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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Michigan by County

All Cancer Sites, 2011-2015

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 161.4 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program

Other Notes

  • Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
  • Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

  • Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


    United States

    Keweenaw County

    Leelanau County

    Midland County

    Ottawa County

    Clinton County

    Grand Traverse County

    Washtenaw County

    Livingston County

    Gratiot County

    Oakland County

    Barry County

    Luce County

    Kent County

    Emmet County

    Oceana County

    Ingham County

    Kalamazoo County

    Houghton County

    Iron County

    Eaton County

    Sanilac County

    Dickinson County

    Antrim County

    Mackinac County

    Allegan County

    Menominee County

    Saginaw County

    Montmorency County

    Otsego County

    Charlevoix County

    Mason County

    Ionia County

    Marquette County

    Delta County

    Cass County

    Chippewa County

    Montcalm County

    Ogemaw County

    St. Joseph County

    Oscoda County

    Isabella County

    Presque Isle County

    Macomb County

    Tuscola County

    Bay County

    Benzie County

    Branch County

    Shiawassee County

    Alpena County

    Lapeer County

    Gladwin County

    Berrien County

    Huron County

    St. Clair County

    Gogebic County

    Hillsdale County

    Missaukee County

    Osceola County

    Lenawee County

    Manistee County

    Arenac County

    Crawford County

    Monroe County

    Van Buren County

    Ontonagon County

    Calhoun County

    Alcona County

    Genesee County

    Kalkaska County

    Mecosta County

    Muskegon County

    Newaygo County

    Wayne County

    Alger County

    Cheboygan County

    Baraga County

    Jackson County

    Iosco County

    Lake County

    Schoolcraft County

    Wexford County

    Clare County

    Roscommon County

    Created by on 07/18/2019 12:36 am.

    State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
    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.

    † Death rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2015 US Population Data File is used for mortality data.
    The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

    Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availablility, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each graph for additional information.

    Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer incidence statistics. 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.

    Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.