
Rate/Trend Comparison by State/County



State Cancer ProfilesDeath Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010 Colorado Counties versus United States
All Cancer Sites All Races, Both Sexes Sorted by Priority Index
United States The priority index is The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is  the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 566,112The annual death rate (20062010) is 176.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.2 to 176.6The rate ratio is The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.7 to 1.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Colorado The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 6,774The annual death rate (20062010) is 152.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.2 to 154.5The rate ratio is 0.866259404The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.4 to 1.1The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Alamosa County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 21The annual death rate (20062010) is 152.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.2 to 185.2The rate ratio is 0.864587675The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.6 to 0.8The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Baca County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 13The annual death rate (20062010) is 188.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.6 to 246.6The rate ratio is 1.066046722The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.6 to 1.8The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Bent County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 14The annual death rate (20062010) is 196.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.6 to 248.7The rate ratio is 1.110951494The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.3 to 2.1The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Cheyenne County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 3The annual death rate (20062010) is 119.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.0 to 199.6The rate ratio is 0.675559605The average annual percent change in death rates is 3.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.2 to 0.1The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Crowley County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 9The annual death rate (20062010) is 167.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.5 to 227.7The rate ratio is 0.950832209The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.9 to 2.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Custer County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 8The annual death rate (20062010) is 141.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 97.1 to 202.5The rate ratio is 0.801444540The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.4 to 1.1The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Denver County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 877The annual death rate (20062010) is 166.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.4 to 171.4The rate ratio is 0.942612796The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.5 to 4.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Dolores County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 4The annual death rate (20062010) is 129.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 76.0 to 210.0The rate ratio is 0.732083110The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.4 to 2.7The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Fremont County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 103The annual death rate (20062010) is 166.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.3 to 181.7The rate ratio is 0.943206985The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.4 to 0.1The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Huerfano County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 21The annual death rate (20062010) is 175.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.6 to 216.2The rate ratio is 0.995818537The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.1 to 2.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Kit Carson County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 19The annual death rate (20062010) is 185.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.4 to 227.9The rate ratio is 1.050555927The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.3 to 1.1The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Lake County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 7The annual death rate (20062010) is 142.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 97.0 to 200.8The rate ratio is 0.809174715The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.3 to 0.7The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Las Animas County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 35The annual death rate (20062010) is 157.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.1 to 183.2The rate ratio is 0.890089429The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.7 to 0.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Lincoln County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 11The annual death rate (20062010) is 154.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 116.2 to 201.3The rate ratio is 0.872871403The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.9 to 0.3The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Logan County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 44The annual death rate (20062010) is 167.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.1 to 192.0The rate ratio is 0.951105311The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.3 to 0.8The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Moffat County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 21The annual death rate (20062010) is 169.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.4 to 206.2The rate ratio is 0.959289914The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.2 to 1.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Montrose County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 88The annual death rate (20062010) is 166.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.6 to 182.7The rate ratio is 0.940929300The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.3 to 0.6The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Otero County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 42The annual death rate (20062010) is 161.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.3 to 186.2The rate ratio is 0.917616883The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.0 to 0.5The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Park County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 20The annual death rate (20062010) is 146.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 113.6 to 184.7The rate ratio is 0.828569469The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.0 to 2.8The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Phillips County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 11The annual death rate (20062010) is 160.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.2 to 211.2The rate ratio is 0.907382560The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.5 to 1.7The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Prowers County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 29The annual death rate (20062010) is 196.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.7 to 232.2The rate ratio is 1.115333800The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.1 to 0.6The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Rio Blanco County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 11The annual death rate (20062010) is 175.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.0 to 228.2The rate ratio is 0.993598253The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.7 to 3.7The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Rio Grande County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 22The annual death rate (20062010) is 148.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 121.7 to 180.1The rate ratio is 0.842377061The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.8 to 0.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Saguache County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 11The annual death rate (20062010) is 162.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.1 to 215.0The rate ratio is 0.920466136The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.5 to 5.0The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Sedgwick County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 5The annual death rate (20062010) is 140.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 88.6 to 216.0The rate ratio is 0.796202389The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.3 to 0.8The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Yuma County The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 20The annual death rate (20062010) is 151.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.5 to 185.6The rate ratio is 0.858306449The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.3 to 1.1The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Archuleta County The priority index is 7The recent trend is stableThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 16The annual death rate (20062010) is 113.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 89.0 to 143.0The rate ratio is 0.643427009The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.7 to 0.1The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Chaffee County The priority index is 7The recent trend is stableThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 37The annual death rate (20062010) is 146.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.3 to 170.0The rate ratio is 0.828452603The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.5 to 0.5The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Costilla County The priority index is 7The recent trend is stableThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 7The annual death rate (20062010) is 126.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 85.3 to 183.9The rate ratio is 0.717477632The average annual percent change in death rates is 30.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.3 to 10.6The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Grand County The priority index is 7The recent trend is stableThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 13The annual death rate (20062010) is 110.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 81.9 to 145.0The rate ratio is 0.625686284The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.9 to 1.7The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Montezuma County The priority index is 7The recent trend is stableThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 52The annual death rate (20062010) is 156.