## Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

#### Incidence Rate Report for Maryland by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, 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.

**Recent Trends** - This is an interpretation of the AAPC/APC:

**Rising**when 95% confidence interval of AAPC/APC is above 0.**Stable**when 95% confidence interval of AAPC/APC includes 0.**Falling**when 95% confidence interval of AAPC/APC is below 0.

**AAPC/APC (95% Confidence Interval)** - the change in rate over time

- Average Annual Percent Change - AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program
- Annual Percent Change - APCs calculated in SEER*Stat.

**Other Notes**

**Line by Line Interpretation of the Report**

**Maryland**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 60.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.8 to 61.6 and 3,669 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -4.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.5 to -2.6.

**US (SEER+NPCR)**^{1,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 63.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.6 to 63.8 and 213,812 § average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -2.3.

**Somerset County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 99.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 84.3 to 117.5 and 30 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 8.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.9 to 30.8.

**Wicomico County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 85.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 77.6 to 93.8 and 91 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -5.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -9.8 to -1.4.

**Allegany County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 81.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 74.0 to 90.1 and 85 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -4.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.0 to 2.8.

**Baltimore City**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 81.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 78.3 to 84.8 and 511 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.9 to 0.6.

**Cecil County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 79.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 72.0 to 87.9 and 84 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -20.7 to 17.0.

**Caroline County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 76.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.1 to 90.1 and 29 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 3.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -26.5 to 45.1.

**Worcester County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 73.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.6 to 82.6 and 65 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.2 to 9.2.

**Washington County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 72.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.8 to 78.4 and 124 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.9 to 1.2.

**Baltimore County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 69.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.6 to 71.4 and 664 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.4 to 1.6.

**St. Marys County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 68.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.2 to 76.6 and 66 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -19.8 to 11.0.

**Dorchester County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 67.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 57.5 to 79.7 and 31 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 3.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -14.5 to 26.3.

**Harford County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 67.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.2 to 72.5 and 176 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.3 to 5.5.

**Anne Arundel County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 67.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.0 to 70.3 and 368 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -11.4 to 0.7.

**Carroll County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 64.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.3 to 69.9 and 120 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -4.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -18.0 to 10.5.

**Queen Annes County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 64.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.1 to 74.4 and 37 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -25.2 to 23.9.

**Kent County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 64.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.7 to 78.8 and 20 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -8.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -18.5 to 3.8.

**Calvert County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 59.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.7 to 67.1 and 50 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.9 to 10.3.

**Frederick County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 55.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.1 to 60.1 and 126 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -11.3 to 4.3.

**Charles County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 55.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.4 to 61.6 and 71 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -16.2 to 10.2.

**Garrett County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 50.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.8 to 61.1 and 21 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -34.0 to 40.5.

**Talbot County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 49.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.0 to 57.9 and 33 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.9 to 2.5.

**Prince Georges County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 48.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.8 to 50.5 and 357 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -7.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.0 to -2.4.

**Howard County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 44.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.9 to 48.6 and 113 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -4.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -15.8 to 9.3.

**Montgomery County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 36.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.2 to 38.6 and 374 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -5.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -9.3 to -2.3.

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/01/2015 6:20 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 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.

‡ Incidence data come from different sources. Due to different years of data availability, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each area for additional information.

§ 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 2015 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 2014 submission.

^{1}Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) November 2014 data submission and SEER November 2014 submission.

^{6}Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) November 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 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used with NPCR November 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 APCs 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.