Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2014
Minnesota 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

Carlton County
Mahnomen County
Mille Lacs County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Aitkin County
Becker County
Brown County
Chippewa County
Clay County
Clearwater County
Cottonwood County
Dodge County
Douglas County
Faribault County
Grant County
Isanti County
Jackson County
Kittson County
Koochiching County
Lake of the Woods County
Lincoln County
Lyon County
Martin County
McLeod County
Murray County
Norman County
Pennington County
Pine County
Pipestone County
Pope County
Red Lake County
Redwood County
Renville County
Rock County
Sibley County
Stevens County
Traverse County
Wadena County
Watonwan County
Yellow Medicine County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Cook County
Scott County
Wilkin County 
Priority 5: falling and above

Priority 8: falling and similar

Anoka County
Beltrami County
Benton County
Big Stone County
Cass County
Chisago County
Crow Wing County
Dakota County
Freeborn County
Goodhue County
Hennepin County
Hubbard County
Itasca County
Kanabec County
Kandiyohi County
Lake County
Le Sueur County
Meeker County
Morrison County
Otter Tail County
Polk County
Ramsey County
Rice County
Roseau County
Sherburne County
St. Louis County
Stearns County
Swift County
Todd County
Wabasha County
Waseca County
Winona County
Wright County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Blue Earth County
Carver County
Fillmore County
Houston County
Lac qui Parle County
Marshall County
Mower County
Nicollet County
Nobles County
Olmsted County
Steele County
Washington County 
Created by on 05/22/2018 9:20 pm.
     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).