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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2015
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

Priority 6: stable and similar

Alamosa County
Baca County
Bent County
Broomfield County4
Chaffee County
Costilla County
Custer County
Delta County
Dolores County
Huerfano County
Lake County
Las Animas County
Logan County
Moffat County
Phillips County
Prowers County
Rio Blanco County
Sedgwick County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Crowley County
Grand County
Ouray County
Park County
Saguache County 
Priority 5: falling and above

Priority 8: falling and similar

Adams County4
Conejos County
Denver County
Fremont County
Kit Carson County
Lincoln County
Mesa County
Montezuma County
Morgan County
Otero County
Pueblo County
Rio Grande County
Yuma County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Arapahoe County
Archuleta County
Boulder County4
Clear Creek County
Douglas County
Eagle County
El Paso County
Elbert County
Garfield County
Gunnison County
Jefferson County4
La Plata County
Larimer County
Montrose County
Pitkin County
Routt County
Summit County
Teller County
Washington County
Weld County4 
Created by on 06/24/2018 4:31 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 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 1969-2015 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).

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Cheyenne County, 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:
Gilpin County, Kiowa County, San Miguel County