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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Nebraska 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

    Frontier County

    Greeley County

    Cheyenne County

    Garden County

    Perkins County

    Deuel County

    Thayer County

    Franklin County

    Cedar County

    Dawes County

    Stanton County

    Antelope County

    Clay County

    Holt County

    Valley County

    Cuming County

    Cherry County

    Hamilton County

    Nuckolls County

    Pierce County

    Garfield County

    Seward County

    Howard County

    Brown County

    Dixon County

    Dawson County

    Kearney County

    Madison County

    Nance County

    Dundy County

    Lancaster County

    Wayne County

    Colfax County

    Red Willow County

    Scotts Bluff County

    Otoe County

    Custer County

    Box Butte County

    Buffalo County

    Saunders County

    Gosper County

    Butler County

    Webster County

    Phelps County

    Adams County

    Sheridan County

    Washington County

    Hall County

    Knox County

    Sherman County

    Merrick County

    Sarpy County

    Platte County

    Furnas County

    Boone County

    Lincoln County

    Keith County

    York County

    Dakota County

    Fillmore County

    Gage County

    Hitchcock County

    Douglas County

    Cass County

    Harlan County

    Saline County

    Dodge County

    Pawnee County

    Boyd County

    Johnson County

    Kimball County

    Richardson County

    Polk County

    Morrill County

    Nemaha County

    Burt County

    Jefferson County

    Chase County

    Thurston County

    Rock 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 07/21/2019 2:40 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.