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

Cass County
Jackson County
Marion County
Muscatine County
Plymouth County
Pottawattamie County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Appanoose County
Clayton County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Floyd County
Greene County
Guthrie County
Harrison County
Henry County
Jasper County
Kossuth County
Mahaska County
Montgomery County
Sac County
Tama County
Washington County
Webster County
Woodbury County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Priority 8: falling and similar

Benton County
Black Hawk County
Boone County
Bremer County
Buchanan County
Buena Vista County
Carroll County
Cerro Gordo County
Clay County
Clinton County
Dallas County
Delaware County
Des Moines County
Fayette County
Hardin County
Johnson County
Jones County
Lee County
Linn County
Marshall County
O'Brien County
Polk County
Poweshiek County
Scott County
Sioux County
Story County
Wapello County
Warren County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Dubuque County 
Created by on 06/25/2018 11:25 am.
     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:
Adair County, Adams County, Audubon County, Butler County, Calhoun County, Cedar County, Cherokee County, Clarke County, Crawford County, Davis County, Decatur County, Franklin County, Fremont County, Grundy County, Hamilton County, Hancock County, Howard County, Humboldt County, Ida County, Keokuk County, Louisa County, Lyon County, Madison County, Mitchell County, Monona County, Monroe County, Osceola County, Palo Alto County, Pocahontas County, Ringgold County, Shelby County, Taylor County, Union County, Van Buren County, Wayne County, Winnebago County, Worth County, Wright County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Allamakee County, Chickasaw County, Iowa County, Jefferson County, Lucas County, Mills County, Page County, Winneshiek County