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Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, 2015-2019

Texas Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Explanation of Column Headers

State/County - The site and sex combination for this comparison.

Priority Index 1 - The priority index is based upon the direction of the trend and the rate comparison. An index of 1 is the highest priority - that trend is rising and the rate is already higher. An index of 9 is the lowest priority - the trend is falling and the rate is already lower.

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program

Other Notes

Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

United States


Cherokee County

Smith County

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

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

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

Jeff Davis County

Starr County

Zapata County

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

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

Armstrong County Briscoe County Hudspeth County Irion County Oldham County Borden County Culberson County Glasscock County Kenedy County Kent County King County Loving County McMullen County Roberts County Sterling County Terrell County

Created by on 12/02/2021 8:23 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

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
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.