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

Acadia Parish
Avoyelles Parish
Evangeline Parish
Grant Parish
Iberville Parish
Jefferson Davis Parish
LaFourche Parish
Natchitoches Parish
Sabine Parish
St. Landry Parish
St. Mary Parish
Tangipahoa Parish
Terrebonne Parish
Union Parish
Washington Parish 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Assumption Parish
Beauregard Parish
Claiborne Parish
Franklin Parish
Lafayette Parish
Lincoln Parish
Plaquemines Parish
Pointe Coupee Parish
Richland Parish
St. Charles Parish
St. Martin Parish
St. Tammany Parish
Vermilion Parish
Vernon Parish
Webster Parish 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Caddo Parish
Calcasieu Parish
East Baton Rouge Parish
Iberia Parish
Ouachita Parish 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Ascension Parish
Bossier Parish
De Soto Parish
East Feliciana Parish
Jefferson Parish
Livingston Parish
Morehouse Parish
Orleans Parish
Rapides Parish
St. Bernard Parish
St. James Parish
St. John the Baptist Parish
West Baton Rouge Parish 
Priority 9: falling and below

Created by on 06/25/2018 1:29 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 1969-2015 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:
Bienville Parish, Caldwell Parish, Cameron Parish, Catahoula Parish, East Carroll Parish, La Salle Parish, Madison Parish, Red River Parish, St. Helena Parish, Tensas Parish, West Feliciana Parish

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Allen Parish, Concordia Parish, Jackson Parish, West Carroll Parish, Winn Parish