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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

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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


    Pennsylvania6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 494.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 493.2 to 496.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 75,793.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    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
    Cameron County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 559.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 484.0 to 645.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 43.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.4
    Philadelphia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 541.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 536.4 to 546.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8,289.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.5
    Delaware County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 535.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 527.6 to 543.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3,431.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    Wyoming County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 527.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 492.6 to 563.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 185.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Northampton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 522.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 512.1 to 533.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,890.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.1
    Elk County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 522.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 492.5 to 554.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 237.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.7
    Lycoming County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 522.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 505.5 to 539.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 761.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    Butler County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 517.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 504.3 to 531.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,146.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    Columbia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 510.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 488.0 to 533.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 417.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.7
    Mercer County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 509.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 493.2 to 525.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 805.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2
    Clinton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 507.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 478.8 to 537.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 241.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.8
    Allegheny County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 505.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 500.2 to 510.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7,951.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    Sullivan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 504.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 441.2 to 575.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 54.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.1
    Bucks County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 504.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 497.0 to 511.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3,755.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Lawrence County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 504.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 486.2 to 522.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 633.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.9
    Fayette County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 503.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 489.3 to 518.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 948.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    Luzerne County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 502.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 492.5 to 512.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,153.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.9
    Clarion County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 500.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 472.6 to 529.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 248.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    Chester County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 499.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 491.0 to 508.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,696.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.2
    Montgomery County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 498.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 492.4 to 505.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4,752.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.3
    Tioga County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 498.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 472.0 to 526.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 276.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.6
    York County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 496.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 487.5 to 505.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,460.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.7
    Greene County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 496.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 467.6 to 525.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 236.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.5
    Bedford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 494.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 470.6 to 519.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 337.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Mifflin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 494.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 469.1 to 520.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 307.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.4
    Carbon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 494.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 473.0 to 515.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 432.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.7
    Bradford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 493.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 471.4 to 515.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 408.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.1
    Jefferson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 492.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 467.0 to 518.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 299.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.8
    Lehigh County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 492.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 482.4 to 502.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,004.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Crawford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 491.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 473.0 to 510.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 556.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.7
    Cambria County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 490.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 476.3 to 504.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 984.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Warren County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 490.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 464.3 to 516.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 289.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.7
    Lackawanna County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 489.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 477.2 to 501.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,386.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    Erie County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 488.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 477.1 to 499.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,576.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Perry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 486.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.5 to 514.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 256.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0
    McKean County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 485.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.5 to 512.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 270.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.6
    Schuylkill County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 484.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 470.7 to 498.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 987.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    Venango County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 483.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.5 to 506.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 361.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.8
    Washington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 481.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 469.8 to 493.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,341.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    Montour County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 481.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 442.6 to 522.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 120.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Clearfield County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 481.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 462.4 to 500.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 521.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Forest County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 479.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 419.7 to 547.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 49.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.2
    Berks County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 478.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 470.0 to 488.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,262.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0
    Westmoreland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 478.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 470.1 to 487.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,458.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.3
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 477.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 463.4 to 492.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 877.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    Northumberland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 476.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.6 to 494.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 624.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    Lebanon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 475.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.4 to 490.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 809.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Blair County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 472.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 457.3 to 487.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 801.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    Monroe County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 467.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 452.9 to 481.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 852.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.2
    Snyder County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 466.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 438.6 to 495.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 217.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Beaver County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 465.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.3 to 478.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,106.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    Pike County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 465.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 442.7 to 488.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 337.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    Fulton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 462.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 419.4 to 509.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 88.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.7
    Adams County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 462.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 445.0 to 479.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 564.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    Cumberland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 459.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 448.1 to 470.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,307.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.1
    Dauphin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 459.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 448.2 to 470.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,403.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1
    Armstrong County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 457.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 437.5 to 477.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 437.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Lancaster County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 455.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 447.2 to 462.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,715.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2
    Potter County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 451.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 413.5 to 493.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 110.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.8
    Somerset County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 451.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 432.8 to 469.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 487.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.8
    Union County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 449.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 424.1 to 477.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 232.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    Centre County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 444.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 428.8 to 460.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 617.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.2
    Indiana County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 439.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 421.6 to 458.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 464.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4
    Susquehanna County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 436.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 412.3 to 461.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 259.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Wayne County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 427.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 406.1 to 450.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 313.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.1
    Huntingdon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 417.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 394.0 to 442.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 240.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.8
    Juniata County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 401.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 369.6 to 435.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 122.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/24/2014 12:10 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.
    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.