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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer: Colorectal
Historical Trends (25 Years):
  • Mortality
  • Incidence
    5-Year Rate Changes:
  • Mortality
  • Incidence
    Death Rates Table
    Death Rates Interactive Maps
    Incidence Rates Table
    Incidence Rates Interactive Maps
    Cancer Knowledge Report
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    Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer: Colorectal  
    Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
    US States versus US

    Colon & Rectum
    All Races, Both Sexes

      Above US Rate Similar to US Rate Below US Rate  
    Rising
    Trend
    Priority 1: rising and above

    [none]
     
    Priority 2: rising and similar

    [none]
     
    Priority 3: rising and below

    [none]
     
     
    Stable
    Trend
    Priority 4: stable and above

    Mississippi 
    Priority 6: stable and similar

    Rhode Island 
    Priority 7: stable and below

    [none]
     
     
    Falling
    Trend
    Priority 5: falling and above

    Arkansas
    Iowa
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Nevada
    Ohio
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    West Virginia 
    Priority 8: falling and similar

    Alabama
    Alaska
    California
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Florida
    Georgia
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Kansas
    Maine
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Michigan
    Minnesota
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska
    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    South Dakota
    Texas
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Wisconsin
    Wyoming 
    Priority 9: falling and below

    Arizona
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Utah
    Washington 
     
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    Trend2
         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.
    Rate Comparison
         Above     when 95% confident the rate is above and Rate Ratio3 > 1.10
         Similar     when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.
         Below     when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio3 < 0.90


    1 Priority indices were created by ordering from rates that are rising and above the comparison rate to rates that are falling and below the comparison rate.
    2 Recent trend in death rates is Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) 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.
    3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate.

    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 1969-2011 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

    Note: When the population size for a denominator is small, the rates may be unstable. A rate is unstable when a small change in the numerator (e.g., only one or two additional cases) has a dramatic effect on the calculated rate. Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.

    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).
     
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    Historical Trends (25 Years): Mortality
     
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    Historical Trends (25 Years): Incidence
     
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    5-Year Rate Changes: Mortality
     
