Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2014
South Carolina 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

Abbeville County
Barnwell County
Chester County
Colleton County
Hampton County
Laurens County
Lee County
Union County
Williamsburg County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Calhoun County
Jasper County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Allendale County
Cherokee County
Chesterfield County
Clarendon County
Darlington County
Dillon County
Fairfield County
Florence County
Georgetown County
Kershaw County
Marion County
Marlboro County
Newberry County
Orangeburg County
Richland County
Sumter County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

South Carolina
Aiken County
Anderson County
Bamberg County
Berkeley County
Charleston County
Dorchester County
Edgefield County
Greenville County
Greenwood County
Horry County
Lancaster County
Lexington County
McCormick County
Oconee County
Pickens County
Saluda County
Spartanburg County
York County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Beaufort County 
Created by on 04/25/2018 8:07 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 1969-2014 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).