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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Kentucky 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.

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


    Kentucky3
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    Pike County7,9
    Henderson County7,9
    Hardin County7,9
    Jefferson County7,9
    Oldham County7,9
    Boone County7,9
    Christian County7,9
    Kenton County7,9
    Warren County7,9
    Fayette County7,9
    Bell County7,9
    Harlan County7,9
    Campbell County7,9
    Daviess County7,9
    Pulaski County7,9
    Bullitt County7,9
    Jessamine County7,9
    Woodford County7,9
    Barren County7,9
    Clark County7,9
    Laurel County7,9
    Lincoln County7,9
    Calloway County7,9
    Graves County7,9
    Montgomery County7,9
    Scott County7,9
    Shelby County7,9
    McCracken County7,9
    Franklin County7,9
    Carter County7,9
    Hopkins County7,9
    Bourbon County7,9
    Greenup County7,9
    Taylor County7,9
    Logan County7,9
    Madison County7,9
    Boyle County7,9
    Boyd County7,9
    Nelson County7,9
    Marshall County7,9
    Mercer County7,9
    Russell County7,9
    Adair County7,9
    Allen County7,9
    Anderson County7,9
    Ballard County7,9
    Bath County7,9
    Bracken County7,9
    Breathitt County7,9
    Breckinridge County7,9
    Butler County7,9
    Caldwell County7,9
    Carlisle County7,9
    Carroll County7,9
    Casey County7,9
    Clay County7,9
    Clinton County7,9
    Crittenden County7,9
    Cumberland County7,9
    Edmonson County7,9
    Elliott County7,9
    Estill County7,9
    Fleming County7,9
    Floyd County7,9
    Fulton County7,9
    Gallatin County7,9
    Garrard County7,9
    Grant County7,9
    Grayson County7,9
    Green County7,9
    Hancock County7,9
    Harrison County7,9
    Hart County7,9
    Henry County7,9
    Hickman County7,9
    Jackson County7,9
    Johnson County7,9
    Knott County7,9
    Knox County7,9
    Larue County7,9
    Lawrence County7,9
    Lee County7,9
    Leslie County7,9
    Letcher County7,9
    Lewis County7,9
    Livingston County7,9
    Lyon County7,9
    Magoffin County7,9
    Marion County7,9
    Martin County7,9
    Mason County7,9
    McCreary County7,9
    McLean County7,9
    Meade County7,9
    Menifee County7,9
    Metcalfe County7,9
    Monroe County7,9
    Morgan County7,9
    Muhlenberg County7,9
    Nicholas County7,9
    Ohio County7,9
    Owen County7,9
    Owsley County7,9
    Pendleton County7,9
    Perry County7,9
    Powell County7,9
    Robertson County7,9
    Rockcastle County7,9
    Rowan County7,9
    Simpson County7,9
    Spencer County7,9
    Todd County7,9
    Trigg County7,9
    Trimble County7,9
    Union County7,9
    Washington County7,9
    Wayne County7,9
    Webster County7,9
    Whitley County7,9
    Wolfe County7,9


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/22/2014 1:22 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.
    ‡ 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 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.
    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 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.