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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Mississippi 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.

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


    Mississippi6,10
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    Webster County6,10
    Yalobusha County6,10
    Itawamba County6,10
    Humphreys County6,10
    Perry County6,10
    Grenada County6,10
    Stone County6,10
    Scott County6,10
    Sharkey County6,10
    Pearl River County6,10
    Lawrence County6,10
    Lee County6,10
    Holmes County6,10
    Harrison County6,10
    Quitman County6,10
    Alcorn County6,10
    Marion County6,10
    Covington County6,10
    Monroe County6,10
    Calhoun County6,10
    Warren County6,10
    Clarke County6,10
    Pontotoc County6,10
    Jefferson Davis County6,10
    Tate County6,10
    Yazoo County6,10
    Claiborne County6,10
    Leflore County6,10
    Tishomingo County6,10
    Chickasaw County6,10
    Wayne County6,10
    Winston County6,10
    Forrest County6,10
    Panola County6,10
    Prentiss County6,10
    Lincoln County6,10
    Jackson County6,10
    DeSoto County6,10
    Copiah County6,10
    Pike County6,10
    Tippah County6,10
    Coahoma County6,10
    Tunica County6,10
    Rankin County6,10
    Carroll County6,10
    Clay County6,10
    Hinds County6,10
    Jefferson County6,10
    Marshall County6,10
    Lowndes County6,10
    Sunflower County6,10
    Washington County6,10
    Attala County6,10
    Benton County6,10
    Lauderdale County6,10
    Madison County6,10
    Noxubee County6,10
    Montgomery County6,10
    Lamar County6,10
    Simpson County6,10
    George County6,10
    Newton County6,10
    Jones County6,10
    Tallahatchie County6,10
    Hancock County6,10
    Bolivar County6,10
    Greene County6,10
    Franklin County6,10
    Jasper County6,10
    Leake County6,10
    Neshoba County6,10
    Union County6,10
    Adams County6,10
    Kemper County6,10
    Walthall County6,10
    Amite County6,10
    Smith County6,10
    Wilkinson County6,10
    Lafayette County6,10
    Oktibbeha County6,10
    Choctaw County6,10
    Issaquena County6,10


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/21/2014 9:04 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.
    § 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.

    Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.