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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Kentucky by County

Colon & Rectum, 2016-2020

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

Sorted by CI*Rank

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 74.4 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

Cumberland County

Butler County

Powell County

Monroe County

Washington County

Montgomery County

Perry County

Henry County

Harlan County

Grayson County

Boyle County

Clay County

Owen County

Lawrence County

Barren County

Fleming County

Carter County

Letcher County

Bell County

Marion County

Morgan County

Pike County

Clark County

Russell County

Breckinridge County

Floyd County

Edmonson County

Knox County

Anderson County

Casey County

Union County

Johnson County

McCreary County

Lincoln County

Lewis County

Pulaski County

Mason County

Caldwell County

Nelson County

Wayne County

Ohio County

Logan County

Meade County

Bourbon County

Taylor County

Mercer County

Laurel County

Rowan County

Muhlenberg County

Marshall County

Simpson County

Greenup County

Allen County

Rockcastle County

Hardin County

Henderson County

Calloway County

Boyd County

Christian County

Scott County

Oldham County

Hopkins County

Kenton County

Woodford County

Harrison County

Shelby County

Hart County

Garrard County

Franklin County

Estill County

Grant County

Boone County

Warren County

Campbell County

Daviess County

Adair County

Whitley County

Jefferson County

McCracken County

Bullitt County

Graves County

Fayette County

Madison County

Jessamine County

Ballard County Bath County Bracken County Breathitt County Carlisle County Carroll County Clinton County Crittenden County Elliott County Fulton County Gallatin County Green County Hancock County Hickman County Jackson County Knott County Larue County Lee County Leslie County Livingston County Lyon County Magoffin County Martin County McLean County Menifee County Metcalfe County Nicholas County Owsley County Pendleton County Robertson County Spencer County Todd County Trigg County Trimble County Webster County Wolfe County

Created by on 12/11/2023 1:42 pm.

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 2030 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 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.

* 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.