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
Jim Wells County
San Jacinto County
San Patricio County
Van Zandt County
|Priority 7: stable and below
|Priority 5: falling and above
||Priority 8: falling and similar
El Paso County
Fort Bend County
Tom Green County
|Priority 9: falling and below
Val Verde County
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/10/2020 3:42 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 18.104.22.168. 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:
Andrews County , Archer County , Armstrong County , Bailey County , Bandera County , Baylor County , Bee County , Blanco County , Borden County , Brewster County , Briscoe County , Brooks County , Burleson County , Calhoun County , Camp County , Carson County , Castro County , Childress County , Clay County , Cochran County , Coke County , Coleman County , Collingsworth County , Comanche County , Concho County , Cottle County , Crane County , Crockett County , Crosby County , Culberson County , Dallam County , Dawson County , Deaf Smith County , Delta County , Dickens County , Dimmit County , Donley County , Duval County , Eastland County , Edwards County , Falls County , Fisher County , Floyd County , Foard County , Franklin County , Frio County , Gaines County , Garza County , Glasscock County , Goliad County , Gonzales County , Hall County , Hamilton County , Hansford County , Hardeman County , Hartley County , Haskell County , Hemphill County , Hockley County , Howard County , Hudspeth County , Irion County , Jack County , Jackson County , Jeff Davis County , Jim Hogg County , Jones County , Karnes County , Kenedy County , Kent County , Kimble County , King County , Kinney County , Knox County , La Salle County , Lee County , Leon County , Limestone County , Lipscomb County , Live Oak County , Loving County , Lynn County , Madison County , Marion County , Martin County , Mason County , McCulloch County , McMullen County , Menard County , Mills County , Mitchell County , Montague County , Moore County , Motley County , Newton County , Nolan County , Ochiltree County , Oldham County , Parmer County , Pecos County , Presidio County , Rains County , Reagan County , Real County , Red River County , Reeves County , Refugio County , Roberts County , Robertson County , Runnels County , Sabine County , San Augustine County , San Saba County , Schleicher County , Scurry County , Shackelford County , Sherman County , Somervell County , Stephens County , Sterling County , Stonewall County , Sutton County , Swisher County , Terrell County , Terry County , Throckmorton County , Titus County , Tyler County , Upton County , Ward County , Wheeler County , Wilbarger County , Willacy County , Winkler County , Yoakum County , Young County , Zapata County , Zavala County
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Bosque County , Callahan County , Chambers County , Erath County , Fannin County , Freestone County , Gray County , Kendall County , Lamb County , Lavaca County , Maverick County , Palo Pinto County , Panola County , Rockwall County , Shelby County , Trinity County , Uvalde 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.