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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Florida 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


    Florida6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.2 to 14.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,711.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 15.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.7 to 15.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 26,903 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Miami-Dade County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.0 to 7.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 99.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.9
    Clay County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.4 to 14.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 8.5
    Osceola County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.0 to 14.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 13.7
    Orange County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.5 to 13.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 66.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.1
    Escambia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.2 to 15.2.
    • 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
    Duval County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.2 to 14.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 59.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.4
    Walton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.8 to 19.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.5
    Broward County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.2 to 14.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 144.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.5
    Citrus County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.3 to 17.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.8
    Volusia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.9 to 15.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 49.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.9
    Leon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.9 to 16.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Marion County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.2 to 16.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 37.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Seminole County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.4 to 16.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 35.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.5
    Okeechobee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.5 to 23.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -33.6
    Sumter County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.5 to 22.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.9
    Putnam County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.2 to 21.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.7
    Hillsborough County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.5 to 16.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 97.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 7.9
    Alachua County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 15.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.0 to 18.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 34.9
    Pinellas County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 15.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.9 to 16.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 98.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.4
    Bay County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.6 to 20.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.2
    Charlotte County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.6 to 20.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 22.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.4
    Okaloosa County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.9 to 20.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.3
    Flagler County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.1 to 21.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 23
    Nassau County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.7 to 22.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 21.6
    St. Lucie County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.0 to 19.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 31.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -17.1
    Lee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 17.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.2 to 19.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 72.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1
    St. Johns County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 17.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.7 to 21.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.4
    Monroe County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 17.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.8 to 24.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.9
    Manatee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 17.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.6 to 20.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 38.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 8.1
    Brevard County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 17.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.3 to 19.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 64.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.2
    Collier County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 17.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.8 to 20.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 40.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -16.3
    Palm Beach County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 17.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.1 to 18.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 162.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    Santa Rosa County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 17.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.5 to 22.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Lake County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 18.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.4 to 21.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 38.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.1
    Pasco County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 19.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.4 to 22.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 59.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 8.2
    Hernando County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 20.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.3 to 24.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 25.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.2
    Sarasota County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 20.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.6 to 23.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 62.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 16.3
    Columbia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 21.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.9 to 29.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 22.5
    Highlands County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 21.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.6 to 27.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.8
    Polk County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 21.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.5 to 24.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 78.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    DeSoto County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 22.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.1 to 36.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 15
    Indian River County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 22.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.2 to 27.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 25.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 9.9
    Martin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 22.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.9 to 27.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 28.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.5
    Baker County6,10
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    Bradford County6,10
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    Calhoun County6,10
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    Dixie County6,10
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    Franklin County6,10
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    Gadsden County6,10
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    Gilchrist County6,10
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    Glades County6,10
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    Gulf County6,10
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    Hamilton County6,10
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    Hardee County6,10
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    Hendry County6,10
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    Holmes County6,10
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    Jackson County6,10
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    Jefferson County6,10
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    Lafayette County6,10
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    Levy County6,10
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    Liberty County6,10
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    Madison County6,10
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    Suwannee County6,10
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    Taylor County6,10
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    Union County6,10
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    Wakulla County6,10
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    Washington County6,10
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    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/01/2014 2:20 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.
    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.

    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.