Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Arkansas by County

Colon & Rectum, 2008 - 2012

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-5
Reduce the colorectal cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate
County
Met Healthy People Objective of 14.5? 1 Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Deaths per Year
Recent Trend 2 Recent 5-Year Trend2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
Arkansas (State) No 18.5 (17.9, 19.2) 616 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.8)
United States No 15.5 (15.4, 15.6) 52,010 falling falling trend -2.5 (-2.8, -2.3)
Lee County No 37.1 (23.6, 55.9) 5 rising rising trend 3.0 (0.1, 5.9)
Mississippi County No 35.4 (28.1, 44.1) 16 stable stable trend 1.3 (-0.5, 3.2)
Dallas County No 35.4 (21.3, 56.4) 4 ** **
Phillips County No 34.3 (24.6, 46.7) 8 stable stable trend -0.7 (-2.3, 0.9)
Jackson County No 30.0 (20.7, 42.4) 7 stable stable trend 1.7 (-1.3, 4.8)
Clay County No 28.8 (19.6, 41.3) 7 stable stable trend -0.5 (-2.7, 1.9)
Searcy County No 28.8 (17.1, 47.1) 4 ** **
Crittenden County No 28.7 (22.1, 36.5) 14 stable stable trend 0.7 (-1.7, 3.1)
Ashley County No 28.5 (20.1, 39.4) 8 ** **
Arkansas County No 27.3 (18.8, 38.6) 7 stable stable trend -1.2 (-3.5, 1.1)
Howard County No 26.4 (16.3, 40.7) 4 ** **
Yell County No 25.6 (17.7, 36.1) 7 stable stable trend 0.6 (-1.9, 3.2)
Logan County No 25.3 (17.5, 35.5) 7 stable stable trend -0.4 (-2.7, 2.1)
Scott County No 23.8 (13.5, 39.5) 3 ** **
Randolph County No 23.6 (16.1, 34.0) 6 stable stable trend -0.6 (-3.6, 2.4)
Johnson County No 23.1 (15.9, 32.5) 7 stable stable trend 0.6 (-1.8, 3.0)
Stone County No 22.8 (14.5, 35.3) 5 stable stable trend 0.5 (-3.1, 4.2)
Cross County No 22.8 (14.6, 34.2) 5 stable stable trend 0.2 (-2.9, 3.4)
Greene County No 22.8 (17.0, 29.9) 11 stable stable trend -0.5 (-2.2, 1.4)
St. Francis County No 22.6 (15.4, 32.0) 7 stable stable trend -0.1 (-2.7, 2.7)
Fulton County No 22.5 (13.9, 35.5) 4 ** **
Desha County No 22.4 (13.6, 35.5) 4 stable stable trend -1.5 (-4.6, 1.7)
Columbia County No 21.5 (14.6, 30.8) 6 stable stable trend -0.9 (-3.6, 1.7)
White County No 21.0 (16.8, 26.0) 17 stable stable trend -0.3 (-2.1, 1.4)
Izard County No 20.9 (13.1, 32.7) 5 stable stable trend -0.0 (-3.2, 3.2)
Chicot County No 20.9 (12.3, 34.1) 4 stable stable trend -0.6 (-3.3, 2.3)
Miller County No 20.2 (14.8, 26.9) 10 stable stable trend -0.4 (-2.0, 1.2)
Hempstead County No 20.1 (13.2, 29.5) 5 stable stable trend -0.3 (-3.1, 2.5)
Sebastian County No 20.0 (16.8, 23.8) 27 stable stable trend -0.7 (-2.0, 0.7)
Little River County No 19.9 (11.2, 33.1) 3 stable stable trend -0.6 (-4.4, 3.4)
Craighead County No 19.9 (16.1, 24.5) 19 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.5, 1.1)
Crawford County No 19.9 (15.3, 25.4) 13 stable stable trend -1.7 (-3.9, 0.6)
Lawrence County No 19.5 (12.3, 29.8) 5 stable stable trend 0.9 (-2.9, 4.9)
Boone County No 19.5 (14.4, 26.0) 10 falling falling trend -2.4 (-4.4, -0.3)
Drew County No 19.5 (11.9, 30.3) 4 stable stable trend -0.5 (-3.7, 2.7)
Sevier County No 19.3 (11.0, 31.4) 3 stable stable trend -1.0 (-3.3, 1.4)
Ouachita County No 19.1 (13.0, 27.2) 7 stable stable trend -0.8 (-3.4, 1.8)
Jefferson County No 18.6 (14.7, 23.2) 16 falling falling trend -1.9 (-3.5, -0.3)
Pope County No 18.0 (13.7, 23.4) 12 stable stable trend 0.3 (-2.4, 3.1)
Conway County No 17.9 (11.5, 26.8) 5 stable stable trend -0.6 (-2.9, 1.7)
Polk County No 17.8 (11.8, 26.3) 6 stable stable trend -2.0 (-5.0, 1.2)
Cleburne County No 17.5 (11.9, 25.1) 7 stable stable trend 0.7 (-1.6, 3.1)
Pulaski County No 16.7 (14.9, 18.6) 67 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.9, -1.1)
Lonoke County No 16.2 (12.0, 21.4) 10 stable stable trend -1.1 (-4.3, 2.1)
Union County No 16.2 (11.6, 22.0) 8 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.9, -0.6)
Van Buren County No 16.0 (9.1, 26.5) 4 stable stable trend -2.4 (-6.0, 1.3)
Marion County No 16.0 (9.3, 26.4) 4 stable stable trend -1.5 (-4.3, 1.3)
Garland County No 15.5 (12.7, 18.9) 22 falling falling trend -1.9 (-3.3, -0.6)
Faulkner County No 15.4 (12.0, 19.4) 15 stable stable trend -1.3 (-3.5, 1.0)
Baxter County No 15.3 (11.8, 20.0) 13 stable stable trend -1.6 (-3.4, 0.3)
Hot Spring County No 15.1 (10.2, 21.7) 6 falling falling trend -2.2 (-4.1, -0.1)
Carroll County No 15.0 (10.0, 22.1) 6 falling falling trend -2.7 (-4.9, -0.5)
Poinsett County No 15.0 (9.4, 23.0) 4 falling falling trend -3.2 (-5.7, -0.7)
Washington County No 14.6 (12.1, 17.4) 25 stable stable trend -1.4 (-2.9, 0.1)
Clark County Yes 14.5 (8.8, 22.7) 4 stable stable trend -2.0 (-4.8, 0.9)
Benton County Yes 14.5 (12.4, 17.0) 32 falling falling trend -2.0 (-3.2, -0.7)
Sharp County Yes 14.5 (8.1, 24.4) 4 stable stable trend -1.3 (-4.7, 2.1)
Saline County Yes 14.0 (11.2, 17.4) 17 stable stable trend -1.0 (-2.4, 0.4)
Independence County Yes 13.2 (8.9, 19.1) 6 stable stable trend -2.1 (-4.7, 0.5)
Bradley County * * 3 or fewer * -2.1 (-4.7, 0.5)
Calhoun County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Cleveland County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Franklin County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Grant County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Lafayette County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Lincoln County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Madison County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Monroe County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Montgomery County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Nevada County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Newton County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Perry County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Pike County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Prairie County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Woodruff County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/02/2016 5:34 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.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
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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