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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Arizona by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Colon & Rectum, All Ages
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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


    Arizona6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 36.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.3 to 36.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,430.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.3
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.2 to 43.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 142,173 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.1
    Mohave County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.7 to 48.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 141.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Graham County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 44.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.6 to 55.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 32
    Greenlee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.6 to 63.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.4
    Cochise County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 37.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.6 to 42.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 63.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Yavapai County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 37.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.6 to 40.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 131.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    Maricopa County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 36.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.5 to 37.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,347.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Pima County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 35.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.9 to 37.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 406.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5
    La Paz County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 33.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.1 to 44.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -13.7
    Pinal County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 33.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.6 to 36.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 122.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.5
    Santa Cruz County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 32.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.9 to 41.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.4
    Yuma County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 31.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.8 to 34.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 67.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.5
    Gila County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 29.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.3 to 35.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 25.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.4
    Navajo County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 29.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.1 to 34.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 35.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Coconino County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 26.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.3 to 31.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 29.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1
    Apache County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 21.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.8 to 27.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -20.5


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/30/2014 5:54 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.