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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ovary, 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


    Pennsylvania6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.8 to 13.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,086.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.0 to 12.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 21,341 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Indiana County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.1 to 12.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -24.1
    Bedford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 10.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.4 to 16.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 16.8
    Columbia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.1 to 16.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.1
    Venango County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.8 to 17.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 12.9
    Crawford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.6 to 16.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -11.1
    Berks County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.5 to 13.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 29.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.4
    Dauphin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.1 to 14.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8
    Butler County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.9 to 14.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 10.3
    Cumberland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.2 to 14.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 17.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.4
    Adams County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.3 to 16.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -20.1
    Lycoming County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.5 to 16.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.7
    Philadelphia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.8 to 12.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 103.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.2
    Schuylkill County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.1 to 15.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.7
    Clearfield County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.1 to 17.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 9.4
    Lebanon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.0 to 15.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -11.2
    Pike County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.7 to 18.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 38.5
    Somerset County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.5 to 18.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.4
    Lehigh County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.6 to 15.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 28.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Allegheny County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.6 to 13.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 111.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Armstrong County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.5 to 18.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.4
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.7 to 16.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    York County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.0 to 15.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 34.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.7
    Wayne County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.1 to 20.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -13.3
    Greene County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.5 to 21.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8
    Mifflin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.0 to 20.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 8.5
    Northumberland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.6 to 18.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.9
    Lancaster County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.5 to 15.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 43.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Centre County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.8 to 17.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Washington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.9 to 16.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.2
    Fayette County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.3 to 17.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.4
    Northampton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.2 to 16.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 25.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.6
    Westmoreland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.9 to 16.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 38.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.9
    Lackawanna County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.2 to 17.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 9.8
    Delaware County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.2 to 15.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 50.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.8
    Beaver County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.1 to 17.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 17.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.4
    Lawrence County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.9 to 19.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2
    Bucks County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.5 to 15.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 56.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.1
    Snyder County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.1 to 23.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0
    Erie County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.8 to 17.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 24.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.9
    Chester County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.4 to 16.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 42.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.2
    Luzerne County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.6 to 17.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 34.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.1
    Jefferson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.1 to 23.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.2
    Perry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 15.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.0 to 23.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -11
    Montgomery County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 15.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.7 to 16.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 78.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.8
    Clinton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 15.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.9 to 24.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.3
    Blair County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 15.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.7 to 19.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -14.2
    Cambria County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 15.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.0 to 19.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.9
    Warren County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.0 to 24.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.3
    Mercer County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.4 to 21.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.4
    Carbon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.2 to 23.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 8.4
    Tioga County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.1 to 26.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.5
    Monroe County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.3 to 20.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 17.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.3
    Bradford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.5 to 23.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 15.1
    Wyoming County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 22.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.7 to 35.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.9
    Cameron County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Clarion County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Elk County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 20
    Forest County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Fulton County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Huntingdon County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Juniata County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    McKean County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0
    Montour County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Potter County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Sullivan County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Susquehanna County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Union County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/25/2014 5:12 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.