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

Fleming County
Floyd County
Grayson County
Harlan County
Johnson County
Ohio County
Pike County
Whitley County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Anderson County
Bath County
Bell County
Boyle County
Breathitt County
Breckinridge County
Carter County
Casey County
Estill County
Hart County
Knox County
Laurel County
Letcher County
Lincoln County
Logan County
Marion County
Mercer County
Montgomery County
Morgan County
Muhlenberg County
Nelson County
Perry County
Pulaski County
Rowan County
Simpson County
Taylor County
Wayne County
Woodford County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Mason County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Barren County
Boone County
Bourbon County
Boyd County
Bullitt County
Campbell County
Christian County
Clay County
Daviess County
Fayette County
Franklin County
Graves County
Greenup County
Hardin County
Henderson County
Hopkins County
Jefferson County
Jessamine County
Kenton County
Larue County
Madison County
Marshall County
McCracken County
Meade County
Oldham County
Powell County
Shelby County
Warren County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Calloway County 
Created by on 04/26/2018 5:19 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:
Ballard County, Butler County, Caldwell County, Carlisle County, Clinton County, Crittenden County, Cumberland County, Edmonson County, Elliott County, Fulton County, Gallatin County, Garrard County, Green County, Hancock County, Harrison County, Hickman County, Lee County, Leslie County, Livingston County, Lyon County, Martin County, McLean County, Menifee County, Metcalfe County, Nicholas County, Owen County, Owsley County, Pendleton County, Robertson County, Spencer County, Todd County, Trigg County, Trimble County, Union County, Webster County, Wolfe County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Adair County, Allen County, Bracken County, Carroll County, Clark County, Grant County, Henry County, Jackson County, Knott County, Lawrence County, Lewis County, Magoffin County, McCreary County, Monroe County, Rockcastle County, Russell County, Scott County, Washington County