Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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

United States


Platte County

Dodge County

Boone County

Box Butte County

Boyd County

Brown County

Buffalo County

Burt County

Cass County

Chase County

Cherry County

Colfax County

Cuming County

Custer County

Dixon County

Dundy County

Fillmore County

Gage County

Garfield County

Gosper County

Harlan County

Hitchcock County

Howard County

Jefferson County

Johnson County

Keith County

Kimball County

Knox County

Lincoln County

Merrick County

Morrill County

Nance County

Nemaha County

Pawnee County

Phelps County

Pierce County

Polk County

Richardson County

Rock County

Saline County

Saunders County

Sheridan County

Sherman County

Thurston County

Valley County

Wayne County

Webster County

York County

Cheyenne County

Clay County

Dawes County

Deuel County

Frontier County

Garden County

Greeley County

Stanton County

Adams County

Butler County

Dakota County

Dawson County

Douglas County

Furnas County

Hall County

Hamilton County

Kearney County

Lancaster County

Madison County

Nuckolls County

Otoe County

Red Willow County

Sarpy County

Scotts Bluff County

Seward County

Washington County

Antelope County

Cedar County

Franklin County

Holt County

Perkins County

Thayer County

Arthur County

Banner County

Blaine County

Grant County

Hayes County

Hooker County

Keya Paha County

Logan County

Loup County

McPherson County

Sioux County

Thomas County

Wheeler County

Created by on 06/24/2018 5:18 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 1969-2015 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).