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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 01/24/2022 12:39 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 126.96.36.199. 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 1969-2018 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:
Alexander County, Alleghany County, Anson County, Ashe County, Avery County, Beaufort County, Bertie County, Bladen County, Camden County, Caswell County, Cherokee County, Chowan County, Clay County, Columbus County, Currituck County, Dare County, Davie County, Duplin County, Edgecombe County, Gates County, Graham County, Granville County, Greene County, Halifax County, Hertford County, Hoke County, Hyde County, Jackson County, Jones County, Lenoir County, Madison County, Martin County, McDowell County, Mitchell County, Montgomery County, Northampton County, Pamlico County, Pasquotank County, Pender County, Perquimans County, Person County, Polk County, Richmond County, Scotland County, Stokes County, Swain County, Tyrrell County, Vance County, Warren County, Washington County, Watauga County, Yadkin County, Yancey County
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Alamance County, Brunswick County, Buncombe County, Burke County, Cabarrus County, Caldwell County, Carteret County, Catawba County, Chatham County, Cleveland County, Craven County, Cumberland County, Davidson County, Durham County, Forsyth County, Franklin County, Gaston County, Guilford County, Harnett County, Haywood County, Henderson County, Iredell County, Johnston County, Lee County, Lincoln County, Macon County, Mecklenburg County, Moore County, Nash County, New Hanover County, Onslow County, Orange County, Pitt County, Randolph County, Robeson County, Rockingham County, Rowan County, Rutherford County, Sampson County, Stanly County, Surry County, Transylvania County, Union County, Wake County, Wayne County, Wilkes County, Wilson 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.