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Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, 2016-2020Indiana Counties versus United StatesLung & BronchusAll 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 -4.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.1 to -4.6.
• Rate : The death rate is 35.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.9 to 35.0 and 142,497 average annual deaths.

Indiana

• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is because the trend is -4.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.2 to -3.3.
• Rate : The death rate is 44.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.2 to 45.6 and 3,698 average annual deaths.

Blackford County

• 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 -1.7 to 0.6.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 63.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.2 to 82.0 and 12 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.8

Brown County

• 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 -1.7 to 0.6.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 55.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.7 to 70.7 and 15 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.6

Clay County

• 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 -2.0 to 0.1.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 58.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.1 to 71.7 and 21 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.7

Clinton County

• 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 -1.3 to 0.7.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 52.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.0 to 63.6 and 22 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

Crawford County

• 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 -1.6 to 1.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 66.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.6 to 87.9 and 11 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.9

DeKalb County

• 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 -1.4 to 0.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 49.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.9 to 58.2 and 27 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Fayette County

• 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 -1.3 to 0.7.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 54.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.7 to 67.1 and 19 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.6

Fulton County

• 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 -1.3 to 0.8.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 52.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.3 to 65.6 and 16 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

Greene County

• 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 -2.3 to 0.6.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 61.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.5 to 72.5 and 29 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.8

Harrison County

• 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 -1.6 to 0.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 49.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.7 to 59.2 and 28 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Henry County

• 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 -1.3 to 0.1.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 56.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.5 to 64.9 and 39 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.6

Jefferson County

• 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 -0.7 to 1.2.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 62.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.0 to 74.0 and 27 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.8

Jennings County

• 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 -1.3 to 0.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 72.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.5 to 87.0 and 26 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 2.1

LaGrange County

• 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 -1.3 to 0.7.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 47.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.2 to 57.6 and 20 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

Lawrence County

• 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 -1.6 to 0.1.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 48.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.7 to 57.2 and 34 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Martin County

• 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 -1.2 to 1.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 61.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.8 to 82.6 and 9 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.8

Miami County

• 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 -2.0 to 0.1.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 44.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.1 to 53.9 and 21 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

Newton County

• 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 -1.5 to 0.8.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 58.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.9 to 75.6 and 13 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.7

Noble County

• 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 -1.9 to 0.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 49.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.0 to 59.0 and 30 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Orange County

• 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 -1.3 to 1.0.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 56.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.2 to 70.4 and 16 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.6

Owen County

• 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 -2.3 to 0.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 56.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.3 to 70.5 and 18 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.6

Parke County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.2.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 52.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.7 to 68.0 and 13 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

Perry County

• 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 -1.1 to 1.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 52.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.9 to 67.0 and 14 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

Pike County

• 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 -1.5 to 0.9.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 55.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.6 to 73.6 and 11 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.6

Putnam County

• 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 -1.3 to 0.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 56.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.9 to 66.4 and 28 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.6

Randolph County

• 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 -1.5 to 0.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 49.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.8 to 61.0 and 19 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Ripley County

• 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 -2.1 to 0.1.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 44.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.8 to 55.5 and 18 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

Shelby County

• 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 -1.6 to 0.2.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 59.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.5 to 68.5 and 36 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.7

Starke County

• 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 -1.1 to 0.7.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 66.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.5 to 80.3 and 23 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.9

Sullivan County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.1.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 53.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.9 to 67.6 and 15 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

Switzerland County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to 0.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 54.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.8 to 75.1 and 8 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.6

Washington County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 4.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 62.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.0 to 74.7 and 23 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.8

Whitley County

• 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 -1.4 to 0.2.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 47.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.2 to 57.8 and 23 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Allen County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 39.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.4 to 41.9 and 168 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Cass County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 44.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.2 to 53.2 and 23 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

Clark County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -1.8.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 55.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.6 to 60.8 and 80 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.6

Dearborn County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.6.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 51.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.2 to 60.3 and 35 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

Delaware County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 50.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.9 to 55.5 and 74 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Floyd County

• 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 -1.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 48.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.2 to 55.0 and 48 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Fountain County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 50.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.1 to 65.8 and 13 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

Grant County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.0.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 53.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.8 to 60.6 and 51 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

Hancock County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.9.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 44.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.7 to 51.1 and 43 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

Hendricks County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.7.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 40.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.9 to 44.4 and 72 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Howard County

