## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

**Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2015**

Pennsylvania Counties versus United States

Lung & Bronchus

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

Pennsylvania Counties versus United States

Lung & Bronchus

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 (2011-2015) is 155,959
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 43.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.3 to 43.5
- The rate ratio is -0.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.6 to -2.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Pennsylvania**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 7,554
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 45.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.7 to 45.7
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.9
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Bradford County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 46
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 50.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.0 to 57.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.5 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Carbon County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 51
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 53.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.1 to 60.8
- 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 1.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Clinton County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 28
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 53.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.2 to 63.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Crawford County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 65
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 53.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.4 to 59.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**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 (2011-2015) is 109
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 54.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.1 to 59.7
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- 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 2011 - 2015

**Greene County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 28
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 54.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.8 to 65.0
- 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 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Lycoming County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 78
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 49.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.9 to 55.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**McKean County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 33
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 54.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.0 to 63.3
- 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 2011 - 2015

**Mifflin County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 37
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 52.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.3 to 61.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Northumberland County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 71
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 51.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.0 to 57.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.5 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Potter County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 16
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 58.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.9 to 72.9
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 2.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Schuylkill County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 114
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 53.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.7 to 57.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.5 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Wayne County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 41
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 50.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.0 to 58.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Allegheny County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 824
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 48.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.8 to 49.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -2.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Beaver County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 132
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 50.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.7 to 54.7
- 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 -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Delaware County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 329
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 48.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.6 to 50.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -5.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.8 to -2.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Monroe County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 106
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 53.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.1 to 58.6
- 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 -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Philadelphia County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 878
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 55.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.0 to 57.4
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Venango County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 43
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 50.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.0 to 58.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.4 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Washington County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 154
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 50.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.7 to 54.0
- 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 2011 - 2015

**Bedford 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 (2011-2015) is 31
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 40.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.6 to 48.1
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Cameron 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 (2011-2015) is 3
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 36.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.6 to 64.9
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.8 to 2.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Clarion 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 (2011-2015) is 21
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 38.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.2 to 46.6
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Clearfield 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 (2011-2015) is 52
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 43.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.6 to 49.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- 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 2011 - 2015

**Columbia 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 (2011-2015) is 34
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 38.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.8 to 45.0
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Forest 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 (2011-2015) is 7
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 59.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.6 to 89.3
- The rate ratio is 1.4
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to 2.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Franklin 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 (2011-2015) is 96
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 46.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.2 to 50.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Fulton 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 (2011-2015) is 8
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 38.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.6 to 52.8
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Huntingdon 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 (2011-2015) is 25
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 39.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.8 to 47.3
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Jefferson 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 (2011-2015) is 28
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 42.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.4 to 50.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Juniata 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 (2011-2015) is 16
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 42.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.2 to 53.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Lackawanna 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 (2011-2015) is 143
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 46.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.8 to 49.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Lawrence 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 (2011-2015) is 64
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 46.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.1 to 51.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Lebanon 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 (2011-2015) is 91
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 47.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.9 to 51.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Montour 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 (2011-2015) is 12
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 44.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.4 to 58.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 2.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Perry 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 (2011-2015) is 29
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 48.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.6 to 57.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Sullivan 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 (2011-2015) is 6
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 51.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.2 to 77.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to 1.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Susquehanna 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 (2011-2015) is 28
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 43.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.4 to 51.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Tioga 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 (2011-2015) is 31
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 49.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.2 to 58.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Wyoming 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 (2011-2015) is 21
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 52.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.6 to 64.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Snyder County**

- The priority index is 7
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 16
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 32.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.4 to 40.0
- The rate ratio is 0.7
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Somerset County**

- The priority index is 7
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 44
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 36.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.7 to 41.8
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Union County**

- The priority index is 7
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 19
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 34.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.0 to 42.5
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Adams 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 (2011-2015) is 59
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 41.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.0 to 46.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Armstrong 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 (2011-2015) is 42
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 39.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.3 to 45.5
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- 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 2011 - 2015

**Berks 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 (2011-2015) is 218
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 42.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.7 to 44.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Blair 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 (2011-2015) is 77
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 41.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.4 to 46.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.8 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Bucks 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 (2011-2015) is 338
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 41.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.5 to 43.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Butler 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 (2011-2015) is 108
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 44.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.6 to 48.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Cambria 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 (2011-2015) is 89
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 40.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.8 to 44.7
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Cumberland 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 (2011-2015) is 126
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 39.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.2 to 42.5
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Dauphin 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 (2011-2015) is 139
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 42.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.9 to 45.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Elk 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 (2011-2015) is 22
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 43.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.0 to 53.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Erie 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 (2011-2015) is 166
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 47.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.3 to 51.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.6 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Indiana 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 (2011-2015) is 45
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 39.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.0 to 44.6
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Lehigh 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 (2011-2015) is 186
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 41.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.5 to 43.9
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Luzerne 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 (2011-2015) is 215
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 46.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.8 to 49.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Mercer 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 (2011-2015) is 78
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 44.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.9 to 49.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -7.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.8 to -2.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Northampton 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 (2011-2015) is 171
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 42.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.5 to 45.4
- 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 -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Pike 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 (2011-2015) is 37
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 43.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.7 to 51.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Warren 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 (2011-2015) is 30
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 45.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.1 to 53.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Westmoreland 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 (2011-2015) is 263
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 45.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.4 to 48.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**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 (2011-2015) is 241
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 44.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.6 to 46.7
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.7 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Centre County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 55
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 36.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.9 to 40.6
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Chester County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 215
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 36.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.4 to 38.9
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Lancaster County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 239
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 35.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.2 to 37.3
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.2 to -1.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Montgomery County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 390
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 37.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.4 to 38.8
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.3 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/21/2018 5:53 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 4.6.0.0). 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 1969-2015 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).