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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Alabama by County

Colon & Rectum, 2009 - 2013

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-5
Reduce the colorectal cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 14.5 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.3.0.0)

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

Alabama (State)

United States

Lowndes County

Wilcox County

Macon County

Dallas County

Perry County

Marengo County

Clarke County

Monroe County

Conecuh County

Clay County

Butler County

Bibb County

Winston County

Jackson County

Pickens County

Henry County

Franklin County

Montgomery County

Russell County

Cherokee County

Fayette County

Pike County

Barbour County

Talladega County

Sumter County

Washington County

Mobile County

Walker County

Cleburne County

Jefferson County

Lamar County

Covington County

Randolph County

Lauderdale County

Chambers County

Choctaw County

Etowah County

DeKalb County

Tallapoosa County

Cullman County

Lawrence County

Geneva County

Calhoun County

Tuscaloosa County

Colbert County

Houston County

Hale County

Chilton County

Baldwin County

St. Clair County

Morgan County

Marion County

Elmore County

Escambia County

Autauga County

Madison County

Lee County

Limestone County

Shelby County

Marshall County

Blount County

Dale County

Coffee County

Bullock County

Coosa County

Crenshaw County

Greene County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/04/2016 9:11 am.
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).

Trend
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.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.3.0.0). Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

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 1969-2014 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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