## Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

#### Incidence Rate Report for New Hampshire by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Cancer Sites, 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:

**Rising**when 95% confidence interval of AAPC/APC is above 0.**Stable**when 95% confidence interval of AAPC/APC includes 0.**Falling**when 95% confidence interval of AAPC/APC is below 0.

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

- Average Annual Percent Change - AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program
- Annual Percent Change - APCs calculated in SEER*Stat.

**Other Notes**

**Line by Line Interpretation of the Report**

**New Hampshire**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 497.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 492.3 to 502.6 and 7,483 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -0.2.

**US (SEER+NPCR)**^{1,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 459.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.4 to 460.1 and 1,514,446 § average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.1.

**Rockingham County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 525.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 513.8 to 536.6 and 1,727 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.7 to 1.4.

**Strafford County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 512.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 494.5 to 530.7 and 641 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.3 to 5.4.

**Belknap County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 512.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 489.5 to 535.8 and 405 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.2 to 8.3.

**Merrimack County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 505.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 490.4 to 521.5 and 859 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to 4.4.

**Carroll County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 490.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 467.0 to 515.0 and 359 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.3 to 5.3.

**Cheshire County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 490.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 469.7 to 511.3 and 450 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.8 to 9.2.

**Hillsborough County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 489.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 480.0 to 499.4 and 2,059 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to 0.8.

**Sullivan County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 470.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 445.2 to 497.3 and 269 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.8 to 1.1.

**Coos County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 463.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.5 to 492.2 and 223 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.8 to 1.8.

**Grafton County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 447.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 429.0 to 465.6 and 489 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.9 to 0.4.

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/26/2014 12:21 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.

^{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.