• 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 -0.9.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 49.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.5 to 55.1 and 59 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Huntington County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 45.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.2 to 54.9 and 22 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

Jackson County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -7.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -14.2 to -0.1.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 51.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.4 to 60.8 and 29 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

Johnson County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.2.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 44.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.8 to 48.8 and 78 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

Knox County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.2.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 49.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.9 to 59.0 and 25 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Kosciusko County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.1.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 43.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.0 to 50.1 and 44 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

LaPorte County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.7.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 46.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.7 to 51.8 and 70 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

Lake County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -4.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.1 to -2.9.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 40.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.7 to 43.3 and 256 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

Madison County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 53.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.0 to 58.9 and 96 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

Marion County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -4.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.3 to -3.2.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 46.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.9 to 48.9 and 457 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

Morgan County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.0.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 50.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.7 to 57.3 and 46 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Porter County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.9.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 43.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.3 to 47.4 and 93 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

Scott County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.1.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 74.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.3 to 89.7 and 23 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 2.1

St. Joseph County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.3 to -1.8.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 42.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.9 to 45.3 and 140 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

Vanderburgh County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.1 to -2.0.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 45.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.4 to 49.3 and 108 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

Vermillion County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -5.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -9.6 to -0.6.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 54.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.5 to 70.8 and 12 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.6

Vigo County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to -1.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 50.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.7 to 55.7 and 68 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Wabash County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.2.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 46.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.9 to 56.4 and 22 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

Wayne County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.7 to -1.8.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 48.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.6 to 55.6 and 47 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

White County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -4.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.8 to -1.1.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 49.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.9 to 62.0 and 18 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Adams County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 1.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 42.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.1 to 52.7 and 18 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

Carroll County

• 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 -2.2 to 1.0.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 37.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.7 to 48.8 and 11 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Decatur County

• 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 -2.3 to 0.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 42.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.8 to 53.1 and 15 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

Franklin County

• 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 -1.8 to 0.7.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 42.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.5 to 54.2 and 13 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

Jay County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 1.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 44.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.4 to 57.9 and 13 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

Ohio County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to 0.9.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 51.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.9 to 78.1 and 5 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.5

Posey County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -19.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -38.0 to 4.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 39.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.5 to 50.1 and 14 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Pulaski County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 1.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 48.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.5 to 66.4 and 9 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Rush County

• 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 -2.1 to 0.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 42.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.8 to 57.0 and 10 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

Union County

• 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 -2.8 to 1.7.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 39.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.7 to 61.9 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Bartholomew County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -4.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.2 to -1.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.5 to 45.8 and 41 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Benton County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -6.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.6 to -0.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 47.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.6 to 69.1 and 6 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.4

Boone County

• 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 -2.4 to -0.8.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 38.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.4 to 46.1 and 27 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Daviess County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.2.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 43.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.5 to 53.3 and 18 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

Elkhart County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.3 to -1.8.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 38.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.7 to 41.9 and 91 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Gibson County

• 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 -2.7 to -0.6.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 42.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.3 to 52.0 and 19 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

Jasper County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -7.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.0 to -2.2.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.9 to 49.1 and 18 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Marshall County

• 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 -2.4 to -0.9.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 37.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.0 to 45.1 and 24 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Monroe County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -1.6.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 37.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.8 to 42.0 and 55 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Montgomery County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -4.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.5 to -1.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 39.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.2 to 47.8 and 22 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Spencer County

• 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 -2.6 to -0.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 42.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.3 to 54.3 and 13 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

Steuben County

• 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 -2.5 to -0.6.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 38.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.4 to 47.4 and 20 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Tippecanoe County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.4 to -2.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 38.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.7 to 43.3 and 67 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Tipton County

• 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 -0.8.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 33.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.4 to 47.3 and 8 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.0

Warren County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to -0.1.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 43.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.7 to 64.3 and 6 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

Warrick County

• 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 -2.9 to -1.1.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 41.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.2 to 47.7 and 36 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

Wells County

• 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.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 39.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.2 to 50.1 and 16 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.1

Dubois County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 9.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.6.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is lower compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 27.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.8 to 34.6 and 16 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 0.8

Hamilton County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 9.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.6 to -2.6.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is lower compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 25.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.9 to 28.1 and 79 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 0.7

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/28/2023 12:23 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

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 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).

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.