Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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

United States


Sequatchie County

Benton County

Campbell County

Cannon County

Carroll County

Cheatham County

Claiborne County

Cocke County

Decatur County

Fentress County

Gibson County

Giles County

Grainger County

Grundy County

Hamblen County

Hancock County

Hardeman County

Hawkins County

Haywood County

Henderson County

Henry County

Hickman County

Houston County

Humphreys County

Johnson County

Lake County

Lewis County

Macon County

Marion County

Marshall County

McMinn County

McNairy County

Meigs County

Monroe County

Obion County

Overton County

Polk County

Putnam County

Scott County

Smith County

Stewart County

Tipton County

Trousdale County

Unicoi County

Union County

Warren County

Wayne County

Weakley County

White County

Anderson County

Bradley County

Carter County

Clay County

Coffee County

Davidson County

Dickson County

Greene County

Lauderdale County

Lawrence County

Lincoln County

Maury County

Montgomery County

Rhea County

Roane County

Robertson County

Sevier County

Shelby County

Sullivan County

Bedford County

Chester County

Crockett County

DeKalb County

Hardin County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Morgan County

Perry County

Pickett County

Bledsoe County

Blount County

Cumberland County

Dyer County

Fayette County

Franklin County

Hamilton County

Knox County

Loudon County

Madison County

Rutherford County

Sumner County

Van Buren County

Washington County

Wilson County

Moore County

Williamson County

Created by on 04/24/2018 8:49 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).