Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2015
Kentucky Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index

United States


Clark County

Harlan County

Allen County

Bath County

Bell County

Bracken County

Breathitt County

Caldwell County

Calloway County

Carroll County

Clay County

Clinton County

Crittenden County

Estill County

Fleming County

Floyd County

Fulton County

Gallatin County

Garrard County

Grant County

Graves County

Grayson County

Hancock County

Harrison County

Hart County

Henry County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Johnson County

Knott County

Knox County

Larue County

Laurel County

Lawrence County

Lee County

Leslie County

Lewis County

Lincoln County

Logan County

Magoffin County

Marion County

Martin County

Mason County

McCreary County

McLean County

Menifee County

Mercer County

Metcalfe County

Monroe County

Morgan County

Muhlenberg County

Nicholas County

Ohio County

Owsley County

Perry County

Pike County

Powell County

Pulaski County

Robertson County

Rockcastle County

Rowan County

Russell County

Simpson County

Taylor County

Trimble County

Union County

Wayne County

Whitley County

Wolfe County

Barren County

Boyd County

Breckinridge County

Campbell County

Carter County

Casey County

Christian County

Daviess County

Edmonson County

Franklin County

Greenup County

Hardin County

Henderson County

Hopkins County

Jessamine County

Kenton County

Letcher County

Madison County

Meade County

Montgomery County

Pendleton County

Trigg County

Warren County

Anderson County

Carlisle County

Cumberland County

Elliott County

Green County

Hickman County

Livingston County

Lyon County

Marshall County

McCracken County

Adair County

Ballard County

Boone County

Bourbon County

Boyle County

Bullitt County

Butler County

Fayette County

Nelson County

Oldham County

Owen County

Scott County

Shelby County

Spencer County

Todd County

Washington County

Webster County

Woodford County

Created by on 06/22/2018 9:20 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
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.
** 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 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 1969-2015 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).