Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer
|Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2014
Georgia 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
|Priority 6: stable and similar
Ben Hill County
|Priority 7: stable and below
|Priority 5: falling and above
|Priority 8: falling and similar
|Priority 9: falling and below
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/22/2017 8:16 pm.
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 126.96.36.199). 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:
Atkinson County, Bacon County, Baker County, Berrien County, Bleckley County, Brantley County, Brooks County, Calhoun County, Candler County, Charlton County, Chattahoochee County, Clay County, Clinch County, Crawford County, Dooly County, Echols County, Evans County, Glascock County, Hancock County, Heard County, Irwin County, Jasper County, Johnson County, Lamar County, Lanier County, Lee County, Lincoln County, Long County, Marion County, McIntosh County, Miller County, Montgomery County, Oglethorpe County, Pulaski County, Quitman County, Randolph County, Schley County, Seminole County, Stewart County, Talbot County, Taliaferro County, Taylor County, Telfair County, Terrell County, Treutlen County, Turner County, Twiggs County, Warren County, Webster County, Wheeler County, Wilkes County, Wilkinson County, Worth County
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Banks County, Bryan County, Butts County, Camden County, Chattooga County, Cook County, Crisp County, Dade County, Dawson County, Decatur County, Dodge County, Early County, Franklin County, Grady County, Hart County, Jeff Davis County, Jefferson County, Jenkins County, Liberty County, Lumpkin County, Morgan County, Murray County, Oconee County, Pike County, Rabun County, Sumter County, White County, Wilcox County