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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2014
Florida 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

Union County 
Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Jackson County
Levy County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Alachua County
Bradford County
DeSoto County
Hendry County
Madison County
Okeechobee County
Suwannee County
Taylor County
Wakulla County
Walton County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Leon County 
Priority 5: falling and above

Citrus County
Duval County
Putnam County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Brevard County
Broward County
Clay County
Columbia County
Escambia County
Flagler County
Gadsden County
Hernando County
Highlands County
Hillsborough County
Lake County
Marion County
Miami-Dade County
Monroe County
Okaloosa County
Orange County
Osceola County
Pasco County
Polk County
Santa Rosa County
Seminole County
Volusia County
Washington County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Bay County
Charlotte County
Collier County
Indian River County
Lee County
Manatee County
Martin County
Nassau County
Palm Beach County
Pinellas County
Sarasota County
St. Johns County
St. Lucie County
Sumter County 
Created by on 04/25/2018 11:52 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 1969-2014 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).

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Calhoun County, Franklin County, Glades County, Gulf County, Hamilton County, Jefferson County, Lafayette County, Liberty County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Baker County, Dixie County, Gilchrist County, Hardee County, Holmes County