Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Vermont 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)
Vermont (State) No 14.7 (13.4, 16.0) 111 falling falling trend -2.8 (-3.5, -2.1)
United States No 15.5 (15.4, 15.6) 52,010 falling falling trend -2.5 (-2.8, -2.3)
Franklin County No 21.7 (16.1, 28.7) 10 falling falling trend -2.9 (-5.3, -0.5)
Rutland County No 18.2 (14.3, 23.0) 15 falling falling trend -1.9 (-3.6, -0.3)
Washington County No 16.9 (12.9, 21.9) 12 falling falling trend -2.0 (-3.4, -0.6)
Windham County No 16.4 (12.1, 22.0) 10 stable stable trend -0.8 (-2.5, 1.0)
Orleans County No 15.9 (10.5, 23.4) 6 falling falling trend -3.2 (-5.5, -0.9)
Caledonia County No 14.6 (9.8, 21.0) 6 stable stable trend -1.2 (-3.6, 1.2)
Orange County Yes 14.3 (9.1, 21.5) 5 stable stable trend -2.1 (-4.8, 0.8)
Chittenden County Yes 12.4 (10.1, 15.2) 20 falling falling trend -3.3 (-4.7, -1.8)
Bennington County Yes 11.2 (7.7, 16.1) 7 falling falling trend -4.0 (-6.4, -1.6)
Windsor County Yes 11.0 (8.0, 14.9) 9 falling falling trend -4.0 (-5.9, -2.1)
Addison County Yes 9.7 (5.9, 15.3) 4 falling falling trend -4.1 (-7.0, -1.1)
Essex County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Grand Isle County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Lamoille County * * 3 or fewer * **
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/29/2016 1:58 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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