Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for West Virginia 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
West Virginia (State) No 19.1 (18.3, 19.9) 446 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.9, -1.1) 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
Lincoln County No 29.6 (20.4, 41.7) 7 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.3 (-3.0, 3.8) 2007 - 2011
Logan County No 26.1 (19.8, 34.0) 12 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-3.5, 2.2) 2007 - 2011
Mingo County No 25.6 (18.0, 35.5) 8 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-3.0, 2.1) 2007 - 2011
Hampshire County No 23.8 (16.5, 33.4) 7 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.2 (-3.5, 3.1) 2007 - 2011
Barbour County No 23.2 (15.0, 34.8) 5 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.2 (-3.4, 1.0) 2007 - 2011
McDowell County No 23.0 (15.8, 32.7) 7 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.2 (-3.6, 1.3) 2007 - 2011
Wyoming County No 23.0 (15.8, 32.6) 7 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 2.1 (-1.4, 5.8) 2007 - 2011
Lewis County No 22.8 (15.0, 33.8) 5 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -2.5 (-5.7, 0.9) 2007 - 2011
Randolph County No 22.2 (15.9, 30.4) 8 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 1.1 (-1.6, 3.9) 2007 - 2011
Cabell County No 21.6 (18.0, 25.7) 26 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.8 (-1.9, 0.4) 2007 - 2011
Upshur County No 21.5 (14.8, 30.5) 7 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-3.0, 1.7) 2007 - 2011
Wetzel County No 21.5 (13.3, 33.1) 5 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.6 (-4.3, 1.2) 2007 - 2011
Raleigh County No 21.0 (17.2, 25.6) 21 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.4 (-1.3, 2.0) 2007 - 2011
Mercer County No 21.0 (16.8, 25.9) 18 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.3 (-0.9, 1.5) 2007 - 2011
Monroe County No 21.0 (12.9, 33.1) 4 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.3 (-4.9, 2.5) 2007 - 2011
Hancock County No 20.8 (15.3, 28.0) 10 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.2 (-4.1, -0.2) 2007 - 2011
Jefferson County No 20.6 (15.4, 27.1) 11 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.1 (-2.7, 2.6) 2007 - 2011
Fayette County No 20.3 (15.6, 26.1) 13 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.8 (-3.7, 0.1) 2007 - 2011
Berkeley County No 20.3 (16.4, 24.9) 20 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.2 (-4.7, -1.6) 2007 - 2011
Morgan County No 19.7 (12.6, 30.0) 5 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -2.5 (-5.6, 0.7) 2007 - 2011
Nicholas County No 19.5 (13.3, 27.8) 7 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.0 (-3.4, 3.5) 2007 - 2011
Preston County No 19.1 (13.5, 26.5) 8 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-2.8, 1.5) 2007 - 2011
Harrison County No 19.0 (15.1, 23.6) 17 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.7 (-3.3, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Ohio County No 18.7 (14.4, 24.2) 13 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.0 (-4.7, -1.4) 2007 - 2011
Mineral County No 18.6 (12.8, 26.4) 7 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -3.2 (-4.7, -1.7) 2007 - 2011
Taylor County No 18.6 (11.1, 29.6) 4 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Braxton County No 18.3 (10.6, 30.1) 3 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -3.4 (-7.0, 0.3) 2007 - 2011
Boone County No 18.3 (12.0, 27.0) 5 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.3 (-3.0, 3.7) 2007 - 2011
Kanawha County No 18.3 (16.0, 20.8) 48 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.8 (-3.1, -0.5) 2007 - 2011
Marion County No 17.9 (13.8, 23.0) 13 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.0 (-3.1, -0.8) 2007 - 2011
Mason County No 17.9 (12.0, 25.9) 6 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -2.1 (-4.3, 0.2) 2007 - 2011
Roane County No 17.4 (9.9, 28.7) 3 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Monongalia County No 17.3 (13.3, 22.0) 14 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.7 (-3.6, 0.3) 2007 - 2011
Greenbrier County No 16.7 (12.1, 22.8) 9 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -17.2 (-35.6, 6.5) 2007 - 2011
Brooke County No 16.7 (11.2, 24.4) 6 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -3.0 (-6.4, 0.5) 2007 - 2011
Marshall County No 15.7 (11.0, 22.0) 7 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.6 (-4.5, -0.7) 2007 - 2011
Wood County No 15.4 (12.4, 19.1) 18 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.0 (-3.2, -0.8) 2007 - 2011
Wayne County No 15.3 (10.9, 20.9) 8 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -2.0 (-4.4, 0.4) 2007 - 2011
Summers County No 14.9 (8.5, 25.2) 3 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Jackson County Yes 14.2 (9.2, 21.2) 5 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -2.4 (-4.9, 0.1) 2007 - 2011
Putnam County Yes 11.6 (8.1, 16.3) 7 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -4.0 (-6.2, -1.8) 2007 - 2011
Calhoun County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Clay County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Doddridge County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Gilmer County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Grant County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Hardy County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Pendleton County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Pleasants County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Pocahontas County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Ritchie County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 * ** *
Tucker County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Tyler County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Webster County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Wirt County * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/02/2014 12:31 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. 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 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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