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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Alabama by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Lung & Bronchus, 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


    Alabama6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 74.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 73.3 to 75.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4,002.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.7
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 64.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.7 to 65.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 212,768 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.7
    Winston County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 104.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 89.0 to 121.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 34.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.3
    Walker County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 103.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 94.0 to 113.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 92.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.1
    Bibb County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 99.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 82.2 to 118.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 25.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.9
    Clay County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 94.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 75.8 to 117.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.4
    Calhoun County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 91.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 84.5 to 99.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 127.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.1
    Marshall County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 90.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 82.9 to 99.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 100.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Elmore County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 90.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 81.5 to 100.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 74.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Geneva County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 89.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 75.9 to 104.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 33.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.2
    Russell County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 86.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 76.2 to 98.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 50.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.1
    Dale County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 85.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 74.4 to 96.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 47.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.5
    Lawrence County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 84.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 72.4 to 98.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 35.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.8
    Jackson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 84.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 75.2 to 95.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 59.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.9
    Etowah County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 83.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 76.6 to 90.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 111.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.7
    Conecuh County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 83.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.0 to 105.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.6
    Lamar County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 82.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.0 to 102.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 17.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.3
    Hale County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 81.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.6 to 102.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 7.6
    Chilton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 81.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 70.7 to 93.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 41.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.8
    Fayette County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 81.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.6 to 100.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.5
    Coffee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 80.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 70.9 to 92.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 47.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.7
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 80.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.4 to 94.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 31.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.5
    Morgan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 80.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 74.1 to 87.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 112.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.1
    Wilcox County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 80.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.7 to 105.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 10.8
    Barbour County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 80.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.6 to 95.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 26.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.1
    Talladega County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 79.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 71.5 to 87.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 77.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4
    Mobile County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 79.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 75.4 to 83.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 349.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    Escambia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 78.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 67.4 to 91.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 36.
    • 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 78.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 67.7 to 90.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 41.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.6
    Pike County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 77.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.6 to 92.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 26.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Colbert County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 76.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 67.3 to 85.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 55.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.1
    Cleburne County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 75.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.8 to 96.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Randolph County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 75.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 62.1 to 91.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 22.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 16.3
    Perry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 75.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.6 to 100.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.1
    Chambers County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 75.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.9 to 87.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 34.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.2
    Cullman County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 74.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 67.4 to 82.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 76.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.2
    St. Clair County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 74.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.6 to 83.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 68.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    Dallas County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 73.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.5 to 85.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 37.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.8
    Washington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 73.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 57.6 to 92.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.2
    Coosa County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 73.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.5 to 95.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.2
    Houston County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 72.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.1 to 80.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 85.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.9
    Marion County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 72.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.6 to 85.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 31.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.4
    Limestone County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 72.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.4 to 80.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 64.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2
    Lauderdale County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 72.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.5 to 79.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 88.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.9
    Autauga County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 71.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.3 to 82.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 38.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.7
    Tuscaloosa County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 70.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.3 to 76.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 125.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    Jefferson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 70.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 67.9 to 73.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 508.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Cherokee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 69.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.2 to 83.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 26.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.2
    Henry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 69.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.2 to 87.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.1
    Greene County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 69.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.9 to 95.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.6
    Montgomery County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 69.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.4 to 74.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 159.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Blount County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 68.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.6 to 77.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 47.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    Choctaw County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 66.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.5 to 85.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -16.1
    Pickens County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 66.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 53.7 to 82.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.9
    Madison County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 66.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 62.7 to 70.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 227.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.9
    Baldwin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 64.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.1 to 69.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 153.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.8
    Crenshaw County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 64.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.7 to 83.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Tallapoosa County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 64.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.1 to 74.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 36.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3
    DeKalb County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 64.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.4 to 72.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 52.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.3
    Butler County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 62.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.6 to 77.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 17.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.2
    Clarke County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 62.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.4 to 75.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 7.5
    Monroe County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 61.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.4 to 76.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 13
    Shelby County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 59.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.3 to 65.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 104.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.1
    Sumter County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 59.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.7 to 78.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.8
    Lee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 57.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.0 to 64.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 63.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Lowndes County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 57.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.3 to 79.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -14.8
    Marengo County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 53.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.7 to 67.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.2
    Macon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.2 to 67.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.2
    Bullock County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.0 to 72.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 12.1


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2014 5:33 pm.
    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.

    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.