Colorectal cancer is among the three most frequent neoplasms in Brazil, being a public health problem.
To describe distribution pattern of colorectal cancer mortality in Brazil and regions, according to sex, between 1996 and 2015.
Values of standardized and stratified mortality rates by sex between 1996 and 2015 were used, through polynomial regression models and joinpoint analysis.
It was observed that, for linear trends in mortality rates, for both sexes, there is a statistically significant trend increasing in both models, with rates and trends, and higher for men than for women, respectively, 7.3% per year (R2=0.95, P<0.001) and 6.5% per year (R2=0.87, P<0.001). It is observed a difference in magnitude and behavior of trend between the regions.
It is understood that it is important to know the trend of rates in order to define priority populations for early interventions that increase survival and reduce mortality.
Colorectal neoplasms, mortality; Men; Women; Regression analysis; Colonic neoplasms; Time series studies