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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

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

Bath County
Clay County 
Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Breckinridge County
Fleming County
Harlan County
Johnson County
Knox County
Mason County
Morgan County
Muhlenberg County
Nelson County
Perry County
Pike County
Pulaski County
Simpson County
Taylor County
Webster County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Anderson County
Barren County
Bell County
Boyle County
Calloway County
Carter County
Casey County
Estill County
Floyd County
Garrard County
Graves County
Grayson County
Hardin County
Harrison County
Hart County
Henderson County
Hopkins County
Laurel County
Letcher County
Lincoln County
Logan County
Marion County
Mercer County
Montgomery County
Ohio County
Powell County
Rowan County
Wayne County
Whitley County
Woodford County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Jefferson County
Kenton County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Boone County
Boyd County
Bullitt County
Campbell County
Christian County
Daviess County
Fayette County
Franklin County
Greenup County
Jessamine County
Larue County
Madison County
Marshall County
Meade County
Oldham County
Shelby County
Warren County 
Priority 9: falling and below

McCracken County 
Created by on 06/30/2015 6:00 am.
     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:
Ballard County, Bourbon County, Bracken County, Breathitt County, Butler County, Caldwell County, Carlisle County, Carroll County, Clinton County, Crittenden County, Cumberland County, Edmonson County, Elliott County, Fulton County, Gallatin County, Green County, Hancock County, Hickman County, Jackson County, Lee County, Leslie County, Lewis County, Livingston County, Lyon County, Magoffin County, Martin County, McLean County, Menifee County, Nicholas County, Owen County, Owsley County, Robertson County, Todd County, Trigg County, Trimble County, Union County, Washington County, Wolfe County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Adair County, Allen County, Clark County, Grant County, Henry County, Knott County, Lawrence County, McCreary County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County, Pendleton County, Rockcastle County, Russell County, Scott County, Spencer County