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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

Burke County
Clayton County
Effingham County
Emanuel County
Jackson County
Peach County
Stephens County
Troup County
Walton County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Appling County
Baldwin County
Barrow County
Ben Hill County
Bulloch County
Carroll County
Cobb County
Coffee County
Colquitt County
Coweta County
Douglas County
Elbert County
Fannin County
Floyd County
Gilmer County
Greene County
Habersham County
Hall County
Haralson County
Jones County
Laurens County
Macon County
Madison County
McDuffie County
Meriwether County
Mitchell County
Monroe County
Newton County
Paulding County
Pierce County
Polk County
Screven County
Spalding County
Tattnall County
Thomas County
Tift County
Toombs County
Towns County
Union County
Upson County
Walker County
Ware County
Wayne County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Bibb County
Muscogee County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Bartow County
Chatham County
Clarke County
Columbia County
DeKalb County
Dougherty County
Fayette County
Forsyth County
Fulton County
Glynn County
Gordon County
Gwinnett County
Harris County
Henry County
Houston County
Putnam County
Richmond County
Rockdale County
Washington County
Whitfield County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Catoosa County
Cherokee County
Lowndes County
Pickens County 
Created by on 04/26/2018 5:18 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:
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