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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for South Carolina by County

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


    South Carolina6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 455.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 452.8 to 458.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23,186.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 459.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.4 to 460.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,514,446 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Lee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 501.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.2 to 545.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 113.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.7
    Laurens County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 492.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 470.1 to 515.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 389.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Georgetown County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 489.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 467.7 to 511.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 427.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.3
    Oconee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 483.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 464.1 to 504.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 489.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    Dorchester County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 483.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 465.7 to 501.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 597.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.9
    Cherokee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 480.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 456.4 to 506.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 298.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Kershaw County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 480.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 457.2 to 503.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 345.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.3
    Anderson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 474.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 461.1 to 487.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,045.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    Chester County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 473.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 443.2 to 506.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 185.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    Horry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 471.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.4 to 481.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,609.
    • 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 469.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 438.2 to 502.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 175.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.8
    Greenwood County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 469.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 448.0 to 491.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 377.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Marlboro County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 469.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.4 to 504.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 150.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Pickens County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 468.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 451.5 to 485.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 592.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Greenville County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 467.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 458.5 to 476.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,210.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Fairfield County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 465.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 429.6 to 502.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 135.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.4
    Richland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 462.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 451.9 to 472.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,579.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.8
    York County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 460.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 448.0 to 474.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,018.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.4
    Spartanburg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 460.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 449.6 to 471.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,427.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.7
    Berkeley County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 459.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 444.2 to 475.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 745.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Charleston County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 459.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 449.2 to 469.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,693.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    Abbeville County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 453.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 420.8 to 488.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 149.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.9
    Colleton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 452.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 425.3 to 481.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 216.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Orangeburg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 449.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 431.2 to 467.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 489.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.8
    Hampton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 447.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 409.9 to 488.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 106.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.2
    Darlington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 447.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 426.2 to 468.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 359.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Beaufort County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 446.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 433.5 to 460.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 971.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.9
    Calhoun County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 444.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 402.0 to 490.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 86.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.7
    Bamberg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 441.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 400.2 to 486.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 88.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.2
    Clarendon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 440.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 412.1 to 469.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 196.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5
    Chesterfield County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 437.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 412.1 to 464.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 229.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Lexington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 436.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 425.6 to 448.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,181.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.6
    Jasper County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 436.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 399.2 to 476.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 106.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.2
    Florence County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 432.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 417.3 to 447.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 647.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.5
    McCormick County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 431.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 386.3 to 481.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 77.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    Lancaster County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 431.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 411.5 to 451.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 386.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.9
    Williamsburg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 428.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 400.9 to 458.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 183.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Newberry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 427.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 400.4 to 455.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 194.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.5
    Marion County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 426.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 397.1 to 456.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 170.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.6
    Sumter County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 423.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 405.9 to 440.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 476.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.8
    Dillon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 422.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 392.0 to 455.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 146.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.3
    Barnwell County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 394.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 359.9 to 431.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 101.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.4
    Edgefield County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 389.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 357.5 to 422.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 118.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.9
    Allendale County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 386.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 337.3 to 439.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 47.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.6
    Saluda County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 380.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 346.2 to 418.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 92.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4
    Aiken County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 374.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 362.0 to 387.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 715.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.7


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/25/2014 6:07 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.

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