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Incidence Rate Report for Maine by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, 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.

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 67.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.9 to 69.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 609.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.2 to 54.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 96,456 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Franklin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.9 to 72.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Knox County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.8 to 69.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 18.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Piscataquis County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.4 to 78.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lincoln County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 58.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.7 to 73.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 18.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cumberland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 60.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.2 to 65.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 108.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sagadahoc County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 60.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.0 to 76.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • York County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 63.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 57.4 to 69.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 83.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Aroostook County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 64.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.3 to 74.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 36.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Somerset County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 67.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.0 to 81.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 24.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hancock County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 69.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.2 to 82.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 28.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Kennebec County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 71.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.2 to 80.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 58.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Oxford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 75.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.6 to 88.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 31.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Androscoggin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 76.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.9 to 86.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 51.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Penobscot County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 79.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 71.8 to 88.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 77.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Washington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 80.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.1 to 98.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 21.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Waldo County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 81.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 67.0 to 99.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/25/2014 2:15 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.