Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2015
Missouri Counties 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

Bates County
Carter County
Clark County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Daviess County
Dunklin County
Grundy County
Henry County
Lincoln County
Marion County
McDonald County
Miller County
Mississippi County
Morgan County
New Madrid County
Pemiscot County
Pettis County
Pike County
Pulaski County
Ralls County
Ray County
Ripley County
Saline County
Scott County
St. Francois County
Stoddard County
Vernon County
Washington County
Wayne County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Andrew County
Atchison County
Audrain County
Barton County
Bollinger County
Caldwell County
Camden County
Carroll County
Cedar County
Chariton County
Christian County
Cooper County
Dade County
Dent County
Gentry County
Harrison County
Holt County
Johnson County
Knox County
Lafayette County
Lewis County
Linn County
Livingston County
Maries County
Mercer County
Moniteau County
Montgomery County
Nodaway County
Osage County
Perry County
Putnam County
Schuyler County
Scotland County
Shannon County
Shelby County
Ste. Genevieve County
Sullivan County
Texas County
Worth County
Wright County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Benton County
Buchanan County
Butler County
Franklin County
Howell County
Iron County
Jackson County
Jasper County
Jefferson County
Laclede County
Madison County
Newton County
Ozark County
Randolph County
St. Louis City 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Adair County
Barry County
Boone County
Callaway County
Cape Girardeau County
Cass County
Clay County
Cole County
Dallas County
Douglas County
Gasconade County
Greene County
Hickory County
Howard County
Lawrence County
Macon County
Monroe County
Oregon County
Phelps County
Platte County
Polk County
Reynolds County
St. Charles County
St. Clair County
St. Louis County
Stone County
Taney County
Warren County
Webster County 
Priority 9: falling and below

DeKalb County 
Created by on 06/24/2018 6:38 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

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).