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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for New Jersey by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Lung & Bronchus, All Ages
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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

  • 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


    New Jersey3,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 61.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.9 to 62.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5,963.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 64.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.7 to 65.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 212,768 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.7
    Gloucester County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 82.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 78.3 to 87.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 247.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.1
    Cape May County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 82.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 76.5 to 89.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 131.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Cumberland County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 79.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 73.0 to 85.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 128.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.7
    Ocean County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 75.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 72.4 to 77.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 665.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Camden County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 74.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 71.4 to 78.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 408.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.5
    Salem County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 73.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.6 to 82.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 60.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.9
    Atlantic County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 73.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 69.6 to 78.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 234.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.5
    Sussex County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 68.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 62.8 to 75.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 108.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Monmouth County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 68.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.9 to 71.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 488.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.7
    Warren County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 68.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 62.1 to 75.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 86.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.9
    Burlington County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 68.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.1 to 71.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 347.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Mercer County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 60.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 57.3 to 64.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 233.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1
    Middlesex County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 56.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.3 to 58.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 468.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    Passaic County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 55.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.6 to 58.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 276.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1
    Essex County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 54.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.9 to 56.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 413.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Morris County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 53.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.6 to 56.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 293.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.2
    Bergen County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.3 to 54.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 578.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.9
    Hunterdon County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.2 to 57.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 71.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    Somerset County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 50.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.5 to 54.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 168.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.2
    Hudson County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 50.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.3 to 53.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 283.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    Union County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.0 to 52.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 279.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/01/2014 5:03 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.
    § 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.
    3 Source: SEER November 2013 submission. State Cancer Registry also receives funding from CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries.
    7 Source: SEER November 2013 submission.
    8 Source: Incidence data provided by the SEER Program. AAPCs are calculated by the Joinpoint Regression Program and are based on APCs. Data 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 modifed by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with SEER November 2013 data.
    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.