## Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

### Incidence Rate Report for South Carolina by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Cancer Sites, 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.

**Recent Trends** - This is an interpretation of the AAPC/APC:

**Rising**when 95% confidence interval of AAPC/APC is above 0.**Stable**when 95% confidence interval of AAPC/APC includes 0.**Falling**when 95% confidence interval of AAPC/APC is below 0.

**AAPC/APC (95% Confidence Interval)** - the change in rate over time

- Average Annual Percent Change - AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program
- Annual Percent Change - APCs calculated in SEER*Stat.

**Other Notes**

**Line by Line Interpretation of the Report**

#### South Carolina^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 455.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.2 to 458.5 and 23,853 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.5.

#### US (SEER+NPCR)^{1,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 453.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.5 to 454.1 and 1,526,274 § average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.2.

#### Lee County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 497.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 456.8 to 541.8 and 113 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -7.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -16.5 to 2.3.

#### Marlboro County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 494.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.3 to 531.0 and 161 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.4 to 14.2.

#### Cherokee County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 494.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 469.5 to 519.9 and 312 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to 3.6.

#### Chester County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 492.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 461.9 to 525.4 and 197 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 4.4.

#### Georgetown County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 484.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 463.2 to 506.9 and 431 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.4 to 0.8.

#### Dorchester County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 483.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 465.5 to 501.1 and 618 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to 2.5.

#### Laurens County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 482.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 461.2 to 505.4 and 386 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -4.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.4 to -1.0.

#### Clarendon County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 479.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 450.6 to 510.8 and 217 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -9.6 to 14.8.

#### Oconee County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 476.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 457.2 to 496.7 and 493 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -4.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -9.5 to 1.6.

#### Anderson County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 475.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 462.6 to 488.6 and 1,069 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to 2.3.

#### Sumter County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 474.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 456.9 to 493.3 and 543 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to 7.0.

#### Kershaw County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 474.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 451.5 to 497.4 and 349 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -6.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.4 to 0.8.

#### Horry County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 473.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 463.4 to 484.4 and 1,691 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to 0.2.

#### Pickens County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 470.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.6 to 487.7 and 609 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.7 to 5.1.

#### Greenwood County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 468.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 447.4 to 490.3 and 383 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.7 to 1.6.

#### Calhoun County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 468.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 424.8 to 514.7 and 93 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -6.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -19.6 to 7.9.

#### Union County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 466.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.3 to 498.9 and 176 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.6 to 8.4.

#### Charleston County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 462.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 452.3 to 472.0 and 1,760 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 6.3.

#### Berkeley County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 462.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 447.0 to 477.3 and 786 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.3.

#### Greenville County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 461.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.1 to 470.4 and 2,249 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.3.

#### Orangeburg County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 461.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 443.1 to 480.2 and 506 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to 2.5.

#### Fairfield County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 460.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 425.5 to 497.5 and 138 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -4.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.9 to 1.7.

#### Colleton County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 459.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 431.8 to 487.5 and 225 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -9.5 to 10.7.

#### Spartanburg County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 458.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 447.9 to 469.3 and 1,456 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.8 to 1.9.

#### Richland County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 455.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 445.5 to 466.1 and 1,591 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to -0.9.

#### Darlington County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 451.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 430.4 to 473.0 and 369 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.7 to 6.8.

#### York County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 448.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 436.0 to 461.2 and 1,030 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.6 to 4.4.

#### Marion County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 445.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 415.5 to 476.8 and 177 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.3 to 14.9.

#### Florence County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 443.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 428.4 to 459.1 and 677 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is rising because the trend is 3.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.4 to 6.4.

#### Beaufort County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 442.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 429.2 to 455.3 and 1,000 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.6 to 2.3.

#### Bamberg County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 437.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 397.1 to 481.4 and 91 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.4 to 3.7.

#### Abbeville County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 430.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 399.0 to 464.8 and 143 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -4.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -11.7 to 3.9.

#### Chesterfield County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 428.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 403.1 to 454.3 and 228 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.7 to 14.1.

#### Lexington County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 427.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 416.2 to 438.4 and 1,195 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.6 to 2.5.

#### Newberry County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 426.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 399.6 to 454.5 and 198 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.1 to 7.3.

#### Lancaster County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 425.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 406.8 to 445.5 and 396 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -4.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -14.3 to 7.5.

#### Dillon County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 425.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 394.8 to 457.6 and 150 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 7.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 16.4.

#### Williamsburg County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 425.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 397.4 to 454.6 and 183 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.9 to 6.3.

#### Hampton County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 422.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 385.7 to 461.9 and 101 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.1 to 9.5.

#### McCormick County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 421.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 377.6 to 470.7 and 77 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 3.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.3 to 14.4.

#### Jasper County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 408.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 373.6 to 446.0 and 105 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -6.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -16.4 to 5.5.

#### Allendale County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 400.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 350.9 to 456.0 and 49 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -4.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -21.1 to 15.5.

#### Edgefield County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 399.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 368.0 to 433.8 and 123 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.9 to 4.4.

#### Barnwell County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 396.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 362.1 to 433.8 and 101 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -8.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.7 to -3.0.

#### Aiken County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 384.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 372.1 to 397.3 and 753 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.0 to 6.4.

#### Saluda County^{6,10}

- Rate : The incidence rate is 383.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 348.4 to 420.2 and 94 average annual cases over 2008-2012.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.0 to 11.0.

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/01/2015 2:27 am.

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 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.

‡ Incidence data come from different sources. Due to different years of data availability, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each area for additional information.

§ 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 2015 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 2014 submission.

^{1}Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) November 2014 data submission and SEER November 2014 submission.

^{6}Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) November 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 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used with NPCR November 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 APCs 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.