Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report by State, Death Years Through 2012 Colon & Rectum
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-5
Reduce the colorectal cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
State
Met Healthy People Objective of 14.5? 1 Annual Death Rate
over rate period deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Deaths per Year
over rate period
Rate Period Recent Trend 2 Recent Average Annual Percent Change2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
Recent Trend Period2
United States No 14.7 (14.6, 14.8) 51,516 2012 falling falling trend -2.5 (-2.8, -2.3) 2008 - 2012
Mississippi No 19.2 (17.7, 20.8) 622 2012 falling falling trend -0.4 (-0.7, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Oklahoma No 17.7 (16.5, 19.1) 748 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Arkansas No 17.6 (16.2, 19.1) 607 2012 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Louisiana No 17.5 (16.3, 18.7) 849 2012 falling falling trend -3.0 (-3.7, -2.4) 2008 - 2012
Nevada No 17.5 (16.0, 19.2) 487 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.2, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
West Virginia No 17.2 (15.5, 19.0) 416 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.0, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Kentucky No 16.7 (15.6, 17.9) 832 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.7) 2008 - 2012
Tennessee No 16.6 (15.7, 17.6) 1,202 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
Alabama No 16.4 (15.4, 17.5) 909 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.2, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Missouri No 16.3 (15.4, 17.3) 1,153 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.3, -1.8) 2008 - 2012
Indiana No 16.2 (15.3, 17.2) 1,177 2012 falling falling trend -2.9 (-3.3, -2.5) 2008 - 2012
Ohio No 16.1 (15.5, 16.8) 2,247 2012 falling falling trend -2.8 (-3.1, -2.6) 2008 - 2012
Nebraska No 15.9 (14.2, 17.7) 341 2012 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.6, -1.7) 2008 - 2012
Pennsylvania No 15.9 (15.3, 16.5) 2,641 2012 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.2, -2.2) 2008 - 2012
South Dakota No 15.9 (13.5, 18.6) 164 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.9, -1.8) 2008 - 2012
Illinois No 15.8 (15.1, 16.5) 2,216 2012 falling falling trend -3.3 (-3.8, -2.7) 2008 - 2012
New Jersey No 15.7 (14.9, 16.5) 1,630 2012 falling falling trend -3.0 (-3.2, -2.8) 2008 - 2012
Wyoming No 15.7 (12.6, 19.2) 95 2012 falling falling trend -3.1 (-4.2, -1.9) 2008 - 2012
Alaska No 15.6 (12.2, 19.5) 87 2012 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.6, -1.8) 2008 - 2012
Iowa No 15.6 (14.4, 17.0) 594 2012 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.5, -1.9) 2008 - 2012
South Carolina No 15.1 (14.1, 16.2) 816 2012 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.3, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Georgia No 14.9 (14.1, 15.7) 1,402 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.0, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
Maryland No 14.8 (13.9, 15.8) 943 2012 falling falling trend -3.8 (-4.2, -3.4) 2008 - 2012
Texas No 14.8 (14.3, 15.3) 3,535 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.4, -2.1) 2008 - 2012
Kansas Yes 14.4 (13.1, 15.8) 467 2012 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.2, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
North Carolina Yes 14.4 (13.6, 15.1) 1,537 2012 falling falling trend -2.6 (-2.9, -2.3) 2008 - 2012
Virginia Yes 14.4 (13.6, 15.3) 1,241 2012 falling falling trend -3.3 (-3.9, -2.8) 2008 - 2012
Michigan Yes 14.2 (13.5, 14.9) 1,685 2012 falling falling trend -2.5 (-2.6, -2.3) 2008 - 2012
New York Yes 14.2 (13.7, 14.7) 3,217 2012 falling falling trend -3.6 (-3.9, -3.3) 2008 - 2012
Rhode Island Yes 14.2 (12.2, 16.4) 193 2012 stable stable trend -0.9 (-3.4, 1.7) 2008 - 2012
Maine Yes 14.1 (12.3, 16.0) 250 2012 falling falling trend -3.1 (-3.4, -2.7) 2008 - 2012
Montana Yes 14.1 (12.1, 16.4) 180 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.9, -1.7) 2008 - 2012
Idaho Yes 13.9 (12.2, 15.9) 234 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.4, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
Hawaii Yes 13.8 (12.1, 15.8) 231 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.3, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
New Hampshire Yes 13.8 (12.0, 15.8) 215 2012 falling falling trend -3.2 (-3.7, -2.7) 2008 - 2012
New Mexico Yes 13.7 (12.2, 15.3) 322 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Oregon Yes 13.7 (12.7, 14.9) 632 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.1, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Florida Yes 13.6 (13.2, 14.1) 3,648 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.5, -2.2) 2008 - 2012
Wisconsin Yes 13.6 (12.8, 14.6) 931 2012 falling falling trend -1.9 (-3.5, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
California Yes 13.5 (13.2, 13.9) 5,199 2012 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.2, -2.1) 2008 - 2012
Delaware Yes 13.4 (11.3, 15.8) 147 2012 falling falling trend -3.2 (-3.7, -2.6) 2008 - 2012
Vermont Yes 13.2 (10.7, 16.0) 106 2012 falling falling trend -2.8 (-3.5, -2.1) 2008 - 2012
Massachusetts Yes 13.1 (12.3, 13.9) 1,050 2012 falling falling trend -4.5 (-5.0, -3.9) 2008 - 2012
North Dakota Yes 13.1 (10.7, 15.9) 112 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.8, -1.8) 2008 - 2012
Minnesota Yes 13.0 (12.1, 14.0) 797 2012 falling falling trend -2.5 (-2.8, -2.2) 2008 - 2012
Washington Yes 13.0 (12.2, 13.9) 969 2012 falling falling trend -2.8 (-3.3, -2.2) 2008 - 2012
Arizona Yes 12.9 (12.1, 13.8) 964 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.3, -1.7) 2008 - 2012
Colorado Yes 12.5 (11.5, 13.5) 633 2012 falling falling trend -3.9 (-5.2, -2.7) 2008 - 2012
District of Columbia Yes 12.3 (9.7, 15.4) 77 2012 falling falling trend -2.6 (-3.3, -1.9) 2008 - 2012
Connecticut Yes 11.9 (10.8, 13.0) 527 2012 falling falling trend -4.9 (-5.4, -4.3) 2008 - 2012
Utah Yes 10.6 (9.3, 12.1) 239 2012 falling falling trend -2.4 (-2.9, -1.8) 2008 - 2012
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/03/2015 0:36 am.
State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. Data presented on the State Cancer Profiles Web Site may differ from statistics reported by the State Cancer Registries (for more information).

Trend
Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.
1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.2). Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

Source: Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). The Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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