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

Colon & Rectum
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

Clay County
Cleburne County
Columbia County
Craighead County
Crawford County
Crittenden County
Cross County
Drew County
Lee County
Mississippi County
Phillips County
St. Francis County
Stone County
White County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Arkansas County
Chicot County
Conway County
Faulkner County
Greene County
Hempstead County
Jackson County
Johnson County
Lawrence County
Logan County
Lonoke County
Marion County
Miller County
Ouachita County
Polk County
Pope County
Saline County
Sebastian County
Sevier County
Sharp County
Union County
Van Buren County
Yell County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Priority 8: falling and similar

Baxter County
Benton County
Boone County
Carroll County
Clark County
Garland County
Hot Spring County
Independence County
Jefferson County
Poinsett County
Pulaski County
Washington County 
Priority 9: falling and below

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.

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:
Bradley County, Calhoun County, Cleveland County, Desha County, Franklin County, Fulton County, Howard County, Lafayette County, Little River County, Madison County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Nevada County, Newton County, Perry County, Pike County, Prairie County, Searcy County, Woodruff County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Ashley County, Dallas County, Grant County, Izard County, Lincoln County, Randolph County, Scott County