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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, Female

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


Kleberg County

Cherokee County

Baylor County

Bee County

Callahan County

Coryell County

Fannin County

Hamilton County

Hill County

Hutchinson County

Matagorda County

McCulloch County

Mitchell County

Montague County

Polk County

Trinity County

Bowie County

Ector County

Grayson County

Johnson County

Kaufman County

Liberty County

Orange County

Parker County

Potter County

San Patricio County

Wichita County

Andrews County

Austin County

Bailey County

Blanco County

Bosque County

Brooks County

Brown County

Caldwell County

Carson County

Cass County

Castro County

Childress County

Clay County

Coleman County

Cooke County

Crosby County

Dawson County

DeWitt County

Deaf Smith County

Delta County

Donley County

Eastland County

Falls County

Fisher County

Floyd County

Franklin County

Freestone County

Frio County

Gaines County

Goliad County

Gonzales County

Gray County

Grimes County

Hale County

Hall County

Hansford County

Hartley County

Haskell County

Hockley County

Houston County

Hunt County

Jack County

Jackson County

Jim Hogg County

Jones County

Karnes County

Kimble County

Kinney County

La Salle County

Lamb County

Lampasas County

Lavaca County

Lee County

Leon County

Live Oak County

Llano County

Lynn County

Madison County

Marion County

Mason County

Maverick County

Milam County

Mills County

Moore County

Morris County

Nacogdoches County

Navarro County

Newton County

Nolan County

Ochiltree County

Panola County

Refugio County

Runnels County

Sabine County

San Augustine County

San Jacinto County

San Saba County

Scurry County

Somervell County

Stephens County

Sutton County

Swisher County

Terry County

Upton County

Van Zandt County

Wheeler County

Wilbarger County

Willacy County

Wilson County

Winkler County

Wise County

Yoakum County

Zavala County

Comanche County

Dimmit County

Fayette County

Starr County

Anderson County

Angelina County

Aransas County

Bandera County

Bastrop County

Bell County

Bexar County

Brazoria County

Brewster County

Burleson County

Burnet County

Calhoun County

Camp County

Chambers County

Colorado County

Comal County

Dallam County

Dallas County

Duval County

Ellis County

Erath County

Galveston County

Gregg County

Guadalupe County

Hardin County

Harris County

Harrison County

Hays County

Henderson County

Hood County

Hopkins County

Howard County

Jasper County

Jefferson County

Jim Wells County

Kerr County

Lamar County

Limestone County

Lubbock County

McLennan County

Midland County

Montgomery County

Palo Pinto County

Rains County

Randall County

Red River County

Reeves County

Robertson County

Rockwall County

Rusk County

Shelby County

Tarrant County

Taylor County

Titus County

Tom Green County

Tyler County

Upshur County

Uvalde County

Val Verde County

Victoria County

Waller County

Ward County

Washington County

Wharton County

Wood County

Young County

Atascosa County

Brazos County

Cameron County

Collin County

Denton County

El Paso County

Fort Bend County

Gillespie County

Hidalgo County

Kendall County

Medina County

Nueces County

Pecos County

Smith County

Travis County

Walker County

Webb County

Williamson County

Archer County Coke County Garza County Knox County Martin County Parmer County Real County Armstrong County Borden County Briscoe County Cochran County Collingsworth County Concho County Cottle County Crane County Crockett County Culberson County Dickens County Edwards County Foard County Glasscock County Hardeman County Hemphill County Hudspeth County Irion County Jeff Davis County Kenedy County Kent County King County Lipscomb County Loving County McMullen County Menard County Motley County Oldham County Presidio County Reagan County Roberts County Schleicher County Shackelford County Sherman County Sterling County Stonewall County Terrell County Throckmorton County Zapata County

Created by on 12/02/2021 8:52 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:
Armstrong County, Borden County, Briscoe County, Cochran County, Collingsworth County, Concho County, Cottle County, Crane County, Crockett County, Culberson County, Dickens County, Edwards County, Foard County, Glasscock County, Hardeman County, Hemphill County, Hudspeth County, Irion County, Jeff Davis County, Kenedy County, Kent County, King County, Lipscomb County, Loving County, McMullen County, Menard County, Motley County, Oldham County, Presidio County, Reagan County, Roberts County, Schleicher County, Shackelford County, Sherman County, Sterling County, Stonewall County, Terrell County, Throckmorton County, Zapata County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Archer County, Coke County, Garza County, Knox County, Martin County, Parmer County, Real 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.