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

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes

  Above US Rate Similar to US Rate Below US Rate
Priority 1: rising and above

Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Cheboygan County
Missaukee County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
Wexford County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Baraga County
Benzie County
Branch County
Cass County
Emmet County
Isabella County
Kalkaska County
Mason County
Menominee County
Montmorency County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Tuscola County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Berrien County
Calhoun County
Clare County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Hillsdale County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Mecosta County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Osceola County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Wayne County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Barry County
Bay County
Charlevoix County
Chippewa County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iron County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Montcalm County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Presque Isle County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Washtenaw County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Clinton County
Grand Traverse County
Keweenaw County
Leelanau County
Midland County
Ottawa County 
Created by on 05/21/2018 1:31 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

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).