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Incidence Rate Report for Maine by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Breast, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
County
Annual Incidence Rate
over rate period
(95% Confidence Interval)

Average Annual Count
Rate Period
Maine6 126.5 (123.1, 130.0) 1,108 2006-2010
US (SEER+NPCR)1 119.8 (119.6, 120.0) 207,460 2006-2010
Aroostook County6 105.4 (92.7, 119.5) 54 2006-2010
Somerset County6 111.8 (96.5, 129.0) 39 2006-2010
Androscoggin County6 112.5 (101.1, 124.8) 74 2006-2010
Washington County6 116.0 (96.6, 138.6) 27 2006-2010
Lincoln County6 116.6 (98.6, 137.5) 33 2006-2010
Franklin County6 119.7 (99.0, 143.9) 24 2006-2010
Sagadahoc County6 121.4 (101.5, 144.3) 28 2006-2010
Penobscot County6 126.5 (116.3, 137.3) 118 2006-2010
Oxford County6 128.3 (112.4, 146.0) 49 2006-2010
Knox County6 128.4 (109.8, 149.6) 37 2006-2010
York County6 132.0 (123.2, 141.4) 172 2006-2010
Cumberland County6 132.4 (124.8, 140.4) 235 2006-2010
Waldo County6 133.9 (114.1, 156.3) 35 2006-2010
Hancock County6 133.9 (117.8, 151.8) 53 2006-2010
Piscataquis County6 134.7 (107.5, 167.8) 18 2006-2010
Kennebec County6 137.0 (125.5, 149.2) 110 2006-2010
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/02/2014 2:31 am.
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.