Incidence Rate Report for Missouri by County
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Colon & Rectum, 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 ageadjusted by 5year 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

Missouri^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 47.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.6 to 48.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 3,117.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

US (SEER+NPCR)^{1}
Rate  The incidence rate is 43.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.8 to 44.0.
Average Annual Count  The count is 141,283 §.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Shelby County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 68.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.1 to 99.2.
Average Annual Count  The count is 6.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Marion County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 67.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.8 to 81.3.
Average Annual Count  The count is 24.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Daviess County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 67.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.3 to 94.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 7.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

St. Clair County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 66.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.0 to 89.8.
Average Annual Count  The count is 10.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Schuyler County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 65.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.0 to 105.4.
Average Annual Count  The count is 4.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

New Madrid County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 63.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.9 to 79.6.
Average Annual Count  The count is 16.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Harrison County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 63.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.4 to 86.9.
Average Annual Count  The count is 9.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Mississippi County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 62.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.8 to 82.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 11.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Saline County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 62.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.6 to 76.6.
Average Annual Count  The count is 18.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Crawford County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 61.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.7 to 75.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 19.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Scott County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 61.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.7 to 72.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 28.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Atchison County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 60.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.6 to 89.9.
Average Annual Count  The count is 6.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Vernon County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 59.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.6 to 75.0.
Average Annual Count  The count is 15.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Knox County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 59.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.6 to 96.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 4.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Macon County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 59.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.9 to 76.8.
Average Annual Count  The count is 13.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Wayne County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 59.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.3 to 77.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 12.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Chariton County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 59.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.3 to 84.4.
Average Annual Count  The count is 7.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Carter County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 58.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.3 to 90.6.
Average Annual Count  The count is 4.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Scotland County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 58.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.2 to 93.2.
Average Annual Count  The count is 4.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Butler County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 58.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.2 to 67.9.
Average Annual Count  The count is 32.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Adair County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 57.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.5 to 73.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 14.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Pulaski County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 56.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.1 to 70.5.
Average Annual Count  The count is 17.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Carroll County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 56.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.3 to 78.3.
Average Annual Count  The count is 8.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Grundy County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 56.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.9 to 76.8.
Average Annual Count  The count is 9.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Lewis County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 55.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.4 to 77.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 7.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Morgan County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 55.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.5 to 69.3.
Average Annual Count  The count is 17.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Dunklin County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 54.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.7 to 65.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 22.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

St. Louis City^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 54.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.7 to 58.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 168.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Pemiscot County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 54.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.1 to 70.4.
Average Annual Count  The count is 12.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Linn County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 54.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.9 to 72.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 10.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Dent County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 53.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.7 to 70.4.
Average Annual Count  The count is 12.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Jasper County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 52.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.1 to 58.8.
Average Annual Count  The count is 65.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Clark County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 52.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.6 to 78.0.
Average Annual Count  The count is 5.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Pike County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 52.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.9 to 68.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 12.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Stoddard County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 52.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.5 to 63.9.
Average Annual Count  The count is 21.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Oregon County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 52.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.7 to 72.6.
Average Annual Count  The count is 8.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Bates County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 52.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.7 to 67.6.
Average Annual Count  The count is 12.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Henry County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 52.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.4 to 65.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 17.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Gentry County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 51.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.6 to 77.8.
Average Annual Count  The count is 5.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Buchanan County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 51.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.5 to 58.5.
Average Annual Count  The count is 52.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Pettis County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 51.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.8 to 61.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 25.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Audrain County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 51.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.5 to 64.2.
Average Annual Count  The count is 16.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Gasconade County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 51.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.4 to 67.3.
Average Annual Count  The count is 11.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Nodaway County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 51.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.8 to 66.3.
Average Annual Count  The count is 12.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Ray County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 51.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.7 to 65.0.
Average Annual Count  The count is 14.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Barry County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 51.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.9 to 61.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 23.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Iron County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 50.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.0 to 71.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 7.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Cedar County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 50.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.7 to 66.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 11.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Moniteau County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 50.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.5 to 67.9.
Average Annual Count  The count is 9.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Cass County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 50.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.3 to 56.8.
Average Annual Count  The count is 52.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Jefferson County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 50.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.9 to 55.0.
Average Annual Count  The count is 101.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Howell County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 50.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.3 to 60.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 24.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Randolph County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 49.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.9 to 63.2.
Average Annual Count  The count is 14.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Bollinger County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 49.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.1 to 69.2.
Average Annual Count  The count is 8.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Phelps County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 49.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.2 to 59.8.
Average Annual Count  The count is 24.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Ripley County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 49.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.1 to 67.3.
Average Annual Count  The count is 9.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Benton County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 49.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.3 to 63.0.
Average Annual Count  The count is 16.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Wright County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 49.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.5 to 63.3.
Average Annual Count  The count is 12.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Washington County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 49.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.3 to 63.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 13.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Clay County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 48.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.6 to 53.4.
Average Annual Count  The count is 100.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Dade County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 48.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.0 to 72.2.
Average Annual Count  The count is 5.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Montgomery County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 47.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.9 to 66.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 8.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Laclede County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 47.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.7 to 58.5.
Average Annual Count  The count is 20.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Jackson County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 47.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.5 to 50.2.
Average Annual Count  The count is 329.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Holt County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 47.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.4 to 77.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 4.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Hickory County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 47.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.8 to 68.4.
Average Annual Count  The count is 8.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Webster County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 47.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.1 to 58.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 18.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Osage County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 47.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.6 to 65.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 8.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Howard County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 47.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.2 to 67.5.
Average Annual Count  The count is 6.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Miller County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 47.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.7 to 59.9.
Average Annual Count  The count is 14.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Caldwell County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 47.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.6 to 68.4.
Average Annual Count  The count is 6.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

