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

Anoka County
Becker County
Blue Earth County
Chippewa County
Clay County
Cottonwood County
Faribault County
Fillmore County
Freeborn County
Houston County
Hubbard County
Itasca County
Koochiching County
Lyon County
McLeod County
Meeker County
Morrison County
Nobles County
Otter Tail County
Pipestone County
Redwood County
Renville County
Scott County
Todd County
Wabasha County
Wadena County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Priority 8: falling and similar

Aitkin County
Beltrami County
Benton County
Brown County
Carlton County
Carver County
Cass County
Crow Wing County
Douglas County
Goodhue County
Kandiyohi County
Le Sueur County
Martin County
Mille Lacs County
Mower County
Polk County
Rice County
Sherburne County
St. Louis County
Stearns County
Steele County
Washington County
Winona County
Wright County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Dakota County
Hennepin County
Nicollet County
Olmsted County
Ramsey County 
Created by on 11/29/2015 2:27 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 (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:
Big Stone County, Chisago County, Clearwater County, Cook County, Dodge County, Grant County, Jackson County, Kanabec County, Kittson County, Lac qui Parle County, Lake County, Lake of the Woods County, Lincoln County, Mahnomen County, Marshall County, Norman County, Pine County, Pope County, Red Lake County, Rock County, Roseau County, Sibley County, Stevens County, Swift County, Traverse County, Waseca County, Watonwan County, Wilkin County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Isanti County, Murray County, Pennington County, Yellow Medicine County