## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

Arkansas Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

Arkansas Counties versus United States

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 average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 577,303
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 168.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.3 to 168.7
- 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 2009 - 2013

**Arkansas**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 6,543
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 192.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.1 to 194.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Ashley County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 60
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 212.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.6 to 238.4
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Boone County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 102
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 198.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.1 to 216.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Bradley County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 33
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 214.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.9 to 250.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Chicot County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 38
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 229.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.0 to 265.2
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 1.2
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Clay County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 54
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 228.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.9 to 258.6
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Cleburne County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 83
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 188.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.2 to 208.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Columbia County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 62
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 210.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.9 to 235.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Crittenden County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 117
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 242.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 223.1 to 263.9
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Cross County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 51
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 230.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 203.0 to 261.8
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Dallas County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 28
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 250.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 208.9 to 297.5
- The rate ratio is 1.5
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Franklin County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 48
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 201.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.6 to 229.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Garland County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 292
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 196.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.2 to 207.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Greene County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 94
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 194.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.1 to 213.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Hot Spring County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 83
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 200.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.2 to 221.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Howard County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 37
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 220.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.5 to 255.6
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 1.4
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Jackson County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 52
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 233.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 205.3 to 263.7
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.2 to 1.8
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Lawrence County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 51
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 213.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.8 to 242.1
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Lee County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 29
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 217.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.0 to 257.2
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Little River County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 36
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 205.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.8 to 239.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Logan County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 66
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 221.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.6 to 247.0
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Lonoke County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 135
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 204.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.5 to 221.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Marion County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 61
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 213.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.1 to 241.3
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.2 to 2.5
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Miller County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 104
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 212.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 194.2 to 231.7
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Mississippi County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 112
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 236.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 217.0 to 257.2
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Monroe County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 28
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 229.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.6 to 273.3
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Ouachita County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 69
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 198.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.7 to 221.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Perry County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 29
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 209.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.4 to 248.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 1.5
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Poinsett County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 76
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 247.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 222.5 to 273.9
- The rate ratio is 1.5
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Pope County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 138
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 207.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 191.7 to 223.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Randolph County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 54
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 212.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.5 to 240.3
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Scott County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 30
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 207.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.2 to 244.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Searcy County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 29
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 219.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.9 to 260.8
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Union County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 116
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 218.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.1 to 237.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Woodruff County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 22
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 215.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.3 to 262.6
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Arkansas County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 51
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 201.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.3 to 228.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Baxter County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 156
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 194.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.4 to 210.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Craighead County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 187
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 191.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.8 to 203.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Crawford County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 134
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 195.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.5 to 211.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Jefferson County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 175
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 204.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.5 to 218.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Nevada County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 25
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 210.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.9 to 252.2
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Phillips County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 62
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 248.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 221.5 to 278.5
- The rate ratio is 1.5
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Sebastian County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 258
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 187.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.2 to 198.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**St. Francis County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 59
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 202.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.8 to 228.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**White County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 174
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 201.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.1 to 215.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Yell County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 56
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 207.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.1 to 234.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Calhoun County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 15
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 202.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.7 to 256.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Drew County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 42
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 190.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.4 to 218.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Fulton County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 35
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 175.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.9 to 205.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Grant County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 39
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 190.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.3 to 219.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Hempstead County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 50
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 185.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.5 to 209.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Izard County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 42
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 184.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.0 to 212.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Johnson County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 52
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 176.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.9 to 200.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Lafayette County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 22
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 195.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.4 to 237.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Lincoln County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 29
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 194.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.7 to 229.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Madison County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 39
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 195.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.4 to 225.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Montgomery County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 24
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 146.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 121.0 to 176.5
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Newton County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 24
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 203.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.8 to 246.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Pike County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 27
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 184.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.3 to 218.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 1.7
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Prairie County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 25
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 196.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.5 to 236.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Sevier County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 31
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 179.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.3 to 210.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Sharp County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 56
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 190.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.9 to 215.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Van Buren County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 51
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 178.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.8 to 203.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Benton County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 375
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 166.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.7 to 173.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Carroll County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 66
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 167.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.5 to 187.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Clark County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 46
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 170.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.8 to 194.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Cleveland County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 18
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 163.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.8 to 202.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.6 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Conway County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 47
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 167.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.2 to 190.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Desha County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 31
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 186.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.2 to 219.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Faulkner County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 173
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 174.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.4 to 186.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Independence County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 77
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 170.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.4 to 188.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Polk County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 57
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 187.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.4 to 211.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Pulaski County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 739
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 182.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.7 to 188.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Saline County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 218
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 169.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.0 to 179.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Stone County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 36
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 171.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.7 to 200.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Washington County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2009-2013) is 303
- The annual death rate (2009-2013) is 173.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.4 to 182.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2009 - 2013

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/22/2017 11:30 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 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 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).