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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2012
Louisiana 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

Acadia Parish
Avoyelles Parish
De Soto Parish
Evangeline Parish
Grant Parish
Iberville Parish
La Salle Parish
LaFourche Parish
Lincoln Parish
Natchitoches Parish
Sabine Parish
St. Landry Parish
St. Mary Parish
Tangipahoa Parish
Terrebonne Parish
Washington Parish 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Ascension Parish
Assumption Parish
Claiborne Parish
Jefferson Davis Parish
Lafayette Parish
Pointe Coupee Parish
Richland Parish
St. Bernard Parish
St. Charles Parish
St. James Parish
St. John the Baptist Parish
St. Martin Parish
Union Parish
Vermilion Parish
Vernon Parish
Webster Parish 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Caddo Parish
Calcasieu Parish
East Baton Rouge Parish
Iberia Parish
Orleans Parish
Ouachita Parish 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Beauregard Parish
Bossier Parish
East Feliciana Parish
Jefferson Parish
Livingston Parish
Morehouse Parish
Rapides Parish
St. Tammany Parish 
Priority 9: falling and below

Created by on 05/25/2016 9:01 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 (Version 4.2). 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 1969-2013 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:
Bienville Parish, Caldwell Parish, Cameron Parish, Catahoula Parish, East Carroll Parish, Franklin Parish, Madison Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Red River Parish, St. Helena Parish, Tensas Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, West Carroll Parish, West Feliciana Parish, Winn Parish

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Allen Parish, Concordia Parish, Jackson Parish