## 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 455.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 452.8 to 458.2 and 23,186 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.8 to -1.0.

**US (SEER+NPCR)**^{1,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 459.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.4 to 460.1 and 1,514,446 § average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.1.

**Lee County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 501.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.2 to 545.3 and 113 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.3 to 6.9.

**Laurens County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 492.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 470.1 to 515.0 and 389 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.8 to 2.8.

**Georgetown County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 489.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 467.7 to 511.7 and 427 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -11.6 to 1.4.

**Oconee County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 483.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 464.1 to 504.2 and 489 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.0 to 1.1.

**Dorchester County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 483.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 465.7 to 501.9 and 597 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.1 to 0.4.

**Cherokee County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 480.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 456.4 to 506.5 and 298 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.2 to 2.1.

**Kershaw County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 480.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 457.2 to 503.8 and 345 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.6 to 3.8.

**Anderson County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 474.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 461.1 to 487.3 and 1,045 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to 0.1.

**Chester County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 473.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 443.2 to 506.0 and 185 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.6 to 4.8.

**Horry County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 471.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.4 to 481.7 and 1,609 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.8 to 1.5.

**Union County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 469.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 438.2 to 502.1 and 175 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.5 to 8.5.

**Greenwood County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 469.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 448.0 to 491.2 and 377 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.9 to 2.5.

**Marlboro County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 469.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.4 to 504.8 and 150 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.9 to 16.3.

**Pickens County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 468.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 451.5 to 485.9 and 592 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.1 to 3.1.

**Greenville County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 467.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 458.5 to 476.2 and 2,210 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to -2.3.

**Fairfield County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 465.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 429.6 to 502.6 and 135 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -11.2 to 5.0.

**Richland County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 462.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 451.9 to 472.9 and 1,579 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to -1.1.

**York County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 460.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 448.0 to 474.0 and 1,018 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.7 to 2.1.

**Spartanburg County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 460.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 449.6 to 471.4 and 1,427 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.4 to 3.1.

**Berkeley County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 459.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 444.2 to 475.2 and 745 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.6 to 1.1.

**Charleston County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 459.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 449.2 to 469.2 and 1,693 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.4 to 8.4.

**Abbeville County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 453.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 420.8 to 488.0 and 149 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -4.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -11.8 to 2.5.

**Colleton County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 452.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 425.3 to 481.3 and 216 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.1 to 11.4.

**Orangeburg County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 449.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 431.2 to 467.9 and 489 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 7.8.

**Hampton County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 447.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 409.9 to 488.4 and 106 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -8.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -19.4 to 4.5.

**Darlington County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 447.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 426.2 to 468.8 and 359 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.7 to 5.4.

**Beaufort County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 446.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 433.5 to 460.1 and 971 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -3.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.7 to -0.1.

**Calhoun County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 444.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 402.0 to 490.1 and 86 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -23.3 to 16.0.

**Bamberg County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 441.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 400.2 to 486.1 and 88 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 5.0.

**Clarendon County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 440.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 412.1 to 469.8 and 196 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.6 to 4.4.

**Chesterfield County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 437.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 412.1 to 464.3 and 229 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -11.5 to 12.2.

**Lexington County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 436.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 425.6 to 448.5 and 1,181 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.4 to 1.5.

**Jasper County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 436.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 399.2 to 476.0 and 106 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -4.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -11.8 to 4.2.

**Florence County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 432.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 417.3 to 447.8 and 647 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to 5.6.

**McCormick County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 431.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 386.3 to 481.7 and 77 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.1 to 13.7.

**Lancaster County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 431.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 411.5 to 451.1 and 386 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -6.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -15.1 to 2.1.

**Williamsburg County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 428.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 400.9 to 458.4 and 183 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.4 to 5.3.

**Newberry County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 427.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 400.4 to 455.9 and 194 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.7 to 4.0.

**Marion County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 426.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 397.1 to 456.7 and 170 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.3 to 16.8.

**Sumter County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 423.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 405.9 to 440.5 and 476 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -7.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -22.9 to 10.3.

**Dillon County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 422.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 392.0 to 455.1 and 146 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -14.2 to 17.2.

**Barnwell County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 394.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 359.9 to 431.2 and 101 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -19.6 to 11.3.

**Edgefield County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 389.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 357.5 to 422.9 and 118 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -17.2 to 11.5.

**Allendale County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 386.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 337.3 to 439.9 and 47 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 5.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -14.2 to 29.9.

**Saluda County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 380.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 346.2 to 418.0 and 92 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -4.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.8 to 3.3.

**Aiken County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 374.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 362.0 to 387.1 and 715 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -4.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -11.7 to 2.8.

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/28/2015 10:10 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 1969-2012 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 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 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.

Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.