## Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

#### Incidence Rate Report for South Carolina by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Colon & Rectum, 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 41.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.1 to 42.7 and 2,113 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -5.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.3 to -3.0.

**US (SEER+NPCR)**^{1,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 43.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.2 to 43.4 and 142,173 § average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -4.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.9 to -3.3.

**Lee County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 61.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.1 to 77.7 and 15 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -10.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -30.7 to 16.3.

**Jasper County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 55.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.4 to 70.5 and 13 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.0 to 12.6.

**Darlington County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 53.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.2 to 61.0 and 43 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -8 with a 95% confidence interval from -16.7 to 1.7.

**Hampton County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 52.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.3 to 68.3 and 12 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 9.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -40.6 to 101.3.

**Bamberg County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 52.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.6 to 69.2 and 10 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -14.1 to 15.7.

**Cherokee County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 51.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.8 to 60.9 and 31 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.1 to 8.3.

**Laurens County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 51.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.1 to 58.8 and 40 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -14.1 to 10.2.

**Clarendon County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 50.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.6 to 61.0 and 21 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -11.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -34.5 to 19.7.

**Kershaw County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 49.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.3 to 57.6 and 35 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -22.0 to 15.0.

**Orangeburg County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 49.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.5 to 55.8 and 54 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 4.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -14.4 to 27.1.

**Colleton County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 48.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.7 to 58.4 and 23 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -11 with a 95% confidence interval from -32.8 to 17.8.

**Union County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 48.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.6 to 59.8 and 18 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -6.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -33.5 to 32.8.

**Greenwood County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 48.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.5 to 55.5 and 39 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -10 with a 95% confidence interval from -21.3 to 2.9.

**Williamsburg County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 47.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.2 to 57.7 and 20 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -8.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -34.1 to 27.3.

**Anderson County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 47.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.1 to 51.5 and 103 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.4 to 2.9.

**McCormick County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 46.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.9 to 66.1 and 8 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 5.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -23.7 to 46.8.

**Georgetown County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 46.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.0 to 53.7 and 40 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.2 to 7.6.

**Marlboro County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 46.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.0 to 58.6 and 14 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -11 with a 95% confidence interval from -26.1 to 7.2.

**Florence County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 46.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.3 to 51.4 and 69 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -3.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -15.8 to 10.6.

**Marion County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 45.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.4 to 56.3 and 18 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -9.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -30.9 to 18.8.

**Chester County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 45.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.0 to 55.8 and 18 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -24.7 to 19.4.

**Saluda County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 43.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.0 to 57.6 and 11 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -14.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -44.2 to 30.6.

**Oconee County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 43.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.0 to 50.2 and 44 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.6 to 11.4.

**Abbeville County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 43.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.9 to 55.3 and 14 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -27.3 to 24.0.

**Horry County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 43.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.1 to 46.7 and 144 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.6 to 9.3.

**Dorchester County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 43.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.8 to 49.0 and 51 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -15.9 to 12.9.

**Chesterfield County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 42.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.2 to 51.6 and 23 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -6.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -19.7 to 8.1.

**Edgefield County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 41.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.6 to 53.8 and 12 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -16.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -42.2 to 19.8.

**Lancaster County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 41.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.5 to 48.2 and 36 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -18.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -30.8 to -3.4.

**York County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 41.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.6 to 45.5 and 91 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.4 to 2.9.

**Spartanburg County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 40.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.5 to 44.1 and 126 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -15.2 to 6.0.

**Pickens County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 40.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.3 to 45.5 and 51 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.2 to 9.3.

**Newberry County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 39.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.9 to 49.4 and 18 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 21.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.9 to 59.5.

**Dillon County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 39.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.7 to 50.9 and 13 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -9.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -45.6 to 50.4.

**Sumter County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.7 to 45.5 and 45 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -16.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -33.6 to 4.9.

**Greenville County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.3 to 42.5 and 187 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -4.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.3 to -0.5.

**Lexington County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.4 to 43.3 and 107 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -4.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -12.7 to 4.8.

**Beaufort County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 39.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.6 to 43.6 and 84 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -10.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -15.7 to -5.4.

**Calhoun County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 38.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.4 to 53.9 and 8 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -8.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -27.1 to 14.6.

**Richland County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 38.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.7 to 41.9 and 129 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.6 to 9.3.

**Berkeley County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 37.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.4 to 42.4 and 60 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -5.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -11.1 to 0.6.

**Fairfield County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 37.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.5 to 49.2 and 10 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 6.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -14.0 to 32.9.

**Charleston County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 36.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.9 to 39.6 and 134 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -19.5 to 18.0.

**Allendale County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 34.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.4 to 54.2 and 4 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -11.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -47.8 to 49.6.

**Barnwell County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 29.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.7 to 40.5 and 8 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -24.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -59.9 to 41.5.

**Aiken County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 28.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.3 to 32.3 and 55 average annual cases over 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -10.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -20.7 to 1.0.

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 03/31/2015 6:01 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.

‡ 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.