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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Arkansas by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, 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.

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC/APC:

AAPC/APC (95% Confidence Interval) - the change in rate over time


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


    Arkansas6,10
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    Jefferson County6,10
    Faulkner County6,10
    Saline County6,10
    Pope County6,10
    Pulaski County6,10
    Garland County6,10
    Sebastian County6,10
    Lonoke County6,10
    Benton County6,10
    White County6,10
    Boone County6,10
    Baxter County6,10
    Washington County6,10
    Craighead County6,10
    Independence County6,10
    Crawford County6,10
    Arkansas County6,10
    Ashley County6,10
    Bradley County6,10
    Calhoun County6,10
    Carroll County6,10
    Chicot County6,10
    Clark County6,10
    Clay County6,10
    Cleburne County6,10
    Cleveland County6,10
    Columbia County6,10
    Conway County6,10
    Crittenden County6,10
    Cross County6,10
    Dallas County6,10
    Desha County6,10
    Drew County6,10
    Franklin County6,10
    Fulton County6,10
    Grant County6,10
    Greene County6,10
    Hempstead County6,10
    Hot Spring County6,10
    Howard County6,10
    Izard County6,10
    Jackson County6,10
    Johnson County6,10
    Lafayette County6,10
    Lawrence County6,10
    Lee County6,10
    Lincoln County6,10
    Little River County6,10
    Logan County6,10
    Madison County6,10
    Marion County6,10
    Miller County6,10
    Mississippi County6,10
    Monroe County6,10
    Montgomery County6,10
    Nevada County6,10
    Newton County6,10
    Ouachita County6,10
    Perry County6,10
    Phillips County6,10
    Pike County6,10
    Poinsett County6,10
    Polk County6,10
    Prairie County6,10
    Randolph County6,10
    Scott County6,10
    Searcy County6,10
    Sevier County6,10
    Sharp County6,10
    St. Francis County6,10
    Stone County6,10
    Union County6,10
    Van Buren County6,10
    Woodruff County6,10
    Yell County6,10


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/29/2014 3:35 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.
    ‡ Incidence data come from different sources. Due to different years of data availability, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each area for additional information.
    § 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.
    * 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 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 APCs 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.