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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Colorado by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Cancer Sites, All Ages
Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Incidence Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The incidence rate is based upon 100,000 people and is an annual rate (or average annual rate) based on the time period indicated. Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population.

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC/APC:

AAPC/APC (95% Confidence Interval) - the change in rate over time


Other Notes

  • Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
  • Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

  • Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


    Colorado6,10
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    Hinsdale County6,10
    Huerfano County6,10
    San Juan County6,10
    Teller County6,10
    Fremont County6,10
    El Paso County6,10
    Yuma County6,10
    Pueblo County6,10
    Denver County6,10
    Montezuma County6,10
    Custer County6,10
    Jefferson County6,10
    Douglas County6,10
    Elbert County6,10
    Arapahoe County6,10
    Adams County6,10
    Gilpin County6,10
    La Plata County6,10
    Logan County6,10
    Chaffee County6,10
    Mesa County6,10
    Kiowa County6,10
    Rio Blanco County6,10
    Broomfield County6,10
    Morgan County6,10
    Park County6,10
    Boulder County6,10
    Archuleta County6,10
    Delta County6,10
    Phillips County6,10
    Clear Creek County6,10
    Alamosa County6,10
    Rio Grande County6,10
    Washington County6,10
    Larimer County6,10
    Baca County6,10
    Otero County6,10
    San Miguel County6,10
    Prowers County6,10
    Kit Carson County6,10
    Moffat County6,10
    Montrose County6,10
    Crowley County6,10
    Weld County6,10
    Garfield County6,10
    Lake County6,10
    Routt County6,10
    Cheyenne County6,10
    Lincoln County6,10
    Eagle County6,10
    Sedgwick County6,10
    Las Animas County6,10
    Saguache County6,10
    Bent County6,10
    Conejos County6,10
    Pitkin County6,10
    Grand County6,10
    Mineral County6,10
    Gunnison County6,10
    Ouray County6,10
    Costilla County6,10
    Dolores County6,10
    Jackson County6,10
    Summit County6,10


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/17/2014 6:07 pm.
    Data for the United States does not include data from Nevada.
    State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
    † Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.
    ‡ Incidence data come from different sources. Due to different years of data availability, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each area for additional information.
    § The total count for the US (SEER+NPCR) may differ from the summation of the individual states reported in this table. The total uses data from the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission for the following states: California, Kentucky, Louisiana, and New Jersey but data for those states when shown individually are sourced from the SEER November 2013 submission.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2014 data submission and SEER November 2013 submission.
    6 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2014 data submission. State rates include rates from metropolitan areas funded by SEER.
    10 Source: Incidence data provided by the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). EAPCs calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84,85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with NPCR January 2014 data.

    Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availablility, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each graph for additional information.

    Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer incidence statistics. 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.