Within each module of the WISH system, you begin a query by selecting a measure. This selection creates a central data construct from which additional query options are possible (cancer site, region of residence, and demographic characteristics). In the Cancer Incidence Module you can focus on any of three measures:
- Number of cancer cases
- Cancer incidence crude rate
- Cancer incidence age-adjusted rate
Next you can select a specific cancer site and further specify query criteria if desired. Submitting a request at this point creates output for Wisconsin statewide for the most recent year of stored data, giving you a quick, broad view of the data measure you requested. Alternatively, go to the next section of the query page to select a specific region or county or to choose years or demographic characteristics.
Any time you submit a request, you will first see a pop-up screen that shows what your query will include. The example below is for Lung and Bronchus cancer.
WISH Query Confirmation
Click OK to obtain the desired output, or choose CANCEL to return to the selection criteria. When the output table is displayed, you may print it using your browser print features. Here is an example output table for Lung and Bronchus cancer:
Start a new query within the same module by clicking NEXT QUERY. Other options shown on an output table include DATA SOURCE, INTERPRETATION, and HELP. These provide additional information and explanations for reading output from your query. At the end of each option is a BACK function to return you to the current output table.