Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2012
Illinois Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index

United States


Cass County

Christian County

Clark County

Cumberland County

De Witt County

Gallatin County

Grundy County

Hamilton County

Iroquois County

Jefferson County

Lee County

Marion County

Mason County

Morgan County

Putnam County

Saline County

Union County

Wabash County

White County

Whiteside County

Carroll County

Franklin County

Fulton County

Kankakee County

La Salle County

Macon County

Macoupin County

Montgomery County

Peoria County

St. Clair County

Tazewell County

Vermilion County

Williamson County

Winnebago County

Alexander County

Bond County

Brown County

Calhoun County

Clay County

Coles County

Crawford County

Douglas County

Edwards County

Ford County

Greene County

Hardin County

Henderson County

Jackson County

Jasper County

Johnson County

Knox County

Marshall County

Massac County

Menard County

Mercer County

Moultrie County

Perry County

Pike County

Pope County

Pulaski County

Randolph County

Richland County

Schuyler County

Scott County

Stark County

Stephenson County

Warren County

Washington County

Wayne County

Adams County

Boone County

Bureau County

Champaign County

Clinton County

Cook County

DeKalb County

DuPage County

Edgar County

Effingham County

Fayette County

Hancock County

Henry County

Jersey County

Jo Daviess County

Kane County

Kendall County

Lake County

Lawrence County

Livingston County

Logan County

Madison County

McDonough County

McHenry County

McLean County

Monroe County

Ogle County

Piatt County

Rock Island County

Sangamon County

Shelby County

Will County

Woodford County

Created by on 11/25/2015 3:12 am.
     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
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
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 Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.2). Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.
3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate.

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 1969-2013 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).