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 Incidence Rates Report
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Incidence Rate Report by State

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Melanoma of the Skin, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
State
Annual Incidence Rate
over rate period
(95% Confidence Interval)

Average Annual Count
Rate Period
US (SEER+NPCR)1 18.6 (18.5, 18.8) 61,528 2010
Utah3 33.4 (31.1, 35.9) 761 2010
Wyoming2 29.4 (25.0, 34.3) 170 2010
Delaware2 29.0 (25.7, 32.5) 293 2010
Vermont2 27.2 (23.5, 31.4) 202 2010
New Hampshire2 27.2 (24.6, 30.1) 413 2010
Oregon2 26.3 (24.8, 27.9) 1,137 2010
Montana2 25.2 (22.2, 28.4) 287 2010
Iowa3 25.0 (23.3, 26.8) 848 2010
Kentucky3 24.0 (22.6, 25.4) 1,128 2010
Idaho2 23.2 (20.9, 25.7) 373 2010
Connecticut3 23.0 (21.6, 24.6) 934 2010
Kansas2 22.4 (20.7, 24.2) 669 2010
Rhode Island2 22.2 (19.5, 25.1) 265 2010
Georgia7 22.0 (21.1, 23.0) 2,065 2010
North Dakota2 22.0 (18.7, 25.8) 162 2010
Maine2 21.9 (19.6, 24.5) 352 2010
Hawaii3 21.7 (19.4, 24.2) 343 2010
Colorado2 21.6 (20.3, 23.0) 1,076 2010
North Carolina2 21.5 (20.6, 22.5) 2,172 2010
South Carolina2 21.5 (20.2, 22.9) 1,090 2010
Maryland2 21.3 (20.2, 22.5) 1,312 2010
Tennessee2 21.1 (20.0, 22.2) 1,458 2010
Alabama2 21.1 (19.8, 22.4) 1,107 2010
New Jersey3 20.9 (20.0, 21.9) 2,051 2010
Pennsylvania2 20.4 (19.7, 21.2) 3,068 2010
California3 20.4 (19.9, 20.9) 7,533 2010
Wisconsin2 20.3 (19.1, 21.4) 1,257 2010
Massachusetts2 20.0 (18.9, 21.0) 1,473 2010
West Virginia2 19.9 (18.0, 21.9) 445 2010
New Mexico3 19.6 (17.7, 21.5) 433 2010
South Dakota2 18.1 (15.4, 21.3) 159 2010
Indiana2 17.8 (16.8, 18.9) 1,231 2010
Michigan4 17.8 # (17.0, 18.6) 1,936 2010
Nebraska2 17.5 (15.7, 19.6) 339 2010
Florida2 16.8 (16.3, 17.4) 3,936 2010
Illinois2 16.5 (15.8, 17.2) 2,217 2010
New York2 16.5 (15.9, 17.0) 3,487 2010
Missouri2 16.3 (15.3, 17.3) 1,069 2010
Mississippi2 16.0 (14.6, 17.5) 492 2010
Arizona2 15.4 (14.5, 16.4) 1,057 2010
Oklahoma2 15.3 (14.1, 16.6) 615 2010
Louisiana3 14.9 (13.8, 16.1) 693 2010
Nevada2 14.8 (13.4, 16.4) 401 2010
Alaska2 13.9 (11.0, 17.4) 92 2010
Texas2 12.0 (11.5, 12.4) 2,790 2010
District of Columbia2 7.6 (5.5, 10.2) 47 2010
Arkansas2
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2010
Minnesota2
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2010
Ohio2
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2010
Virginia2
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2010
Washington4
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2010
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/19/2014 8:08 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.
§ 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.
¶¶ Data not available for Arkansas, Minnesota, Ohio, Virginia, or Washington.

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.