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Incidence Rate Report for Alabama by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Colon & Rectum, 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

  • Alabama6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.3 to 41.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,171.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.3 to 38.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 68,877 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cherokee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 23.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.6 to 36.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fayette County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 24.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.9 to 41.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Randolph County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 27.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.6 to 43.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Shelby County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 29.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.4 to 34.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 27.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Coffee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 30.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.1 to 41.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • St. Clair County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 30.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.1 to 39.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chilton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 30.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.0 to 42.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dale County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 31.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.1 to 42.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 32.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.9 to 39.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pike County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 32.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.3 to 46.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Crenshaw County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 33.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.9 to 54.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Geneva County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 33.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.3 to 48.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Limestone County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 33.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.4 to 42.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marshall County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 34.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.7 to 41.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tallapoosa County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 34.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.2 to 45.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Madison County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 34.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.6 to 38.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 62.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Blount County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 34.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.4 to 44.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Baldwin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 35.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.0 to 41.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 42.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Etowah County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 35.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.8 to 42.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 26.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cullman County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 36.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.1 to 44.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Henry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 36.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.2 to 55.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chambers County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 36.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.0 to 49.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Colbert County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 37.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.7 to 47.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 16.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Morgan County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.1 to 45.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 28.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Talladega County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.0 to 46.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Escambia County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.0 to 51.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • DeKalb County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.4 to 47.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 16.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marengo County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.1 to 56.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marion County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.6 to 54.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lawrence County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.7 to 54.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clarke County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.6 to 55.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Walker County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.2 to 49.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Elmore County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.9 to 49.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 17.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tuscaloosa County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.8 to 46.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 39.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Macon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.8 to 60.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Houston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.8 to 49.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 26.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pickens County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.7 to 60.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lauderdale County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.9 to 49.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 27.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hale County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.4 to 64.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Winston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.1 to 61.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sumter County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.6 to 66.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Coosa County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.3 to 72.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Covington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.3 to 56.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Franklin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.5 to 59.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Butler County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.9 to 62.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jefferson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.3 to 48.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 188.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mobile County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.8 to 49.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 111.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Calhoun County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.0 to 54.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 36.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Autauga County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.0 to 59.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Barbour County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.7 to 65.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Montgomery County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.6 to 53.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 63.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Russell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.9 to 60.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jackson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.6 to 60.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 17.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bibb County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.0 to 70.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Washington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.7 to 72.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Monroe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.7 to 70.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lamar County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.7 to 77.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greene County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 53.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.7 to 88.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cleburne County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.6 to 80.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wilcox County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 57.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.4 to 86.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Conecuh County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 60.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.3 to 90.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dallas County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 61.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.9 to 76.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 17.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lowndes County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 65.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.9 to 98.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bullock County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 80.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.3 to 120.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Choctaw County6
  • Rate - *
  • Average Annual Count - *
  • Rate Period - *
  • Clay County6
  • Rate - *
  • Average Annual Count - *
  • Rate Period - *
  • Perry County6
  • Rate - *
  • Average Annual Count - *
  • Rate Period - *


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/01/2014 7:21 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 has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 cases were reported in a specific area-sex-race category.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission and SEER November 2012 submission.
    6 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission. State rates include rates from metropolitan areas funded by SEER.

    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.

    Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.