Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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


United States


Ohio


Adams County


Ashtabula County


Champaign County


Clinton County


Coshocton County


Defiance County


Fayette County


Highland County


Hocking County


Huron County


Jackson County


Logan County


Marion County


Meigs County


Morrow County


Muskingum County


Paulding County


Perry County


Pike County


Preble County


Washington County


Athens County


Brown County


Butler County


Clark County


Cuyahoga County


Erie County


Guernsey County


Hamilton County


Jefferson County


Lawrence County


Lucas County


Madison County


Mahoning County


Montgomery County


Pickaway County


Ross County


Sandusky County


Scioto County


Trumbull County


Ashland County


Auglaize County


Carroll County


Fulton County


Gallia County


Hardin County


Harrison County


Henry County


Knox County


Mercer County


Monroe County


Morgan County


Ottawa County


Putnam County


Seneca County


Van Wert County


Vinton County


Wyandot County


Allen County


Belmont County


Clermont County


Columbiana County


Crawford County


Darke County


Delaware County


Fairfield County


Franklin County


Geauga County


Greene County


Hancock County


Lake County


Licking County


Lorain County


Medina County


Miami County


Portage County


Richland County


Shelby County


Stark County


Summit County


Tuscarawas County


Union County


Warren County


Wayne County


Williams County


Wood County


Holmes County


Noble County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/25/2014 2:13 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).