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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Colorado by County

All Cancer Sites, 2008 - 2012

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


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 160.6 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.2)

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

Colorado (State)

United States

Kiowa County

Baca County

Prowers County

Yuma County

Moffat County

Kit Carson County

Morgan County

Bent County

Elbert County

Adams County8

Denver County

Huerfano County

Delta County

Pueblo County

Las Animas County

Fremont County

Broomfield County8

Logan County

Montrose County

Clear Creek County

Rio Blanco County

Alamosa County

Teller County

Mesa County

Custer County

Lincoln County

Weld County8

Montezuma County

Otero County

Park County

El Paso County

Phillips County

Jefferson County8

Arapahoe County

Saguache County

Lake County

Washington County

Rio Grande County

Chaffee County

Conejos County

Douglas County

Larimer County

Cheyenne County

Garfield County

Gilpin County

Boulder County8

La Plata County

Crowley County

Sedgwick County

Dolores County

Routt County

Grand County

Archuleta County

San Miguel County

Costilla County

Gunnison County

Ouray County

Eagle County

Summit County

Pitkin County

Hinsdale County

Jackson County

Mineral County

San Juan County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/26/2016 2:30 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.
3 Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.
8 The county boundaries for Adams, Boulder, Jefferson and Weld changed in 2002 when Broomfield was incorporated into a county (officially November 15, 2001) from portions of Adams, Boulder, Jefferson and Weld. Data prior to 2002 is used in the calculation of trends for these counties using the old county boundaries. Since the mortality recent trends are calculated using more years of data than are available for Broomfield, a recent trend is not available.

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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