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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for North Dakota by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Melanoma of the Skin, 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


    North Dakota6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 20.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.4 to 22.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 73.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    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
    Grand Forks County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 19.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.7 to 28.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Cass County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 20.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.8 to 25.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 11.5
    Burleigh County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 21.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.5 to 28.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -15.3
    Ward County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 21.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.6 to 31.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -19.7
    Stutsman County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 24.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.9 to 41.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.8
    Adams County6,10
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    Barnes County6,10
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    Benson County6,10
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    Billings County6,10
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    Bottineau County6,10
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    Bowman County6,10
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    Burke County6,10
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    Cavalier County6,10
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    Dickey County6,10
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    Divide County6,10
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    Dunn County6,10
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    Eddy County6,10
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    Emmons County6,10
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    Foster County6,10
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    Golden Valley County6,10
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    Grant County6,10
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    Griggs County6,10
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    Hettinger County6,10
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    Kidder County6,10
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    LaMoure County6,10
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    Logan County6,10
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    McHenry County6,10
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    McIntosh County6,10
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    McKenzie County6,10
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    McLean County6,10
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    Mercer County6,10
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    Morton County6,10
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    Mountrail County6,10
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    Nelson County6,10
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    Oliver County6,10
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    Pembina County6,10
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    Pierce County6,10
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    Ramsey County6,10
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    Ransom County6,10
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    Renville County6,10
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    Richland County6,10
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    Rolette County6,10
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    Sargent County6,10
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    Sheridan County6,10
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    Sioux County6,10
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    Slope County6,10
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    Stark County6,10
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    Steele County6,10
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    Towner County6,10
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    Traill County6,10
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    Walsh County6,10
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    Wells County6,10
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    Williams County6,10
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    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/23/2014 6:07 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.
    * 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.

    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.