Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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

United States


Boone County

Clinton County

Decatur County

DeKalb County

Fayette County

Fountain County

Franklin County

Fulton County

Grant County

Greene County

Henry County

Huntington County

Jackson County

Jasper County

Jay County

Jennings County

Marion County

Miami County

Newton County

Noble County

Orange County

Owen County

Perry County

Putnam County

Randolph County

Ripley County

Rush County

Scott County

Starke County

Sullivan County

Switzerland County

Vermillion County

Washington County

Wayne County

White County

Whitley County

Cass County

Clark County

Dearborn County

Delaware County

Lake County

LaPorte County

Lawrence County

Madison County

Morgan County

Vigo County

Adams County

Bartholomew County

Benton County

Brown County

Carroll County

Clay County

Crawford County

Dubois County

Martin County

Ohio County

Parke County

Pike County

Pulaski County

Shelby County

Tipton County

Union County

Warren County

Wells County

Allen County

Blackford County

Daviess County

Elkhart County

Floyd County

Gibson County

Hancock County

Harrison County

Hendricks County

Howard County

Jefferson County

Johnson County

Knox County

Kosciusko County

LaGrange County

Marshall County

Monroe County

Montgomery County

Porter County

Posey County

Spencer County

St. Joseph County

Steuben County

Tippecanoe County

Vanderburgh County

Wabash County

Warrick County

Hamilton County

Created by on 10/08/2015 12:22 pm.
     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).