## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

West Virginia Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

West Virginia 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

**West Virginia**

- 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 4,750
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 194.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.0 to 197.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Calhoun 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 25
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 223.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.5 to 268.2
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Fayette 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 138
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 216.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 200.0 to 233.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Hampshire 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 66
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 205.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.1 to 229.5
- 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 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Lewis 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 51
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 219.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.6 to 248.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- 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

**Lincoln 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 58
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 211.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.3 to 238.8
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**McDowell 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 67
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 229.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 204.9 to 256.6
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Mineral 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 75
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 192.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.8 to 213.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Mingo 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 75
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 240.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 216.0 to 267.0
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- 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

**Monroe 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 43
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 209.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.6 to 240.5
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Morgan 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 54
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 209.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.0 to 237.7
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Pleasants 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 23
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 227.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.5 to 274.4
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 1.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Ritchie 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 30
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 206.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.7 to 243.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Roane 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 41
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 199.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.6 to 230.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Tyler 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 28
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 206.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.5 to 245.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Webster 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 32
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 249.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 210.5 to 293.3
- The rate ratio is 1.5
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.0 to 1.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Wetzel 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 51
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 207.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.1 to 235.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Wyoming 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 66
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 223.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 199.5 to 250.6
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Berkeley 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 206.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 193.9 to 219.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Boone 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 235.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 210.9 to 261.8
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Cabell 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 240
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 197.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.8 to 208.7
- 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 -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Clay 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 204.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.2 to 244.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Greenbrier 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 100
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 187.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.9 to 205.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Hancock 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 87
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 188.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.4 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 -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Harrison 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 187
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 199.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.0 to 213.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Kanawha 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 533
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 201.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 193.8 to 209.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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

**Logan 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 110
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 232.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 212.5 to 253.1
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.4
- 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 151
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 196.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.6 to 211.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Marshall 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 187.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.7 to 205.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Mason 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 79
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 209.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.6 to 231.2
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Mercer 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 179
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 202.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 188.6 to 216.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Nicholas 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 69
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 190.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.5 to 212.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Ohio 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 121
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 182.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.1 to 198.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Raleigh 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 208
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 198.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.8 to 211.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Wood 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 223
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 189.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.9 to 200.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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

**Barbour 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 40
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 181.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.8 to 209.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Braxton 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 38
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 184.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.8 to 213.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Doddridge 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 18
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 174.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.2 to 215.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Gilmer 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 20
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 200.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.5 to 244.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Jackson 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 74
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 183.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.3 to 204.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Pocahontas 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 26
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 189.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.2 to 227.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Tucker 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 17
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 144.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 114.8 to 181.0
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Wirt 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 15
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 198.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.5 to 251.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 1.9
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Brooke 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 68
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 183.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.6 to 204.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Hardy 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 33
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 171.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.7 to 200.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Jefferson 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 106
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 181.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.0 to 198.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Monongalia 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 134
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 154.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.5 to 166.5
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Pendleton 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 20
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 145.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 117.1 to 179.5
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Preston 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 78
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 179.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.6 to 198.5
- 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

**Putnam 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 119
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 173.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.3 to 188.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Randolph 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 67
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 162.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.3 to 181.7
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Summers 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 35
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 164.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.6 to 192.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Taylor 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 39
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 168.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.0 to 194.7
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Upshur 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 59
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 185.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.2 to 208.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Wayne 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 102
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 180.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.8 to 197.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Grant 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 24
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 138.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 114.3 to 167.2
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/16/2017 1:56 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).