Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for South Carolina by County, 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
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
South Carolina (State) No 16.2 (15.7, 16.7) 825 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.3, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
United States No 15.5 (15.4, 15.6) 52,010 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.5 (-2.8, -2.3) 2008 - 2012
Lee County No 35.3 (25.2, 48.3) 8 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 1.2 (-1.0, 3.5) 2008 - 2012
Hampton County No 24.5 (16.1, 35.9) 5 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Marlboro County No 24.2 (16.8, 33.7) 7 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.5 (-2.7, 1.6) 2008 - 2012
Chesterfield County No 22.0 (16.6, 28.7) 12 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.3 (-2.6, 2.0) 2008 - 2012
Union County No 22.0 (15.7, 30.1) 8 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.7 (-2.9, 1.5) 2008 - 2012
Kershaw County No 22.0 (17.3, 27.7) 16 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.1 (-2.0, 1.9) 2008 - 2012
Williamsburg County No 21.7 (15.8, 29.2) 9 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.7 (-1.0, 2.4) 2008 - 2012
Cherokee County No 21.6 (16.6, 27.7) 13 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.9 (-2.5, 0.7) 2008 - 2012
Darlington County No 21.4 (16.9, 26.7) 16 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.2 (-2.1, 1.7) 2008 - 2012
Clarendon County No 21.4 (15.6, 28.8) 9 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.1 (-1.9, 2.2) 2008 - 2012
Jasper County No 20.8 (13.4, 30.7) 5 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Chester County No 20.6 (14.6, 28.3) 8 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -2.0 (-4.4, 0.6) 2008 - 2012
Laurens County No 20.5 (16.3, 25.6) 17 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.5 (-2.4, 1.5) 2008 - 2012
Florence County No 20.1 (17.0, 23.6) 31 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.6, 0.6) 2008 - 2012
Orangeburg County No 19.9 (16.2, 24.1) 22 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.1 (-2.3, 0.1) 2008 - 2012
Edgefield County No 19.6 (12.9, 28.8) 6 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.9 (-4.8, 1.1) 2008 - 2012
Newberry County No 19.5 (14.2, 26.3) 9 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.1 (-4.1, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Dillon County No 19.1 (13.0, 27.2) 6 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.4 (-2.1, 3.0) 2008 - 2012
Colleton County No 18.4 (13.3, 24.9) 9 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.1 (-4.1, -0.0) 2008 - 2012
Greenwood County No 18.3 (14.4, 23.0) 15 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.5 (-2.3, 1.3) 2008 - 2012
Lancaster County No 17.1 (13.4, 21.5) 15 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.4 (-3.1, 0.3) 2008 - 2012
Abbeville County No 16.8 (10.8, 25.1) 5 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -2.9 (-5.8, 0.2) 2008 - 2012
Horry County No 16.7 (14.8, 18.9) 57 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.8, 0.4) 2008 - 2012
Greenville County No 16.6 (15.0, 18.3) 79 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.7, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Bamberg County No 16.6 (9.8, 26.9) 4 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
York County No 16.4 (14.0, 19.0) 36 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.4 (-2.7, 0.0) 2008 - 2012
Marion County No 16.3 (11.1, 23.2) 7 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.0 (-5.7, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
Georgetown County No 16.2 (12.5, 20.8) 14 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.7 (-4.5, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Barnwell County No 15.9 (9.8, 24.7) 4 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Dorchester County No 15.9 (12.7, 19.6) 19 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.2 (-4.6, -1.8) 2008 - 2012
Saluda County No 15.9 (9.3, 25.5) 4 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.5 (-4.8, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
Anderson County No 15.8 (13.5, 18.3) 36 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -6.5 (-9.1, -3.7) 2008 - 2012
Sumter County No 15.7 (12.6, 19.4) 18 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.4 (-4.9, -2.0) 2008 - 2012
Spartanburg County No 15.5 (13.5, 17.6) 47 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.2, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Richland County No 14.6 (12.7, 16.5) 49 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.8 (-3.8, -1.9) 2008 - 2012
Pickens County Yes 13.7 (10.9, 16.9) 17 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.5 (-4.1, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Charleston County Yes 13.6 (11.9, 15.4) 51 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -5.4 (-7.0, -3.8) 2008 - 2012
Beaufort County Yes 13.1 (11.0, 15.5) 29 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.5, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Lexington County Yes 12.9 (11.1, 15.0) 35 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -5.0 (-7.5, -2.5) 2008 - 2012
Aiken County Yes 12.9 (10.7, 15.4) 25 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.5 (-4.7, -2.3) 2008 - 2012
Oconee County Yes 12.6 (9.6, 16.3) 13 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.6 (-4.3, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Berkeley County Yes 12.3 (9.8, 15.1) 19 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.4 (-4.9, -1.9) 2008 - 2012
Fairfield County Yes 12.3 (7.0, 20.3) 3 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -2.1 (-5.7, 1.6) 2008 - 2012
Allendale County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Calhoun County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
McCormick County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/04/2015 7:08 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.

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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