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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Kentucky by County

Colon & Rectum, 2012-2016

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

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 14.5 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


    Kentucky


    United States


    Carroll County


    Lawrence County


    Washington County


    Fleming County


    Russell County


    Bracken County


    Harlan County


    McLean County


    Monroe County


    Johnson County


    Pike County


    Wayne County


    Hart County


    Lewis County


    Breathitt County


    Casey County


    Anderson County


    Rockcastle County


    Mason County


    Jackson County


    Floyd County


    Larue County


    Allen County


    Breckinridge County


    Butler County


    Knox County


    Logan County


    Grant County


    Grayson County


    Mercer County


    Lincoln County


    Bell County


    Ohio County


    Marion County


    Henry County


    Clark County


    Knott County


    Edmonson County


    Union County


    Greenup County


    Muhlenberg County


    Christian County


    Garrard County


    Boyle County


    Estill County


    Adair County


    Perry County


    Pulaski County


    Scott County


    Madison County


    Whitley County


    Kenton County


    Montgomery County


    Laurel County


    Hardin County


    Carter County


    Letcher County


    Boyd County


    Bourbon County


    Franklin County


    Barren County


    Jefferson County


    Oldham County


    Campbell County


    Taylor County


    Henderson County


    Rowan County


    Meade County


    Shelby County


    Harrison County


    Marshall County


    Simpson County


    Bullitt County


    Daviess County


    Clay County


    Jessamine County


    Nelson County


    Warren County


    McCracken County


    Graves County


    Hopkins County


    Boone County


    Fayette County


    Calloway County


    Ballard County Bath County Caldwell County Carlisle County Clinton County Crittenden County Cumberland County Elliott County Fulton County Gallatin County Green County Hancock County Hickman County Lee County Leslie County Livingston County Lyon County Magoffin County Martin County McCreary County Menifee County Metcalfe County Morgan County Nicholas County Owen County Owsley County Pendleton County Powell County Robertson County Spencer County Todd County Trigg County Trimble County Webster County Wolfe County Woodford County

    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/07/2020 4:29 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 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 1969-2016 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.

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

    Health Service Areas are a single county or cluster of contiguous counties which are relatively self-contained with respect to hospital care. For more detailed information, please see Health Service Area information page.
    * 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.