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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.

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 43.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.6 to 44.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,131.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.8 to 44.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 141,283 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hampton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 63.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.8 to 80.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jasper County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 60.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.7 to 76.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 58.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.1 to 74.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Darlington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.1 to 63.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 44.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greenwood County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.3 to 62.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 43.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bamberg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 53.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.1 to 71.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Union County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.5 to 64.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cherokee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.7 to 60.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 30.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marlboro County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.3 to 64.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 16.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Orangeburg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.7 to 57.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 53.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Colleton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.6 to 60.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 23.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chester County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.4 to 61.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Anderson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 49.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.5 to 54.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 106.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Laurens County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 49.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.7 to 57.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 39.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Kershaw County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.5 to 56.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 33.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Williamsburg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.5 to 59.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Edgefield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.2 to 61.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clarendon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.2 to 58.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • York County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.6 to 51.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 97.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Abbeville County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.3 to 58.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Georgetown County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.8 to 53.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 40.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Saluda County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.3 to 60.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Horry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.4 to 49.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 146.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Florence County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.4 to 50.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 67.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lancaster County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.2 to 51.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 37.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Allendale County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.9 to 65.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dorchester County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.7 to 49.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 49.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Oconee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.3 to 49.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 42.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marion County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.1 to 53.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 17.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Spartanburg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.1 to 45.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 127.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chesterfield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.6 to 51.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sumter County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.7 to 47.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 46.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lexington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.2 to 45.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 109.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greenville County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.9 to 44.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 190.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dillon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.7 to 52.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pickens County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.5 to 44.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 48.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Beaufort County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.2 to 43.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 80.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • McCormick County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.6 to 56.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Berkeley County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.7 to 43.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 58.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Richland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.2 to 41.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 124.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Charleston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 37.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.0 to 40.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 135.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Calhoun County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 37.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.4 to 52.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fairfield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 37.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.4 to 49.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Newberry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 37.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.4 to 46.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 17.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Aiken County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 34.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.1 to 39.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 65.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Barnwell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 32.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.1 to 44.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/23/2014 1:45 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.