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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for South Carolina by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Lung & Bronchus, 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 70.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 69.2 to 71.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3,601.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 64.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.7 to 65.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 212,768 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.7
    Cherokee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 93.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 82.8 to 104.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 59.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    Union County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 92.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 78.9 to 107.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 36.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.7
    Lee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 88.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 71.4 to 107.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Chesterfield County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 88.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 76.7 to 100.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 46.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.5
    Berkeley County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 87.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 80.1 to 94.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 132.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Chester County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 85.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 73.1 to 100.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 34.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8
    Laurens County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 83.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 74.5 to 92.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 68.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.5
    Colleton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 83.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 72.0 to 95.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 41.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.8
    Marlboro County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 81.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.3 to 97.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.9
    Kershaw County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 76.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.0 to 86.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 57.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7
    Lancaster County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 76.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.8 to 85.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 70.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.4
    Hampton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 76.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.7 to 94.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.9
    Marion County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 76.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.5 to 89.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 31.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.6
    Horry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 76.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 71.8 to 80.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 265.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Anderson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 75.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 70.7 to 81.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 172.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.2
    Dillon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 75.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.3 to 90.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.6
    Oconee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 75.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.1 to 83.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 79.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.1
    Darlington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 74.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.9 to 83.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 61.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Abbeville County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 73.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.9 to 87.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 25.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -12.3
    York County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 73.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.2 to 78.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 157.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.2
    Spartanburg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 72.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.3 to 76.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 227.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.9
    Pickens County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 72.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.6 to 79.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 93.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    Dorchester County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 71.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.9 to 79.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 84.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.1
    Lexington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 71.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.9 to 76.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 190.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Richland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 69.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.8 to 74.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 230.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.8
    Newberry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 69.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.7 to 80.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 33.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.8
    Georgetown County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 68.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.4 to 76.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 61.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7
    Greenville County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 67.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.9 to 70.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 315.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.7
    Greenwood County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 66.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.9 to 75.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 55.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.5
    Fairfield County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 65.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 53.2 to 80.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -19.7
    Florence County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 65.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.8 to 71.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 99.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.3
    Charleston County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 65.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.7 to 69.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 239.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.3
    Edgefield County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 65.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.3 to 80.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    Clarendon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 64.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.2 to 76.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 30.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.2
    Aiken County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 63.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.3 to 68.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 123.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.1
    Orangeburg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 62.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.5 to 69.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 69.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.7
    Sumter County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 58.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.3 to 65.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 66.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.6
    Barnwell County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 58.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.8 to 73.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.8
    McCormick County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 56.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.1 to 76.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.6
    Saluda County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 56.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.8 to 71.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.9
    Williamsburg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 56.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.5 to 67.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 24.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.3
    Allendale County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 56.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.7 to 78.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.2
    Jasper County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 55.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.9 to 71.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.9
    Bamberg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.1 to 68.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.1
    Beaufort County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.2 to 56.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 118.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Calhoun County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.7 to 66.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.7


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/24/2014 11:31 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.

    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.