Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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

United States


Attala County

Benton County

Bolivar County

Calhoun County

Clarke County

Coahoma County

Covington County

George County

Grenada County

Holmes County

Humphreys County

Itawamba County

Jefferson County

Jefferson Davis County

Lawrence County

Leake County

Leflore County

Lincoln County

Monroe County

Noxubee County

Panola County

Pike County

Prentiss County

Quitman County

Scott County

Sunflower County

Tallahatchie County

Tate County

Tishomingo County

Tunica County

Walthall County

Washington County

Wayne County

Webster County

Wilkinson County

Yalobusha County

Yazoo County

Adams County

Copiah County

DeSoto County

Forrest County

Hancock County

Harrison County

Jackson County

Lee County

Lowndes County

Madison County

Marion County

Marshall County

Pearl River County

Simpson County

Warren County

Carroll County

Clay County

Hinds County

Kemper County

Montgomery County

Perry County

Rankin County

Smith County

Winston County

Alcorn County

Amite County

Chickasaw County

Choctaw County

Claiborne County

Franklin County

Greene County

Jasper County

Jones County

Lafayette County

Lamar County

Lauderdale County

Neshoba County

Newton County

Oktibbeha County

Pontotoc County

Sharkey County

Stone County

Tippah County

Union County

Issaquena County

Created by on 06/23/2018 9:18 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 1969-2015 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).