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Incidence Rate Report for Pennsylvania 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

  • Pennsylvania6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.2 to 43.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3,802.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.3 to 38.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 68,877 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Montour County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 25.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.5 to 41.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fulton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 30.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.6 to 51.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mifflin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 35.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.5 to 46.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Perry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 36.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.8 to 48.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bedford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 37.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.9 to 47.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Northumberland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 37.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.1 to 44.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 29.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Susquehanna County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 37.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.0 to 48.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Erie County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.0 to 42.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 71.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wayne County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.0 to 49.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lehigh County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.3 to 42.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 93.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Beaver County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.6 to 44.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 56.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Butler County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.4 to 44.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 51.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Franklin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.0 to 45.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 41.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Union County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.5 to 52.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Montgomery County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.2 to 42.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 222.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Carbon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.0 to 49.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Somerset County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.9 to 48.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Monroe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.6 to 46.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 37.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pike County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.4 to 51.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bucks County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.8 to 43.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 167.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Northampton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.8 to 45.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 86.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lancaster County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.7 to 44.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 137.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lebanon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.3 to 47.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 42.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chester County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.6 to 44.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 120.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Allegheny County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.0 to 42.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 399.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • York County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.1 to 45.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 112.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Elk County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.2 to 55.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Potter County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.8 to 63.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Centre County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.4 to 49.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 31.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Juniata County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.7 to 59.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cumberland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.5 to 46.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 68.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Berks County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.0 to 46.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 113.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Columbia County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.6 to 52.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fayette County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.5 to 49.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 47.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Huntingdon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.0 to 56.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jefferson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.2 to 54.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 16.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Washington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.1 to 48.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 72.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wyoming County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.6 to 59.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lawrence County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.1 to 51.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 34.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clinton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.3 to 57.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Westmoreland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.0 to 48.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 135.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Indiana County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.1 to 53.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 27.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Crawford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.3 to 52.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 28.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Venango County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.8 to 55.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dauphin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.2 to 49.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 77.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Blair County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.0 to 51.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 45.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Armstrong County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.1 to 54.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Delaware County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.2 to 48.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 173.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Warren County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.0 to 57.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 16.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Luzerne County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.1 to 49.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 123.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Philadelphia County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.1 to 48.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 417.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tioga County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.7 to 59.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lackawanna County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.8 to 51.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 83.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Adams County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.5 to 54.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 31.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cambria County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.9 to 53.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 59.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bradford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 49.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.1 to 59.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 23.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • McKean County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 49.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.6 to 62.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mercer County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 49.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.1 to 56.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 47.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lycoming County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.5 to 57.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 43.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clearfield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.4 to 59.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 30.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Snyder County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.2 to 65.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greene County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 53.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.2 to 68.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Schuylkill County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.1 to 61.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 65.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clarion County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.0 to 70.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cameron County6
  • Rate - *
  • Average Annual Count - *
  • Rate Period - *
  • Forest County6
  • Rate - *
  • Average Annual Count - *
  • Rate Period - *
  • Sullivan County6
  • Rate - *
  • Average Annual Count - *
  • Rate Period - *


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/31/2014 11:44 pm.
    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.
    * 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 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.