The annual death rate (2014) is 161.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.9 to 161.7
- The rate ratio is -0.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Alabama**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 10,286
- The annual death rate (2014) is 177.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.3 to 181.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Arkansas**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 6,546
- The annual death rate (2014) is 182.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.5 to 187.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**District of Columbia**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 1,116
- The annual death rate (2014) is 179.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.8 to 190.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Indiana**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 13,519
- The annual death rate (2014) is 180.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.9 to 183.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Kentucky**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 10,263
- The annual death rate (2014) is 199.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.2 to 203.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Louisiana**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 9,455
- The annual death rate (2014) is 186.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.3 to 190.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Mississippi**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 6,534
- The annual death rate (2014) is 193.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.3 to 197.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Ohio**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 25,433
- The annual death rate (2014) is 177.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.6 to 180.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Oklahoma**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 7,934
- The annual death rate (2014) is 179.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.7 to 183.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Tennessee**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 14,172
- The annual death rate (2014) is 184.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.2 to 187.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**West Virginia**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 4,880
- The annual death rate (2014) is 194.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.1 to 200.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Puerto Rico**

- The priority index is 7
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 5,390
- The annual death rate (2014) is 119.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 116.2 to 122.7
- The rate ratio is 0.7
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Alaska**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 972
- The annual death rate (2014) is 165.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.6 to 177.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Connecticut**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 6,621
- The annual death rate (2014) is 146.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.2 to 150.4
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Delaware**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 1,972
- The annual death rate (2014) is 166.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.5 to 174.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Florida**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 43,212
- The annual death rate (2014) is 152.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.8 to 153.7
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Georgia**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 16,684
- The annual death rate (2014) is 166.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.6 to 168.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Idaho**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 2,794
- The annual death rate (2014) is 155.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.6 to 161.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Illinois**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 24,501
- The annual death rate (2014) is 169.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.1 to 171.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Iowa**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 6,504
- The annual death rate (2014) is 165.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.7 to 169.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Kansas**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 5,587
- The annual death rate (2014) is 166.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.2 to 171.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Maine**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 3,209
- The annual death rate (2014) is 169.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.7 to 175.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Maryland**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 10,759
- The annual death rate (2014) is 162.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.9 to 165.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Massachusetts**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 12,787
- The annual death rate (2014) is 155.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.8 to 158.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Michigan**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 21,169
- The annual death rate (2014) is 173.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.5 to 176.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Minnesota**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 9,649
- The annual death rate (2014) is 152.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.4 to 155.7
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Missouri**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 13,067
- The annual death rate (2014) is 177.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.2 to 180.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Montana**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 2,066
- The annual death rate (2014) is 156.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.4 to 163.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Nebraska**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 3,459
- The annual death rate (2014) is 158.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.6 to 164.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Nevada**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 5,015
- The annual death rate (2014) is 164.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.1 to 169.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**New Hampshire**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 2,698
- The annual death rate (2014) is 159.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.7 to 166.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**New Jersey**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 16,591
- The annual death rate (2014) is 156.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.7 to 158.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.9
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**New York**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 35,388
- The annual death rate (2014) is 152.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.5 to 153.7
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**North Carolina**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 19,342
- The annual death rate (2014) is 169.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.2 to 172.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**North Dakota**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 1,304
- The annual death rate (2014) is 151.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.5 to 160.5
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Oregon**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 7,863
- The annual death rate (2014) is 160.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.9 to 164.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Pennsylvania**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 28,688
- The annual death rate (2014) is 169.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.2 to 171.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Rhode Island**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 2,242
- The annual death rate (2014) is 166.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.4 to 173.7
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**South Carolina**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 9,930
- The annual death rate (2014) is 171.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.2 to 175.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**South Dakota**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 1,698
- The annual death rate (2014) is 163.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.4 to 171.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Texas**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 38,847
- The annual death rate (2014) is 153.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.8 to 154.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Vermont**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 1,379
- The annual death rate (2014) is 167.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.8 to 177.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Virginia**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 14,749
- The annual death rate (2014) is 161.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.2 to 164.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Washington**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 12,205
- The annual death rate (2014) is 155.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.9 to 158.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Wisconsin**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 11,393
- The annual death rate (2014) is 161.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.8 to 164.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Arizona**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 11,455
- The annual death rate (2014) is 142.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.8 to 145.1
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**California**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 58,410
- The annual death rate (2014) is 144.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.2 to 145.6
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Colorado**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 7,405
- The annual death rate (2014) is 136.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.4 to 139.8
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Hawaii**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 2,493
- The annual death rate (2014) is 139.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.8 to 145.2
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**New Mexico**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 3,477
- The annual death rate (2014) is 142.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.3 to 147.0
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Utah**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 3,042
- The annual death rate (2014) is 127.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.2 to 132.5
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Wyoming**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The deaths per year (2014) is 922
- The annual death rate (2014) is 141.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.9 to 150.8
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/19/2017 12:44 pm.

Trend

Rate Comparison

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.^{2}**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 Ratio^{3}> 1.10**Similar**when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.**Below**when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio^{3}< 0.90** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.

^{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 usually an Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.3.0.0). Due to data availability issues, the time period and/or calculation method used in the calculation of the trends 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 1969-2014 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).