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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Michigan by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Melanoma of the Skin, 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:

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


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


    Michigan5,10
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    Wayne County7,8
    Van Buren County6,10
    Huron County6,10
    Marquette County6,10
    St. Joseph County6,10
    Hillsdale County6,10
    Ionia County6,10
    Saginaw County6,10
    Branch County6,10
    Barry County6,10
    Cass County6,10
    Sanilac County6,10
    Monroe County6,10
    Genesee County6,10
    Jackson County6,10
    Shiawassee County6,10
    Muskegon County6,10
    Lenawee County6,10
    Oakland County7,8
    Kalamazoo County6,10
    Gratiot County6,10
    Midland County6,10
    Macomb County7,8
    Montcalm County6,10
    Calhoun County6,10
    Newaygo County6,10
    Clinton County6,10
    Ingham County6,10
    Chippewa County6,10
    Iosco County6,10
    Houghton County6,10
    Kent County6,10
    Lapeer County6,10
    St. Clair County6,10
    Eaton County6,10
    Washtenaw County6,10
    Mecosta County6,10
    Roscommon County6,10
    Allegan County6,10
    Tuscola County6,10
    Ottawa County6,10
    Bay County6,10
    Isabella County6,10
    Berrien County6,10
    Antrim County6,10
    Cheboygan County6,10
    Gladwin County6,10
    Livingston County6,10
    Alpena County6,10
    Grand Traverse County6,10
    Charlevoix County6,10
    Otsego County6,10
    Emmet County6,10
    Leelanau County6,10
    Alcona County6,10
    Alger County6,10
    Arenac County6,10
    Baraga County6,10
    Benzie County6,10
    Clare County6,10
    Crawford County6,10
    Delta County6,10
    Dickinson County6,10
    Gogebic County6,10
    Iron County6,10
    Kalkaska County6,10
    Keweenaw County6,10
    Lake County6,10
    Luce County6,10
    Mackinac County6,10
    Manistee County6,10
    Mason County6,10
    Menominee County6,10
    Missaukee County6,10
    Montmorency County6,10
    Oceana County6,10
    Ogemaw County6,10
    Ontonagon County6,10
    Osceola County6,10
    Oscoda County6,10
    Presque Isle County6,10
    Schoolcraft County6,10
    Wexford County6,10


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/24/2014 12:07 am.
    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.
    ‡ 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 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.
    # Data do not include cases diagnosed in other states for those states in which the data exchange agreement specifically prohibits the release of data to third parties.
    * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 cases were reported in a specific area-sex-race category.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2014 data submission and SEER November 2013 submission.
    5 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.
    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.
    7 Source: SEER November 2013 submission.
    8 Source: Incidence data provided by the SEER Program. AAPCs are calculated by the Joinpoint Regression Program and are based on APCs. Data 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 modifed by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with SEER November 2013 data.
    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 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.