Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010 California Counties versus United States
Colon & Rectum All Races, Both Sexes
Above US Rate
Similar to US Rate
Below US Rate
Priority 1: rising and above
Priority 2: rising and similar
Priority 3: rising and below
Priority 4: stable and above
Priority 6: stable and similar
Amador County Del Norte County Glenn County Humboldt County Kings County Madera County Mendocino County Modoc County Napa County Plumas County Riverside County Siskiyou County Yuba County
Priority 7: stable and below
Priority 5: falling and above
Priority 8: falling and similar
California Alameda County Butte County Calaveras County Contra Costa County El Dorado County Inyo County Lake County Lassen County Los Angeles County Merced County Sacramento County San Benito County San Bernardino County San Mateo County Shasta County Solano County Sonoma County Sutter County Tehama County Tuolumne County Ventura County Yolo County
Priority 9: falling and below
Fresno County Kern County Marin County Monterey County Nevada County Orange County Placer County San Diego County San Francisco County San Joaquin County San Luis Obispo County Santa Barbara County Santa Clara County Santa Cruz County Tulare County
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/06/2013 9:21 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
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.