Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2013
Arkansas 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

Ashley County
Boone County
Bradley County
Chicot County
Clay County
Cleburne County
Columbia County
Crittenden County
Cross County
Dallas County
Franklin County
Garland County
Greene County
Hot Spring County
Howard County
Jackson County
Lawrence County
Lee County
Little River County
Logan County
Lonoke County
Marion County
Miller County
Mississippi County
Monroe County
Ouachita County
Perry County
Poinsett County
Pope County
Randolph County
Scott County
Searcy County
Union County
Woodruff County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Calhoun County
Drew County
Fulton County
Grant County
Hempstead County
Izard County
Johnson County
Lafayette County
Lincoln County
Madison County
Montgomery County
Newton County
Pike County
Prairie County
Sevier County
Sharp County
Van Buren County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Arkansas County
Baxter County
Craighead County
Crawford County
Jefferson County
Nevada County
Phillips County
Sebastian County
St. Francis County
White County
Yell County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Benton County
Carroll County
Clark County
Cleveland County
Conway County
Desha County
Faulkner County
Independence County
Polk County
Pulaski County
Saline County
Stone County
Washington County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Created by on 05/29/2017 9:23 pm.
     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 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 1969-2013 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).