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    Death Rates Table
     
    Death Rate Report by State, death years through 2010

    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
    State
    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
    Change
    2
    in Death Rates
    (95% Confidence Interval)
    Recent Trend Period2
    United States No 15.5 (15.4, 15.6) 52,045 2010 falling  -2.5 (-2.9, -2.1) 2006 - 2010
    Mississippi No 20.3 (18.7, 22.0) 632 2010 stable  -0.3 (-0.7, 0.1) 2006 - 2010
    Arkansas No 19.1 (17.6, 20.7) 632 2010 falling  -1.1 (-1.5, -0.7) 2006 - 2010
    District of Columbia No 19.1 (15.7, 23.0) 114 2010 falling  -2.3 (-3.0, -1.7) 2006 - 2010
    Louisiana No 17.9 (16.7, 19.2) 848 2010 falling  -3.2 (-4.1, -2.2) 2006 - 2010
    Iowa No 17.5 (16.2, 18.9) 662 2010 falling  -2.2 (-2.5, -1.9) 2006 - 2010
    Kentucky No 17.5 (16.3, 18.7) 828 2010 falling  -1.8 (-2.2, -1.5) 2006 - 2010
    North Dakota No 17.4 (14.6, 20.5) 143 2010 falling  -2.2 (-2.8, -1.6) 2006 - 2010
    West Virginia No 17.4 (15.7, 19.2) 410 2010 falling  -1.5 (-1.9, -1.0) 2006 - 2010
    Tennessee No 17.3 (16.4, 18.4) 1,207 2010 falling  -1.5 (-1.8, -1.2) 2006 - 2010
    Nevada No 17.2 (15.6, 18.9) 441 2010 falling  -1.6 (-2.3, -1.0) 2006 - 2010
    Ohio No 17.2 (16.5, 18.0) 2,311 2010 falling  -2.9 (-3.3, -2.5) 2006 - 2010
    South Carolina No 17.2 (16.1, 18.4) 891 2010 falling  -1.8 (-2.3, -1.4) 2006 - 2010
    Nebraska No 17.1 (15.3, 19.0) 358 2010 falling  -1.6 (-2.1, -1.2) 2006 - 2010
    Pennsylvania No 17.0 (16.3, 17.6) 2,772 2010 falling  -2.5 (-3.2, -1.8) 2006 - 2010
    Missouri No 16.9 (15.9, 17.9) 1,151 2010 falling  -2.0 (-2.2, -1.7) 2006 - 2010
    Alabama No 16.8 (15.7, 18.0) 894 2010 falling  -0.7 (-1.1, -0.4) 2006 - 2010
    Illinois No 16.8 (16.1, 17.5) 2,298 2010 falling  -3.2 (-4.0, -2.3) 2006 - 2010
    Vermont No 16.7 (13.8, 19.9) 127 2010 falling  -2.6 (-3.4, -1.7) 2006 - 2010
    Alaska No 16.4 (12.8, 20.6) 84 2010 falling  -2.7 (-3.7, -1.6) 2006 - 2010
    Maine No 16.4 (14.5, 18.4) 290 2010 falling  -3.0 (-3.4, -2.6) 2006 - 2010
    South Dakota No 16.4 (14.0, 19.2) 166 2010 falling  -2.2 (-2.8, -1.6) 2006 - 2010
    Oklahoma No 16.3 (15.1, 17.6) 666 2010 falling  -1.1 (-1.4, -0.8) 2006 - 2010
    Georgia No 16.2 (15.4, 17.1) 1,452 2010 falling  -2.6 (-3.3, -2.0) 2006 - 2010
    Wyoming No 16.1 (13.0, 19.7) 100 2010 falling  -3.2 (-4.7, -1.8) 2006 - 2010
    New Jersey No 16.0 (15.2, 16.8) 1,618 2010 falling  -2.9 (-3.2, -2.7) 2006 - 2010
    Rhode Island No 16.0 (13.9, 18.5) 207 2010 stable  0.6 (-4.3, 5.7) 2006 - 2010
    Indiana No 15.8 (14.8, 16.7) 1,118 2010 falling  -3.5 (-4.0, -2.9) 2006 - 2010
    Kansas No 15.6 (14.2, 17.1) 495 2010 falling  -1.8 (-2.2, -1.5) 2006 - 2010
    Michigan No 15.6 (14.9, 16.4) 1,767 2010 falling  -2.4 (-2.5, -2.3) 2006 - 2010
    Texas No 15.6 (15.1, 16.1) 3,481 2010 falling  -2.3 (-2.6, -2.1) 2006 - 2010
    Virginia No 15.2 (14.4, 16.1) 1,237 2010 falling  -3.3 (-4.0, -2.5) 2006 - 2010
    New York No 15.0 (14.5, 15.6) 3,316 2010 falling  -3.7 (-4.2, -3.2) 2006 - 2010
    Maryland No 14.8 (13.8, 15.8) 900 2010 falling  -3.9 (-4.3, -3.4) 2006 - 2010
    Massachusetts No 14.8 (13.9, 15.7) 1,144 2010 falling  -4.2 (-4.9, -3.6) 2006 - 2010
    Delaware No 14.6 (12.4, 17.2) 151 2010 falling  -2.9 (-3.6, -2.3) 2006 - 2010
    North Carolina No 14.6 (13.9, 15.4) 1,477 2010 falling  -2.6 (-2.9, -2.2) 2006 - 2010
    Oregon No 14.6 (13.5, 15.8) 645 2010 falling  -1.8 (-2.1, -1.5) 2006 - 2010
    Wisconsin Yes 14.4 (13.5, 15.3) 939 2010 falling  -3.8 (-4.4, -3.1) 2006 - 2010
    California Yes 14.2 (13.8, 14.6) 5,165 2010 falling  -2.1 (-2.2, -2.0) 2006 - 2010
    New Hampshire Yes 14.2 (12.3, 16.3) 212 2010 falling  -4.5 (-5.9, -3.2) 2006 - 2010
    Florida Yes 14.1 (13.7, 14.6) 3,592 2010 falling  -2.3 (-2.4, -2.1) 2006 - 2010
    New Mexico Yes 14.1 (12.5, 15.7) 313 2010 falling  -1.2 (-1.6, -0.8) 2006 - 2010
    Minnesota Yes 14.0 (13.0, 15.0) 827 2010 falling  -2.5 (-2.9, -2.1) 2006 - 2010
    Arizona Yes 13.9 (13.1, 14.9) 969 2010 falling  -1.9 (-2.3, -1.6) 2006 - 2010
    Montana Yes 13.9 (11.8, 16.2) 167 2010 falling  -2.2 (-2.9, -1.5) 2006 - 2010
    Washington Yes 13.8 (12.9, 14.7) 962 2010 falling  -3.0 (-3.7, -2.2) 2006 - 2010
    Colorado Yes 13.4 (12.4, 14.5) 640 2010 falling  -4.2 (-6.4, -2.0) 2006 - 2010
    Idaho Yes 13.3 (11.5, 15.2) 212 2010 falling  -2.1 (-2.6, -1.6) 2006 - 2010
    Hawaii Yes 12.9 (11.2, 14.8) 210 2010 falling  -1.9 (-2.6, -1.3) 2006 - 2010
    Connecticut Yes 12.7 (11.6, 13.8) 553 2010 falling  -5.0 (-5.8, -4.2) 2006 - 2010
    Utah Yes 12.0 (10.5, 13.6) 251 2010 falling  -2.3 (-2.9, -1.6) 2006 - 2010
    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/26/2014 3:06 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.

