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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2014
Pennsylvania Counties versus United States

Lung & Bronchus
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

Carbon County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Fayette County
Forest County
Greene County
Lebanon County
Lycoming County
Northumberland County
Perry County
Schuylkill County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Bedford County
Bradford County
Butler County
Clarion County
Clearfield County
Columbia County
Elk County
Franklin County
Fulton County
Huntingdon County
Indiana County
Jefferson County
Juniata County
Lackawanna County
Lawrence County
Luzerne County
Mercer County
Mifflin County
Montour County
Potter County
Sullivan County
Susquehanna County
Tioga County
Wayne County
Wyoming County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Snyder County
Somerset County
Union County 
Priority 5: falling and above

Allegheny County
Beaver County
Delaware County
Monroe County
Philadelphia County
Venango County
Washington County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Adams County
Armstrong County
Berks County
Blair County
Bucks County
Cambria County
Dauphin County
Erie County
Lehigh County
McKean County
Northampton County
Pike County
Warren County
Westmoreland County
York County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Centre County
Chester County
Cumberland County
Lancaster County
Montgomery County 
Created by on 05/27/2018 1:36 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).

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Cameron County