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Incidence Rate Report for Maine by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Cancer Sites, 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

  • Maine6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 502.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 497.2 to 507.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8,267.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 453.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.4 to 454.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,463,786 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Penobscot County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 534.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 519.4 to 550.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 941.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Oxford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 522.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 499.4 to 547.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 392.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Washington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 521.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 492.3 to 553.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 247.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • York County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 509.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 496.6 to 522.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,229.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Waldo County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 509.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 480.9 to 539.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 251.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hancock County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 508.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 485.1 to 532.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 380.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Androscoggin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 507.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 489.6 to 525.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 621.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Knox County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 506.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 480.0 to 534.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 288.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Kennebec County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 499.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 483.8 to 516.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 751.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cumberland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 498.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 487.8 to 510.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,614.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Piscataquis County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 483.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 445.5 to 525.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 126.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Aroostook County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 481.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 462.3 to 502.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 486.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sagadahoc County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 473.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 444.9 to 504.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 209.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Somerset County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 468.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 445.2 to 492.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 312.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Franklin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 457.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 426.8 to 488.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 177.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lincoln County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 456.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 430.3 to 484.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 241.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/29/2014 12:48 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.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission and SEER November 2012 submission.
    6 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission. State rates include rates from metropolitan areas funded by SEER.

    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.