Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer
|Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011
Colorado 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
Las Animas County
|Priority 7: stable and below
|Priority 5: falling and above
||Priority 8: falling and similar
El Paso County
|Priority 9: falling and below
La Plata County
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 03/27/2015 6:17 am.
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).
Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Archuleta County, Baca County, Bent County, Chaffee County, Cheyenne County, Clear Creek County, Conejos County, Costilla County, Crowley County, Custer County, Dolores County, Eagle County, Elbert County, Gilpin County, Grand County, Gunnison County, Hinsdale County, Huerfano County, Jackson County, Kiowa County, Kit Carson County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Moffat County, Ouray County, Park County, Phillips County, Pitkin County, Rio Blanco County, Rio Grande County, Routt County, Saguache County, San Juan County, San Miguel County, Sedgwick County, Summit County, Washington County, Yuma County
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Adams County5, Alamosa County, Boulder County5, Broomfield County45, Douglas County, Garfield County, Jefferson County5, Montezuma County, Teller County, Weld County5