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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Table
|Above US Rate||Similar to US Rate||Below US Rate|
|Priority 1: rising and above
Adams County 8
|Priority 2: rising and similar
Weld County 8
|Priority 3: rising and below
El Paso County
Jefferson County 8
|Priority 4: stable and above
|Priority 6: stable and similar
||Priority 7: stable and below
Boulder County 8
|Priority 5: falling and above
||Priority 8: falling and similar
||Priority 9: falling and below
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 02/03/2023 5:54 am.
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 184.108.40.206. 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 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).
8 Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected geographic areas.
Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Alamosa County, Archuleta County, Baca County, Bent County, Broomfield County 8, Chaffee County, Cheyenne County, Clear Creek County, Conejos County, Costilla County, Crowley County, Custer County, Dolores County, Eagle County, Elbert County, Fremont County, Gilpin County, Grand County, Gunnison County, Hinsdale County, Huerfano County, Jackson County, Kiowa County, Kit Carson County, Lake County, Las Animas County, Lincoln County, Logan County, Mineral County, Moffat County, Montezuma County, Montrose County, Morgan County, Ouray County, Park County, Phillips County, Pitkin County, Prowers County, Rio Blanco County, Rio Grande County, Routt County, Saguache County, San Juan County, San Miguel County, Sedgwick County, Summit County, Teller County, Washington County, Yuma County
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Delta County, Douglas County, Garfield County, La Plata County, Otero 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.