Data Table for Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

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

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index
County
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Priority Index1
1=highest
9=lowest

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Recent
Trend2

County Death Rate
Compared to
US Rate

Average Deaths per year
2011-2015

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Annual
Death
Rate
2011-2015

deaths per 100,000

(95% Confidence Interval)
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Rate
Ratio3
County to USsort ascending by the rate ratio
Recent Average Annual
Percent Change2
in Death Rates

(95% Confidence Interval)
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Recent Trend Period2
United States-falling  -586,354163.5 (163.3, 163.7)-0.0-1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)2011 - 2015
Maine8falling  similar  3,252176.4 (173.6, 179.2)1.1-1.3 (-1.4, -1.1)2011 - 2015
Androscoggin County5falling  above  244183.0 (172.7, 193.8)1.1-1.1 (-1.5, -0.7)2011 - 2015
Kennebec County5falling  above  301182.1 (172.9, 191.8)1.1-1.0 (-1.4, -0.7)2011 - 2015
Oxford County5falling  above  155185.7 (172.6, 199.7)1.1-1.0 (-1.3, -0.7)2011 - 2015
Piscataquis County5falling  above  59205.0 (181.6, 231.3)1.3-1.0 (-1.5, -0.4)2011 - 2015
Somerset County5falling  above  137192.5 (178.1, 208.0)1.2-1.2 (-1.6, -0.8)2011 - 2015
Washington County5falling  above  108209.4 (191.7, 228.6)1.3-0.6 (-1.2, -0.1)2011 - 2015
Cumberland County6stable  similar  619168.2 (162.2, 174.4)1.0-2.9 (-6.4, 0.8)2011 - 2015
Aroostook County8falling  similar  195179.4 (167.9, 191.5)1.1-0.8 (-1.1, -0.4)2011 - 2015
Franklin County8falling  similar  71164.2 (147.1, 182.9)1.0-1.3 (-1.9, -0.7)2011 - 2015
Hancock County8falling  similar  139162.5 (150.3, 175.5)1.0-2.1 (-2.4, -1.7)2011 - 2015
Knox County8falling  similar  112170.6 (156.3, 186.2)1.0-0.9 (-1.5, -0.3)2011 - 2015
Lincoln County8falling  similar  99163.1 (148.4, 179.2)1.0-1.8 (-2.4, -1.2)2011 - 2015
Penobscot County8falling  similar  351176.7 (168.4, 185.4)1.1-1.3 (-1.6, -1.0)2011 - 2015
Sagadahoc County8falling  similar  91179.7 (163.2, 197.6)1.1-1.6 (-2.2, -0.9)2011 - 2015
Waldo County8falling  similar  96174.9 (159.1, 192.0)1.1-1.4 (-1.9, -0.9)2011 - 2015
York County8falling  similar  476174.4 (167.3, 181.7)1.1-1.2 (-1.5, -1.0)2011 - 2015
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/25/2018 5:38 am.
Trend2
     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 4.6.0.0). 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).