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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011
Georgia 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

Walton County 
Priority 2: rising and similar

Douglas County 
Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Burke County
Jackson County
Macon County
Monroe County
Troup County
Walker County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Appling County
Baldwin County
Bartow County
Ben Hill County
Bulloch County
Carroll County
Clarke County
Coffee County
Colquitt County
Decatur County
Dougherty County
Effingham County
Elbert County
Emanuel County
Fannin County
Floyd County
Gilmer County
Glynn County
Gordon County
Greene County
Habersham County
Haralson County
Henry County
Jones County
Laurens County
Madison County
McDuffie County
Meriwether County
Mitchell County
Newton County
Paulding County
Peach County
Pickens County
Pierce County
Polk County
Putnam County
Screven County
Spalding County
Stephens County
Tattnall County
Thomas County
Tift County
Toombs County
Union County
Upson County
Ware County
Wayne County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Barrow County
Forsyth County
Hall County 
Priority 5: falling and above

Bibb County
Muscogee County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Catoosa County
Chatham County
Clayton County
Coweta County
DeKalb County
Fayette County
Fulton County
Gwinnett County
Harris County
Houston County
Lowndes County
Richmond County
Rockdale County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Cherokee County
Cobb County
Columbia County
Whitfield County 
Created by on 02/26/2015 7:28 pm.
     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 1969-2012 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:
Atkinson County, Bacon County, Baker County, Bleckley County, Brantley County, Brooks County, Calhoun County, Candler County, Charlton County, Chattahoochee County, Clay County, Clinch County, Cook County, Crawford County, Dawson County, Dooly County, Early County, Echols County, Evans County, Glascock County, Hancock County, Heard County, Jasper County, Jenkins County, Johnson County, Lanier County, Lincoln County, Long County, Lumpkin County, Marion County, McIntosh County, Miller County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Oconee County, Oglethorpe County, Pulaski County, Quitman County, Randolph County, Schley County, Seminole County, Stewart County, Talbot County, Taliaferro County, Taylor County, Telfair County, Towns County, Treutlen County, Turner County, Twiggs County, Warren County, Washington County, Webster County, Wheeler County, Wilcox County, Wilkinson County, Worth County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Banks County, Berrien County, Bryan County, Butts County, Camden County, Chattooga County, Crisp County, Dade County, Dodge County, Franklin County, Grady County, Hart County, Irwin County, Jeff Davis County, Jefferson County, Lamar County, Lee County, Liberty County, Murray County, Pike County, Rabun County, Sumter County, Terrell County, White County, Wilkes County