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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report by State

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Cancer Sites, All Ages
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Explanation of Column Headers

Incidence Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The incidence rate is based upon 100,000 people and is an annual rate (or average annual rate) based on the time period indicated. Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population.

Other Notes

  • Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
  • Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.


    Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 442.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 442.2 to 443.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,519,335 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    District of Columbia2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 504.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 486.5 to 523.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3,062.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0
    Kentucky3
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 495.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 489.4 to 502.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 24,428.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Pennsylvania2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 489.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 486.4 to 493.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 76,781.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Delaware2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 489.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 475.7 to 502.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5,221.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    New Hampshire2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 486.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 475.2 to 497.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7,589.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    New York2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 484.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 481.2 to 487.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 106,359.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.2
    Minnesota2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 480.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 474.8 to 486.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 28,213.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    Louisiana3
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 479.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 473.6 to 486.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23,454.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Connecticut3,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 475.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 469.2 to 482.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20,064.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    Massachusetts2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 474.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 469.1 to 479.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 36,069.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    New Jersey3,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 472.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 467.9 to 476.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 47,234.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1
    West Virginia2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 470.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 461.7 to 479.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11,191.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.5
    Maine2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 469.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 458.9 to 480.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8,081.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    Illinois2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 466.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 463.2 to 470.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 64,413.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    Iowa3,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 465.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 458.4 to 472.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16,836.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.2
    Michigan4,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 464.7 # with a 95% confidence interval from 460.7 to 468.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 53,297.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    Kansas2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 460.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 452.9 to 468.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14,389.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.5
    Tennessee2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 459.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 454.6 to 464.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 33,420.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.9
    Mississippi2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 459.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 451.9 to 466.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14,873.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.5
    Rhode Island2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 459.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 446.8 to 471.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5,675.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.7
    Washington4,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 458.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.1 to 463.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 33,599.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    North Carolina2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 454.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 450.4 to 458.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 48,429.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    Georgia7
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 452.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 448.1 to 456.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 43,505.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Montana2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 452.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 440.1 to 464.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5,527.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Wisconsin2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 451.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 446.4 to 456.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 29,582.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.2
    Vermont2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 449.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 434.4 to 465.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3,474.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    South Dakota2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 448.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.0 to 462.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4,251.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Oregon2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 446.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 440.3 to 453.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20,117.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    Alabama2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 445.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 440.0 to 451.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 24,521.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    North Dakota2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 445.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 430.1 to 460.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3,517.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.2
    Ohio2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 443.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 439.8 to 447.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 59,720.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.1
    Idaho2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 440.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 430.1 to 450.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7,318.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.7
    Indiana2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 438.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 433.4 to 443.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 31,307.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Missouri2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 437.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 432.3 to 442.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 30,176.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    Nebraska2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 436.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 427.2 to 445.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8,852.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    Oklahoma2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 435.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 428.9 to 441.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18,215.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Maryland2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 432.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 427.1 to 437.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27,426.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    Wyoming2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 429.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 412.6 to 446.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,643.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.2
    South Carolina2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 429.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 423.4 to 434.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 22,948.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    Arkansas2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 427.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 420.4 to 434.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14,568.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    Florida2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 418.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 415.4 to 420.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 103,912.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    Alaska2
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 416.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 399.1 to 434.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,596.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Virginia2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 414.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 410.1 to 418.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 36,033.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    California3
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 412.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 410.4 to 414.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 156,216.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Hawaii3,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 411.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 401.3 to 421.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6,636.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0
    Colorado2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 410.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 404.8 to 416.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 21,149.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Utah3,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 409.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 400.9 to 417.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9,412.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0
    Texas2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 398.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 396.0 to 401.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 95,814.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Arizona2,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 376.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 371.9 to 381.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27,039.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    New Mexico3,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 367.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 360.0 to 375.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8,546.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    Nevada2
    • Rate : ¶¶
    • Average Annual Count : ¶¶
    • Rate Period : ¶¶
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2014 6:21 am.
    Data for the United States does not include data from Nevada.
    State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
    † Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.
    § The total count for the US (SEER+NPCR) may differ from the summation of the individual states reported in this table. The total uses data from the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission for the following states: California, Kentucky, Louisiana, and New Jersey but data for those states when shown individually are sourced from the SEER November 2013 submission.
    # Data do not include cases diagnosed in other states for those states in which the data exchange agreement specifically prohibits the release of data to third parties.
    ¶¶ Data not available for Nevada.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2014 data submission and SEER November 2013 submission.
    2 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2014 data submission as published in United States Cancer Statistics 2013.
    3 Source: SEER November 2013 submission. State Cancer Registry also receives funding from CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries.
    4 State rates include rates from areas funded by SEER.
    7 Source: SEER November 2013 submission.
    8 Source: Incidence data provided by the SEER Program. AAPCs are calculated by the Joinpoint Regression Program and are based on APCs. Data are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84,85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modifed by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with SEER November 2013 data.
    10 Source: Incidence data provided by the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). EAPCs calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84,85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with NPCR January 2014 data.

    Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availablility, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are EAPCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each graph for additional information.

    Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer incidence 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 not available for this combination of geography, cancer site, age, and race/ethnicity.
    Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.