Table 1.

Trends in colorectal cancer incidence rates among adults 50 years and older by tumor location and stage, 1992–2008

Trend 1Trend 2Trend 3
SexLocationStageNYearsAPCYearsAPCYearsAPC
MaleRight sideAll49,8491992–19990.51999–2008−2.6a
Early19,1611992–19981.9a1998–2008−0.9a
Late29,1311992–2000−0.32000–2008−3.9a
Unstaged1,5571992–2008−3.8a
Left sideAll84,5891992–1995−3.5a1995–19980.91998–2008−3.5a
Early38,3081992–1995−4.1a1995–19991.41999–2008−3.2a
Late42,2851992–2000−1.6a2000–2008−4.2a
Unstaged3,9961992–2008−4.7a
FemaleRight sideAll62,7401992–20000.62000–2008−2.3a
Early23,5761992–20012.1a2001–2008−1.0
Late36,8851992–2000−0.22000–2008−3.3a
Unstaged2,2791992–2008−4.2a
Left sideAll69,8941992–1995−2.6a1995–19980.71998–2008−2.9a
Early30,8221992–1999−0.31999–2008−2.4a
Late35,1471992–1999−1.2a1999–2008−3.3a
Unstaged3,9251992–2008−3.8a

Abbreviation: APC, annual percent change.

  • aThe APC is significantly different from zero (P ≤ 0.05).