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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for New Jersey by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, 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 55.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.2 to 56.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3,007.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 54.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.5 to 54.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 98,832 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2
    Gloucester County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 77.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 71.0 to 83.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 128.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.7
    Cape May County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 73.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.1 to 82.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 63.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.6
    Ocean County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 68.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.5 to 72.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 344.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Camden County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 67.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.5 to 71.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 208.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.8
    Monmouth County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 66.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 62.9 to 70.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 266.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.6
    Atlantic County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 66.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.2 to 72.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 117.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.2
    Sussex County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 66.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.3 to 74.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 55.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.5
    Cumberland County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 63.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.8 to 71.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 57.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.5
    Burlington County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 62.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.3 to 66.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 177.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.5
    Warren County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 60.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.5 to 69.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 42.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    Salem County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 60.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.3 to 71.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    Mercer County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.0 to 56.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 112.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    Middlesex County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.4 to 54.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 240.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.2
    Bergen County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.1 to 51.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 303.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.1
    Morris County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.6 to 51.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 147.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.2
    Hunterdon County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 46.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.8 to 54.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 34.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Passaic County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 46.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.9 to 50.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 131.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.2
    Essex County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.1 to 48.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 204.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.3
    Somerset County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 44.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.5 to 49.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 83.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Union County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 42.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.4 to 45.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 137.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    Hudson County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.0 to 44.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 131.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.9


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/20/2014 10:13 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.
    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.