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 Incidence Rates Report
National Cancer Institute State Cancer Profiles Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Incidence Rate Report by State

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Melanoma of the Skin, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
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
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.5 to 18.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 61,528 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Utah3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 33.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.1 to 35.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 761.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Wyoming2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 29.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.0 to 34.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 170.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Delaware2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 29.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.7 to 32.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 293.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Vermont2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 27.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.5 to 31.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 202.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • New Hampshire2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 27.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.6 to 30.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 413.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Oregon2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 26.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.8 to 27.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,137.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Montana2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 25.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.2 to 28.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 287.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Iowa3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 25.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.3 to 26.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 848.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Kentucky3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 24.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.6 to 25.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,128.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Idaho2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 23.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.9 to 25.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 373.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Connecticut3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 23.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.6 to 24.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 934.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Kansas2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 22.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.7 to 24.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 669.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Rhode Island2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 22.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.5 to 25.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 265.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Georgia7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 22.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.1 to 23.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,065.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • North Dakota2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 22.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.7 to 25.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 162.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Maine2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.6 to 24.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 352.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Hawaii3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.4 to 24.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 343.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Colorado2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.3 to 23.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,076.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • North Carolina2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.6 to 22.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,172.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • South Carolina2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.2 to 22.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,090.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Maryland2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.2 to 22.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,312.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Tennessee2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.0 to 22.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,458.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Alabama2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.8 to 22.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,107.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • New Jersey3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.0 to 21.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,051.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Pennsylvania2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.7 to 21.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3,068.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • California3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.9 to 20.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7,533.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Wisconsin2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.1 to 21.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,257.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Massachusetts2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.9 to 21.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,473.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • West Virginia2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.0 to 21.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 445.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • New Mexico3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.7 to 21.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 433.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • South Dakota2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.4 to 21.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 159.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Indiana2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.8 to 18.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,231.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Michigan4
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.8 # with a 95% confidence interval from 17.0 to 18.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,936.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Nebraska2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.7 to 19.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 339.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Virginia2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.6 to 18.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,464.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Florida2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.3 to 17.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3,936.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Illinois2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.8 to 17.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,217.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • New York2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.9 to 17.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3,487.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Missouri2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.3 to 17.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,069.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Mississippi2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.6 to 17.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 492.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Arizona2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.5 to 16.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,057.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Oklahoma2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.1 to 16.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 615.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Louisiana3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 14.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.8 to 16.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 693.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Nevada2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 14.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.4 to 16.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 401.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Arkansas2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 14.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.2 to 15.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 467.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Alaska2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 13.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.0 to 17.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 92.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Texas2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 12.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.5 to 12.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,790.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • District of Columbia2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 7.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.5 to 10.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 47.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Minnesota2
  • Rate - ¶¶
  • Average Annual Count - ¶¶
  • Rate Period - ¶¶
  • Ohio2
  • Rate - ¶¶
  • Average Annual Count - ¶¶
  • Rate Period - ¶¶
  • Washington4
  • Rate - ¶¶
  • Average Annual Count - ¶¶
  • Rate Period - ¶¶


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/23/2014 7:46 pm.
    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 1969-2011 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.
    ¶¶ Data not available for Minnesota, Ohio, or Washington.
    § 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 2012 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.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission and SEER November 2012 submission.
    2 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission as published in United States Cancer Statistics 2013.
    3 Source: SEER November 2012 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 2012 submission.

    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.