Death Rate/Trend Comparison by State/County, death years through 2010 Colorado versus United States
All Races, Both Sexes


Above US Rate 
Similar to US Rate 
Below US Rate 

Rising Trend 
Priority 1: rising and above
Melanoma of the Skin (Males) 
Priority 2: rising and similar
Esophagus (Males) Liver & Bile Duct (Females) 
Priority 3: rising and below
Liver & Bile Duct (Males) 

Stable Trend 
Priority 4: stable and above
Melanoma of the Skin (Females) Ovary (Females) 
Priority 6: stable and similar
Bladder (Females) Brain & ONS (Males) Esophagus (Females) Kidney & Renal Pelvis (Females) Kidney & Renal Pelvis (Males) Oral Cavity & Pharynx (Females) Pancreas (Females) Pancreas (Males) Uterus (Females) 
Priority 7: stable and below
Bladder (Males) 

Falling Trend 
Priority 5: falling and above
[none] 
Priority 8: falling and similar
Brain & ONS (Females) Breast (Females) Cervix (Females) Colon & Rectum (Females) Leukemia (Females) Leukemia (Males) NonHodgkin Lymphoma (Females) Prostate (Males) 
Priority 9: falling and below
Colon & Rectum (Males) Lung & Bronchus (Females) Lung & Bronchus (Males) NonHodgkin Lymphoma (Males) Oral Cavity & Pharynx (Males) Stomach (Females) Stomach (Males) 


Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/19/2014 0:01 am.
Trend^{2} 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 Ratio^{3} > 1.10 Similar when unable to conclude above or below with confidence. Below when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio^{3} < 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 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 ageadjusted 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 19692011 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).
Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates: Childhood (Ages <15, All Sites) (Females), Childhood (Ages <15, All Sites) (Males), Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites) (Females), Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites) (Males), Thyroid (Females), Thyroid (Males) 
