Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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


United States


Kansas


Woodson County


Cherokee County


Crawford County


Geary County


Labette County


Linn County


Montgomery County


Rice County


Wyandotte County


Allen County


Anderson County


Atchison County


Barber County


Barton County


Bourbon County


Brown County


Butler County


Chase County


Chautauqua County


Cheyenne County


Clay County


Cloud County


Coffey County


Comanche County


Cowley County


Decatur County


Dickinson County


Doniphan County


Edwards County


Elk County


Franklin County


Gove County


Graham County


Grant County


Gray County


Greenwood County


Hamilton County


Harper County


Harvey County


Haskell County


Jackson County


Jefferson County


Jewell County


Kearny County


Kingman County


Kiowa County


Lane County


Lincoln County


Logan County


Lyon County


Marshall County


Meade County


Mitchell County


Morris County


Morton County


Neosho County


Ness County


Norton County


Osage County


Osborne County


Pawnee County


Phillips County


Pratt County


Rawlins County


Reno County


Rush County


Russell County


Saline County


Scott County


Seward County


Sheridan County


Sherman County


Smith County


Stafford County


Stanton County


Stevens County


Thomas County


Trego County


Wabaunsee County


Washington County


Wichita County


Wilson County


Ellsworth County


Marion County


McPherson County


Ottawa County


Republic County


Riley County


Ellis County


Finney County


Ford County


Hodgeman County


Leavenworth County


Miami County


Nemaha County


Pottawatomie County


Rooks County


Sedgwick County


Shawnee County


Sumner County


Clark County


Douglas County


Johnson County


Greeley County


Wallace County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2014 11:10 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).