Rate sessions can be used to calculate crude rates, age-adjusted rates, and trends in rates over time. If you are interested in other statistics, see Statistics Calculated by SEER*Stat for an overview of statistics which can be calculated in other types of sessions.
Rate sessions can also be used specifically to create referent rates for use in MP-SIR sessions. To do this, open the Session menu and select MP-SIR Rates. This will limit your options in the Rate session so that the resultant matrix will contain usable referent rates.
It is recommended that you work through a Rate session in the following order.
Create or open a Rate session
Execute the session
View output in the results matrix
Tutorials involving Rate sessions are available on the SEER*Stat Web site at: