Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Colorado 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)
Colorado (State) Yes 13.4 (12.9, 13.8) 636 falling falling trend -3.9 (-5.2, -2.7)
United States No 15.5 (15.4, 15.6) 52,010 falling falling trend -2.5 (-2.8, -2.3)
Yuma County No 27.1 (16.0, 43.7) 4 ** **
Logan County No 25.3 (17.4, 35.8) 7 stable stable trend 0.9 (-2.0, 3.9)
Rio Grande County No 22.1 (12.5, 36.8) 3 ** **
Las Animas County No 21.4 (13.4, 32.9) 5 stable stable trend -0.2 (-3.5, 3.3)
Otero County No 17.5 (10.9, 27.0) 5 stable stable trend 0.6 (-2.8, 4.2)
Morgan County No 16.3 (10.7, 23.9) 5 stable stable trend -2.5 (-5.1, 0.3)
Broomfield County 8 No 16.2 (11.4, 22.3) 8 ** **
Pueblo County No 15.8 (13.4, 18.5) 31 falling falling trend -1.9 (-3.2, -0.5)
Adams County 8 No 15.7 (13.8, 17.8) 52 ** **
Denver County No 15.6 (14.1, 17.1) 85 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.1, -1.7)
Delta County No 14.7 (10.1, 21.0) 7 stable stable trend -0.1 (-2.7, 2.6)
Teller County Yes 14.4 (7.7, 24.5) 4 ** **
Montrose County Yes 14.1 (10.0, 19.5) 8 falling falling trend -2.8 (-5.0, -0.5)
El Paso County Yes 13.8 (12.4, 15.3) 74 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.5, -1.9)
Arapahoe County Yes 13.6 (12.2, 15.1) 70 falling falling trend -2.2 (-3.0, -1.4)
Mesa County Yes 12.2 (10.0, 14.8) 22 falling falling trend -3.2 (-4.8, -1.7)
Weld County 8 Yes 12.2 (10.1, 14.6) 26 ** **
Jefferson County 8 Yes 11.5 (10.3, 12.9) 67 ** **
Chaffee County Yes 11.4 (6.5, 19.5) 3 stable stable trend -2.6 (-6.2, 1.2)
Fremont County Yes 11.4 (8.0, 15.9) 8 falling falling trend -3.4 (-5.2, -1.7)
Douglas County Yes 11.2 (9.0, 13.8) 20 ** **
Larimer County Yes 11.2 (9.6, 13.1) 34 falling falling trend -2.8 (-3.9, -1.7)
Montezuma County Yes 11.1 (6.6, 17.7) 4 ** **
Boulder County 8 Yes 10.9 (9.2, 12.9) 29 ** **
La Plata County Yes 10.5 (6.7, 15.6) 5 falling falling trend -2.8 (-5.1, -0.5)
Garfield County Yes 9.9 (6.1, 15.1) 5 ** **
Alamosa County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Archuleta County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Baca County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Bent County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Cheyenne County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Clear Creek County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Conejos County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Costilla County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Crowley County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Custer County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Dolores County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Eagle County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Elbert County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Gilpin County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Grand County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Gunnison County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Hinsdale County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Huerfano County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Jackson County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Kiowa County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Kit Carson County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Lake County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Lincoln County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Mineral County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Moffat County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Ouray County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Park County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Phillips County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Pitkin County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Prowers County * * 3 or fewer * **
Rio Blanco County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Routt County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Saguache County * * 3 or fewer ** **
San Juan County * * 3 or fewer ** **
San Miguel County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Sedgwick County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Summit County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Washington County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/27/2016 4:07 pm.
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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