Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2014
Kansas Counties versus United States

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

United States


Woodson County

Allen County

Cherokee County

Comanche County

Geary County

Labette County

Linn County

Montgomery County

Wyandotte County

Atchison County

Barber County

Barton County

Brown County

Chase County

Chautauqua County

Cheyenne County

Clark County

Clay County

Cloud County

Coffey County

Decatur County

Dickinson County

Edwards County

Elk County

Ellsworth County

Grant County

Gray County

Greenwood County

Hamilton County

Harper County

Harvey County

Haskell County

Jewell County

Kearny County

Kiowa County

Lane County

Lincoln County

Logan County

Lyon County

Marion County

Marshall County

McPherson County

Meade County

Mitchell County

Morris County

Morton County

Nemaha County

Neosho County

Ness County

Osage County

Osborne County

Ottawa County

Pawnee County

Phillips County

Pottawatomie County

Pratt County

Rawlins County

Reno County

Republic County

Rice County

Riley County

Saline County

Scott County

Sheridan County

Sherman County

Smith County

Stafford County

Stevens County

Trego County

Wabaunsee County

Washington County

Wichita County

Wilson County

Gove County

Rush County

Anderson County

Bourbon County

Butler County

Cowley County

Crawford County

Doniphan County

Douglas County

Ellis County

Ford County

Franklin County

Graham County

Hodgeman County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Leavenworth County

Miami County

Rooks County

Russell County

Sedgwick County

Seward County

Shawnee County

Sumner County

Thomas County

Finney County

Johnson County

Kingman County

Norton County

Greeley County

Stanton County

Wallace County

Created by on 05/24/2018 8:09 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 usually an Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version Due to data availability issues, the time period and/or calculation method used in the calculation of the trends 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 1969-2014 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).