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Incidence Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Cancer Sites, 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

  • Pennsylvania6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 494.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 492.9 to 496.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 74,874.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 453.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.4 to 454.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,463,786 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cameron County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 551.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 477.5 to 635.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 44.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Philadelphia County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 535.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 530.6 to 541.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8,137.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wyoming County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 532.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 497.8 to 568.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 185.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Delaware County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 531.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 523.5 to 539.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3,375.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Northampton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 523.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 512.9 to 534.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,862.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Warren County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 518.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 491.9 to 546.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 302.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Butler County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 512.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 498.6 to 526.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,114.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clarion County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 510.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 482.0 to 540.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 250.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mercer County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 509.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 493.9 to 526.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 803.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lawrence County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 508.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 490.3 to 526.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 637.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tioga County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 508.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 481.2 to 536.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 277.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Allegheny County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 505.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 500.8 to 511.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7,950.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lycoming County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 505.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 489.0 to 522.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 732.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Elk County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 505.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 475.9 to 536.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 227.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bucks County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 505.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 497.8 to 512.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3,688.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fayette County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 503.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 489.3 to 518.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 951.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Luzerne County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 500.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 491.1 to 510.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,144.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Columbia County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 499.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 477.1 to 521.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 404.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chester County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 497.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 489.2 to 506.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,620.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clinton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 496.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 468.4 to 526.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 235.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Carbon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 496.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 475.1 to 518.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 426.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Montgomery County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 496.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 489.7 to 502.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4,659.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Crawford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 495.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 477.3 to 515.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 557.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lackawanna County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 495.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 484.0 to 507.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,398.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lehigh County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 495.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 485.6 to 505.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,987.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greene County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 494.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 466.3 to 524.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 233.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Montour County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 494.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 455.0 to 537.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 121.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • York County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 494.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 485.5 to 503.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,397.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sullivan County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 493.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 430.9 to 564.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 52.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bradford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 492.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 470.9 to 515.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 402.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clearfield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 491.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 472.8 to 511.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 528.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cambria County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 490.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 476.0 to 504.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 984.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Washington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 488.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 476.2 to 500.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,350.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Perry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 487.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.3 to 515.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 251.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • McKean County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 486.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.4 to 513.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 269.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mifflin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 485.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 461.0 to 511.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 299.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Erie County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 485.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 474.4 to 496.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,549.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Franklin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 484.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 470.2 to 499.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 872.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Schuylkill County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 482.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 469.2 to 496.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 982.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pike County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 482.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.1 to 506.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 337.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Venango County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 482.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.6 to 506.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 355.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bedford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 482.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 458.5 to 506.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 324.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jefferson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 481.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 456.8 to 508.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 289.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Berks County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 480.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 471.6 to 489.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,235.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Northumberland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 478.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 461.4 to 496.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 620.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Westmoreland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 478.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 469.4 to 486.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,446.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Beaver County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 476.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 463.4 to 489.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,123.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Forest County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 475.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 414.4 to 543.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 47.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lebanon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 469.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 454.2 to 484.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 780.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fulton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 468.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 425.1 to 516.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 87.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Blair County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 467.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 452.9 to 483.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 786.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Adams County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 467.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 450.2 to 485.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 559.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Armstrong County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 467.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 447.6 to 487.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 444.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Snyder County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 466.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 438.6 to 495.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 214.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Monroe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 463.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 449.4 to 478.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 827.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Somerset County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 462.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 444.3 to 481.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 499.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Union County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 459.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 433.4 to 487.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 233.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Potter County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 459.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 420.7 to 500.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 111.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Indiana County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 458.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 439.8 to 477.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 479.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dauphin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 457.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 446.9 to 468.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,377.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lancaster County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 457.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 449.3 to 465.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,672.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cumberland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 452.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 441.2 to 463.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,263.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Centre County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 441.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 426.0 to 458.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 601.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Susquehanna County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 434.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 410.3 to 460.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 252.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Huntingdon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 423.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 400.0 to 448.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 241.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wayne County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 412.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 390.9 to 434.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 300.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Juniata County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 385.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 354.0 to 418.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 115.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/02/2014 12:21 am.
    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 1969-2011 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 2012 submission.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission and SEER November 2012 submission.
    6 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission. State rates include rates from metropolitan areas funded by SEER.

    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.