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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Maine by County

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


    Maine6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 491.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 486.4 to 496.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8,225.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 459.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.4 to 460.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,514,446 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Washington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 519.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 489.7 to 550.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 248.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.9
    Penobscot County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 517.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 502.9 to 533.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 930.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.8
    Hancock County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 509.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 486.7 to 534.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 389.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    Knox County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 509.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 483.1 to 537.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 295.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.8
    Waldo County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 504.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 476.5 to 534.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 254.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.8
    York County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 502.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 490.0 to 515.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,234.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Cumberland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 489.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 478.5 to 500.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,615.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    Oxford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 488.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 466.5 to 512.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 373.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.7
    Androscoggin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 488.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 471.2 to 506.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 603.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.7
    Kennebec County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 482.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 466.6 to 498.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 737.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.7
    Aroostook County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 478.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 458.7 to 498.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 486.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    Piscataquis County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 474.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 436.5 to 514.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 127.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.7
    Somerset County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 464.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 441.1 to 488.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 313.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.9
    Sagadahoc County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 449.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 421.6 to 479.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 202.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.2
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 444.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 414.9 to 475.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 176.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5
    Lincoln County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 442.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 416.3 to 469.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 237.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.7


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2014 5:35 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.

    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.