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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2013
Colorado Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
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

Prowers County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Alamosa County
Baca County
Bent County
Custer County
Delta County
Denver County
Dolores County
Huerfano County
Kit Carson County
Lake County
Las Animas County
Lincoln County
Logan County
Moffat County
Morgan County
Otero County
Phillips County
Rio Blanco County
Saguache County
Sedgwick County
Yuma County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Chaffee County
Costilla County
Crowley County
Douglas County
Grand County
Ouray County
Park County
Rio Grande County
Summit County 
Priority 5: falling and above

Priority 8: falling and similar

Cheyenne County
Clear Creek County
Conejos County
Elbert County
Fremont County
Mesa County
Pueblo County
Teller County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Arapahoe County
Archuleta County
Eagle County
El Paso County
Garfield County
Gunnison County
La Plata County
Larimer County
Montezuma County
Montrose County
Pitkin County
Routt County
Washington County 
Created by on 04/30/2017 2:46 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 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.
4 Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.
5 The county boundaries for Adams, Boulder, Jefferson and Weld changed in 2002 when Broomfield was incorporated into a county (officially November 15, 2001) from portions of Adams, Boulder, Jefferson and Weld. Data prior to 2002 is used in the calculation of statistics for these counties using the old county boundaries. Additionally, data for Broomfield County has been suppressed since five years of data is not available.

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:
Hinsdale County, Jackson County, Mineral County, San Juan County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Adams County5, Boulder County5, Broomfield County45, Gilpin County, Jefferson County5, Kiowa County, San Miguel County, Weld County5