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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for California by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, 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 43.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.7 to 43.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8,327.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 54.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.5 to 54.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 98,832 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2
    Del Norte County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 85.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.1 to 108.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.1
    Trinity County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 72.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.3 to 103.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.4
    Lake County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 72.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 62.0 to 84.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 34.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.6
    Lassen County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 70.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.9 to 94.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.3
    Yuba County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 69.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 57.4 to 83.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -15.8
    Colusa County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 69.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.8 to 95.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -20
    Modoc County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 68.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.5 to 104.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -17.7
    Tehama County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 65.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.4 to 77.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.3
    Siskiyou County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 65.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 53.4 to 78.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.7
    Butte County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 62.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.7 to 68.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 90.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    Glenn County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 61.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.3 to 81.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.4
    Mariposa County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 61.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.3 to 85.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.7
    Shasta County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 60.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.8 to 67.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 78.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.9
    Plumas County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 59.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.4 to 80.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.6
    Mendocino County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 56.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.4 to 66.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 34.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.8
    Amador County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 56.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.4 to 71.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.4
    Tuolumne County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 55.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.5 to 67.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 26.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -12.2
    Stanislaus County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 54.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.9 to 59.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 139.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.9
    Solano County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 54.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.3 to 59.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 118.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4
    Napa County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 53.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.2 to 61.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 48.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.1
    Sacramento County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 53.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.2 to 56.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 400.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5
    Sutter County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.9 to 62.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 28.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Inyo County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.9 to 72.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.9
    San Joaquin County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.3 to 55.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 168.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.7
    Kern County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.2 to 55.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 176.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.2
    Merced County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.2 to 57.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 55.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.5
    Sonoma County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 50.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.9 to 54.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 154.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.5
    Humboldt County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.0 to 57.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 40.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.9
    Nevada County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.2 to 56.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 39.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.8
    Contra Costa County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.9 to 51.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 286.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.1
    Calaveras County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 47.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.2 to 59.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    Placer County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 47.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.3 to 51.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 108.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.2
    El Dorado County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 47.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.5 to 53.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 52.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.7
    Yolo County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.7 to 52.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 42.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9
    San Luis Obispo County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.0 to 50.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 81.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Fresno County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.3 to 48.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 190.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    San Diego County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 44.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.6 to 45.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 704.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    San Mateo County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.0 to 46.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 196.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Tulare County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.6 to 48.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 83.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.3
    San Bernardino County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.7 to 45.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 369.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    Alameda County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.3 to 45.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 343.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    Riverside County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.6 to 45.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 479.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.5
    Marin County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.8 to 47.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 80.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.9
    Orange County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 42.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.0 to 43.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 672.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Monterey County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 42.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.2 to 46.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 85.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    Madera County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 42.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.6 to 49.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 31.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.2
    Ventura County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.9 to 44.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 182.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    Kings County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 40.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.7 to 48.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.6
    San Francisco County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.2 to 42.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 198.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    Santa Barbara County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.7 to 43.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 95.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.8
    Santa Cruz County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 37.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.3 to 43.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 53.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.8
    Santa Clara County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 36.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.9 to 38.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 327.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.2
    Los Angeles County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 36.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.3 to 36.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,799.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Imperial County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 33.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.8 to 39.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.8
    San Benito County7,9
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 31.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.3 to 43.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.8
    Alpine County7,9
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Mono 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 10/24/2014 8:46 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.
    § 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.

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