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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for California 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


    California3
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.1 to 49.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 17,235.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    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
    Del Norte County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 91.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 77.1 to 108.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 29.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.7
    Yuba County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 81.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 71.1 to 91.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 50.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -14.2
    Trinity County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 78.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.7 to 98.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 17.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.9
    Lake County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 77.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 69.6 to 86.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 71.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.1
    Glenn County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 73.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.4 to 88.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 22.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -13.2
    Tehama County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 72.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.9 to 81.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 57.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -11.1
    Siskiyou County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 70.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.8 to 80.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 49.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.1
    Shasta County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 68.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.7 to 73.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 161.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.3
    Tuolumne County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 66.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.3 to 75.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 59.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8
    Butte County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 66.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.6 to 70.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 175.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Colusa County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 65.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.7 to 83.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -13.8
    Stanislaus County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 62.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.0 to 65.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 282.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Napa County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 62.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.7 to 67.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 102.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.1
    Merced County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 61.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.6 to 66.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 120.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.5
    Lassen County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 60.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.5 to 75.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    San Joaquin County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 60.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 57.9 to 63.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 356.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.8
    Mariposa County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 60.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.8 to 76.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 17.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.1
    Sacramento County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 60.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.6 to 62.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 799.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.8
    Solano County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 60.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 57.0 to 64.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 239.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Kern County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 59.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.4 to 61.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 377.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    Mendocino County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 59.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.7 to 66.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 68.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.7
    Amador County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 57.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.6 to 67.6.
    • 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
    Sutter County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 57.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.0 to 64.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 55.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.9
    Humboldt County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 56.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.8 to 62.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 83.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.8
    Modoc County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 54.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.5 to 75.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -23.9
    Plumas County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 54.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.3 to 67.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -14.1
    Sonoma County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 53.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.6 to 56.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 291.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    Inyo County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 53.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.9 to 67.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.8
    El Dorado County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 53.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.9 to 57.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 114.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.5
    Fresno County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.4 to 55.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 405.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Calaveras County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.3 to 60.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 40.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.8
    Tulare County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.1 to 56.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 182.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.3
    San Bernardino County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.8 to 54.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 803.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Placer County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.1 to 55.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 216.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.4
    Madera County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.9 to 57.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 73.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.3
    Contra Costa County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.9 to 53.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 548.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.2
    San Diego County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.2 to 52.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,484.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    Kings County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 50.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.8 to 57.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 54.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1
    San Francisco County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.9 to 52.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 454.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.2
    Riverside County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.2 to 51.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,014.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.9
    Nevada County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.5 to 55.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 75.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8
    Yolo County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.4 to 54.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 81.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -13.1
    San Luis Obispo County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.7 to 52.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 161.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    Alameda County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.1 to 50.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 687.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.1
    San Mateo County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 47.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.7 to 50.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 380.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Orange County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 47.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.5 to 48.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,348.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.5
    Monterey County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 46.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.0 to 49.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 169.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    Imperial County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.5 to 50.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 67.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.7
    Marin County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 44.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.5 to 48.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 148.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.5
    Ventura County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 44.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.6 to 46.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 351.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.4
    Santa Barbara County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 44.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.3 to 47.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 191.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.7
    San Benito County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.2 to 53.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7
    Los Angeles County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.5 to 43.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3,809.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.8
    Santa Clara County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 42.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.5 to 43.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 676.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Santa Cruz County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.8 to 43.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 98.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -12
    Mono County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 30.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.7 to 50.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Alpine County7,9
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Sierra County7,9
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/25/2014 10:55 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.
    * 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.
    3 Source: SEER November 2013 submission. State Cancer Registry also receives funding from CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries.
    7 Source: SEER November 2013 submission.
    8 Source: Incidence data provided by the SEER Program. AAPCs are calculated by the Joinpoint Regression Program and are based on APCs. Data 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 modifed by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with SEER November 2013 data.
    9 Source: Incidence data provided by the SEER Program. 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 modifed by NCI. 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with SEER November 2013 data.
    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.

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