State Cancer Profiles

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/02/2014 8:29 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.
§ 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.
Incidence Rate Report for Maine by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Cancer Sites, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
County Annual Incidence Rate
over rate period
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Annual Count Rate Period Recent Trend Recent AAPC
Maine6,10 491.2 (486.4, 496.1) 8,225 2007-2011 falling falling trend -2.4 (-2.9, -1.8)
US (SEER+NPCR)1,10 459.8 (459.4, 460.1) 1,514,446 § 2007-2011 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.5, -1.1)
Washington County6,10 519.2 (489.7, 550.2) 248 2007-2011 stable stable trend -3.9 (-9.3, 1.8)
Penobscot County6,10 517.9 (502.9, 533.2) 930 2007-2011 falling falling trend -3.8 (-6.1, -1.5)
Hancock County6,10 509.9 (486.7, 534.0) 389 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.6 (-10.0, 9.9)
Knox County6,10 509.7 (483.1, 537.6) 295 2007-2011 falling falling trend -3.8 (-6.7, -0.7)
Waldo County6,10 504.8 (476.5, 534.4) 254 2007-2011 stable stable trend -3.8 (-8.1, 0.7)
York County6,10 502.7 (490.0, 515.6) 1,234 2007-2011 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.5, -0.2)
Cumberland County6,10 489.3 (478.5, 500.3) 1,615 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.6 (-5.0, 2.0)
Oxford County6,10 488.9 (466.5, 512.2) 373 2007-2011 falling falling trend -6.7 (-12.0, -1.1)
Androscoggin County6,10 488.7 (471.2, 506.6) 603 2007-2011 stable stable trend -2.7 (-6.9, 1.6)
Kennebec County6,10 482.4 (466.6, 498.5) 737 2007-2011 stable stable trend -3.7 (-12.3, 5.8)
Aroostook County6,10 478.1 (458.7, 498.2) 486 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.4 (-3.4, 4.4)
Piscataquis County6,10 474.1 (436.5, 514.4) 127 2007-2011 falling falling trend -4.7 (-7.2, -2.2)
Somerset County6,10 464.2 (441.1, 488.4) 313 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.9 (-7.0, 9.5)
Sagadahoc County6,10 449.6 (421.6, 479.1) 202 2007-2011 stable stable trend -5.2 (-11.1, 1.2)
Franklin County6,10 444.5 (414.9, 475.9) 176 2007-2011 stable stable trend -5 (-10.8, 1.1)
Lincoln County6,10 442.4 (416.3, 469.9) 237 2007-2011 stable stable trend -2.7 (-9.0, 4.0)