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Incidence Rate Report for Alabama by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Melanoma of the Skin, 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 20.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.8 to 20.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,036.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.9 to 19.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 60,465 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cullman County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 32.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.9 to 37.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 29.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pike County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 30.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.2 to 40.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lauderdale County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 29.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.7 to 34.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 32.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Baldwin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 28.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.3 to 32.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 60.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Geneva County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 27.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.9 to 37.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Elmore County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 27.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.5 to 33.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Morgan County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 27.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.2 to 31.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 35.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clarke County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 26.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.8 to 37.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Henry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 25.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.9 to 37.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Winston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 25.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.0 to 35.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Autauga County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 25.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.4 to 31.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Crenshaw County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 24.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.1 to 38.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jackson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 24.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.1 to 30.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clay County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 24.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.6 to 38.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Colbert County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 23.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.7 to 30.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 16.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marshall County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 23.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.5 to 28.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 23.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Calhoun County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.1 to 25.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 28.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Shelby County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.3 to 24.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 39.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Houston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.5 to 25.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 23.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Blount County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.9 to 26.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jefferson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.1 to 22.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 145.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Etowah County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.0 to 24.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 24.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chilton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.8 to 27.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lamar County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.4 to 32.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marion County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.6 to 27.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • St. Clair County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.2 to 24.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 16.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Monroe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.2 to 29.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Covington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.8 to 25.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Coffee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.1 to 25.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dale County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.8 to 25.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Butler County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.8 to 28.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Walker County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.3 to 23.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • DeKalb County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.2 to 23.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tallapoosa County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.4 to 24.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Russell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.4 to 24.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tuscaloosa County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.3 to 21.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 32.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Talladega County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.2 to 22.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 16.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Washington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.2 to 28.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Limestone County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.7 to 22.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Madison County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.1 to 19.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 56.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lawrence County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.5 to 23.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Montgomery County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.2 to 19.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 37.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mobile County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.7 to 18.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 70.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Franklin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.9 to 23.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Randolph County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.9 to 24.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Escambia County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.9 to 22.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fayette County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.7 to 25.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bibb County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 14.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.7 to 23.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chambers County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 14.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.4 to 20.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 13.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.9 to 17.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 16.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dallas County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 12.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.6 to 18.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cherokee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 12.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.6 to 19.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Barbour County6
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  • Bullock County6
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  • Choctaw County6
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  • Cleburne County6
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  • Conecuh County6
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  • Coosa County6
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  • Greene County6
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  • Hale County6
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  • Lowndes County6
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  • Macon County6
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  • Marengo County6
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  • Perry County6
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  • Pickens County6
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  • Sumter County6
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  • Wilcox County6
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  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/21/2014 10:42 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.