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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Table

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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, 2014-2018

Arkansas Counties versus United States

Leukemia

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

Craighead County
Crawford County
Garland County
Pope County
Saline County
Union County
White County
Priority 7: stable and below

Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

Priority 8: falling and similar

Baxter County
Benton County
Lonoke County
Pulaski County
Sebastian County
Washington County
Priority 9: falling and below

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/18/2021 10:19 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:
Arkansas County, Ashley County, Boone County, Bradley County, Calhoun County, Chicot County, Clark County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Cleveland County, Columbia County, Conway County, Cross County, Dallas County, Desha County, Drew County, Franklin County, Fulton County, Grant County, Hempstead County, Hot Spring County, Howard County, Independence County, Izard County, Jackson County, Johnson County, Lafayette County, Lawrence County, Lee County, Lincoln County, Little River County, Logan County, Madison County, Marion County, Mississippi County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Nevada County, Newton County, Ouachita County, Perry County, Phillips County, Pike County, Poinsett County, Polk County, Prairie County, Randolph County, Scott County, Searcy County, Sevier County, Sharp County, St. Francis County, Stone County, Van Buren County, Woodruff County, Yell County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Carroll County, Crittenden County, Faulkner County, Greene County, Jefferson County, Miller 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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