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## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

### Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, 2016-2020Louisiana Parishes versus United StatesColon & RectumAll Races, Both SexesSorted by priorityindex

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:

• 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.

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

• Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
• Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

#### United States

• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.8.
• Rate : The death rate is 13.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.1 to 13.2 and 52,152 average annual deaths.

#### Louisiana

• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -2.1.
• Rate : The death rate is 15.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.2 to 16.1 and 860 average annual deaths.

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.4.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 23.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.2 to 28.7 and 17 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.8

#### Avoyelles Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 1.1.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 22.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.2 to 29.5 and 12 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.7

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is 8.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 20.1.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 19.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.0 to 21.6 and 59 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

#### Catahoula Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 3.0.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 28.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.0 to 46.7 and 3 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 2.2

#### Evangeline Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 1.8.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 19.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.7 to 26.6 and 8 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

#### Grant Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 1.8.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 22.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.0 to 32.8 and 6 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.7

#### Jefferson Davis Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 1.1.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 22.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.5 to 30.7 and 9 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.7

#### LaFourche Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.2.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 20.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.6 to 24.1 and 24 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

#### Natchitoches Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.0.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 20.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.6 to 26.8 and 9 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

#### St. Landry Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.1.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 21.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.7 to 26.6 and 21 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.7

#### St. Martin Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 1.1.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 23.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.9 to 29.4 and 14 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.8

#### St. Mary Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.3.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 20.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.3 to 26.2 and 12 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

#### Vernon Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.0 to 3.3.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 22.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.0 to 29.9 and 11 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.7

#### Calcasieu Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.2.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 16.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.2 to 19.1 and 39 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

#### Ouachita Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.8.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 16.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.8 to 19.4 and 29 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

#### Rapides Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.5.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 19.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.7 to 23.2 and 31 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

#### Beauregard Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.8.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 18.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.4 to 25.5 and 9 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

#### Bienville Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to 1.5.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 23.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.7 to 36.5 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.8

#### Claiborne Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to 0.5.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 17.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.7 to 27.4 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

#### Iberville Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to 0.1.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 17.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.5 to 24.8 and 7 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

#### La Salle Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to 0.7.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 20.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.2 to 32.5 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.6

#### Plaquemines Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.0 to 0.3.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 15.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.1 to 23.6 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

#### Richland Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to 0.8.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 12.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.8 to 20.2 and 3 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 0.9

#### Sabine Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to 1.0.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 11.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.0 to 17.9 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 0.9

#### Terrebonne Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.0.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 15.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.9 to 19.5 and 20 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

#### Union Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to 0.4.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 13.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.5 to 21.7 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

#### Vermilion Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.5.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 15.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.4 to 19.6 and 12 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

#### Assumption Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.0 to -0.6.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 14.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.7 to 21.9 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

#### Bossier Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to -1.9.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 12.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.5 to 14.9 and 17 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 0.9

#### De Soto Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to -1.5.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 12.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.9 to 19.8 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.0

#### East Baton Rouge Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.5.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 14.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.6 to 15.7 and 65 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

#### East Feliciana Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to -0.5.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 14.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.6 to 23.6 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

#### Iberia Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.6.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 17.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.2 to 21.7 and 14 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

#### Jefferson Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -2.0.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 13.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.8 to 14.6 and 73 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.0

#### Lafayette Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.7.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 13.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.5 to 15.7 and 35 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.0

#### Lincoln Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.3.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 13.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.5 to 19.8 and 7 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

#### Livingston Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to -2.3.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 12.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.3 to 15.8 and 19 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.0

#### Orleans Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -4.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.1 to -3.4.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 14.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.1 to 16.4 and 66 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

#### Pointe Coupee Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.0 to -0.7.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 13.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.3 to 21.6 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.0

#### St. Bernard Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -1.1.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 15.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.2 to 21.9 and 6 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

#### St. Charles Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -0.5.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 13.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.5 to 18.9 and 8 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.0

#### St. James Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to -0.9.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 17.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.4 to 26.4 and 5 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

#### St. John the Baptist Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -0.4.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 16.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.3 to 22.5 and 8 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

#### St. Tammany Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.0 to -2.4.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 12.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.4 to 14.0 and 38 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 0.9

#### Tangipahoa Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -0.6.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 14.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.1 to 17.9 and 23 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

#### Washington Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.2.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 17.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.6 to 22.8 and 10 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

#### Webster Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -0.6.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 16.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.2 to 22.5 and 10 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

#### Ascension Parish

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 9.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.5 to -2.0.
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is lower compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 9.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.4 to 12.8 and 12 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 0.7
Allen Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 14.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.7 to 21.9 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.1
Concordia Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 26.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.7 to 37.5 and 6 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 2.0
Franklin Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 13.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.9 to 22.7 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.1
Jackson Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 18.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.2 to 28.8 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.4
Morehouse Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 12.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.8 to 20.3 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.0
Red River Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 29.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.0 to 49.3 and 3 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 2.3
West Carroll Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 22.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.8 to 36.8 and 3 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.7
West Feliciana Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 18.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.6 to 30.8 and 3 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.4
Winn Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 17.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.6 to 28.5 and 3 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : The rate ratio is 1.3
Caldwell Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : *
• Rate : *
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : *
Cameron Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : *
• Rate : *
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : *
East Carroll Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : *
• Rate : *
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : *
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : *
• Rate : *
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : *
St. Helena Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : *
• Rate : *
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : *
Tensas Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : *
• Rate : *
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : *
West Baton Rouge Parish
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• Parish Death Rate Compared to US Rate : *
• Rate : *
• Rate Ratio(3) Parish to US : *

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/09/2023 7:03 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

* 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 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 parish 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 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:
Caldwell Parish, Cameron Parish, East Carroll Parish, Madison Parish, St. Helena Parish, Tensas Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Allen Parish, Concordia Parish, Franklin Parish, Jackson Parish, Morehouse Parish, Red River Parish, West Carroll Parish, West Feliciana Parish, Winn Parish

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.