Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011
Illinois Counties versus United States

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


United States


Illinois


Cass County


Christian County


Clark County


Clay County


De Witt County


Gallatin County


Greene County


Grundy County


Hamilton County


Henry County


Iroquois County


Jefferson County


Lee County


Marion County


Mason County


Massac County


Morgan County


Pulaski County


Putnam County


Saline County


White County


Franklin County


Fulton County


Kankakee County


La Salle County


Macon County


Madison County


Montgomery County


Peoria County


St. Clair County


Tazewell County


Vermilion County


Williamson County


Winnebago County


Alexander County


Bond County


Brown County


Bureau County


Calhoun County


Coles County


Crawford County


Cumberland County


Douglas County


Edwards County


Effingham County


Ford County


Hardin County


Jackson County


Jasper County


Johnson County


Lawrence County


Marshall County


Moultrie County


Perry County


Pike County


Pope County


Randolph County


Richland County


Schuyler County


Scott County


Shelby County


Stark County


Stephenson County


Union County


Warren County


Washington County


Wayne County


Whiteside County


Adams County


Boone County


Carroll County


Champaign County


Clinton County


Cook County


DeKalb County


DuPage County


Edgar County


Fayette County


Hancock County


Henderson County


Jersey County


Jo Daviess County


Kane County


Kendall County


Knox County


Lake County


Livingston County


Logan County


Macoupin County


McDonough County


McHenry County


McLean County


Menard County


Mercer County


Monroe County


Ogle County


Piatt County


Rock Island County


Sangamon County


Wabash County


Will County


Woodford County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/31/2014 1:49 pm.
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
* 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. 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 1969-2012 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).