Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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


United States


Wisconsin


Adams County


Ashland County


Marquette County


Sawyer County


Washburn County


Douglas County


Kenosha County


Milwaukee County


Rock County


Waupaca County


Bayfield County


Buffalo County


Crawford County


Dunn County


Florence County


Forest County


Grant County


Green County


Green Lake County


Langlade County


Menominee County


Monroe County


Oconto County


Pierce County


Price County


Rusk County


Sauk County


Trempealeau County


Vernon County


Waushara County


Pepin County


Barron County


Brown County


Burnett County


Chippewa County


Clark County


Columbia County


Dane County


Dodge County


Door County


Eau Claire County


Fond du Lac County


Iowa County


Iron County


Jackson County


Jefferson County


Juneau County


La Crosse County


Lafayette County


Lincoln County


Manitowoc County


Marathon County


Marinette County


Oneida County


Outagamie County


Ozaukee County


Polk County


Portage County


Racine County


Richland County


Shawano County


Sheboygan County


St. Croix County


Vilas County


Walworth County


Washington County


Waukesha County


Winnebago County


Wood County


Calumet County


Kewaunee County


Taylor County


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/03/2015 7:21 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 (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).