Cancer Statistics

Cancer Statistics KIC allows you to create statistics on Kansas resident cancer cases (see residency definition) by cancer type, year of diagnosis, age-group, sex, race, and county of residence. Select row and column variables to define the table of results. Use filters in optional step 2 to limit results. The most current year for Cancer Statistics KIC is 2015. See the Cancer Statistics Notes and Limitations for more information on this dataset and how it was prepared.

On April 1, 2016, population estimates were updated with the newly released 2000-2009 intercensal population estimates, produced by the U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates program. Introduction of the intercensal estimates could alter any results (rates / percentages) captured prior to April 1, 2016. For more detail, regarding population estimates, see KIC’s Notes & Limitations, section “Population Estimates”.

Choose the variables you want in your table. Certain variables can be limited in your search.
  Age Group
  Hispanic Origin
  Type of Cancer
  County / Areas
  Age Group
  Hispanic Origin
  Type of Cancer
  County / Areas
Hispanic   Non-Hispanic   Unknown   All
Age Group:
Help & Notes Step 1. If you want see your results by a geographic area, you must select county as a row or column variable. If you want to see statistics broken out by year or other variable, you will need to make that variable a row or column variable. You cannot make a variable both a row or column variable. If you select age-group, there are breakouts possible within some age-groups by clicking on the age-group. Help & Notes Step 2. These selections allow you to filter the resulting table to a specific subcategory. If one of Step 2 variables is also a row or column variable, then applying the filter will have no affect on the output table.
STEP 4 - 4.A & 4.B must be completed
Which year(s) would you like to include in your query? 4.A - Category Selection: Select a button for State, County, Region or Peer Group Statistics.
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
All Years| Clear All
State    Counties    Kansas Health Preparedness Regions
Geographical Regions (District Offices)    Peer Groups

4.B - Scroll to the above selected category in the list below and select the area or group of areas of interest. NOTE: Area lists will be "greyed out" and non-selectable except for the areas related to the category selected above. To select multiple areas in a give category, hold "Ctrl" Key down while making choices. See "Help & Notes" for further instructions.

NOTE: Counties in a region/group can be determined by viewing the resource maps page.
Help & Notes Step 3. If 'Year' is a row or column variable, then the table will display results by single year. If 'Year' is not a row or column variable, than the resulting table will aggregate the number of years you check. Data for new years will be added as it becomes available. Help & Notes Step 4. County/area Selections can only be made within the selected category, no cross category selections are allowed. If after viewing prior results you return to the query criteria page by using your browser's back button, the county/area list will be greyed out. To reactivate your selection click once on your original category. Your county/area selection(s) will be restored and ready for use. If another category is wanted, select it and scroll to the active section of the list.
Select which 'Type of Cancer' you wish to view from the following list. If you have selected 'Type of Cancer' as your row variable, you may select multiple cancer types by holding down the control key and selecting the ones you want with the mouse pointer. This option allows you to select how you want to view the results.
Frequencies Only
Frequencies and Rates
Help & Notes Step 5. If you have selected Type of Cancer as your row variable, you may select multiple cancer types by holding down the control key and selecting the ones you want with the mouse pointer. Help & Notes Step 6. The selections in this group allows you to determine how you would like for the results to be displayed; frequencies only or with rates.
The following three menus pertain only to rates generated by the query system when "frequencies and rates" is selected in step 6. Your search is ready.  Click the submit button.

** You must select an item from both columns in Step 4 **
Help & Notes Step 7. If you choose to view rates, you may view either crude or age-adjusted rates. Age-adjusting is recommended when comparing two geographic areas or different years. Year 2000 is the recommended population standard for age-adjusting. Confidence intervals are available for rates.

This page updated December 19, 2018.