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

Sequatchie County 
Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Benton County
Campbell County
Cannon County
Carroll County
Cheatham County
Claiborne County
Cocke County
Decatur County
Fentress County
Gibson County
Giles County
Grainger County
Grundy County
Hancock County
Hardeman County
Hardin County
Hawkins County
Henderson County
Henry County
Hickman County
Houston County
Humphreys County
Johnson County
Lake County
Lewis County
Macon County
Marion County
Marshall County
McMinn County
McNairy County
Meigs County
Monroe County
Obion County
Overton County
Perry County
Polk County
Putnam County
Scott County
Smith County
Stewart County
Tipton County
Trousdale County
Unicoi County
Union County
Warren County
Wayne County
Weakley County
White County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Chester County
Crockett County
DeKalb County
Hamilton County
Jackson County
Morgan County
Pickett County
Van Buren County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Anderson County
Bedford County
Bradley County
Clay County
Coffee County
Davidson County
Dickson County
Dyer County
Franklin County
Greene County
Hamblen County
Lauderdale County
Lawrence County
Maury County
Montgomery County
Rhea County
Roane County
Robertson County
Sevier County
Shelby County
Sullivan County
Washington County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Bledsoe County
Blount County
Carter County
Cumberland County
Fayette County
Haywood County
Jefferson County
Knox County
Lincoln County
Loudon County
Madison County
Rutherford County
Sumner County
Wilson County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Moore County
Williamson County 
Created by on 06/18/2018 6:39 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).