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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for New York 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

  • 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 York6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.3 to 40.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4,872.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4
    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 falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4
    Warren County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 31.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.1 to 40.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Yates County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 32.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.5 to 47.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.1
    Ontario County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 32.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.1 to 39.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 24.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.7
    New York County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 33.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.0 to 35.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 334.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.9
    Essex County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 34.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.4 to 45.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 15
    Cayuga County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 35.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.1 to 43.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Washington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 35.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.7 to 44.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.8
    Oneida County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 35.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.5 to 40.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 60.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.5
    Nassau County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 37.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.4 to 39.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 359.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.4
    Otsego County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 37.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.4 to 46.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 17.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.1
    Chemung County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 37.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.5 to 45.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.4
    Rockland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 37.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.8 to 41.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 71.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.8
    Westchester County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 37.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.7 to 40.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 244.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.5
    Clinton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 38.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.0 to 47.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -11.7
    Monroe County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 38.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.0 to 41.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 189.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.3
    Onondaga County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 38.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.4 to 41.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 119.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.3
    Erie County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 38.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.5 to 40.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 257.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    Niagara County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 38.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.3 to 43.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 60.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5
    Sullivan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 38.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.2 to 47.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.5
    Seneca County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.3 to 53.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.2
    Albany County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.4 to 43.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 80.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Livingston County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.0 to 49.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 9.3
    Allegany County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.3 to 51.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.9
    Queens County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.4 to 41.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 552.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.3
    Bronx County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 40.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.6 to 42.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 302.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.1
    Putnam County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 40.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.7 to 49.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 24.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 7.6
    Saratoga County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 40.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.0 to 46.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 55.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    Suffolk County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 40.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.0 to 42.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 378.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.5
    Dutchess County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.9 to 45.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 74.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1
    Broome County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.8 to 46.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 62.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.6
    Richmond County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.2 to 45.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 117.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.8
    Herkimer County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.6 to 51.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -12.6
    Rensselaer County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.2 to 47.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 43.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.6
    Chautauqua County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.1 to 48.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 42.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Kings County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 42.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.6 to 43.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 598.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.7
    Genesee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 42.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.6 to 52.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.2
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 42.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.5 to 55.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -14
    Tioga County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 42.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.4 to 54.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 13.2
    Tompkins County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 42.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.1 to 51.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    Steuben County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.0 to 51.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 28.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0
    Jefferson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.9 to 51.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.3
    Orange County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.0 to 47.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 84.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.5
    Delaware County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.9 to 55.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    St. Lawrence County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 44.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.1 to 51.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 30.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -12.4
    Ulster County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 44.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.9 to 50.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 54.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.9
    Schenectady County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 44.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.8 to 50.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 48.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.9
    Schoharie County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 44.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.9 to 60.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 15.6
    Cortland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.4 to 58.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.3
    Oswego County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 46.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.2 to 54.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 32.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.9
    Lewis County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 46.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.7 to 64.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.3
    Madison County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 46.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.2 to 56.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.1
    Orleans County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 47.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.4 to 60.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.5
    Cattaraugus County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.1 to 57.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 26.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3
    Montgomery County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.0 to 60.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.6
    Greene County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.6 to 61.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.1
    Wayne County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.3 to 58.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 29.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -12.9
    Columbia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 50.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.5 to 60.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 24.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.4
    Fulton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 50.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.7 to 62.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Wyoming County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.2 to 66.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8
    Chenango County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.0 to 63.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 21.3
    Schuyler County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.8 to 72.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.1
    Hamilton County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2014 12:47 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.
    * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 cases were reported in a specific area-sex-race category.

    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.

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