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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, 2015-2019

Texas 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

Cherokee County
Smith County
Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Anderson County
Baylor County
Coleman County
DeWitt County
Delta County
Hamilton County
Kleberg County
McCulloch County
Mitchell County
Montague County
Nolan County
Polk County
Trinity County
Wichita County
Wise County
Priority 6: stable and similar

Blanco County
Brooks County
Callahan County
Childress County
Clay County
Cochran County
Collingsworth County
Concho County
Cottle County
Crockett County
Crosby County
Dawson County
Deaf Smith County
Dickens County
Donley County
Duval County
Edwards County
Fisher County
Floyd County
Foard County
Franklin County
Freestone County
Frio County
Gaines County
Hale County
Hall County
Hansford County
Hardeman County
Haskell County
Hemphill County
Howard County
Jackson County
Jim Hogg County
Karnes County
Kimble County
Kinney County
Knox County
La Salle County
Lamb County
Lampasas County
Lynn County
Martin County
Maverick County
Milam County
Mills County
Motley County
Parmer County
Reagan County
Red River County
Refugio County
Runnels County
San Saba County
Schleicher County
Sherman County
Stonewall County
Swisher County
Throckmorton County
Wheeler County
Winkler County
Yoakum County
Zavala County
Priority 7: stable and below

Jeff Davis County
Starr County
Zapata County
Priority 5: falling and above

Aransas County
Bell County
Bosque County
Bowie County
Brown County
Cass County
Coryell County
Ector County
Falls County
Fannin County
Galveston County
Grayson County
Gregg County
Grimes County
Henderson County
Hill County
Hunt County
Hutchinson County
Jasper County
Johnson County
Kaufman County
Lamar County
Lee County
Leon County
Liberty County
Limestone County
Matagorda County
Morris County
Navarro County
Orange County
Panola County
Potter County
Robertson County
San Patricio County
Shelby County
Taylor County
Upshur County
Young County
Priority 8: falling and similar

Andrews County
Angelina County
Archer County
Atascosa County
Austin County
Bailey County
Bandera County
Bastrop County
Bee County
Bexar County
Brazoria County
Burleson County
Burnet County
Caldwell County
Calhoun County
Camp County
Castro County
Chambers County
Coke County
Colorado County
Comal County
Comanche County
Cooke County
Crane County
Dallam County
Dallas County
Dimmit County
Eastland County
Ellis County
Erath County
Garza County
Goliad County
Gonzales County
Gray County
Guadalupe County
Hardin County
Harris County
Harrison County
Hartley County
Hays County
Hockley County
Hood County
Hopkins County
Houston County
Jack County
Jefferson County
Jim Wells County
Jones County
Kerr County
Lavaca County
Lipscomb County
Llano County
Lubbock County
Madison County
Marion County
Mason County
McLennan County
Menard County
Midland County
Montgomery County
Moore County
Nacogdoches County
Newton County
Nueces County
Palo Pinto County
Parker County
Rains County
Randall County
Real County
Rockwall County
Rusk County
Sabine County
San Augustine County
San Jacinto County
Scurry County
Shackelford County
Somervell County
Stephens County
Sutton County
Tarrant County
Terry County
Titus County
Tom Green County
Tyler County
Upton County
Uvalde County
Val Verde County
Van Zandt County
Victoria County
Walker County
Waller County
Ward County
Washington County
Wharton County
Wilbarger County
Wilson County
Wood County
Priority 9: falling and below

Brazos County
Brewster County
Cameron County
Carson County
Collin County
Denton County
El Paso County
Fayette County
Fort Bend County
Gillespie County
Hidalgo County
Kendall County
Live Oak County
Medina County
Ochiltree County
Pecos County
Presidio County
Reeves County
Travis County
Webb County
Willacy County
Williamson County
Created by on 10/16/2021 5:20 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 usually an Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Version 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 1969-2018 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:
Borden County, Culberson County, Glasscock County, Kenedy County, Kent County, King County, Loving County, McMullen County, Roberts County, Sterling County, Terrell County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Armstrong County, Briscoe County, Hudspeth County, Irion County, Oldham County

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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