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 04/20/2021 4:02 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 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:
Benton County, Bledsoe County, Cannon County, Chester County, Clay County, Crockett County, DeKalb County, Decatur County, Fentress County, Giles County, Grainger County, Grundy County, Hancock County, Hardeman County, Haywood County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Jackson County, Johnson County, Lake County, Lauderdale County, Lewis County, Lincoln County, Macon County, Marion County, Marshall County, Meigs County, Moore County, Morgan County, Overton County, Perry County, Pickett County, Polk County, Scott County, Sequatchie County, Smith County, Stewart County, Trousdale County, Union County, Van Buren County, Wayne County, Weakley County
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Anderson County, Bedford County, Bradley County, Campbell County, Carroll County, Carter County, Cheatham County, Claiborne County, Cocke County, Coffee County, Cumberland County, Dickson County, Dyer County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Gibson County, Greene County, Hamblen County, Hardin County, Hawkins County, Henderson County, Henry County, Hickman County, Jefferson County, Lawrence County, Loudon County, Maury County, McMinn County, McNairy County, Monroe County, Obion County, Putnam County, Rhea County, Roane County, Robertson County, Rutherford County, Sevier County, Tipton County, Unicoi County, Warren County, White County, Williamson County, Wilson 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.