Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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


United States


Nebraska


Cass County


Antelope County


Boone County


Box Butte County


Brown County


Buffalo County


Burt County


Chase County


Cherry County


Cheyenne County


Clay County


Colfax County


Custer County


Dawes County


Deuel County


Dixon County


Dodge County


Dundy County


Fillmore County


Frontier County


Gage County


Garden County


Gosper County


Greeley County


Hamilton County


Harlan County


Hitchcock County


Holt County


Howard County


Jefferson County


Johnson County


Keith County


Kimball County


Knox County


Lincoln County


Madison County


Merrick County


Nance County


Nemaha County


Otoe County


Pawnee County


Perkins County


Phelps County


Pierce County


Polk County


Red Willow County


Richardson County


Rock County


Saline County


Saunders County


Scotts Bluff County


Seward County


Sheridan County


Sherman County


Stanton County


Thurston County


Valley County


Washington County


Webster County


York County


Boyd County


Cuming County


Garfield County


Thayer County


Wayne County


Adams County


Dakota County


Douglas County


Hall County


Lancaster County


Nuckolls County


Sarpy County


Butler County


Cedar County


Dawson County


Franklin County


Furnas County


Kearney County


Morrill County


Platte County


Arthur County


Banner County


Blaine County


Grant County


Hayes County


Hooker County


Keya Paha County


Logan County


Loup County


McPherson County


Sioux County


Thomas County


Wheeler County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/25/2014 3:47 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).