Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2015
Oklahoma Counties versus United States

Colon & Rectum
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index

United States


Carter County

Choctaw County

Comanche County

Custer County

Haskell County

Jackson County

Le Flore County

Mayes County

McCurtain County

Okfuskee County

Okmulgee County

Ottawa County

Pittsburg County

Seminole County

Sequoyah County

Tulsa County

Caddo County

Canadian County

Cherokee County

Creek County

Delaware County

Garfield County

Garvin County

Grady County

Hughes County

Kay County

Kiowa County

McClain County

Murray County

Muskogee County

Nowata County

Payne County

Pontotoc County

Pottawatomie County

Pushmataha County

Stephens County

Wagoner County

Washington County

Bryan County

Cleveland County

Craig County

Lincoln County

Logan County

Oklahoma County

Osage County

Rogers County

Adair County

Alfalfa County

Atoka County

Beaver County

Beckham County

Blaine County

Cimarron County

Coal County

Cotton County

Dewey County

Ellis County

Grant County

Greer County

Harmon County

Harper County

Jefferson County

Johnston County

Kingfisher County

Latimer County

Love County

Major County

Marshall County

McIntosh County

Noble County

Pawnee County

Roger Mills County

Texas County

Tillman County

Washita County

Woods County

Woodward County

Created by on 06/19/2018 4:21 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.

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 1969-2015 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).