Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2015
Minnesota Counties versus United States

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

United States


Carlton County

Mille Lacs County

Itasca 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

Mahnomen 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

Wilkin County

Yellow Medicine County

Cook County

Aitkin County

Anoka County

Becker County

Beltrami County

Benton County

Big Stone County

Blue Earth County

Cass County

Chisago County

Crow Wing County

Dakota County

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Hennepin County

Hubbard County

Kanabec County

Kandiyohi County

Lake County

Le Sueur County

Meeker County

Morrison County

Mower County

Nobles 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

Washington County

Winona County

Wright County

Carver County

Houston County

Lac qui Parle County

Marshall County

Nicollet County

Olmsted County

Scott County

Steele County

Created by on 06/22/2018 2:41 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
* 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 1969-2015 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).