## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

South Carolina Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

South Carolina Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

**United States**

- The priority index is -
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is - the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 582,118
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 166.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.9 to 166.3
- The rate ratio is -0.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**South Carolina**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 9,660
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 177.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.2 to 179.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Abbeville County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 65
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 188.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.6 to 210.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Barnwell County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 53
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 203.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.0 to 229.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Chester County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 89
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 220.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 199.8 to 242.2
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Colleton County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 104
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 204.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.8 to 223.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Hampton County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 48
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 198.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.1 to 225.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Laurens County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 168
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 203.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.4 to 217.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Lee County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 53
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 239.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 211.2 to 271.3
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.3 to 1.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Union County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 77
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 202.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.5 to 224.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Williamsburg County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 97
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 223.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 203.2 to 244.7
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Allendale County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 25
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 217.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.8 to 260.4
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Cherokee County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 123
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 189.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.1 to 205.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.7 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Chesterfield County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 111
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 206.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.8 to 224.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Clarendon County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 89
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 193.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.0 to 212.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Darlington County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 166
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 200.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.5 to 214.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Dillon County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 74
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 205.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.4 to 227.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Fairfield County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 67
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 217.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 194.2 to 243.2
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Florence County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 298
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 192.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.4 to 202.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Georgetown County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 173
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 184.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.6 to 197.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Kershaw County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 155
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 205.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.8 to 220.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Marion County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 76
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 191.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.0 to 212.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Marlboro County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 72
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 224.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 201.7 to 249.9
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Newberry County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 91
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 188.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.3 to 207.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Orangeburg County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 215
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 191.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.0 to 203.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Richland County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 639
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 182.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.3 to 189.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Sumter County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 222
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 189.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.1 to 200.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Calhoun County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 33
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 165.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.9 to 194.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Jasper County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 50
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 179.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.0 to 203.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Aiken County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 341
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 165.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.8 to 173.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Anderson County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 412
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 174.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.9 to 182.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.2 to -2.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Bamberg County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 37
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 173.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.6 to 200.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Berkeley County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 300
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 174.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.6 to 184.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Charleston County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 665
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 167.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.3 to 173.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.0 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Dorchester County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 221
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 173.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.2 to 184.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Edgefield County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 46
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 147.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 128.2 to 168.1
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Greenville County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 868
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 171.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.5 to 177.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Greenwood County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 153
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 177.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.5 to 190.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Horry County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 675
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 178.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.9 to 184.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Lancaster County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 174
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 175.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.7 to 187.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Lexington County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 481
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 165.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.5 to 172.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**McCormick County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 28
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 159.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.7 to 191.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Oconee County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 181
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 167.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.8 to 179.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Pickens County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 220
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 164.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.6 to 174.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Saluda County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 44
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 170.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.3 to 195.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Spartanburg County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 584
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 178.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.0 to 185.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**York County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 428
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 182.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.5 to 190.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Beaufort County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 365
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 146.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.5 to 153.7
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/25/2017 4:48 pm.

Trend

Rate Comparison

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.^{2}**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 Ratio^{3}> 1.10**Similar**when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.**Below**when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio^{3}< 0.90** 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).