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Incidence Rate Report for Massachusetts by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Lung & Bronchus, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
County
Annual Incidence Rate
over rate period
(95% Confidence Interval)

Average Annual Count
Rate Period
Massachusetts6 69.7 (68.8, 70.6) 5,021 2006-2010
US (SEER+NPCR)1 65.0 (64.9, 65.1) 208,653 2006-2010
Plymouth County6 78.1 (74.8, 81.5) 425 2006-2010
Berkshire County6 76.9 (71.3, 82.9) 143 2006-2010
Bristol County6 74.2 (71.2, 77.3) 461 2006-2010
Suffolk County6 73.1 (70.0, 76.2) 445 2006-2010
Worcester County6 71.6 (69.0, 74.3) 599 2006-2010
Essex County6 70.5 (67.9, 73.1) 595 2006-2010
Norfolk County6 69.9 (67.2, 72.6) 537 2006-2010
Hampden County6 68.4 (65.2, 71.6) 361 2006-2010
Middlesex County6 65.7 (63.9, 67.6) 1,041 2006-2010
Barnstable County6 64.8 (61.3, 68.6) 257 2006-2010
Nantucket County6 57.3 (38.2, 82.8) 6 2006-2010
Hampshire County6 56.4 (51.2, 61.9) 91 2006-2010
Franklin County6 53.8 (47.1, 61.3) 48 2006-2010
Dukes County6 52.0 (39.2, 68.0) 12 2006-2010
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/18/2014 3:41 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.