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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Colorado by County

Lung & Bronchus, 2011-2015

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

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 45.5 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

  • Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
  • Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

  • Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


    Colorado


    United States


    Baca County


    Prowers County


    Mesa County


    Kit Carson County


    Huerfano County


    Fremont County


    Morgan County


    Montrose County


    Adams County (8)


    Pueblo County


    Yuma County


    Las Animas County


    Delta County


    Denver County


    Weld County (8)


    El Paso County


    Moffat County


    Broomfield County (8)


    Park County


    Logan County


    Chaffee County


    Jefferson County (8)


    Arapahoe County


    Gunnison County


    Garfield County


    Grand County


    Montezuma County


    Teller County


    Alamosa County


    Larimer County


    Elbert County


    Routt County


    Douglas County


    Boulder County (8)


    La Plata County


    Otero County


    Archuleta County


    Eagle County


    Bent County Cheyenne County Clear Creek County Conejos County Costilla County Crowley County Custer County Dolores County Gilpin County Hinsdale County Jackson County Kiowa County Lake County Lincoln County Mineral County Ouray County Phillips County Pitkin County Rio Blanco County Rio Grande County Saguache County San Juan County San Miguel County Sedgwick County Summit County Washington County

    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/27/2019 12:03 am.

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

    † Death rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2015 US Population Data File is used for mortality data.
    The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

    Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    8 Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

    * 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).


    Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availablility, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each graph for additional information.

    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.