Rate Output Tab

Every session has an Output tab, on which you can customize miscellaneous settings that affect the appearance of the results matrix. In a Rate session, you can use the Output tab to edit the following settings.

Display Rates as Cases Per . . .

SEER*Stat usually displays rates as cases per 100,000 population at risk. You can use this drop-down list to choose to display rates as cases per 1,000; 10,000; 100,000; or 1,000,000 population at risk instead.

Once you have made your selection, you may click Set Default if you want this setting to be selected automatically each time you create a new Rate session.

Set the Number of Decimal Places for Rates/Trends

This option allows you to round numbers to a specific decimal place in the results matrix. Select the number of decimal places from the options in the drop-down list.  For example, if you select 0.01, SEER*Stat would round the number 555.557 to 555.56 for display purposes.

Once you have chosen the number of decimal places, you may click Set Default if you want to use this setting each time you create a new Frequency or Rate session.

Hide Statistics When Fewer than n Cases

Select this option to suppress display of statistics when the number of cases is greater than zero, but less than the specified number. The affected cells will be flagged and footnoted. One reason to use this option is to preserve the confidentiality of the data.

Hide Statistics Based on a Population Count of Less Than n

Select this option to suppress display of statistics that are based on a population whose size is greater than zero, but less than the specified number. The affected cells will be flagged and footnoted. (If the population size is zero, the cells will have a different footnote, indicating that the statistic could not be calculated.) One reason to use this option is to help ensure the stability of your results.