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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2013
Oklahoma 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

Custer County 
Priority 2: rising and similar

Major County 
Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Adair County
Caddo County
Carter County
Cherokee County
Choctaw County
Cimarron County
Craig County
Creek County
Garvin County
Grady County
Haskell County
Hughes County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Johnston County
Kay County
Kiowa County
Le Flore County
Lincoln County
Marshall County
McIntosh County
Murray County
Muskogee County
Okfuskee County
Okmulgee County
Pawnee County
Pontotoc County
Pushmataha County
Seminole County
Sequoyah County
Stephens County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Alfalfa County
Beaver County
Beckham County
Blaine County
Coal County
Cotton County
Dewey County
Ellis County
Garfield County
Grant County
Greer County
Harmon County
Harper County
Kingfisher County
Love County
Nowata County
Payne County
Roger Mills County
Texas County
Tillman County
Washington County
Washita County
Woodward County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Woods County 
Priority 5: falling and above

Bryan County
Comanche County
Mayes County
McCurtain County
Oklahoma County
Ottawa County
Pittsburg County
Pottawatomie County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Atoka County
Canadian County
Cleveland County
Delaware County
Latimer County
Logan County
McClain County
Noble County
Osage County
Rogers County
Tulsa County
Wagoner County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Created by on 05/23/2017 4:48 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 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).