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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for New Jersey by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Melanoma of the Skin, 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 17.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.7 to 17.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 885.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 15.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.7 to 15.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 26,903 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Hudson County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.7 to 8.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 24.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2
    Essex County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 9.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.5 to 11.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 43.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.5
    Passaic County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.0 to 13.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 32.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.8
    Cumberland County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.7 to 15.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.7
    Bergen County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.0 to 14.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 76.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.6
    Camden County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.2 to 16.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 43.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6
    Middlesex County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.6 to 15.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 63.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.8
    Union County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.3 to 16.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 43.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2
    Gloucester County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 17.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.9 to 20.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 28.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.7
    Warren County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 18.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.0 to 23.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.1
    Somerset County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 18.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.9 to 21.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 34.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.1
    Mercer County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 19.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.7 to 22.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 40.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.9
    Sussex County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 20.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.3 to 25.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 17.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.9
    Salem County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 21.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.0 to 29.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.6
    Atlantic County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 21.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.2 to 24.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 35.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.2
    Burlington County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 21.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.1 to 24.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 57.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    Morris County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 23.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.7 to 25.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 67.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.7
    Monmouth County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 26.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.9 to 28.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 98.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.6
    Ocean County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 27.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.3 to 30.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 106.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.3
    Hunterdon County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 30.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.5 to 36.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 22.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.6
    Cape May County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 30.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.1 to 37.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.4


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/26/2014 1:57 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.