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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Alabama by County

Colon & Rectum, 2015-2019

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 0.0 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program

Other Notes

Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


United States

Wilcox County

Clarke County

Crenshaw County

Bullock County

Marengo County

Lowndes County

Lawrence County

Dallas County

Fayette County

Washington County

Jackson County

Marion County

Colbert County

Russell County

Walker County

Cleburne County

Conecuh County

Butler County

Covington County

Escambia County

Macon County

Talladega County

Hale County

Tallapoosa County

Calhoun County

Randolph County

Chambers County

Elmore County

Chilton County

Pike County

Lamar County

Clay County

Montgomery County

Barbour County

Etowah County

Franklin County

Lauderdale County

Lee County

Dale County

Mobile County

Choctaw County

Houston County

Bibb County

DeKalb County

Blount County

Autauga County

Marshall County

St. Clair County

Jefferson County

Tuscaloosa County

Pickens County

Madison County

Cullman County

Winston County

Baldwin County

Limestone County

Henry County

Geneva County

Shelby County

Morgan County

Monroe County

Cherokee County

Coffee County

Coosa County Greene County Perry County Sumter County

Created by on 09/28/2022 3:37 pm.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of estimates:
Coosa, Greene, Perry, Sumter

† 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 1969-2018 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer incidence statistics. 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.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

When displaying county information, the CI*Rank for the state is not shown because it's not comparable. To see the state CI*Rank please view the statistics at the US By State level.