Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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

United States


Callahan County

Delta County

Eastland County

Hunt County

Lamar County

Lampasas County

Marion County

Milam County

Montague County

Navarro County

Polk County

Red River County

Refugio County

Sabine County

San Jacinto County

Trinity County

Young County

Anderson County

Aransas County

Bosque County

Bowie County

Brown County

Ector County

Galveston County

Gregg County

Grimes County

Hardin County

Henderson County

Hopkins County

Jefferson County

Leon County

Liberty County

Limestone County

Orange County

Panola County

Potter County

San Patricio County

Shelby County

Tyler County

Upshur County

Wichita County

Andrews County

Baylor County

Blanco County

Brewster County

Brooks County

Castro County

Childress County

Clay County

Cochran County

Coleman County

Collingsworth County

Comanche County

Concho County

Cottle County

Crane County

Crockett County

Crosby County

Dallam County

Dawson County

Deaf Smith County

Dickens County

Donley County

Edwards County

Fisher County

Floyd County

Foard County

Franklin County

Freestone County

Gaines County

Garza County

Gray County

Hale County

Hall County

Hamilton County

Hardeman County

Harris County

Haskell County

Hemphill County

Jackson County

Jeff Davis County

Jim Hogg County

Jones County

Karnes County

Kimble County

Kinney County

Kleberg County

Knox County

Lamb County

Lavaca County

Lynn County

Madison County

Martin County

Menard County

Mitchell County

Morris County

Newton County

Nolan County

Ochiltree County

Parmer County

Rains County

Reagan County

Runnels County

San Saba County

Schleicher County

Scurry County

Sherman County

Stonewall County

Sutton County

Swisher County

Terry County

Throckmorton County

Wheeler County

Wilbarger County

Willacy County

Winkler County

Wise County

Yoakum County

Zavala County

Bailey County

Frio County

Maverick County

Starr County

Zapata County

Angelina County

Archer County

Atascosa County

Austin County

Bastrop County

Bee County

Bell County

Bexar County

Brazoria County

Brazos County

Burleson County

Burnet County

Caldwell County

Calhoun County

Camp County

Carson County

Cass County

Chambers County

Cherokee County

Coke County

Colorado County

Comal County

Cooke County

Coryell County

Dallas County

DeWitt County

Dimmit County

Duval County

Ellis County

Falls County

Fannin County

Fayette County

Gillespie County

Goliad County

Gonzales County

Grayson County

Guadalupe County

Hansford County

Harrison County

Hill County

Hockley County

Hood County

Houston County

Howard County

Hutchinson County

Jack County

Jasper County

Jim Wells County

Johnson County

Kaufman County

Kerr County

Lee County

Live Oak County

Llano County

Lubbock County

Mason County

Matagorda County

McCulloch County

McLennan County

Medina County

Midland County

Montgomery County

Moore County

Nacogdoches County

Nueces County

Palo Pinto County

Parker County

Randall County

Real County

Reeves County

Robertson County

Rusk County

San Augustine County

Shackelford County

Somervell County

Stephens County

Tarrant County

Taylor County

Titus County

Tom Green County

Upton County

Uvalde County

Van Zandt County

Victoria County

Walker County

Waller County

Ward County

Washington County

Wharton County

Wood County

Bandera County

Cameron County

Collin County

Denton County

El Paso County

Erath County

Fort Bend County

Hartley County

Hays County

Hidalgo County

Kendall County

La Salle County

Lipscomb County

Mills County

Pecos County

Presidio County

Rockwall County

Smith County

Travis County

Val Verde County

Webb County

Williamson County

Wilson County

Armstrong County

Borden County

Briscoe County

Culberson County

Glasscock County

Hudspeth County

Irion County

Kenedy County

Kent County

King County

Loving County

McMullen County

Motley County

Oldham County

Roberts County

Sterling County

Terrell County

Created by on 03/19/2018 2:31 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).