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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2015
Iowa Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes

  Above US Rate Similar to US Rate Below US Rate
Priority 1: rising and above

Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Decatur County
Jackson County
Monroe County
Muscatine County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Adair County
Adams County
Allamakee County
Appanoose County
Audubon County
Boone County
Buena Vista County
Calhoun County
Carroll County
Cedar County
Cherokee County
Chickasaw County
Clarke County
Clay County
Crawford County
Davis County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Franklin County
Fremont County
Greene County
Guthrie County
Hancock County
Henry County
Howard County
Ida County
Keokuk County
Louisa County
Lucas County
Mahaska County
Marion County
Mills County
O'Brien County
Osceola County
Page County
Pocahontas County
Poweshiek County
Ringgold County
Sac County
Shelby County
Tama County
Taylor County
Union County
Van Buren County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County
Winnebago County
Wright County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Grundy County 
Priority 5: falling and above

Clinton County
Marshall County
Pottawattamie County
Scott County
Wapello County
Webster County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Benton County
Black Hawk County
Buchanan County
Butler County
Cass County
Cerro Gordo County
Clayton County
Delaware County
Des Moines County
Dubuque County
Fayette County
Floyd County
Hamilton County
Hardin County
Harrison County
Humboldt County
Iowa County
Jasper County
Jefferson County
Johnson County
Jones County
Kossuth County
Lee County
Linn County
Lyon County
Madison County
Mitchell County
Monona County
Montgomery County
Palo Alto County
Plymouth County
Polk County
Story County
Woodbury County
Worth County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Bremer County
Dallas County
Sioux County
Winneshiek County 
Created by on 06/24/2018 10:56 am.
     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

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 1969-2015 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).