Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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

United States


Adair County

Caddo County

Cherokee County

Choctaw County

Craig County

Creek County

Custer County

Garvin County

Grady County

Hughes County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Kay County

Kiowa County

Le Flore County

Lincoln County

Marshall County

McIntosh County

Okfuskee County

Okmulgee County

Pawnee County

Pontotoc County

Pushmataha County

Seminole County

Stephens County

Washington County

Bryan County

Carter County

Comanche County

Delaware County

Mayes County

McCurtain County

Muskogee County

Oklahoma County

Ottawa County

Pittsburg County

Pottawatomie County

Sequoyah County

Tulsa County

Alfalfa County

Atoka County

Beaver County

Beckham County

Blaine County

Cimarron County

Coal County

Cotton County

Dewey County

Ellis County

Garfield County

Grant County

Greer County

Harmon County

Harper County

Haskell County

Johnston County

Kingfisher County

Love County

Major County

Nowata County

Payne County

Roger Mills County

Tillman County

Washita County

Woods County

Woodward County

Canadian County

Cleveland County

Latimer County

Logan County

McClain County

Murray County

Noble County

Osage County

Rogers County

Texas County

Wagoner County

Created by on 03/23/2018 6:28 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).