Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2013
Texas Counties versus United States

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

United States


Anderson County

Brown County

Callahan County

Comanche County

Eastland County

Grimes County

Hunt County

Lampasas County

Marion County

Milam County

Mitchell County

Montague County

Navarro County

Newton County

Polk County

Red River County

Refugio County

Sabine County

San Jacinto County

Scurry County

Aransas County

Ector County

Galveston County

Gregg County

Hardin County

Henderson County

Hill County

Jasper County

Jefferson County

Lamar County

Leon County

Liberty County

Limestone County

Nacogdoches County

Orange County

San Patricio County

Shelby County

Stephens County

Upshur County

Andrews County

Atascosa County

Baylor County

Blanco County

Brewster County

Brooks County

Childress County

Clay County

Cochran County

Coleman County

Collingsworth County

Concho County

Coryell County

Cottle County

Crane County

Crockett County

Crosby County

Dallam County

Dawson County

Deaf Smith County

Delta County

Dickens County

Donley County

Edwards County

Fisher County

Floyd County

Franklin County

Freestone County

Frio County

Gaines County

Gray County

Hale County

Hall County

Hamilton County

Hardeman County

Harris County

Haskell County

Hemphill County

Houston County

Howard County

Jackson County

Jeff Davis County

Jim Hogg County

Jones County

Karnes County

Kimble County

Kinney County

Kleberg County

Knox County

La Salle County

Lamb County

Llano County

Lynn County

Martin County

Mason County

Menard County

Mills County

Morris County

Nolan County

Ochiltree County

Oldham County

Parmer County

Rains County

Reagan County

Runnels County

San Saba County

Schleicher County

Shackelford County

Sherman County

Stonewall County

Sutton County

Terry County

Throckmorton County

Trinity County

Ward County

Wheeler County

Wilbarger County

Willacy County

Winkler County

Wise County

Yoakum County

Young County

Bailey County

Hartley County

Kendall County

Lavaca County

Maverick County

Starr County

Swisher County

Zapata County

Angelina County

Archer County

Austin County

Bastrop County

Bee County

Bell County

Bexar County

Bosque County

Bowie County

Brazoria County

Brazos County

Burleson County

Burnet County

Caldwell County

Calhoun County

Camp County

Carson County

Cass County

Castro County

Chambers County

Cherokee County

Coke County

Colorado County

Comal County

Cooke County

Dallas County

DeWitt County

Dimmit County

Duval County

Ellis County

Falls County

Fannin County

Fayette County

Garza County

Gillespie County

Goliad County

Gonzales County

Grayson County

Guadalupe County

Hansford County

Harrison County

Hockley County

Hood County

Hopkins County

Hutchinson County

Jack County

Jim Wells County

Johnson County

Kaufman County

Kerr County

Live Oak County

Lubbock County

Madison County

Matagorda County

McCulloch County

McLennan County

Medina County

Montgomery County

Moore County

Nueces County

Palo Pinto County

Panola County

Parker County

Potter County

Randall County

Real County

Reeves County

Robertson County

Rusk County

San Augustine County

Smith County

Somervell County

Tarrant County

Taylor County

Titus County

Tom Green County

Tyler County

Upton County

Uvalde County

Van Zandt County

Victoria County

Walker County

Waller County

Washington County

Wharton County

Wichita County

Wilson County

Wood County

Bandera County

Cameron County

Collin County

Denton County

El Paso County

Erath County

Fort Bend County

Hays County

Hidalgo County

Lee County

Lipscomb County

Midland County

Pecos County

Presidio County

Rockwall County

Travis County

Val Verde County

Webb County

Williamson County

Zavala County

Armstrong County

Borden County

Briscoe County

Culberson County

Foard County

Glasscock County

Hudspeth County

Irion County

Kenedy County

Kent County

King County

Loving County

McMullen County

Motley County

Roberts County

Sterling County

Terrell County

Created by on 10/27/2016 6:37 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 Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model 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 1969-2013 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).