Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Colorado by County, Death Years Through 2011 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
County
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
Colorado (State) Yes 13.7 (13.2, 14.2) 630 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -4.1 (-5.2, -2.9) 2007 - 2011
United States No 15.9 (15.9, 16.0) 52,350 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.5 (-2.8, -2.2) 2007 - 2011
Prowers County No 22.7 (12.9, 37.2) 3 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.8 (-3.7, 2.2) 2007 - 2011
Alamosa County No 21.1 (11.9, 34.7) 3 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Logan County No 20.4 (13.4, 30.1) 5 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-3.7, 2.3) 2007 - 2011
Las Animas County No 20.1 (12.5, 31.3) 4 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.2 (-3.8, 3.6) 2007 - 2011
Teller County No 18.4 (10.3, 30.1) 4 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Broomfield County 8 No 17.2 (12.1, 23.6) 8 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Otero County No 17.1 (10.5, 26.5) 4 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 1.2 (-2.5, 4.9) 2007 - 2011
Pueblo County No 16.3 (13.8, 19.1) 32 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.7 (-3.1, -0.2) 2007 - 2011
Adams County 8 No 15.8 (13.8, 17.9) 50 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Denver County No 15.5 (14.0, 17.1) 83 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.1, -1.6) 2007 - 2011
El Paso County No 15.0 (13.5, 16.6) 77 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.6 (-3.5, -1.8) 2007 - 2011
Arapahoe County Yes 13.8 (12.4, 15.4) 69 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.9, -1.2) 2007 - 2011
Morgan County Yes 13.7 (8.6, 20.7) 5 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.9 (-6.7, -1.1) 2007 - 2011
Montrose County Yes 13.7 (9.6, 19.0) 8 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.9 (-5.4, -0.4) 2007 - 2011
Jefferson County 8 Yes 12.4 (11.1, 13.8) 70 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Larimer County Yes 12.3 (10.5, 14.2) 36 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.9, -1.5) 2007 - 2011
Boulder County 8 Yes 12.1 (10.2, 14.2) 30 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Fremont County Yes 11.9 (8.5, 16.6) 8 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.3 (-5.2, -1.4) 2007 - 2011
Mesa County Yes 11.9 (9.7, 14.5) 21 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.3 (-5.0, -1.5) 2007 - 2011
Delta County Yes 11.9 (7.9, 17.5) 6 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.6 (-3.4, 2.4) 2007 - 2011
Weld County 8 Yes 11.9 (9.8, 14.3) 24 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Montezuma County Yes 10.7 (6.3, 17.3) 4 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Douglas County Yes 10.7 (8.4, 13.3) 18 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
La Plata County Yes 10.3 (6.7, 15.2) 5 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.1 (-5.5, -0.5) 2007 - 2011
Garfield County Yes 9.5 (5.8, 14.6) 4 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Archuleta County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Baca County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Bent County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Chaffee County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 * ** *
Cheyenne County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Clear Creek County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Conejos County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Costilla County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Crowley County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Custer County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Dolores County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Eagle County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Elbert County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Gilpin County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Grand County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Gunnison County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Hinsdale County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Huerfano County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Jackson County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Kiowa County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Kit Carson County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Lake County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Lincoln County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Mineral County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Moffat County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Ouray County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Park County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Phillips County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Pitkin County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Rio Blanco County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Rio Grande County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Routt County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Saguache County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
San Juan County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
San Miguel County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Sedgwick County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Summit County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Washington County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Yuma County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/02/2014 10:29 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. 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 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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