Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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

United States


Lawrence County

Ashland County

Champaign County

Clinton County

Coshocton County

Defiance County

Fayette County

Gallia County

Hardin County

Harrison County

Highland County

Huron County

Logan County

Mercer County

Perry County

Pike County

Preble County

Washington County

Adams County

Allen County

Ashtabula County

Athens County

Brown County

Butler County

Clark County

Crawford County

Cuyahoga County

Darke County

Erie County

Guernsey County

Hamilton County

Hancock County

Hocking County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Licking County

Lucas County

Madison County

Mahoning County

Marion County

Meigs County

Montgomery County

Muskingum County

Paulding County

Pickaway County

Portage County

Ross County

Sandusky County

Scioto County

Trumbull County

Vinton County

Carroll County

Fulton County

Monroe County

Morgan County

Ottawa County

Van Wert County

Wyandot County

Auglaize County

Belmont County

Clermont County

Columbiana County

Fairfield County

Franklin County

Greene County

Henry County

Holmes County

Knox County

Lake County

Lorain County

Medina County

Miami County

Morrow County

Richland County

Seneca County

Shelby County

Stark County

Summit County

Tuscarawas County

Union County

Warren County

Wayne County

Williams County

Wood County

Delaware County

Geauga County

Noble County

Putnam County

Created by on 06/25/2018 11:17 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).