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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.

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
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 457.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 455.1 to 460.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22,659.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 453.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.4 to 454.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,463,786 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dorchester County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 488.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 469.8 to 506.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 580.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Oconee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 486.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 466.7 to 507.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 480.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hampton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 486.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 446.6 to 528.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 113.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chester County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 484.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.7 to 517.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 188.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Georgetown County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 484.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 462.7 to 506.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 414.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Laurens County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 483.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 461.8 to 506.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 379.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Kershaw County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 481.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 458.0 to 505.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 336.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Anderson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 480.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 466.9 to 493.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,033.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • York County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 477.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 463.9 to 491.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,006.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greenwood County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 476.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 455.5 to 499.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 379.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 476.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.9 to 519.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 106.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greenville County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 474.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 465.9 to 484.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,186.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cherokee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 473.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 448.9 to 499.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 287.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fairfield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 472.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 436.6 to 510.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 135.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Richland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 469.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 458.6 to 480.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,554.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Horry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 468.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 457.6 to 479.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,528.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marlboro County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 467.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 433.6 to 502.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 148.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Charleston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 464.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 454.8 to 475.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,665.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Spartanburg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 460.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 449.4 to 471.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,395.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pickens County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 458.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 441.6 to 476.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 565.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Colleton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 458.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 430.8 to 487.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 215.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jasper County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 456.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 417.2 to 497.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 106.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Abbeville County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 455.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 422.4 to 490.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 148.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Berkeley County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 454.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 439.1 to 470.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 704.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bamberg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 449.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 407.4 to 494.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 88.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Union County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 448.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 418.4 to 481.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 167.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lexington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 446.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 434.5 to 457.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,168.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Darlington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 445.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 424.8 to 467.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 350.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Calhoun County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 445.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 402.9 to 491.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 85.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Orangeburg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 442.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 424.4 to 461.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 472.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Beaufort County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 440.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 427.2 to 454.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 915.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marion County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 437.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 408.1 to 468.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 173.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Florence County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 435.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 419.8 to 450.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 640.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lancaster County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 434.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 414.9 to 455.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 374.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sumter County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 422.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 405.5 to 440.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 468.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dillon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 421.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 390.5 to 453.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 143.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Newberry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 419.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 392.6 to 447.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 187.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clarendon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 419.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 391.7 to 448.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 182.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chesterfield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 414.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 389.6 to 440.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 214.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • McCormick County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 412.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 367.2 to 461.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 71.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Williamsburg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 411.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 384.2 to 440.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 173.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Barnwell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 399.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 364.6 to 436.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 101.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Allendale County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 396.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 346.8 to 450.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 48.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Edgefield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 390.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 358.8 to 425.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 115.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Aiken County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 388.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 376.1 to 402.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 723.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Saluda County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 388.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 353.0 to 426.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 91.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/26/2014 3:07 am.
    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 1969-2011 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 2012 submission.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission and SEER November 2012 submission.
    6 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission. State rates include rates from metropolitan areas funded by SEER.

    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.