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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, Male

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


Smith County

Anderson County

Coleman County

DeWitt County

Delta County

Duval County

Gaines County

Goliad County

Hamilton County

Nolan County

Polk County

Trinity County

Wise County

Young County

Aransas County

Bell County

Bowie County

Brown County

Cass County

Chambers County

Coryell County

Ector County

Galveston County

Grayson County

Gregg County

Hardin County

Henderson County

Hill County

Hunt 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

Potter County

Robertson County

San Patricio County

Shelby County

Taylor County

Upshur County

Wichita County

Baylor County

Blanco County

Bosque County

Brooks County

Crane County

Crosby County

Dallam County

Dawson County

Deaf Smith County

Donley County

Fisher County

Franklin County

Frio County

Hall County

Hansford County

Hardeman County

Haskell County

Jackson County

Jim Hogg County

Jones County

Karnes County

Kimble County

Kinney County

Knox County

Lamb County

Lynn County

Marion County

Maverick County

Milam County

Mills County

Mitchell County

Red River County

Refugio County

Schleicher County

Sherman County

Starr County

Swisher County

Wheeler County

Winkler County

Yoakum County

Zapata County

Zavala County

Brewster County

Willacy 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

Callahan County

Camp County

Castro County

Cherokee County

Childress County

Clay County

Coke County

Comal County

Comanche County

Cooke County

Dallas County

Dimmit County

Eastland County

Ellis County

Erath County

Falls County

Fannin County

Floyd County

Freestone County

Garza County

Gillespie County

Gonzales County

Gray County

Grimes County

Guadalupe County

Hale County

Harris County

Harrison County

Hays County

Hockley County

Hood County

Hopkins County

Houston County

Howard County

Hutchinson County

Jack County

Jefferson County

Jim Wells County

Kerr County

Kleberg County

La Salle County

Lampasas County

Lavaca County

Lipscomb County

Llano County

Lubbock County

Madison County

Mason County

McCulloch County

McLennan County

Medina County

Midland County

Montague County

Montgomery County

Moore County

Nacogdoches County

Newton County

Nueces County

Palo Pinto County

Panola County

Parker County

Parmer County

Pecos County

Rains County

Randall County

Real County

Reeves County

Runnels County

Rusk County

Sabine County

San Augustine County

San Jacinto County

San Saba 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

Cameron County

Collin County

Colorado County

Denton County

El Paso County

Fayette County

Fort Bend County

Hidalgo County

Kendall County

Live Oak County

Ochiltree County

Rockwall County

Travis County

Webb County

Williamson County

Armstrong County Carson County Concho County Crockett County Edwards County Hartley County Hemphill County Martin County Presidio County Reagan County Stonewall County Borden County Briscoe County Cochran County Collingsworth County Cottle County Culberson County Dickens County Foard County Glasscock County Hudspeth County Irion County Jeff Davis County Kenedy County Kent County King County Loving County McMullen County Menard County Motley County Oldham County Roberts County Sterling County Terrell County Throckmorton County

Created by on 12/02/2021 7:47 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, Briscoe County, Cochran County, Collingsworth County, Cottle County, Culberson County, Dickens County, Foard County, Glasscock County, Hudspeth County, Irion County, Jeff Davis County, Kenedy County, Kent County, King County, Loving County, McMullen County, Menard County, Motley County, Oldham County, Roberts County, Sterling County, Terrell County, Throckmorton County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Armstrong County, Carson County, Concho County, Crockett County, Edwards County, Hartley County, Hemphill County, Martin County, Presidio County, Reagan County, Stonewall 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.