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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Florida 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


    Florida6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 56.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.5 to 56.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7,548.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.2
    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
    Union County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 107.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 72.8 to 154.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.6
    Levy County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 95.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 80.4 to 112.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 30.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.4
    Baker County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 89.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.6 to 115.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2
    Dixie County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 88.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.5 to 118.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.6
    Lafayette County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 85.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.9 to 135.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -22.7
    Putnam County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 83.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 72.7 to 95.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 45.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    Okeechobee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 83.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 67.6 to 101.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.3
    Wakulla County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 79.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.2 to 102.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.5
    Gulf County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 77.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.4 to 107.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 12.5
    Clay County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 76.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 69.2 to 85.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 78.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.2
    Calhoun County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 76.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 53.4 to 107.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 21.1
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 75.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.5 to 111.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.1
    Nassau County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 74.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.0 to 86.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 36.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.4
    Bay County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 72.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.6 to 80.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 78.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.5
    Columbia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 72.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.4 to 85.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 31.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.2
    Citrus County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 71.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.3 to 78.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 111.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 7.7
    Marion County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 71.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.6 to 75.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 217.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.7
    Duval County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 69.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.6 to 72.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 320.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Hernando County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 68.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.1 to 75.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 113.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Pasco County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 68.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.7 to 72.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 257.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.5
    Escambia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 67.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 62.5 to 73.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 130.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Brevard County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 66.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 62.9 to 69.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 299.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.2
    Flagler County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 65.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.2 to 74.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 57.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.5
    Gilchrist County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 65.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.5 to 92.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -19.7
    Sumter County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 64.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.7 to 74.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 71.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    Polk County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 64.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.0 to 67.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 279.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.9
    Hamilton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 64.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.6 to 96.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.1
    Volusia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 64.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.5 to 67.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 266.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    St. Johns County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 63.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 57.4 to 70.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 79.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.7
    Glades County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 63.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.8 to 94.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.5
    Lake County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 63.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.8 to 67.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 168.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.5
    Suwannee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 63.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.4 to 78.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.8
    Taylor County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 62.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.1 to 85.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.5
    Highlands County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 61.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.6 to 70.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 65.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.9
    Okaloosa County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 61.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.3 to 68.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 68.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    Walton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 61.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.8 to 74.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.5
    Pinellas County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 61.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.2 to 64.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 497.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.4
    St. Lucie County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 60.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.2 to 65.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 132.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.2
    Charlotte County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 60.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.2 to 66.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 112.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.3
    Alachua County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 60.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 53.9 to 66.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 72.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.1
    Martin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 59.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.0 to 65.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 89.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.8
    Bradford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 58.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.5 to 78.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 19.2
    Hillsborough County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 58.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.6 to 60.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 389.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.3
    Indian River County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 57.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.0 to 64.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 80.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.2
    Santa Rosa County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 57.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.4 to 65.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 48.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    Hendry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 56.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.7 to 74.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5
    Sarasota County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 55.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.8 to 58.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 239.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    Hardee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 54.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.7 to 74.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 13
    Seminole County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 54.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.1 to 58.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 129.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Palm Beach County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 53.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.0 to 55.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 626.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.7
    Lee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 53.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.4 to 56.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 284.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.9
    Broward County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 53.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.2 to 55.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 603.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.6
    Manatee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.8 to 56.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 149.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.8
    Orange County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 50.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.2 to 53.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 270.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Monroe County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 50.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.5 to 60.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 25.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.7
    Collier County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.3 to 49.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 139.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.2
    Washington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.3 to 64.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.8
    Osceola County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.0 to 50.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 60.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10
    Leon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 44.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.1 to 50.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 56.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.2
    Jackson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 44.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.6 to 56.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.5
    Holmes County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.5 to 63.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 14.9
    DeSoto County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.4 to 53.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 9.7
    Jefferson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 37.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.6 to 60.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.8
    Madison County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 33.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.6 to 52.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.1
    Gadsden County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 33.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.5 to 44.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 16.7
    Miami-Dade County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 32.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.3 to 33.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 514.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    Liberty County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2014 6:22 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.
    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.

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