Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Table
|Above US Rate||Similar to US Rate||Below US Rate|
|Priority 1: rising and above
||Priority 2: rising and similar
||Priority 3: rising and below
|Priority 4: stable and above
|Priority 6: stable and similar
El Paso County
Jim Wells County
Palo Pinto County
Red River County
Val Verde County
|Priority 7: stable and below
|Priority 5: falling and above
|Priority 8: falling and similar
San Patricio County
Tom Green County
Van Zandt County
|Priority 9: falling and below
Fort Bend County
San Jacinto County
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/07/2020 4:54 pm.
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 184.108.40.206. 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).
Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Andrews County, Archer County, Armstrong County, Bailey County, Baylor County, Blanco County, Borden County, Brewster County, Briscoe County, Brooks County, Camp County, Carson County, Castro County, Childress County, Cochran County, Coke County, Coleman County, Collingsworth County, Concho County, Cottle County, Crane County, Crockett County, Crosby County, Culberson County, Dallam County, Deaf Smith County, Delta County, Dickens County, Dimmit County, Donley County, Duval County, Edwards County, Fisher County, Floyd County, Foard County, Frio County, Garza County, Glasscock County, Goliad County, Hall County, Hansford County, Hardeman County, Hartley County, Haskell County, Hemphill County, Hudspeth County, Irion County, Jack County, Jackson County, Jeff Davis County, Jim Hogg County, Karnes County, Kenedy County, Kent County, Kimble County, King County, Kinney County, Knox County, La Salle County, Lipscomb County, Live Oak County, Loving County, Lynn County, Madison County, Marion County, Martin County, Mason County, McCulloch County, McMullen County, Menard County, Mills County, Mitchell County, Motley County, Ochiltree County, Oldham County, Parmer County, Pecos County, Presidio County, Reagan County, Real County, Reeves County, Refugio County, Roberts County, San Augustine County, San Saba County, Schleicher County, Shackelford County, Sherman County, Somervell County, Stephens County, Sterling County, Stonewall County, Sutton County, Swisher County, Terrell County, Terry County, Throckmorton County, Upton County, Ward County, Wheeler County, Wilbarger County, Winkler County, Yoakum County, Zapata County, Zavala County
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Calhoun County, Clay County, Comanche County, Dawson County, Franklin County, Gaines County, Hockley County, Lee County, Moore County, Nolan County, Rains County, Sabine County, Scurry County, Willacy 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.