Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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


United States


Minnesota


Polk County


Carlton County


Becker County


Big Stone County


Brown County


Cass County


Clearwater County


Cook County


Cottonwood County


Dodge County


Douglas County


Faribault County


Grant County


Isanti County


Kittson County


Koochiching County


Lake of the Woods County


Le Sueur County


Lyon County


Mahnomen County


Martin County


McLeod County


Mille Lacs County


Morrison County


Mower County


Norman County


Otter Tail County


Pennington County


Pine County


Pipestone County


Pope County


Red Lake County


Redwood County


Renville County


Rice County


Rock County


Sibley County


Stevens County


Todd County


Traverse County


Wabasha County


Wadena County


Waseca County


Watonwan County


Wilkin County


Yellow Medicine County


Jackson County


Murray County


Nicollet County


Aitkin County


Anoka County


Beltrami County


Benton County


Blue Earth County


Chisago County


Crow Wing County


Dakota County


Freeborn County


Goodhue County


Hennepin County


Houston County


Hubbard County


Itasca County


Kanabec County


Lake County


Lincoln County


Marshall County


Meeker County


Ramsey County


Roseau County


Scott County


Sherburne County


St. Louis County


Swift County


Washington County


Winona County


Wright County


Carver County


Chippewa County


Clay County


Fillmore County


Kandiyohi County


Lac qui Parle County


Nobles County


Olmsted County


Stearns County


Steele County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/29/2014 3:35 am.
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).