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

Carroll County
Cheatham County
Dickson County
Fayette County
Gibson County
Hardin County
Lauderdale County
Lincoln County
Macon County
Scott County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Bedford County
Benton County
Blount County
Bradley County
Campbell County
Cannon County
Carter County
Chester County
Coffee County
DeKalb County
Dyer County
Fentress County
Franklin County
Giles County
Grainger County
Hamblen County
Hardeman County
Hawkins County
Haywood County
Henderson County
Henry County
Marion County
Marshall County
McMinn County
McNairy County
Monroe County
Obion County
Rhea County
Roane County
Robertson County
Sevier County
Unicoi County
Weakley County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Montgomery County
Shelby County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Anderson County
Claiborne County
Cocke County
Cumberland County
Davidson County
Greene County
Hamilton County
Hickman County
Humphreys County
Jefferson County
Knox County
Lawrence County
Madison County
Maury County
Overton County
Putnam County
Rutherford County
Sullivan County
Tipton County
Warren County
Washington County
White County
Wilson County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Loudon County
Sumner County
Williamson County 
Created by on 05/25/2017 8:27 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 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:
Bledsoe County, Clay County, Crockett County, Grundy County, Hancock County, Lake County, Lewis County, Meigs County, Moore County, Perry County, Pickett County, Trousdale County, Van Buren County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Decatur County, Houston County, Jackson County, Johnson County, Morgan County, Polk County, Sequatchie County, Smith County, Stewart County, Union County, Wayne County