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 Incidence Rates Description
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    Incidence Rates Table
Purpose: Provide a table of incidence statistics for use in assessing the burden and risk for a major cancer site for the US overall and for states with cancer registries whose data have met the criteria required for inclusion in the US Cancer Statistics . The 95% Confidence Intervals for the rates provide a measure of how certain or uncertain the point estimate is and can be used to generally assess how different one rate is from another.

Cancer statistics require careful interpretation. See the information page about interpret rankings for insight into interpreting cancer statistics particularly if you are a new user of cancer statistics.

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Data Sources:
  • Incidence data are provided by the National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program.
  • Population counts for denominators in the calculation of rates and trends are provided to the National Cancer Institute by the U.S. Census Bureau and use the National Center for Health Statistics file needed to bridge from the Census 2000 multiple race coding to historical groupings of race and ethnicity.
  • Rates are calculated using SEER*Stat.