    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 1969-2011 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
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    United States map showing age-adjusted death rates by state.
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    Incidence Rates Table
     
    Incidence Rate Report by State

    All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Colon & Rectum, All Ages
    Sorted by Rate
    State
    Annual Incidence Rate†
    over rate period
    (95% Confidence Interval)

    Average Annual Count
    Rate Period
    US (SEER+NPCR) 39.7 (39.5, 39.9) 132,957 § 2010
    Mississippi 51.3 (48.8, 53.9) 1,619 2010
    Louisiana 50.4 (48.3, 52.5) 2,403 2010
    Kentucky 50.3 (48.3, 52.4) 2,419 2010
    South Dakota 48.6 (44.1, 53.3) 458 2010
    Alaska 48.2 (42.1, 54.8) 277 2010
    Iowa 46.2 (44.0, 48.5) 1,689 2010
    Illinois 46.0 (44.9, 47.2) 6,255 2010
    Hawaii 45.8 (42.5, 49.3) 733 2010
    North Dakota 45.3 (40.6, 50.3) 353 2010
    District of Columbia 44.6 (39.3, 50.5) 264 2010
    Nebraska 44.3 (41.5, 47.4) 905 2010
    West Virginia 44.2 (41.5, 47.0) 1,036 2010
    Pennsylvania 43.6 (42.5, 44.7) 6,866 2010
    Alabama 43.4 (41.6, 45.2) 2,333 2010
    Wyoming 43.1 (37.9, 48.8) 260 2010
    New York 42.9 (42.0, 43.8) 9,311 2010
    Montana 42.9 (39.2, 46.8) 519 2010
    Missouri 42.8 (41.2, 44.4) 2,897 2010
    Indiana 42.6 (41.0, 44.1) 2,958 2010
    Tennessee 42.4 (40.9, 44.0) 2,980 2010
    Kansas 42.4 (40.1, 44.7) 1,318 2010
    New Jersey 42.0 (40.8, 43.4) 4,177 2010
    Oklahoma 41.6 (39.6, 43.7) 1,702 2010
    Delaware 41.5 (37.6, 45.6) 434 2010
    Connecticut 40.8 (38.8, 42.8) 1,724 2010
    Georgia 40.4 (39.1, 41.7) 3,748 2010
    Rhode Island 40.1 (36.6, 43.9) 498 2010
    Michigan 39.8 # (38.7, 41.0) 4,494 2010
    Maine 39.4 (36.4, 42.6) 666 2010
    California 39.3 (38.7, 40.0) 14,456 2010
    South Carolina 39.0 (37.3, 40.8) 2,024 2010
    Texas 39.0 (38.2, 39.8) 8,959 2010
    Nevada 38.9 (36.6, 41.4) 1,059 2010
    North Carolina 38.4 (37.2, 39.6) 3,949 2010
    Maryland 37.3 (35.8, 38.9) 2,282 2010
    Wisconsin 37.0 (35.5, 38.5) 2,387 2010
    Massachusetts 36.9 (35.5, 38.3) 2,785 2010
    Oregon 36.8 (35.0, 38.7) 1,612 2010
    Florida 36.4 (35.6, 37.1) 8,995 2010
    Vermont 35.8 (31.7, 40.4) 278 2010
    New Mexico 35.3 (32.9, 37.9) 802 2010
    Colorado 34.7 (33.0, 36.4) 1,683 2010
    Idaho 34.2 (31.4, 37.3) 551 2010
    Arizona 33.5 (32.1, 34.9) 2,332 2010
    New Hampshire 33.4 (30.5, 36.5) 511 2010
    Utah 31.5 (29.2, 34.0) 691 2010
    Arkansas
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    ¶¶
    2010
    Minnesota
    ¶¶
    ¶¶
    2010
    Ohio
    ¶¶
    ¶¶
    2010
    Virginia
    ¶¶
    ¶¶
    2010
    Washington
    ¶¶
    ¶¶
    2010
    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/26/2014 3:06 am.
    State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
    † Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2011 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.
    § The total count for the US (SEER+NPCR) may differ from the summation of the individual states reported in this table. The total uses data from the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission for the following states: California, Kentucky, Louisiana, and New Jersey but data for those states when shown individually are sourced from the SEER November 2012 submission.
    # Data do not include cases diagnosed in other states for those states in which the data exchange agreement specifically prohibits the release of data to third parties.
    ¶¶ Data not available for Arkansas, Minnesota, Ohio, Virginia, or Washington.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission and SEER November 2012 submission.
    2 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission as published in United States Cancer Statistics 2013.
    3 Source: SEER November 2012 submission. State Cancer Registry also receives funding from CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries.
    4 State rates include rates from areas funded by SEER.
    7 Source: SEER November 2012 submission.

    Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer incidence statistics. When the population size for a denominator is small, the rates may be unstable. A rate is unstable when a small change in the numerator (e.g., only one or two additional cases) has a dramatic effect on the calculated rate.

    Data not available for this combination of geography, cancer site, age, and race/ethnicity.
    Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.
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