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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for West Virginia 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

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 14.5 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.2)

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

West Virginia (State)

United States

Lincoln County

Barbour County

Logan County

Hampshire County

Randolph County

Mercer County

Wyoming County

McDowell County

Lewis County

Monroe County

Ritchie County

Wetzel County

Mingo County

Braxton County

Fayette County

Berkeley County

Preston County

Mason County

Raleigh County

Jefferson County

Nicholas County

Hancock County

Mineral County

Kanawha County

Cabell County

Morgan County

Ohio County

Marion County

Upshur County

Harrison County

Marshall County

Boone County

Taylor County

Greenbrier County

Jackson County

Monongalia County

Wood County

Brooke County

Wayne County

Putnam County

Calhoun County

Clay County

Doddridge County

Gilmer County

Grant County

Hardy County

Pendleton County

Pleasants County

Pocahontas County

Roane County

Summers County

Tucker County

Tyler County

Webster County

Wirt County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/05/2016 10:16 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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