Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2014
Louisiana Parishes versus United States

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

United States


Allen Parish

Avoyelles Parish

Beauregard Parish

Bienville Parish

Catahoula Parish

Concordia Parish

East Carroll Parish

Evangeline Parish

Grant Parish

Iberville Parish

Jackson Parish

La Salle Parish

St. Bernard Parish

St. Helena Parish

St. John the Baptist Parish

Vernon Parish

Winn Parish

Acadia Parish

Assumption Parish

Caddo Parish

Calcasieu Parish

De Soto Parish

East Feliciana Parish

Iberia Parish

Jefferson Davis Parish

Jefferson Parish

LaFourche Parish

Lincoln Parish

Morehouse Parish

Natchitoches Parish

Orleans Parish

Ouachita Parish

Rapides Parish

Sabine Parish

St. Charles Parish

St. Landry Parish

St. Martin Parish

St. Mary Parish

Tangipahoa Parish

Terrebonne Parish

Union Parish

Washington Parish

Webster Parish

Caldwell Parish

Red River Parish

Tensas Parish

Ascension Parish

Bossier Parish

Claiborne Parish

East Baton Rouge Parish

Lafayette Parish

Livingston Parish

Madison Parish

Plaquemines Parish

Pointe Coupee Parish

Richland Parish

St. James Parish

St. Tammany Parish

Vermilion Parish

West Baton Rouge Parish

West Carroll Parish

West Feliciana Parish

Cameron Parish

Franklin Parish

Created by on 01/18/2018 10:34 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
* 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 1969-2014 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).