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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Table

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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, 2014-2018

Kentucky Counties versus United States

Colon & Rectum

All Races, Both Sexes

  Above US Rate Similar to US Rate Below US Rate
Rising
Trend
Priority 1: rising and above

Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Stable
Trend
Priority 4: stable and above

Barren County
Bell County
Boyle County
Fleming County
Floyd County
Grayson County
Harlan County
Hart County
Johnson County
Letcher County
Marion County
Pike County
Powell County
Pulaski County
Taylor County
Wayne County
Priority 6: stable and similar

Anderson County
Breathitt County
Calloway County
Carter County
Casey County
Christian County
Clay County
Estill County
Knox County
Laurel County
Lincoln County
Logan County
Mercer County
Montgomery County
Muhlenberg County
Nelson County
Ohio County
Owen County
Perry County
Rowan County
Priority 7: stable and below

Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

Breckinridge County
Kenton County
Priority 8: falling and similar

Boone County
Bourbon County
Boyd County
Bullitt County
Campbell County
Daviess County
Fayette County
Franklin County
Garrard County
Graves County
Greenup County
Hardin County
Harrison County
Henderson County
Hopkins County
Jefferson County
Jessamine County
Madison County
Marshall County
Mason County
McCracken County
Meade County
Oldham County
Shelby County
Warren County
Whitley County
Woodford County
Priority 9: falling and below

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/16/2021 11:00 am.

Trend2
     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.
Rate Comparison
     Above     when 95% confident the rate is above and Rate Ratio3 > 1.10
     Similar     when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.
     Below     when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio3 < 0.90

1 Priority indices were created by ordering from rates that are rising and above the comparison rate to rates that are falling and below the comparison rate.
2 Recent trend in death rates is usually an Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Version 4.8.0.0. Due to data availability issues, the time period and/or calculation method used in the calculation of the trends may differ for selected geographic areas.
3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate. Previous versions of this table used one-year rates for states and five-year rates for counties. As of June 2018, only five-year rates are used.
Source: 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 1969-2017 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
Note: 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. Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. Data presented on the State Cancer Profiles Web Site may differ from statistics reported by the State Cancer Registries (for more information).

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Ballard County, Bath County, Bracken County, Caldwell County, Carlisle County, Clinton County, Crittenden County, Cumberland County, Edmonson County, Elliott County, Fulton County, Gallatin County, Green County, Hancock County, Hickman County, Jackson County, Larue County, Lee County, Leslie County, Livingston County, Lyon County, Magoffin County, McCreary County, Menifee County, Metcalfe County, Morgan County, Nicholas County, Owsley County, Pendleton County, Robertson County, Simpson County, Spencer County, Todd County, Trigg County, Trimble County, Webster County, Wolfe County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Adair County, Allen County, Butler County, Carroll County, Clark County, Grant County, Henry County, Knott County, Lawrence County, Lewis County, Martin County, McLean County, Monroe County, Rockcastle County, Russell County, Scott County, Union County, Washington County


Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer 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.

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