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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

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

Clinton County
Greene County
Mifflin County
Potter County
Wayne County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Bedford County
Bradford County
Cameron County
Clarion County
Columbia County
Forest County
Fulton County
Montour County
Sullivan County
Wyoming County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Carbon County
Crawford County
Elk County
Erie County
Fayette County
Jefferson County
Luzerne County
Perry County
Philadelphia County
Schuylkill County
Venango County
Warren County
Washington County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Adams County
Allegheny County
Armstrong County
Beaver County
Berks County
Blair County
Bucks County
Butler County
Cambria County
Chester County
Clearfield County
Cumberland County
Dauphin County
Delaware County
Franklin County
Huntingdon County
Indiana County
Juniata County
Lackawanna County
Lancaster County
Lawrence County
Lebanon County
Lehigh County
Lycoming County
McKean County
Mercer County
Monroe County
Montgomery County
Northampton County
Northumberland County
Pike County
Snyder County
Somerset County
Susquehanna County
Tioga County
Westmoreland County
York County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Centre County
Union County 
Created by on 06/23/2018 9:19 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 1969-2015 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).