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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Table

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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, 2014-2018

Arkansas Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

  Above US Rate Similar to US Rate Below US Rate
Rising
Trend
Priority 1: rising and above

Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Stable
Trend
Priority 4: stable and above

Bradley County
Calhoun County
Chicot County
Clay County
Cleburne County
Cross County
Dallas County
Fulton County
Grant County
Greene County
Jackson County
Johnson County
Lawrence County
Lincoln County
Logan County
Madison County
Monroe County
Ouachita County
Poinsett County
Randolph County
Sharp County
Woodruff County
Priority 6: stable and similar

Montgomery County
Newton County
Perry County
Pike County
Scott County
Priority 7: stable and below

Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

Arkansas County
Ashley County
Baxter County
Boone County
Columbia County
Crawford County
Crittenden County
Drew County
Franklin County
Hot Spring County
Independence County
Jefferson County
Lee County
Lonoke County
Marion County
Miller County
Mississippi County
Nevada County
Phillips County
Polk County
Pope County
Sebastian County
Union County
White County
Yell County
Priority 8: falling and similar

Benton County
Carroll County
Clark County
Cleveland County
Conway County
Craighead County
Desha County
Faulkner County
Garland County
Hempstead County
Howard County
Izard County
Lafayette County
Little River County
Prairie County
Pulaski County
Saline County
Searcy County
Sevier County
St. Francis County
Stone County
Van Buren County
Washington County
Priority 9: falling and below

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/19/2021 10:29 am.

Trend2
     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 Version 4.8.0.0. Due to data availability issues, the time period and/or calculation method used in the calculation of the trends may differ for selected geographic areas.
3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate. Previous versions of this table used one-year rates for states and five-year rates for counties. As of June 2018, only five-year rates are used.
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 1969-2017 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).


Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer statistics. 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.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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