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Incidence Rate Report for California 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.

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 15.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.4 to 15.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,976.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.2 to 15.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25,644 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Kings County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 7.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.5 to 11.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Merced County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 9.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.3 to 12.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Los Angeles County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 10.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.6 to 10.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 503.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • San Joaquin County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 10.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.3 to 12.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 35.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Kern County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 11.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.2 to 13.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 41.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fresno County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 11.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.4 to 13.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 51.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • San Bernardino County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 12.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.5 to 13.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 114.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tulare County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 12.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.7 to 15.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Alameda County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 13.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.1 to 14.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 105.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Stanislaus County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 13.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.6 to 15.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 34.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Monterey County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 14.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.8 to 16.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 28.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • San Francisco County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 14.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.6 to 15.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 67.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sacramento County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 14.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.3 to 15.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 107.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Riverside County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.9 to 16.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 156.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Santa Clara County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.5 to 16.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 140.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Yolo County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.3 to 20.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • San Benito County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.8 to 24.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Solano County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.7 to 18.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 34.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tehama County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.5 to 23.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lake County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.5 to 24.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Yuba County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.7 to 25.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Amador County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.0 to 27.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • San Mateo County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.0 to 20.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 78.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Butte County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.8 to 23.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sutter County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.3 to 26.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Contra Costa County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.1 to 21.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 114.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Madera County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.6 to 25.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Siskiyou County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.8 to 30.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Plumas County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.0 to 35.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Calaveras County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.9 to 30.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • San Diego County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.6 to 21.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 323.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Orange County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.7 to 21.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 323.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mendocino County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.0 to 27.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Ventura County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 22.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.1 to 24.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 93.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Santa Cruz County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 23.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.2 to 28.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 32.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Humboldt County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 24.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.5 to 30.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 18.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Placer County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 25.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.3 to 28.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 51.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Shasta County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 25.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.5 to 30.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 28.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Nevada County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 25.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.0 to 32.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 17.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tuolumne County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 26.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.6 to 35.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sonoma County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 27.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.3 to 30.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 76.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • El Dorado County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 27.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.0 to 32.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 28.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Napa County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 27.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.5 to 33.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Santa Barbara County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 28.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.3 to 31.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 62.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Inyo County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 31.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.0 to 52.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marin County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 32.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.8 to 36.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 56.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • San Luis Obispo County7
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 34.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.9 to 38.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 52.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Alpine County7
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  • Colusa County7
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  • Del Norte County7
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  • Glenn County7
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  • Imperial County7
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  • Lassen County7
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  • Mariposa County7
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  • Modoc County7
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  • Mono County7
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  • Sierra County7
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  • Trinity County7
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  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/31/2014 1:33 pm.
    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.
    3 Source: SEER November 2012 submission. State Cancer Registry also receives funding from CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries.
    7 Source: SEER November 2012 submission.

    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.