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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for New Mexico by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Cancer Sites, 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 Mexico3,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 393.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 389.3 to 396.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8,681.
    • 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 459.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.4 to 460.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,514,446 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Torrance County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 482.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 437.0 to 531.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 91.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 12
    Harding County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 452.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 307.6 to 687.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 31.2
    Sierra County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 438.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 394.3 to 486.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 101.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Luna County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 429.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 397.9 to 463.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 147.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.6
    Quay County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 423.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 373.2 to 479.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 57.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.3
    Socorro County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 414.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 375.1 to 457.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 84.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.3
    Los Alamos County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 412.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 374.3 to 453.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 94.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    Bernalillo County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 412.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 405.1 to 419.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,804.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.7
    Valencia County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 409.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 389.5 to 430.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 330.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    Catron County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 405.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 334.5 to 492.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 30.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.5
    Chaves County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 395.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 374.8 to 416.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 283.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.3
    Sandoval County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 395.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 379.9 to 410.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 542.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.2
    Eddy County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 394.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 372.2 to 418.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 239.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.5
    Santa Fe County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 394.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 380.6 to 408.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 699.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.3
    Otero County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 394.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 373.4 to 415.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 283.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0
    De Baca County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 387.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 285.8 to 517.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.2
    Cibola County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 383.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 352.0 to 417.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 110.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    Grant County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 376.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 349.8 to 404.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 166.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Dona Ana County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 372.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 361.0 to 385.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 763.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.1
    Guadalupe County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 369.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 300.8 to 449.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    San Juan County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 365.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 350.1 to 381.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 436.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Lincoln County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 359.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 328.7 to 393.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 115.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.2
    Union County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 358.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 292.6 to 436.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -19.4
    Lea County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 357.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 336.0 to 379.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 211.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.5
    Roosevelt County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 357.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 319.5 to 398.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 67.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.8
    Colfax County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 355.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 317.8 to 396.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 73.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.7
    Taos County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 350.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 325.2 to 377.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 157.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.5
    San Miguel County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 346.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 318.4 to 376.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 121.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.2
    Hidalgo County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 344.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 280.8 to 418.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.3
    Mora County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 339.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 278.4 to 412.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 24.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    McKinley County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 339.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 318.3 to 361.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 204.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    Rio Arriba County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 338.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 314.5 to 363.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 155.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.3
    Curry County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 333.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 309.9 to 358.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 150.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.2


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/31/2014 7:45 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.