Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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

United States


Harlan County

Boone County

Box Butte County

Boyd County

Brown County

Buffalo County

Burt County

Cass County

Chase County

Cherry County

Clay County

Colfax County

Custer County

Dawes County

Dixon County

Dodge County

Dundy County

Fillmore County

Frontier County

Gage County

Garden County

Gosper County

Greeley 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

Pawnee County

Perkins County

Phelps County

Pierce County

Polk County

Red Willow County

Richardson County

Rock County

Saline County

Saunders County

Scotts Bluff County

Sheridan County

Sherman County

Stanton County

Thurston County

Valley County

Washington County

Wayne County

Webster County

York County

Cheyenne County

Cuming County

Deuel County

Garfield County

Morrill County

Thayer County

Adams County

Antelope County

Butler County

Dakota County

Douglas County

Furnas County

Hall County

Hamilton County

Lancaster County

Nuckolls County

Otoe County

Sarpy County

Seward County

Cedar County

Dawson County

Franklin County

Kearney 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

Created by on 10/09/2015 2:46 am.
     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).