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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Breast, 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


    Pennsylvania6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 126.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.7 to 128.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10,281.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.6
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 122.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.4 to 122.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 216,052 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Sullivan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 90.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.9 to 143.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 19.7
    Huntingdon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 91.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 76.4 to 109.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Susquehanna County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 98.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 83.2 to 116.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 31.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0
    Somerset County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 102.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 89.9 to 115.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 55.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.5
    Wayne County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 103.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 88.2 to 120.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 37.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 9.7
    Potter County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 103.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 79.4 to 133.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.6
    Fulton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 104.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 77.0 to 138.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 13
    Northumberland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 106.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 95.3 to 118.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 73.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.3
    Indiana County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 107.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 94.9 to 120.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 61.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.1
    Juniata County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 107.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 84.8 to 134.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.5
    Tioga County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 107.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 90.9 to 127.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 30.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.8
    Jefferson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 108.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 92.0 to 127.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 33.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 14.6
    Warren County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 110.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 93.7 to 129.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 34.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.9
    Pike County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 112.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 97.3 to 129.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 42.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Clearfield County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 112.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 99.7 to 126.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 62.
    • 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 113.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 94.3 to 134.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.2
    Union County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 113.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 94.7 to 135.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 28.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 8.5
    Fayette County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 114.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 104.5 to 124.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 113.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.7
    Clarion County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 114.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 96.4 to 135.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 30.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.3
    Cambria County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 114.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 105.0 to 125.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 117.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.6
    Blair County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 114.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 104.7 to 125.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 102.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0
    Crawford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 115.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 103.1 to 128.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 68.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.2
    Lebanon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 115.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 105.3 to 126.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 103.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Schuylkill County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 115.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 106.2 to 125.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 121.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.3
    Elk County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 115.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 96.0 to 138.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 26.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 15
    Armstrong County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 115.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 102.1 to 130.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 57.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.1
    McKean County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 116.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 98.3 to 136.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 33.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Carbon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 116.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 103.0 to 132.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 54.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.8
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 118.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 108.7 to 129.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 112.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.4
    Columbia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 119.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 104.2 to 135.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 50.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.1
    Adams County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 119.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 107.7 to 132.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 77.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.1
    Luzerne County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 121.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 114.7 to 128.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 275.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.4
    Lancaster County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 122.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 116.7 to 128.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 376.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Lackawanna County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 122.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 114.2 to 130.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 185.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.6
    Clinton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 122.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 102.6 to 145.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 29.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.5
    Monroe County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 122.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 112.9 to 133.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 120.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    Berks County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 123.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 117.2 to 129.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 306.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.3
    Centre County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 123.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 112.3 to 136.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 87.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 11.9
    Washington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 124.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 115.9 to 133.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 179.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.8
    Perry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 125.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 106.7 to 145.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 35.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.3
    Dauphin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 125.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 118.3 to 133.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 209.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.2
    Bradford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 125.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 110.9 to 142.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 54.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    Beaver County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 126.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 117.0 to 135.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 159.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.9
    Westmoreland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 126.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.1 to 132.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 342.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.7
    Lehigh County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 126.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 119.6 to 133.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 273.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1
    Montour County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 126.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 100.1 to 158.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 17.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.6
    York County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 126.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.6 to 133.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 333.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.4
    Bedford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 126.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 109.9 to 145.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 43.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.6
    Greene County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 128.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 108.5 to 151.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 31.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.3
    Philadelphia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 128.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.4 to 132.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,101.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    Venango County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 129.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 113.1 to 147.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 50.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.3
    Lawrence County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 130.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 117.4 to 143.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 84.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4
    Northampton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 130.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.0 to 138.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 247.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.3
    Cumberland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 130.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.1 to 139.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 195.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.8
    Bucks County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 131.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.9 to 136.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 525.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.6
    Mifflin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 131.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 114.1 to 151.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 43.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.3
    Erie County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 132.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.6 to 140.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 228.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Mercer County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 133.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 121.9 to 145.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 110.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6
    Chester County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 134.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 128.2 to 140.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 389.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.7
    Allegheny County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 134.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.6 to 137.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,134.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Butler County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 136.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 126.7 to 146.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 160.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.1
    Montgomery County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 136.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.7 to 141.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 688.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.3
    Delaware County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 137.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.3 to 143.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 479.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2
    Cameron County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 138.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 88.1 to 211.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.9
    Lycoming County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 139.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.5 to 152.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 107.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 8.7
    Wyoming County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 143.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 118.8 to 172.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 25.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.1
    Forest County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 154.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 102.3 to 230.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -17.5


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/22/2014 7:07 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.

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