Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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


United States


Michigan


Arenac County


Cheboygan County


Gogebic County


Kalkaska County


Lake County


Newaygo County


Osceola County


Roscommon County


Tuscola County


Calhoun County


Cass County


Clare County


Genesee County


Jackson County


Montcalm County


St. Clair County


Van Buren County


Wayne County


Alger County


Barry County


Benzie County


Branch County


Chippewa County


Eaton County


Emmet County


Gratiot County


Huron County


Isabella County


Keweenaw County


Luce County


Mason County


Menominee County


Midland County


Missaukee County


Montmorency County


Ontonagon County


Otsego County


Presque Isle County


Schoolcraft County


Wexford County


Alcona County


Allegan County


Alpena County


Antrim County


Baraga County


Bay County


Berrien County


Charlevoix County


Crawford County


Delta County


Dickinson County


Gladwin County


Hillsdale County


Houghton County


Ingham County


Ionia County


Iosco County


Iron County


Kalamazoo County


Kent County


Lapeer County


Lenawee County


Livingston County


Mackinac County


Macomb County


Manistee County


Marquette County


Mecosta County


Monroe County


Muskegon County


Oakland County


Oceana County


Ogemaw County


Oscoda County


Saginaw County


Sanilac County


Shiawassee County


St. Joseph County


Washtenaw County


Clinton County


Grand Traverse County


Leelanau County


Ottawa County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2014 11:12 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).