Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

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

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

United States


Adams County

Ashland County

Burnett County

Crawford County

Marquette County

Rusk County

Washburn County

Douglas County

Kenosha County

Lincoln County

Milwaukee County

Oneida County

Buffalo County

Calumet County

Dunn County

Eau Claire County

Florence County

Forest County

Green County

Green Lake County

Iron County

Langlade County

Pepin County

Price County

Sauk County

Barron County

Bayfield County

Brown County

Chippewa County

Clark County

Columbia County

Dane County

Dodge County

Door County

Fond du Lac County

Grant County

Iowa County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Juneau County

La Crosse County

Lafayette County

Manitowoc County

Marathon County

Marinette County

Menominee County

Monroe County

Oconto County

Outagamie County

Ozaukee County

Polk County

Racine County

Richland County

Rock County

Sawyer County

Shawano County

Sheboygan County

St. Croix County

Trempealeau County

Vernon County

Vilas County

Walworth County

Waukesha County

Waupaca County

Waushara County

Winnebago County

Kewaunee County

Pierce County

Portage County

Taylor County

Washington County

Wood County

Created by on 06/21/2018 7:57 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).