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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Maryland by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Lung & Bronchus, 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


    Maryland6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 54.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 53.8 to 56.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,817.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.7
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 54.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.5 to 54.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 98,832 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2
    Somerset County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 88.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.7 to 113.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 13.9
    Wicomico County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 76.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.3 to 87.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 44.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.9
    Cecil County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 73.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.2 to 84.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 40.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.3
    Allegany County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 70.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.3 to 81.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 41.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Baltimore City6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 70.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.1 to 74.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 250.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.4
    Kent County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 66.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.0 to 88.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -11.1
    Anne Arundel County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 64.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.4 to 68.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 189.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.1
    Baltimore County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 62.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.7 to 65.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 340.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.7
    Harford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 62.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.4 to 68.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 87.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.7
    Worcester County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 61.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.4 to 73.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 28.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Washington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 58.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.9 to 66.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 54.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.8
    Dorchester County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 58.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.6 to 74.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 9
    Queen Annes County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 58.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.7 to 72.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.3
    St. Marys County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 58.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.0 to 68.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 28.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4
    Calvert County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 56.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.5 to 67.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.3
    Talbot County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 55.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.9 to 68.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.6
    Caroline County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 54.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.8 to 71.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.8
    Frederick County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.2 to 58.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 62.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.7
    Carroll County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.6 to 58.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 51.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    Charles County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 46.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.2 to 54.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 31.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 9.1
    Howard County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.1 to 50.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 61.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.2
    Garrett County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 44.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.1 to 60.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Prince Georges County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.4 to 44.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 167.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.5
    Montgomery County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 37.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.2 to 39.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 212.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.5


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/31/2014 1:46 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.