## Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

#### Incidence Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Cervix, 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**

**Line by Line Interpretation of the Report**

**Pennsylvania**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 7.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.6 to 8.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 544.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -1.6

**US (SEER+NPCR)**^{1,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 7.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.8 to 7.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 12,530 §.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : falling
- Recent AAPC : -1.9

**Somerset County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 13.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.0 to 20.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -9.4

**Philadelphia County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 12.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.4 to 13.7.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 99.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 2.1

**Crawford County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 11.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.2 to 16.8.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 13.8

**Schuylkill County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 10.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.5 to 14.4.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 8.8

**Pike County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 10.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.8 to 17.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : *
- Recent AAPC : *

**Lebanon County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 10.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.0 to 14.4.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : falling
- Recent AAPC : -14.2

**Luzerne County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 10.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.1 to 12.6.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -3.5

**Washington County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 10.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.4 to 13.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -11.6

**Northumberland County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 9.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.2 to 15.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 10.1

**Franklin County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 9.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.9 to 13.6.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -13

**Mercer County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 9.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.5 to 14.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -6.6

**Monroe County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 9.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.9 to 13.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 4.8

**Clearfield County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 9.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.6 to 14.8.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 8.8

**Adams County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 8.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.3 to 13.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 12.5

**Lackawanna County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 8.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.1 to 11.4.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -5.9

**Lycoming County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 8.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.4 to 12.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 0

**Dauphin County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 7.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.9 to 10.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 2.4

**Lancaster County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 7.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.3 to 9.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -5.5

**Lehigh County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 7.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.9 to 9.6.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 13.4

**Lawrence County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 7.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.4 to 12.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -13.3

**Delaware County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 7.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.2 to 9.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -3.8

**York County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 7.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.9 to 9.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 2

**Blair County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 7.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.4 to 10.6.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 13.3

**Westmoreland County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 7.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.4 to 8.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 14.1

**Erie County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 6.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.1 to 9.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : falling
- Recent AAPC : -16.7

**Butler County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 6.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.7 to 9.7.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 17.8

**Berks County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 6.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.3 to 8.6.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -1.7

**Northampton County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 6.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.1 to 8.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -2.5

**Fayette County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 6.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.3 to 10.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 0.6

**Cambria County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 6.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.3 to 9.8.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 10.1

**Bucks County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 6.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.4 to 8.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -12.6

**Cumberland County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 6.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.7 to 9.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -11.4

**Allegheny County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 6.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.5 to 7.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 44.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 1.2

**Montgomery County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 6.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.0 to 7.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 27.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 1.4

**Beaver County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 5.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.8 to 8.7.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -1.9

**Chester County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 5.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.6 to 7.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -3.9

**Centre County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 5.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.1 to 8.7.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -9.7

**Armstrong County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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- Recent AAPC : *

**Bedford County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Bradford County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Cameron County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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- Recent AAPC : *

**Carbon County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
- Average Annual Count : *
- Rate Period : *
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -7.1

**Clarion County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Clinton County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Columbia County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Elk County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Forest County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Fulton County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Greene County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Huntingdon County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Indiana County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
- Average Annual Count : *
- Rate Period : *
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 7.6

**Jefferson County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Juniata County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**McKean County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Mifflin County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Montour County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Perry County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Potter County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Snyder County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Sullivan County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Susquehanna County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Tioga County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Union County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Venango County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Warren County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Wayne County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Wyoming County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/30/2014 2:13 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.

* 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 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.