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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Georgia 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

Jefferson County

Stephens County

Seminole County

Wilkes County

Brooks County

Emanuel County

Wayne County

Fannin County

Telfair County

Peach County

Charlton County

Crawford County

Laurens County

Bleckley County

Decatur County

Grady County

Franklin County

Jasper County

Butts County

Carroll County

Lee County

Hart County

Spalding County

Dodge County

Bryan County

Barrow County

Troup County

McDuffie County

Madison County

Berrien County

Tattnall County

Screven County

Baldwin County

Mitchell County

Jeff Davis County

Richmond County

Meriwether County

Polk County

Haralson County

Jackson County

Effingham County

Muscogee County

Dawson County

Morgan County

Bibb County

Oglethorpe County

Elbert County

Chattooga County

Newton County

Chatham County

Sumter County

Rockdale County

Bulloch County

Camden County

Ware County

Gordon County

Burke County

Putnam County

Upson County

Washington County

Douglas County

Rabun County

Murray County

Greene County

Liberty County

Lamar County

Fulton County

Clayton County

Toombs County

Harris County

Appling County

Cherokee County

Walker County

Crisp County

Henry County

Lumpkin County

Hall County

Walton County

Union County

Brantley County

Dougherty County

Jones County

Cobb County

Thomas County

Coweta County

Floyd County

Bartow County

Gilmer County

Houston County

Pickens County

Whitfield County

Forsyth County

Fayette County

Coffee County

McIntosh County

Paulding County

White County

Habersham County

Gwinnett County

Lowndes County

Worth County

Catoosa County

DeKalb County

Colquitt County

Glynn County

Tift County

Clarke County

Oconee County

Columbia County

Monroe County

Atkinson County Bacon County Baker County Banks County Ben Hill County Calhoun County Candler County Chattahoochee County Clay County Clinch County Cook County Dade County Dooly County Early County Echols County Evans County Glascock County Hancock County Heard County Irwin County Jenkins County Johnson County Lanier County Lincoln County Long County Macon County Marion County Miller County Montgomery County Pierce County Pike County Pulaski County Quitman County Randolph County Schley County Stewart County Talbot County Taliaferro County Taylor County Terrell County Towns County Treutlen County Turner County Twiggs County Warren County Webster County Wheeler County Wilcox County Wilkinson County

Created by on 05/23/2022 7:10 am.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
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 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.
‡ 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.
⋔ Results presented with the CI*Rank statistics help show the usefulness of ranks. For example, ranks for relatively rare diseases or less populated areas may be essentially meaningless because of their large variability, but ranks for more common diseases in densely populated regions can be very useful. More information about methodology can be found on the CI*Rank website.

*** No Healthy People 2020 Objective for this cancer.
Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

* 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 availability, 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.

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.