Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2014
Colorado Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index

United States


Prowers County

Alamosa County

Baca County

Bent County

Broomfield County(4)

Chaffee County

Clear Creek County

Conejos County

Custer County

Delta County

Dolores County

Huerfano County

Kit Carson County

Lake County

Las Animas County

Logan County

Moffat County

Morgan County

Park County

Rio Blanco County

Sedgwick County

Yuma County

Costilla County

Crowley County

Grand County

Ouray County

Phillips County

Saguache County

Summit County

Adams County(4)

Cheyenne County

Denver County

Fremont County

Lincoln County

Mesa County

Pueblo County

Rio Grande County

Arapahoe County

Archuleta County

Boulder County(4)

Douglas County

Eagle County

El Paso County

Elbert County

Garfield County

Gunnison County

Jefferson County(4)

La Plata County

Larimer County

Montezuma County

Montrose County

Otero County

Pitkin County

Routt County

Teller County

Washington County

Weld County(4)

Gilpin County

Hinsdale County

Jackson County

Kiowa County

Mineral County

San Juan County

San Miguel County

Created by on 04/21/2018 5:24 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
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
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 usually an Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version Due to data availability issues, the time period and/or calculation method used in the calculation of the trends may differ for selected counties.
3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate.
4 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.

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).