Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011
Colorado Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index


United States


Colorado


Yuma County


Baca County


Alamosa County


Bent County


Cheyenne County


Crowley County


Custer County


Huerfano County


Kit Carson County


Lake County


Las Animas County


Lincoln County


Logan County


Moffat County


Montrose County


Morgan County


Park County


Phillips County


Prowers County


Rio Blanco County


Saguache County


Sedgwick County


Chaffee County


Costilla County


Dolores County


Grand County


Otero County


Ouray County


Pitkin County


Rio Grande County


Summit County


Clear Creek County


Delta County


Denver County


Elbert County


Fremont County


Mesa County


Pueblo County


Teller County


Washington County


Arapahoe County


Archuleta County


Conejos County


Douglas County


Eagle County


El Paso County


Garfield County


Gunnison County


La Plata County


Larimer County


Montezuma County


Routt County


Adams County(5)


Boulder County(5)


Broomfield County(4)(5)


Gilpin County


Hinsdale County


Jackson County


Jefferson County(5)


Kiowa County


Mineral County


San Juan County


San Miguel County


Weld County(5)


Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/21/2014 12:48 pm.
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
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
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.
4 Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.
5 The county boundaries for Adams, Boulder, Jefferson and Weld changed in 2002 when Broomfield was incorporated into a county (officially November 15, 2001) from portions of Adams, Boulder, Jefferson and Weld. Data prior to 2002 is used in the calculation of statistics for these counties using the old county boundaries. Additionally, data for Broomfield County has been suppressed since five years of data is not available.

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.

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).