Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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

United States


Deer Lodge County

Blaine County

Chouteau County

Daniels County

Dawson County

Fallon County

Glacier County

Hill County

Jefferson County

Judith Basin County

Meagher County

Mineral County

Musselshell County

Pondera County

Ravalli County

Richland County

Roosevelt County

Sheridan County

Sweet Grass County

Teton County

Toole County

Big Horn County

Broadwater County

Cascade County

Custer County

Fergus County

Flathead County

Granite County

Lake County

Lewis and Clark County

Liberty County

Lincoln County

Missoula County

Park County

Phillips County

Powell County

Rosebud County

Sanders County

Silver Bow County

Stillwater County

Yellowstone County

Beaverhead County

Carbon County

Gallatin County

Madison County

Valley County

Carter County

Garfield County

Golden Valley County

McCone County

Petroleum County

Powder River County

Prairie County

Treasure County

Wheatland County

Wibaux County

Created by on 04/25/2018 2:25 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 1969-2014 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).