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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, 2014-2018

Tennessee Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Male

  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

Bedford County
Benton County
Cannon County
Carroll County
Decatur County
Dyer County
Fentress County
Grundy County
Hancock County
Hardeman County
Hardin County
Henry County
Houston County
Johnson County
Marion County
Meigs County
Obion County
Overton County
Perry County
Stewart County
Trousdale County
Unicoi County
Wayne County
Priority 6: stable and similar

Bledsoe County
Chester County
Crockett County
Humphreys County
Lake County
Moore County
Pickett County
Smith County
Van Buren County
Priority 7: stable and below

Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

Bradley County
Campbell County
Cheatham County
Claiborne County
Cocke County
Coffee County
Davidson County
Dickson County
Franklin County
Gibson County
Grainger County
Greene County
Hamblen County
Hawkins County
Haywood County
Henderson County
Hickman County
Jefferson County
Knox County
Lauderdale County
Lawrence County
Lincoln County
Macon County
Madison County
Marshall County
Maury County
McMinn County
McNairy County
Monroe County
Montgomery County
Morgan County
Polk County
Putnam County
Rhea County
Roane County
Robertson County
Rutherford County
Scott County
Sevier County
Shelby County
Sullivan County
Tipton County
Union County
Warren County
Washington County
White County
Priority 8: falling and similar

Anderson County
Blount County
Carter County
Clay County
Cumberland County
DeKalb County
Fayette County
Giles County
Hamilton County
Jackson County
Lewis County
Loudon County
Sequatchie County
Sumner County
Weakley County
Wilson County
Priority 9: falling and below

Williamson County
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/23/2021 10:11 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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