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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, 2014-2018

Tennessee Counties versus United States

Melanoma of the Skin

All Races, Both Sexes

  Above US Rate Similar to US Rate Below US Rate
Rising
Trend
Priority 1: rising and above

Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Stable
Trend
Priority 4: stable and above

Priority 6: stable and similar

Anderson County
Blount County
Davidson County
Hamilton County
Knox County
Rutherford County
Sullivan County
Wilson County
Priority 7: stable and below

Shelby County
Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

Priority 8: falling and similar

Priority 9: falling and below

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/23/2021 9:22 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 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:
Bedford County, Benton County, Bledsoe County, Campbell County, Cannon County, Carroll County, Carter County, Cheatham County, Chester County, Claiborne County, Clay County, Cocke County, Coffee County, Crockett County, DeKalb County, Decatur County, Dickson County, Dyer County, Fayette County, Fentress County, Franklin County, Gibson County, Giles County, Grainger County, Greene County, Grundy County, Hamblen County, Hancock County, Hardeman County, Hardin County, Hawkins County, Haywood County, Henderson County, Henry County, Hickman County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Johnson County, Lake County, Lauderdale County, Lewis County, Lincoln County, Macon County, Madison County, Marion County, Marshall County, McMinn County, McNairy County, Meigs County, Monroe County, Moore County, Morgan County, Obion County, Overton County, Perry County, Pickett County, Polk County, Putnam County, Rhea County, Scott County, Sequatchie County, Smith County, Stewart County, Tipton County, Trousdale County, Unicoi County, Union County, Van Buren County, Warren County, Wayne County, Weakley County, White County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Bradley County, Cumberland County, Lawrence County, Loudon County, Maury County, Montgomery County, Roane County, Robertson County, Sevier County, Sumner County, Washington County, Williamson 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.

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