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

Adams County
Ashland County
Athens County
Belmont County
Darke County
Fulton County
Guernsey County
Meigs County
Mercer County
Morrow County
Perry County
Sandusky County
Seneca County
Wyandot County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Champaign County
Clinton County
Coshocton County
Defiance County
Erie County
Hardin County
Harrison County
Henry County
Highland County
Holmes County
Jackson County
Logan County
Morgan County
Paulding County
Pike County
Shelby County
Washington County
Williams County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Brown County
Hamilton County
Hocking County
Huron County
Knox County
Lucas County
Mahoning County
Summit County
Wood County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Allen County
Ashtabula County
Auglaize County
Butler County
Carroll County
Clark County
Clermont County
Columbiana County
Crawford County
Cuyahoga County
Delaware County
Fairfield County
Fayette County
Franklin County
Gallia County
Greene County
Hancock County
Jefferson County
Lake County
Lawrence County
Licking County
Lorain County
Madison County
Marion County
Medina County
Miami County
Montgomery County
Muskingum County
Ottawa County
Pickaway County
Portage County
Preble County
Putnam County
Richland County
Ross County
Scioto County
Stark County
Trumbull County
Tuscarawas County
Union County
Van Wert County
Wayne County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Geauga County
Warren County 
Created by on 04/22/2018 9:27 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:
Monroe County, Vinton County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Noble County