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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for South Carolina by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Colon & Rectum, 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 41.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.1 to 42.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,113.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.2
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.2 to 43.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 142,173 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.1
    Lee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 61.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.1 to 77.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.2
    Jasper County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 55.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.4 to 70.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.7
    Darlington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 53.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.2 to 61.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 43.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8
    Hampton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.3 to 68.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 9.3
    Bamberg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.6 to 69.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Cherokee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.8 to 60.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 31.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    Laurens County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.1 to 58.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 40.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.7
    Clarendon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 50.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.6 to 61.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -11.5
    Kershaw County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.3 to 57.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 35.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.3
    Orangeburg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.5 to 55.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 54.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.3
    Colleton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.7 to 58.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -11
    Union County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.6 to 59.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.1
    Greenwood County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.5 to 55.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 39.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10
    Williamsburg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 47.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.2 to 57.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.4
    Anderson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 47.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.1 to 51.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 103.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.6
    McCormick County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 46.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.9 to 66.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.9
    Georgetown County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 46.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.0 to 53.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 40.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.1
    Marlboro County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 46.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.0 to 58.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -11
    Florence County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 46.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.3 to 51.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 69.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.5
    Marion County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.4 to 56.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.4
    Chester County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.0 to 55.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.2
    Saluda County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.0 to 57.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -14.6
    Oconee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.0 to 50.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 44.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.3
    Abbeville County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.9 to 55.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.1
    Horry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.1 to 46.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 144.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Dorchester County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.8 to 49.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 51.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    Chesterfield County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 42.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.2 to 51.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.9
    Edgefield County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.6 to 53.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -16.8
    Lancaster County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.5 to 48.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 36.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -18.2
    York County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.6 to 45.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 91.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5
    Spartanburg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 40.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.5 to 44.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 126.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.2
    Pickens County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 40.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.3 to 45.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 51.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    Newberry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.9 to 49.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 21.2
    Dillon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.7 to 50.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.5
    Sumter County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.7 to 45.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 45.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -16.5
    Greenville County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.3 to 42.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 187.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.5
    Lexington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.4 to 43.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 107.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.4
    Beaufort County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.6 to 43.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 84.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.7
    Calhoun County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 38.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.4 to 53.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.6
    Richland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 38.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.7 to 41.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 129.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Berkeley County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 37.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.4 to 42.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 60.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.4
    Fairfield County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 37.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.5 to 49.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.9
    Charleston County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 36.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.9 to 39.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 134.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    Allendale County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 34.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.4 to 54.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -11.6
    Barnwell County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 29.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.7 to 40.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -24.7
    Aiken County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 28.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.3 to 32.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 55.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.5


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/22/2014 11:02 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.

    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.

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