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Incidence Rate Report for South Carolina by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Lung & Bronchus, 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 71.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 70.0 to 72.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3,537.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 65.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.9 to 65.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 208,653 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Union County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 94.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 80.7 to 109.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 36.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chester County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 90.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 77.7 to 105.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 35.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cherokee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 90.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 80.1 to 102.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 56.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chesterfield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 86.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 75.3 to 98.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 45.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marlboro County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 85.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 71.8 to 101.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 28.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Colleton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 85.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 73.7 to 98.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 41.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Berkeley County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 85.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 78.2 to 92.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 124.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Laurens County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 83.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 74.5 to 92.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 67.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marion County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 82.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 69.7 to 96.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 33.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hampton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 80.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.1 to 98.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Anderson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 80.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 75.1 to 85.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 177.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 80.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.1 to 98.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 18.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Kershaw County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 78.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 69.1 to 88.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 56.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • York County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 77.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 72.5 to 83.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 159.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Horry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 76.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 72.1 to 80.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 255.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lancaster County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 75.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 67.7 to 84.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 67.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Darlington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 75.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.6 to 84.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 60.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fairfield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 74.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.6 to 89.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dorchester County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 74.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.9 to 81.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 84.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Richland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 74.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 69.8 to 78.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 234.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lexington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 73.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.8 to 78.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 190.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Spartanburg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 73.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.9 to 77.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 224.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pickens County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 73.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.4 to 80.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 91.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Abbeville County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 71.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.0 to 85.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 24.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Oconee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 71.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.9 to 79.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 73.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dillon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 69.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 57.5 to 83.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 24.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Georgetown County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 69.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.3 to 77.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 61.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greenville County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 68.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.1 to 72.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 313.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greenwood County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 68.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.4 to 77.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 55.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Newberry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 68.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.0 to 79.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 32.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Charleston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 67.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.2 to 71.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 238.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Aiken County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 63.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.2 to 68.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 120.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Florence County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 62.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 57.1 to 68.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 93.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Edgefield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 62.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.6 to 77.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 18.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clarendon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 60.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.7 to 72.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 28.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sumter County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 60.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 53.7 to 66.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 66.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jasper County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 58.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.7 to 74.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Barnwell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 57.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.1 to 72.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Orangeburg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 57.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.0 to 64.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 63.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Saluda County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.5 to 70.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bamberg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.5 to 70.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Williamsburg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.1 to 63.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Allendale County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.2 to 72.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Beaufort County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.7 to 54.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 109.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Calhoun County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.6 to 65.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • McCormick County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.7 to 66.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/21/2014 2:05 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.