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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Minnesota by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Breast, 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


    Minnesota6,10
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    Aitkin County6
    Anoka County6
    Becker County6
    Beltrami County6
    Benton County6
    Big Stone County6
    Blue Earth County6
    Brown County6
    Carlton County6
    Carver County6
    Cass County6
    Chippewa County6
    Chisago County6
    Clay County6
    Clearwater County6
    Cook County6
    Cottonwood County6
    Crow Wing County6
    Dakota County6
    Dodge County6
    Douglas County6
    Faribault County6
    Fillmore County6
    Freeborn County6
    Goodhue County6
    Grant County6
    Hennepin County6
    Houston County6
    Hubbard County6
    Isanti County6
    Itasca County6
    Jackson County6
    Kanabec County6
    Kandiyohi County6
    Kittson County6
    Koochiching County6
    Lac qui Parle County6
    Lake County6
    Lake of the Woods County6
    Le Sueur County6
    Lincoln County6
    Lyon County6
    Mahnomen County6
    Marshall County6
    Martin County6
    McLeod County6
    Meeker County6
    Mille Lacs County6
    Morrison County6
    Mower County6
    Murray County6
    Nicollet County6
    Nobles County6
    Norman County6
    Olmsted County6
    Otter Tail County6
    Pennington County6
    Pine County6
    Pipestone County6
    Polk County6
    Pope County6
    Ramsey County6
    Red Lake County6
    Redwood County6
    Renville County6
    Rice County6
    Rock County6
    Roseau County6
    Scott County6
    Sherburne County6
    Sibley County6
    St. Louis County6
    Stearns County6
    Steele County6
    Stevens County6
    Swift County6
    Todd County6
    Traverse County6
    Wabasha County6
    Wadena County6
    Waseca County6
    Washington County6
    Watonwan County6
    Wilkin County6
    Winona County6
    Wright County6
    Yellow Medicine County6


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/22/2014 4:18 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.
    ‡ 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.
    ¶ Data not available because of state legislation and regulations which prohibit the release of county level data to outside entities.
    § 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 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.
    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 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.

    Data not available for this combination of geography, cancer site, age, and race/ethnicity.
    Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.