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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 09/25/2023 4:50 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 184.108.40.206. 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).
Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Adair County, Allen County, Ballard County, Bath County, Bell County, Bourbon County, Bracken County, Breathitt County, Breckinridge County, Butler County, Caldwell County, Carlisle County, Carroll County, Carter County, Casey County, Clark County, Clinton County, Crittenden County, Cumberland County, Edmonson County, Elliott County, Estill County, Fleming County, Floyd County, Fulton County, Gallatin County, Garrard County, Grant County, Graves County, Grayson County, Green County, Hancock County, Harrison County, Henry County, Hickman County, Jackson County, Johnson County, Knott County, Larue County, Lawrence County, Lee County, Leslie County, Lewis County, Lincoln County, Livingston County, Logan County, Lyon County, Magoffin County, Marion County, Martin County, Mason County, McCreary County, McLean County, Meade County, Menifee County, Mercer County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Muhlenberg County, Nicholas County, Ohio County, Owen County, Owsley County, Pendleton County, Perry County, Powell County, Robertson County, Rockcastle County, Rowan County, Russell County, Scott County, Simpson County, Spencer County, Todd County, Trigg County, Trimble County, Union County, Washington County, Wayne County, Webster County, Wolfe County
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Anderson County, Barren County, Boyle County, Bullitt County, Calloway County, Clay County, Hart County, Knox County, Letcher County, Marshall County, Nelson County, Oldham County, Pike County, Shelby County, Taylor County, Woodford 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.