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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Nebraska 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


    Nebraska6,10
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    Hall County6,10
    Sarpy County6,10
    Douglas County6,10
    Lancaster County6,10
    Platte County6,10
    Madison County6,10
    Adams County6,10
    Antelope County6,10
    Arthur County6,10
    Banner County6,10
    Blaine County6,10
    Boone County6,10
    Box Butte County6,10
    Boyd County6,10
    Brown County6,10
    Buffalo County6,10
    Burt County6,10
    Butler County6,10
    Cass County6,10
    Cedar County6,10
    Chase County6,10
    Cherry County6,10
    Cheyenne County6,10
    Clay County6,10
    Colfax County6,10
    Cuming County6,10
    Custer County6,10
    Dakota County6,10
    Dawes County6,10
    Dawson County6,10
    Deuel County6,10
    Dixon County6,10
    Dodge County6,10
    Dundy County6,10
    Fillmore County6,10
    Franklin County6,10
    Frontier County6,10
    Furnas County6,10
    Gage County6,10
    Garden County6,10
    Garfield County6,10
    Gosper County6,10
    Grant County6,10
    Greeley County6,10
    Hamilton County6,10
    Harlan County6,10
    Hayes County6,10
    Hitchcock County6,10
    Holt County6,10
    Hooker County6,10
    Howard County6,10
    Jefferson County6,10
    Johnson County6,10
    Kearney County6,10
    Keith County6,10
    Keya Paha County6,10
    Kimball County6,10
    Knox County6,10
    Lincoln County6,10
    Logan County6,10
    Loup County6,10
    McPherson County6,10
    Merrick County6,10
    Morrill County6,10
    Nance County6,10
    Nemaha County6,10
    Nuckolls County6,10
    Otoe County6,10
    Pawnee County6,10
    Perkins County6,10
    Phelps County6,10
    Pierce County6,10
    Polk County6,10
    Red Willow County6,10
    Richardson County6,10
    Rock County6,10
    Saline County6,10
    Saunders County6,10
    Scotts Bluff County6,10
    Seward County6,10
    Sheridan County6,10
    Sherman County6,10
    Sioux County6,10
    Stanton County6,10
    Thayer County6,10
    Thomas County6,10
    Thurston County6,10
    Valley County6,10
    Washington County6,10
    Wayne County6,10
    Webster County6,10
    Wheeler County6,10
    York County6,10


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/20/2014 6:31 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 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.