Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2014
Alabama Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
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

Bibb County
Chambers County
Cherokee County
Chilton County
Coosa County
Covington County
Crenshaw County
Fayette County
Franklin County
Geneva County
Hale County
Jackson County
Lamar County
Lawrence County
Lee County
Lowndes County
Marion County
Perry County
Tallapoosa County
Walker County
Washington County
Wilcox County
Winston County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Bullock County
Butler County
Clay County
Cleburne County
Henry County
Randolph County
St. Clair County
Sumter County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Calhoun County
Clarke County
Colbert County
Dale County
Dallas County
Elmore County
Escambia County
Etowah County
Houston County
Jefferson County
Lauderdale County
Macon County
Marshall County
Mobile County
Russell County
Talladega County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Autauga County
Baldwin County
Barbour County
Blount County
Coffee County
Conecuh County
Cullman County
DeKalb County
Greene County
Limestone County
Madison County
Marengo County
Monroe County
Montgomery County
Morgan County
Pickens County
Pike County
Shelby County
Tuscaloosa County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Choctaw County 
Created by on 04/24/2018 4:59 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 usually an Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 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).