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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), Female, Melanoma of the Skin, All Ages
Sorted by Count
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 15.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.8 to 15.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25,991 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • California3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.7 to 15.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3,010.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Florida2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 12.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.2 to 13.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,523.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • New York2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 13.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.6 to 14.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,523.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Pennsylvania2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.6 to 18.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,356.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Texas2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 9.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.5 to 9.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,136.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Illinois2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 13.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.5 to 14.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 939.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Georgia7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.6 to 18.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 903.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • New Jersey3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.2 to 18.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 902.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • North Carolina2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.7 to 17.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 896.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Michigan4
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 14.9 # with a 95% confidence interval from 13.9 to 16.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 828.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Massachusetts2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.2 to 18.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 699.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Tennessee2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.7 to 18.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 619.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Maryland2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.1 to 19.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 585.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Indiana2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.1 to 16.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 562.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Wisconsin2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.4 to 19.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 562.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Oregon2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 23.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.3 to 25.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 512.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Kentucky3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.8 to 22.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 504.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • South Carolina2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.4 to 18.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 448.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Alabama2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.5 to 17.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 443.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Colorado2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.3 to 18.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 439.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Missouri2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 13.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.8 to 14.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 435.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Arizona2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 11.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.4 to 12.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 401.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Connecticut3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.3 to 20.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 389.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Iowa3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 22.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.6 to 25.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 388.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Utah3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 24.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.8 to 27.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 297.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Kansas2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.2 to 19.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 263.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Louisiana3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 10.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.4 to 12.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 260.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Oklahoma2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 11.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.9 to 12.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 237.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Mississippi2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 12.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.4 to 13.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 195.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • New Hampshire2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 25.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.6 to 29.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 193.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • West Virginia2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.9 to 19.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 181.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • New Mexico3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.3 to 18.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 179.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Nebraska2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.0 to 19.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 163.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Nevada2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 11.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.6 to 13.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 159.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Idaho2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.6 to 21.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 153.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Maine2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.1 to 21.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 147.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Delaware2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 24.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.2 to 29.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 129.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Rhode Island2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.7 to 22.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 122.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Montana2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.8 to 26.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 119.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Hawaii3
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 14.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.4 to 16.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 113.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Vermont2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 26.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.0 to 31.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 101.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • North Dakota2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 22.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.6 to 27.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 83.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • South Dakota2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.7 to 22.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 77.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Wyoming2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 25.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.6 to 32.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 72.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Alaska2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 12.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.4 to 16.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 41.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • District of Columbia2
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 6.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.7 to 9.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2010.
  • Arkansas2
  • Rate - ¶¶
  • Average Annual Count - ¶¶
  • Rate Period - ¶¶
  • Minnesota2
  • Rate - ¶¶
  • Average Annual Count - ¶¶
  • Rate Period - ¶¶
  • Ohio2
  • Rate - ¶¶
  • Average Annual Count - ¶¶
  • Rate Period - ¶¶
  • Virginia2
  • Rate - ¶¶
  • Average Annual Count - ¶¶
  • Rate Period - ¶¶
  • Washington4
  • Rate - ¶¶
  • Average Annual Count - ¶¶
  • Rate Period - ¶¶


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/24/2014 8:19 am.
    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.