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Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, 2016-2020Indiana Counties versus United StatesStomachAll Races, Both SexesSorted by priorityindex

Explanation of Column Headers

State/County - The site and sex combination for this comparison.

Priority Index 1 - The priority index is based upon the direction of the trend and the rate comparison. An index of 1 is the highest priority - that trend is rising and the rate is already higher. An index of 9 is the lowest priority - the trend is falling and the rate is already lower.

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

• 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.

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

• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.9.
• Rate : The death rate is 2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.8 to 2.9 and 11,192 average annual deaths.

Indiana

• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -2.0.
• Rate : The death rate is 2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.2 to 2.5 and 183 average annual deaths.

Lake County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 5.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -2.3.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is higher compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 3.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.1 to 4.5 and 23 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.3

Allen County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to 0.2.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.6 to 3.1 and 9 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 0.8

Clark County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 2.0.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 3.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.2 to 5.2 and 5 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.2

Elkhart County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 6.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 1.4.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.8 to 3.9 and 6 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.0

LaPorte County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.0 to -2.2.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.5 to 4.0 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 0.9

Marion County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.7.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.4 to 3.4 and 27 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 1.0

St. Joseph County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -0.9.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.7 to 3.3 and 8 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 0.9

Vanderburgh County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 8.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.3 to -1.1.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.7 to 3.7 and 6 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 0.9

Hamilton County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 9.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.6 to -0.2.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is lower compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.3 to 2.8 and 6 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 0.7

Porter County

• Priority Index(1) : The priority index is 9.
• Recent Trend(2) : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.3 to -1.9.
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is lower compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.1 to 2.9 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 0.6
Hendricks County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.3 to 3.3 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 0.7
Johnson County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.1 to 3.2 and 3 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 0.7
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is lower compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.0 to 3.0 and 3 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 0.6
Tippecanoe County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
• County Death Rate Compared to US Rate : This death rate is similar compared to the US rate
• Rate : The death rate is 2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.5 to 3.7 and 4 average annual deaths.
• Rate Ratio(3) County to US : The rate ratio is 0.9
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
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Bartholomew County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
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Benton County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Blackford County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Boone County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Brown County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Carroll County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Cass County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Clay County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Clinton County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Crawford County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Daviess County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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DeKalb County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Dearborn County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Decatur County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Delaware County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Dubois County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Fayette County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Floyd County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Fountain County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Franklin County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Fulton County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Gibson County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Grant County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Greene County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Hancock County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Harrison County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Henry County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Howard County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Huntington County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Jackson County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Jasper County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Jay County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Jefferson County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Jennings County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Knox County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Kosciusko County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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LaGrange County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Lawrence County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Marshall County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Martin County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Miami County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Monroe County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Montgomery County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Morgan County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Newton County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Noble County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Ohio County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Orange County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Owen County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Parke County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Perry County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Pike County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Posey County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
• Recent Trend(2) : **
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• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Putnam County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Randolph County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Ripley County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Rush County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Scott County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Shelby County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Spencer County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Starke County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Steuben County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Sullivan County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Switzerland County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Tipton County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Union County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Vermillion County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Vigo County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Wabash County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Warren County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Warrick County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Washington County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Wayne County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Wells County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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White County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Whitley County
• Priority Index(1) : The priority index cannot be determined.
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Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/28/2023 1:29 am.

Trend2
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 trend estimates.
** 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 Version 4.8.0.0. Due to data availability issues, the time period and/or calculation method used in the calculation of the trends may differ for selected geographic areas.
3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate. Previous versions of this table used one-year rates for states and five-year rates for counties. As of June 2018, only five-year rates are used.
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 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).

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Adams County, Bartholomew County, Benton County, Blackford County, Boone County, Brown County, Carroll County, Cass County, Clay County, Clinton County, Crawford County, Daviess County, DeKalb County, Dearborn County, Decatur County, Delaware County, Dubois County, Fayette County, Floyd County, Fountain County, Franklin County, Fulton County, Gibson County, Grant County, Greene County, Hancock County, Harrison County, Henry County, Howard County, Huntington County, Jackson County, Jasper County, Jay County, Jefferson County, Jennings County, Knox County, Kosciusko County, LaGrange County, Lawrence County, Marshall County, Martin County, Miami County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Newton County, Noble County, Ohio County, Orange County, Owen County, Parke County, Perry County, Pike County, Posey County, Pulaski County, Putnam County, Randolph County, Ripley County, Rush County, Scott County, Shelby County, Spencer County, Starke County, Steuben County, Sullivan County, Switzerland County, Tipton County, Union County, Vermillion County, Vigo County, Wabash County, Warren County, Warrick County, Washington County, Wayne County, Wells County, White County, Whitley County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Hendricks County, Johnson County, Madison County, Tippecanoe County

Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer 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.