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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2013
Missouri 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

Dunklin County 
Priority 2: rising and similar

Polk County 
Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Bates County
Butler County
Lincoln County
Pemiscot County
Pettis County
Scott County
St. Francois County
Wayne County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Adair County
Andrew County
Audrain County
Barry County
Bollinger County
Cass County
Cooper County
Crawford County
Dent County
Douglas County
Howell County
Johnson County
Laclede County
Lafayette County
Linn County
Livingston County
Marion County
Miller County
Mississippi County
Moniteau County
New Madrid County
Newton County
Nodaway County
Ozark County
Perry County
Pulaski County
Randolph County
Ray County
Ripley County
Saline County
Stoddard County
Texas County
Warren County
Wright County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

St. Louis City 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Benton County
Boone County
Buchanan County
Callaway County
Camden County
Cape Girardeau County
Christian County
Cole County
Franklin County
Greene County
Henry County
Jackson County
Jasper County
Jefferson County
Lawrence County
Macon County
Phelps County
Platte County
St. Clair County
St. Louis County
Stone County
Taney County
Vernon County
Webster County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Clay County
St. Charles County 
Created by on 05/23/2017 4:40 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 Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model 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 1969-2013 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:
Atchison County, Caldwell County, Carter County, Cedar County, Chariton County, Clark County, Dade County, Daviess County, DeKalb County, Gentry County, Hickory County, Holt County, Howard County, Iron County, Knox County, Lewis County, Madison County, Maries County, Mercer County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Oregon County, Osage County, Pike County, Putnam County, Ralls County, Reynolds County, Schuyler County, Scotland County, Shannon County, Shelby County, Sullivan County, Worth County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Barton County, Carroll County, Clinton County, Dallas County, Gasconade County, Grundy County, Harrison County, McDonald County, Morgan County, Ste. Genevieve County, Washington County