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


Missouri


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


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/18/2017 8:48 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 4.3.0.0). 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 1969-2014 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).