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
San Augustine County
San Jacinto County
|Priority 6: stable and similar
Deaf Smith County
Live Oak County
Red River County
Van Zandt County
|Priority 7: stable and below
|Priority 5: falling and above
Palo Pinto County
|Priority 8: falling and similar
San Patricio County
Tom Green County
|Priority 9: falling and below
El Paso County
Fort Bend County
Jim Wells County
Val Verde County
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/10/2020 4:24 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 22.214.171.124. 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 1969-2016 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:
Armstrong County , Bailey County , Baylor County , Borden County , Briscoe County , Brooks County , Carson County , Cochran County , Coke County , Collingsworth County , Concho County , Cottle County , Crane County , Crockett County , Culberson County , Dallam County , Dickens County , Edwards County , Fisher County , Floyd County , Foard County , Garza County , Glasscock County , Hall County , Hardeman County , Hartley County , Hemphill County , Hudspeth County , Irion County , Jeff Davis County , Jim Hogg County , Kenedy County , Kent County , Kimble County , King County , Kinney County , Knox County , La Salle County , Lipscomb County , Loving County , Lynn County , Martin County , Mason County , McMullen County , Menard County , Mills County , Motley County , Oldham County , Parmer County , Presidio County , Reagan County , Roberts County , San Saba County , Schleicher County , Shackelford County , Sherman County , Sterling County , Stonewall County , Sutton County , Terrell County , Throckmorton County , Upton County , Winkler County , Zapata County , Zavala County
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Brewster County , Castro County , Dimmit County , Goliad County , Real County , Reeves County , Swisher 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.