SEER*Stat Tutorials: Basic Incidence & Trends

Age-adjusted Incidence Rates

Rate Exercise 1a: Using the Selection Tab
  • 3 types of data used to calculate age-adjusted rates
  • Use the Selection Tab to carefully define your analysis cohort

Rate Exercise 1b: Avoiding a Common Mistake
  • Impact of a variable's definition on an analysis
  • Data Dictionary and user-defined variables

Rate Exercise 2: Variables With Unlabeled Values
  • Define groupings for variables with unlabeled values

Rate Exercise 3: Merged Variables
  • Define groupings based on two or more variables in the database

Rate Exercise 4a: Complex Selection Statements
  • Create complex selection statements to include the correct race/registry/year of diagnosis combinations
  • Use variables with unlabeled values to select records.

Rate Exercise 4b: Merged Variables for Racial/Ethnic Combinations
  • Use a merged variable to create statistics for additional racial/ethnic groups in the same analysis as the other races

Trends Over Time

Trends Exercise 1a: Examine Trends in Age-adjusted Rates
  • Compare the percent change and annual percent change
  • Calculate trends for a singe time period

Trends Exercise 1b: Examine Trends in Rates
  • Calculate and compare trends for two time periods
  • Use the dictionary editor to create a trend variable for the time periods used