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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Michigan by County

Breast, 2011-2015

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All Ages

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 20.7 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

    Emmet County

    Marquette County

    Newaygo County

    Midland County

    Sanilac County

    Charlevoix County

    Dickinson County

    Grand Traverse County

    Ottawa County

    Cass County

    Alpena County

    Ogemaw County

    Ionia County

    Saginaw County

    Lapeer County

    Leelanau County

    Huron County

    Iosco County

    Shiawassee County

    Clinton County

    Osceola County

    Livingston County

    Van Buren County

    Delta County

    Mason County

    Allegan County

    Cheboygan County

    Bay County

    Roscommon County

    Barry County

    Ingham County

    Calhoun County

    Berrien County

    Branch County

    Gratiot County

    Kent County

    Houghton County

    Kalamazoo County

    Oakland County

    Chippewa County

    Montcalm County

    Mecosta County

    Eaton County

    Genesee County

    Macomb County

    Muskegon County

    Washtenaw County

    Monroe County

    Menominee County

    St. Clair County

    Isabella County

    Tuscola County

    Wexford County

    St. Joseph County

    Jackson County

    Wayne County

    Lenawee County

    Benzie County

    Clare County

    Oceana County

    Otsego County

    Hillsdale County

    Alcona County Alger County Antrim County Arenac County Baraga County Crawford County Gladwin County Gogebic County Iron County Kalkaska County Keweenaw County Lake County Luce County Mackinac County Manistee County Missaukee County Montmorency County Ontonagon County Oscoda County Presque Isle County Schoolcraft County

    Created by on 07/18/2019 5:28 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.

    * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

    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.