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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

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

Woodson County 
Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Allen County
Cherokee County
Comanche County
Geary County
Labette County
Linn County
Montgomery County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Atchison County
Barber County
Barton County
Brown County
Chase County
Chautauqua County
Cheyenne County
Clark County
Clay County
Cloud County
Coffey County
Decatur County
Dickinson County
Edwards County
Elk County
Ellsworth County
Grant County
Gray County
Greenwood County
Hamilton County
Harper County
Harvey County
Haskell County
Jewell County
Kearny County
Kiowa County
Lane County
Lincoln County
Logan County
Lyon County
Marion County
Marshall County
McPherson County
Meade County
Mitchell County
Morris County
Morton County
Nemaha County
Neosho County
Ness County
Osage County
Osborne County
Ottawa County
Pawnee County
Phillips County
Pottawatomie County
Pratt County
Rawlins County
Reno County
Republic County
Rice County
Riley County
Saline County
Scott County
Sheridan County
Sherman County
Smith County
Stafford County
Stevens County
Trego County
Wabaunsee County
Washington County
Wichita County
Wilson County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Gove County
Rush County 
Priority 5: falling and above

Wyandotte County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Anderson County
Bourbon County
Butler County
Cowley County
Crawford County
Doniphan County
Douglas County
Ellis County
Ford County
Franklin County
Graham County
Hodgeman County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Leavenworth County
Miami County
Rooks County
Russell County
Sedgwick County
Seward County
Shawnee County
Sumner County
Thomas County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Finney County
Johnson County
Kingman County
Norton County 
Created by on 05/27/2018 1:17 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

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).

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Greeley County, Stanton County, Wallace County