Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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

United States


Cheboygan County

Missaukee County

Roscommon County

Schoolcraft County

Wexford County

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

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

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

Clinton County

Grand Traverse County

Keweenaw County

Leelanau County

Midland County

Ottawa County

Created by on 05/24/2018 8:04 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).