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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


    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

    Created by on 07/07/2020 4:29 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 1969-2016 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.