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.4 to 176.6The rate ratio is 0.884062206The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.6 to 0.1The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Ouray County The priority index is 7The recent trend is stableThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 6The annual death rate (20062010) is 97.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.2 to 146.3The rate ratio is 0.551131363The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.6 to 1.7The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Summit County The priority index is 7The recent trend is stableThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 11The annual death rate (20062010) is 84.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.5 to 121.4The rate ratio is 0.479990893The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.1 to 2.1The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Elbert County The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 30The annual death rate (20062010) is 156.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.4 to 187.1The rate ratio is 0.886144912The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.4 to 0.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Mesa County The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 278The annual death rate (20062010) is 162.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.3 to 171.7The rate ratio is 0.922769479The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.0 to 0.9The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Morgan County The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 50The annual death rate (20062010) is 161.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.9 to 183.0The rate ratio is 0.915007554The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.1 to 0.0The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Pueblo County The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 323The annual death rate (20062010) is 170.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.2 to 179.1The rate ratio is 0.966339594The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.2 to 0.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Teller County The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 34The annual death rate (20062010) is 160.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.7 to 191.2The rate ratio is 0.907172393The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.3 to 0.5The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Washington County The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 10The annual death rate (20062010) is 140.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 103.2 to 188.4The rate ratio is 0.795603388The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.7 to 0.6The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Arapahoe County The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 716The annual death rate (20062010) is 150.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.6 to 155.8The rate ratio is 0.853585656The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.4 to 0.7The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Clear Creek County The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 13The annual death rate (20062010) is 134.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 99.8 to 176.2The rate ratio is 0.759235645The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.6 to 0.5The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Conejos County The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 13The annual death rate (20062010) is 128.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 98.6 to 164.5The rate ratio is 0.726800961The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.2 to 0.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Delta County The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 70The annual death rate (20062010) is 152.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.7 to 170.1The rate ratio is 0.864789912The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.9 to 0.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Douglas County The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 220The annual death rate (20062010) is 140.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.5 to 150.0The rate ratio is 0.796472600The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.1 to 0.6The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Eagle County The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 23The annual death rate (20062010) is 103.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 80.5 to 130.7The rate ratio is 0.588254455The average annual percent change in death rates is 3.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.3 to 1.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
El Paso County The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 775The annual death rate (20062010) is 154.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.4 to 159.4The rate ratio is 0.874692919The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.6 to 0.9The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Garfield County The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 58The annual death rate (20062010) is 140.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.2 to 158.3The rate ratio is 0.796442999The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.6 to 0.9The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Gunnison County The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 11The annual death rate (20062010) is 93.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.3 to 124.0The rate ratio is 0.529004234The average annual percent change in death rates is 3.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.1 to 0.6The recent trend period is 2006  2010
La Plata County The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 62The annual death rate (20062010) is 132.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 117.7 to 148.6The rate ratio is 0.750897654The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.1 to 0.9The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Larimer County The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 394The annual death rate (20062010) is 142.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.5 to 149.4The rate ratio is 0.809517308The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.8 to 0.7The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Pitkin County The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 13The annual death rate (20062010) is 87.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.2 to 114.4The rate ratio is 0.494923050The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.6 to 0.0The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Routt County The priority index is 9The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 17The annual death rate (20062010) is 106.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 82.3 to 134.8The rate ratio is 0.603325022The average annual percent change in death rates is 3.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.7 to 1.6The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Adams County(5) The priority index is **The recent trend is **This death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 526The annual death rate (20062010) is 174.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.2 to 180.9The rate ratio is 0.986037011The average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Boulder County(5) The priority index is **The recent trend is **This death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 331The annual death rate (20062010) is 135.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.1 to 142.7The rate ratio is 0.769594241The average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Broomfield County(4)(5) The priority index is **The recent trend is **This death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 66The annual death rate (20062010) is 154.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.7 to 172.3The rate ratio is 0.874630499The average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Gilpin County The priority index is **The recent trend is **This death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 7The annual death rate (20062010) is 187.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 118.6 to 279.0The rate ratio is 1.063716325The average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Hinsdale County The priority index is *The recent trend is **The comparison to US is *The average deaths per year (20062010) is *The annual death rate (20062010) is *The rate ratio is *The recent average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Jackson County The priority index is *The recent trend is **The comparison to US is *The average deaths per year (20062010) is *The annual death rate (20062010) is *The rate ratio is *The recent average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Jefferson County(5) The priority index is **The recent trend is **This death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 805The annual death rate (20062010) is 148.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.9 to 153.3The rate ratio is 0.842110451The average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Kiowa County The priority index is **The recent trend is **This death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 5The annual death rate (20062010) is 208.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 128.7 to 327.3The rate ratio is 1.180038705The average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Mineral County The priority index is *The recent trend is **The comparison to US is *The average deaths per year (20062010) is *The annual death rate (20062010) is *The rate ratio is *The recent average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
San Juan County The priority index is *The recent trend is **The comparison to US is *The average deaths per year (20062010) is *The annual death rate (20062010) is *The rate ratio is *The recent average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
San Miguel County The priority index is **The recent trend is **This death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 3The annual death rate (20062010) is 113.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.9 to 199.5The rate ratio is 0.645176746The average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Weld County(5) The priority index is **The recent trend is **This death rate is below the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 302The annual death rate (20062010) is 156.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.5 to 164.8The rate ratio is 0.886895029The average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/24/2014 1:52 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

* 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 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.
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