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Incidence Rate Report for Pennsylvania 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

  • Pennsylvania6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.8 to 16.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,216.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.2 to 15.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25,644 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Philadelphia County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 7.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.2 to 7.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 61.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fayette County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 8.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.4 to 11.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Armstrong County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 10.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.3 to 16.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Westmoreland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 11.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.8 to 14.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 26.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wayne County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 12.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.2 to 20.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Washington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 12.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.0 to 16.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 16.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Indiana County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 12.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.6 to 18.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Allegheny County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 13.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.1 to 14.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 100.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lackawanna County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 13.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.9 to 16.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Monroe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 13.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.5 to 17.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Beaver County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 14.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.0 to 18.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • McKean County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.9 to 24.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Luzerne County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.9 to 18.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 32.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lancaster County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.6 to 17.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 45.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Erie County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.0 to 18.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 24.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pike County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 15.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.1 to 24.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Blair County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.3 to 20.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Somerset County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.2 to 22.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Montgomery County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.0 to 18.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 80.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Schuylkill County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.9 to 21.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Berks County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 16.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.5 to 19.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 39.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wyoming County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.0 to 29.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Centre County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.6 to 23.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Butler County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 17.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.3 to 22.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cambria County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.3 to 22.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 18.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Northampton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.4 to 21.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 32.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Venango County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.9 to 27.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lawrence County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.6 to 25.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mercer County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.3 to 24.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lebanon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 18.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.7 to 23.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Columbia County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.3 to 26.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tioga County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.0 to 29.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Crawford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 19.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.7 to 26.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lehigh County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.3 to 23.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 41.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bucks County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.2 to 22.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 77.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dauphin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.2 to 23.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 32.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Delaware County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.2 to 22.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 70.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Adams County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.4 to 26.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Carbon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.6 to 28.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Perry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.3 to 30.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Huntingdon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.3 to 30.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clearfield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 20.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.8 to 28.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chester County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.8 to 23.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 59.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mifflin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.8 to 31.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bedford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 21.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.7 to 31.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Warren County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 22.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.2 to 33.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • York County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 22.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.6 to 25.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 54.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lycoming County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 22.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.4 to 28.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Northumberland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 22.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.2 to 29.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bradford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 23.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.5 to 31.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Snyder County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 23.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.6 to 35.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cumberland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 25.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.4 to 29.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 34.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jefferson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 25.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.8 to 37.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Franklin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 25.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.9 to 31.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 21.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clarion County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 26.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.3 to 39.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clinton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 27.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.7 to 39.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Union County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 29.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.3 to 40.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cameron County6
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  • Elk County6
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  • Forest County6
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  • Fulton County6
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  • Greene County6
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  • Juniata County6
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  • Montour County6
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  • Potter County6
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  • Sullivan County6
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  • Susquehanna County6
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  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/15/2014 12:04 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.
    * 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.