What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the number of new cases of colon or rectum cancer diagnosed per 100,000 population and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population.

Why is this indicator important?

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and cause of cancer-related death among both males and females in the United States and Indiana. The chances of developing colorectal cancer at some point in one’s life are 1 in 19 for females and 1 in 20 for males (American Cancer Society).

About the data

Community: Switzerland County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: Healthy People 2020

Measurement Period: 2009-2013

Category: Cancer

Community Source: Indiana State Cancer Registry

Reference Source: Indiana State Cancer Registry