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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Oregon 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


    Oregon6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 23.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.0 to 24.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 509.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.3
    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
    Coos County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 15.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.0 to 22.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 18.5
    Klamath County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 15.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.3 to 21.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 35.1
    Yamhill County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.7 to 22.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 24.8
    Lane County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.9 to 19.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 34.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 10.7
    Umatilla County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 19.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.7 to 27.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 12.8
    Linn County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 21.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.7 to 27.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.4
    Josephine County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 21.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.1 to 29.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.5
    Clatsop County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 22.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.7 to 34.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -33.9
    Columbia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 23.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.8 to 33.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 24.7
    Jackson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 23.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.1 to 28.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 30.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -16.1
    Multnomah County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 24.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.4 to 27.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 96.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 7.1
    Washington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 25.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.7 to 28.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 70.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5
    Marion County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 25.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.5 to 29.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 43.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Lincoln County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 26.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.3 to 37.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 8.7
    Benton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 27.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.6 to 35.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.8
    Clackamas County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 28.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.8 to 31.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 58.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.7
    Jefferson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 28.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.9 to 47.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -28.2
    Deschutes County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 30.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.6 to 36.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.5
    Polk County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 32.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.3 to 41.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.2
    Douglas County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 32.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.1 to 39.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.6
    Tillamook County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 33.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.8 to 51.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.5
    Crook County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.6 to 64.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.7
    Baker County6,10
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    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Curry County6,10
    • Rate : *
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    • Recent AAPC : *
    Gilliam County6,10
    • Rate : *
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    • Recent AAPC : *
    Grant County6,10
    • Rate : *
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    Harney County6,10
    • Rate : *
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    Hood River County6,10
    • Rate : *
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    Lake County6,10
    • Rate : *
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    Malheur County6,10
    • Rate : *
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    Morrow County6,10
    • Rate : *
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    Sherman County6,10
    • Rate : *
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    Union County6,10
    • Rate : *
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    Wallowa County6,10
    • Rate : *
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    Wasco County6,10
    • Rate : *
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    • Recent AAPC : *
    Wheeler County6,10
    • Rate : *
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    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/23/2014 5:17 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.

    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.