Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2015
Louisiana Parishes 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

Allen Parish
Beauregard Parish
Bienville Parish
Catahoula Parish
East Carroll Parish
Jackson Parish
Red River Parish
St. John the Baptist Parish
Vernon Parish
West Baton Rouge Parish
Winn Parish 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Caldwell Parish
St. Helena Parish 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Acadia Parish
Assumption Parish
Avoyelles Parish
Caddo Parish
Calcasieu Parish
Concordia Parish
De Soto Parish
East Feliciana Parish
Evangeline Parish
Grant Parish
Iberia Parish
Iberville Parish
Jefferson Davis Parish
Jefferson Parish
LaFourche Parish
Lafayette Parish
Lincoln Parish
Morehouse Parish
Natchitoches Parish
Orleans Parish
Ouachita Parish
Plaquemines Parish
Rapides Parish
St. Bernard Parish
St. Charles Parish
St. Landry Parish
St. Martin Parish
St. Mary Parish
Tangipahoa Parish
Terrebonne Parish
Union Parish
Washington Parish
Webster Parish
West Carroll Parish 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Ascension Parish
Bossier Parish
Claiborne Parish
East Baton Rouge Parish
La Salle Parish
Livingston Parish
Madison Parish
Pointe Coupee Parish
Richland Parish
Sabine Parish
St. James Parish
St. Tammany Parish
Vermilion Parish
West Feliciana Parish 
Priority 9: falling and below

Cameron Parish
Franklin Parish
Tensas Parish 
Created by on 06/25/2018 2:17 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 1969-2015 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).