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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Georgia 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.

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC/APC:

AAPC/APC (95% Confidence Interval) - the change in rate over time


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


    Georgia3
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    Quitman County7,9
    Crawford County7,9
    Tattnall County7,9
    Haralson County7,9
    Murray County7,9
    Butts County7,9
    Polk County7,9
    Chattooga County7,9
    Gordon County7,9
    Madison County7,9
    Bartow County7,9
    Mitchell County7,9
    Heard County7,9
    Clinch County7,9
    Pierce County7,9
    Dade County7,9
    Dodge County7,9
    Jones County7,9
    Effingham County7,9
    Franklin County7,9
    Walker County7,9
    Barrow County7,9
    Twiggs County7,9
    Evans County7,9
    Wilkinson County7,9
    Pickens County7,9
    Colquitt County7,9
    Miller County7,9
    Lee County7,9
    Floyd County7,9
    Brooks County7,9
    Upson County7,9
    Montgomery County7,9
    Carroll County7,9
    Thomas County7,9
    Cook County7,9
    Coffee County7,9
    Lamar County7,9
    Lumpkin County7,9
    Burke County7,9
    Whitfield County7,9
    Chattahoochee County7,9
    Baker County7,9
    Warren County7
    Macon County7,9
    Clay County7,9
    Jeff Davis County7,9
    Paulding County7,9
    Ben Hill County7,9
    Monroe County7,9
    Elbert County7,9
    Bulloch County7,9
    Crisp County7,9
    Candler County7,9
    Bleckley County7,9
    Jefferson County7
    Spalding County7,9
    Wayne County7,9
    Irwin County7,9
    Jackson County7,9
    Long County7,9
    Douglas County7,9
    Screven County7,9
    Berrien County7,9
    Stephens County7,9
    Brantley County7,9
    Newton County7,9
    Dougherty County7,9
    Union County7,9
    Tift County7,9
    Bibb County7,9
    Cherokee County7,9
    Putnam County7
    Washington County7
    Oglethorpe County7,9
    Talbot County7,9
    Richmond County7,9
    Stewart County7,9
    Peach County7,9
    Lanier County7,9
    Glynn County7,9
    Muscogee County7,9
    Bryan County7,9
    Toombs County7,9
    Pike County7,9
    Baldwin County7,9
    White County7,9
    Houston County7,9
    Wilcox County7,9
    Decatur County7,9
    Bacon County7,9
    Grady County7,9
    Morgan County7
    McDuffie County7,9
    Catoosa County7,9
    Appling County7,9
    Meriwether County7,9
    Hart County7,9
    Fannin County7,9
    Treutlen County7,9
    Troup County7,9
    Laurens County7,9
    Walton County7,9
    Lowndes County7,9
    Banks County7,9
    Terrell County7,9
    Calhoun County7,9
    Chatham County7,9
    Johnson County7,9
    Turner County7,9
    Liberty County7,9
    Wilkes County7,9
    Clayton County7,8
    Dawson County7,9
    Gilmer County7,9
    Lincoln County7,9
    Clarke County7,9
    Greene County7
    Ware County7,9
    Emanuel County7,9
    Hall County7,9
    Camden County7,9
    Harris County7,9
    Worth County7,9
    Jasper County7
    Forsyth County7,9
    Wheeler County7,9
    Habersham County7,9
    Seminole County7,9
    Coweta County7,9
    Jenkins County7,9
    Marion County7,9
    Atkinson County7,9
    Telfair County7,9
    Columbia County7,9
    Rockdale County7,9
    Sumter County7,9
    Towns County7,9
    Henry County7,9
    Cobb County7,8
    Charlton County7,9
    Fulton County7,8
    McIntosh County7,9
    Early County7,9
    Schley County7,9
    DeKalb County7,8
    Randolph County7,9
    Gwinnett County7,8
    Hancock County7
    Dooly County7,9
    Rabun County7,9
    Pulaski County7,9
    Fayette County7,9
    Taylor County7,9
    Oconee County7,9
    Echols County7,9
    Glascock County7
    Taliaferro County7
    Webster County7,9


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/02/2015 8:21 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 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.
    ‡ Incidence data come from different sources. Due to different years of data availability, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each area for additional information.
    § 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 2015 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 2014 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) November 2014 data submission and SEER November 2014 submission.
    3 Source: SEER November 2014 submission. State Cancer Registry also receives funding from CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries.
    7 Source: SEER November 2014 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 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used with SEER November 2014 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. 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used with SEER November 2014 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 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used with NPCR November 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 APCs 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.