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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
Michigan 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

Bay County
Gratiot County
Tuscola County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Alger County
Arenac County
Barry County
Branch County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Huron County
Iron County
Isabella County
Lake County
Leelanau County
Mackinac County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Oceana County
Osceola County
Otsego County
Van Buren County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

St. Clair County
Wayne County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Cass County
Clare County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Newaygo County
Ogemaw County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Shiawassee County
St. Joseph County
Washtenaw County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Berrien County
Calhoun County
Grand Traverse County
Kent County
Marquette County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Wexford County 
  Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/23/2014 6:20 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 1969-2011 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.

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:
Alcona County, Baraga County, Keweenaw County, Luce County, Missaukee County, Montmorency County, Ontonagon County, Schoolcraft County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Benzie County, Chippewa County, Kalkaska County, Oscoda County, Presque Isle County
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