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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
|Priority 7: stable and below
|Priority 5: falling and above
||Priority 8: falling and similar
|Priority 9: falling and below
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/01/2023 4:21 am.
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 126.96.36.199. 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 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:
Amite County, Benton County, Calhoun County, Carroll County, Chickasaw County, Choctaw County, Claiborne County, Clarke County, Coahoma County, Copiah County, Covington County, Franklin County, George County, Greene County, Grenada County, Holmes County, Humphreys County, Issaquena County, Jasper County, Jefferson County, Jefferson Davis County, Kemper County, Lafayette County, Lawrence County, Leake County, Leflore County, Marion County, Montgomery County, Newton County, Noxubee County, Perry County, Pike County, Pontotoc County, Quitman County, Sharkey County, Smith County, Stone County, Sunflower County, Tallahatchie County, Tate County, Tippah County, Tunica County, Walthall County, Wayne County, Webster County, Wilkinson County, Winston County, Yalobusha County, Yazoo County
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Adams County, Alcorn County, Attala County, Bolivar County, Clay County, Itawamba County, Lamar County, Lee County, Lincoln County, Monroe County, Neshoba County, Oktibbeha County, Panola County, Pearl River County, Prentiss County, Scott County, Simpson County, Tishomingo County, Union 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.