Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2014
Missouri Counties versus United States

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

United States


Bates County

Caldwell County

Carter County

Cass County

Clark County

Clinton County

Crawford County

Dunklin County

Grundy County

Henry County

Iron County

Jefferson County

Knox County

Lewis County

Lincoln County

Linn 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

Wright County

Benton County

Buchanan County

Butler County

Howell County

Jackson County

Jasper County

Laclede County

Madison County

Newton County

Randolph County

St. Louis City

Andrew County

Atchison County

Audrain County

Bollinger County

Carroll County

Cedar County

Chariton County

Cooper County

Dade County

Daviess County

Dent County

Gasconade County

Gentry County

Harrison County

Holt County

Howard County

Johnson County

Lafayette County

Livingston County

Maries County

Marion County

Mercer County

Moniteau County

Montgomery County

Nodaway County

Osage County

Ozark County

Perry County

Putnam County

Schuyler County

Scotland County

Shannon County

Shelby County

Ste. Genevieve County

Sullivan County

Texas County

Worth County

Adair County

Barry County

Barton County

Boone County

Callaway County

Camden County

Cape Girardeau County

Clay County

Cole County

Dallas County

Douglas County

Franklin County

Greene County

Hickory 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

Christian County

DeKalb County

Created by on 05/25/2018 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).