St. Louis County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 46.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.1 to 48.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 561.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Lawrence County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 46.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.5 to 56.5.
Average Annual Count  The count is 22.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Putnam County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 46.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.3 to 76.4.
Average Annual Count  The count is 4.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

DeKalb County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 46.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.6 to 65.2.
Average Annual Count  The count is 7.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Cole County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 46.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.4 to 53.5.
Average Annual Count  The count is 35.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Clinton County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 46.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.6 to 60.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 11.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Livingston County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 46.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.3 to 62.2.
Average Annual Count  The count is 9.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Ozark County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 45.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.3 to 66.0.
Average Annual Count  The count is 7.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Lincoln County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 45.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.3 to 55.2.
Average Annual Count  The count is 22.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Sullivan County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 45.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.8 to 72.6.
Average Annual Count  The count is 4.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Dallas County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 45.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.0 to 60.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 9.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Warren County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 45.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.5 to 56.5.
Average Annual Count  The count is 16.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

St. Francois County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 45.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.3 to 52.5.
Average Annual Count  The count is 33.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Lafayette County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 45.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.2 to 55.4.
Average Annual Count  The count is 18.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Callaway County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 44.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.2 to 54.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 20.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Christian County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 44.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.9 to 52.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 33.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Douglas County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 44.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.0 to 61.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 8.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Barton County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 43.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.3 to 61.4.
Average Annual Count  The count is 7.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Monroe County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 42.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.9 to 63.6.
Average Annual Count  The count is 5.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Perry County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 42.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.0 to 55.8.
Average Annual Count  The count is 10.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Cape Girardeau County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 41.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.8 to 48.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 35.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Cooper County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 41.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.6 to 56.0.
Average Annual Count  The count is 9.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

St. Charles County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 41.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.0 to 44.5.
Average Annual Count  The count is 134.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Polk County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 41.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.1 to 51.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 15.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Reynolds County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 41.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.4 to 65.8.
Average Annual Count  The count is 4.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Franklin County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 40.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.5 to 46.5.
Average Annual Count  The count is 44.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Greene County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 40.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.5 to 44.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 121.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Ste. Genevieve County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 40.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.5 to 54.3.
Average Annual Count  The count is 9.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Johnson County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 40.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.4 to 49.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 18.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Platte County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.9 to 46.4.
Average Annual Count  The count is 34.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Texas County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 39.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.5 to 50.5.
Average Annual Count  The count is 13.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Shannon County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 38.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.1 to 61.4.
Average Annual Count  The count is 4.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Andrew County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 38.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.5 to 52.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 8.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Madison County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 37.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.1 to 53.6.
Average Annual Count  The count is 6.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Taney County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 37.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.6 to 44.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 24.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Ralls County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 35.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.4 to 55.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 5.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

McDonald County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 35.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.7 to 48.7.
Average Annual Count  The count is 9.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Newton County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 35.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.5 to 42.9.
Average Annual Count  The count is 24.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Camden County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 35.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.9 to 43.3.
Average Annual Count  The count is 23.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Boone County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 35.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.9 to 40.3.
Average Annual Count  The count is 47.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Maries County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 34.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.0 to 53.1.
Average Annual Count  The count is 4.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Stone County^{6}
Rate  The incidence rate is 31.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.5 to 39.8.
Average Annual Count  The count is 17.
Rate Period  The period for the rate is 20062010.

Mercer County^{6}
Rate  *
Average Annual Count  *
Rate Period  *

Worth County^{6}
Rate  *
Average Annual Count  *
Rate Period  *

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/21/2014 8:10 pm. State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. † Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are ageadjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 14, 59, ... , 8084, 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 19692011 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 (NPCRCSS) 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. * 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 areasexrace category.
^{1} Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCRCSS) 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 (NPCRCSS) 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.
