## Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

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

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, 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 age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population.

**Other Notes**

**Line by Line Interpretation of the Report**

**New Hampshire**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 38.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.1 to 40.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 310.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -4.8

**US (SEER+NPCR)**^{1,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 37.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.7 to 38.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 68,991 §.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : falling
- Recent AAPC : -4

**Sullivan County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 34.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.3 to 45.6.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : falling
- Recent AAPC : -16

**Cheshire County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 34.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.8 to 43.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -0.2

**Merrimack County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 35.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.6 to 41.8.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 35.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -7.7

**Grafton County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 36.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.2 to 43.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 3.1

**Strafford County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 37.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.0 to 44.4.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 26.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -1

**Hillsborough County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 38.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.5 to 41.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 87.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -6.7

**Coos County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 38.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.5 to 52.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 4.6

**Rockingham County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 40.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.8 to 44.6.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 68.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -5.2

**Carroll County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 41.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.1 to 52.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -14.3

**Belknap County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 44.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.6 to 55.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -0.2

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/31/2014 9:13 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.

§ 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 EAPCs 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.