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Incidence Rate Report for Massachusetts 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.

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

  • Massachusetts6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 69.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.8 to 70.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5,021.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 65.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.9 to 65.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 208,653 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Plymouth County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 78.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 74.8 to 81.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 425.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Berkshire County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 76.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 71.3 to 82.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 143.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bristol County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 74.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 71.2 to 77.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 461.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Suffolk County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 73.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 70.0 to 76.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 445.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Worcester County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 71.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 69.0 to 74.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 599.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Essex County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 70.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 67.9 to 73.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 595.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Norfolk County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 69.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 67.2 to 72.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 537.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hampden County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 68.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.2 to 71.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 361.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Middlesex County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 65.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.9 to 67.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,041.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Barnstable County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 64.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.3 to 68.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 257.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Nantucket County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 57.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.2 to 82.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hampshire County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.2 to 61.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 91.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Franklin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 53.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.1 to 61.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 48.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dukes County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.2 to 68.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/19/2014 9:48 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.