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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Alabama by County

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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


    Alabama6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 463.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.7 to 465.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 24,612.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 459.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.4 to 460.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,514,446 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Hale County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 555.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 508.7 to 606.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 106.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.5
    Russell County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 544.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 517.0 to 572.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 304.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.1
    Walker County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 536.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 514.1 to 559.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 459.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.5
    Lamar County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 530.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 485.1 to 579.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 107.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1
    Wilcox County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 527.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 474.1 to 585.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 74.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.4
    Elmore County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 509.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 487.7 to 532.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 417.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    Dallas County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 506.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 478.2 to 535.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 252.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    Jefferson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 504.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 496.7 to 511.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3,629.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Calhoun County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 503.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 486.9 to 521.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 684.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.5
    Conecuh County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 494.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 446.7 to 545.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 86.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.9
    Morgan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 491.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 474.6 to 508.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 665.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Bibb County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 491.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 452.3 to 532.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 122.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.8
    Henry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 489.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 448.6 to 533.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 113.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.3
    Jackson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 482.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 458.2 to 506.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 323.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Houston County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 481.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 463.3 to 499.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 552.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.4
    Mobile County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 480.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 470.8 to 489.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,114.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Cleburne County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 478.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 433.3 to 527.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 86.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.6
    Winston County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 478.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 444.0 to 514.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 154.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Clay County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 477.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 432.8 to 526.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 86.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Dale County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 475.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 449.9 to 502.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 262.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.2
    Pike County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 474.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 441.4 to 509.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 157.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.4
    Barbour County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 474.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 440.9 to 510.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 152.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.5
    Geneva County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 473.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 441.1 to 507.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 169.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1
    Chambers County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 469.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 440.8 to 499.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 206.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2
    Etowah County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 468.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 451.8 to 485.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 604.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Perry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 468.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 415.7 to 526.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 60.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.9
    Washington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 468.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 426.5 to 513.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 96.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Lowndes County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 466.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 415.0 to 523.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 62.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.7
    Marshall County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 462.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 443.8 to 481.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 492.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    Clarke County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 460.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 427.4 to 496.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 146.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.4
    Tuscaloosa County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 460.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 446.2 to 474.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 820.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    Greene County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 457.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 402.8 to 518.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 53.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.8
    Talladega County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 455.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 436.5 to 475.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 436.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Butler County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 453.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 417.2 to 493.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 118.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    Crenshaw County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 453.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 408.7 to 501.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 78.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.5
    Montgomery County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 453.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 440.6 to 465.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,044.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Coosa County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 452.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 405.3 to 505.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 70.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.4
    Baldwin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 452.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 439.7 to 465.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,035.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    Lauderdale County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 451.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 434.2 to 469.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 523.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    Coffee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 450.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 425.8 to 476.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 256.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.1
    Madison County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 447.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 437.5 to 457.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,539.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Randolph County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 446.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 412.1 to 482.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 131.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.7
    Pickens County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 446.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 409.7 to 485.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 114.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.9
    Macon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 444.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 406.9 to 484.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 108.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.5
    Escambia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 441.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 414.1 to 470.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 199.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.1
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 438.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 408.9 to 470.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 163.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    Marion County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 437.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 408.2 to 467.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 180.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.8
    Autauga County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 436.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 411.9 to 463.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 238.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.2
    Lawrence County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 434.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 405.4 to 464.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 176.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.6
    Monroe County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 433.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 398.6 to 470.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 120.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.5
    Covington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 429.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 404.0 to 456.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 222.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Cullman County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 428.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 410.2 to 447.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 418.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.8
    Colbert County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 427.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 405.5 to 449.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 303.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.2
    Marengo County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 426.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 391.8 to 464.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 113.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.8
    Bullock County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 426.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 376.0 to 481.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 54.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0
    Limestone County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 426.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 406.5 to 446.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 367.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    Fayette County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 420.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 382.4 to 461.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 95.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.3
    Sumter County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 418.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 373.9 to 466.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 67.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.2
    Chilton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 415.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 389.8 to 442.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 202.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.3
    Choctaw County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 410.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 369.4 to 454.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 77.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.2
    Tallapoosa County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 409.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 385.6 to 435.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 224.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.1
    St. Clair County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 408.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 389.5 to 428.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 368.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Lee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 398.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 382.1 to 416.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 451.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1
    DeKalb County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 396.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 376.6 to 416.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 312.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.3
    Cherokee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 393.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 363.7 to 424.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 141.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.8
    Shelby County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 371.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 358.8 to 384.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 691.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    Blount County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 360.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 339.6 to 381.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 238.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/24/2014 11:25 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.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2014 data submission and SEER November 2013 submission.
    6 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2014 data submission. State rates include rates from metropolitan areas funded by SEER.
    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.

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