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Death Rate Report for Massachusetts 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 Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC)
County
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Met Healthy People Objective of 14.5? 1 Annual Death Rate
over rate period deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Average Deaths per Year
over rate period
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Rate Period Recent Trend 2 Recent Average Annual Percent Change2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Recent Trend Period2
Massachusetts (State) Yes 14.3 (13.9, 14.7) 1,107 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -4.5 (-5.0, -3.9) 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
Hampshire County No 17.1 (14.4, 20.1) 31 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-3.3, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Franklin County No 17.2 (13.7, 21.5) 17 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.8 (-4.2, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
Hampden County No 16.2 (14.7, 17.8) 92 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.8 (-3.5, -2.0) 2008 - 2012
Berkshire County No 16.1 (13.6, 19.0) 31 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.0 (-4.1, -1.9) 2008 - 2012
Suffolk County No 16.7 (15.4, 18.2) 108 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.2 (-3.7, -2.6) 2008 - 2012
Barnstable County Yes 12.3 (10.8, 14.1) 51 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.3 (-4.2, -2.4) 2008 - 2012
Bristol County No 14.7 (13.4, 16.0) 98 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.3 (-3.8, -2.8) 2008 - 2012
Worcester County Yes 14.0 (12.9, 15.1) 125 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.5 (-4.2, -2.7) 2008 - 2012
Plymouth County Yes 14.3 (12.9, 15.7) 84 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.5 (-4.2, -2.9) 2008 - 2012
Middlesex County Yes 13.7 (12.9, 14.6) 234 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -4.0 (-4.4, -3.6) 2008 - 2012
Norfolk County Yes 12.8 (11.7, 14.0) 107 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -5.9 (-7.6, -4.1) 2008 - 2012
Essex County Yes 13.9 (12.8, 15.0) 126 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -6.1 (-7.4, -4.8) 2008 - 2012
Dukes County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Nantucket County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/01/2015 10:16 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.