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Incidence Rate Report for South Carolina by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, 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 53.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.7 to 55.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,485.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.2 to 54.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 96,456 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chesterfield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 75.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.7 to 91.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Union County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 71.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.2 to 90.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Colleton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 66.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.9 to 82.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 17.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marion County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 65.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.5 to 82.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Berkeley County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 65.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 57.6 to 74.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 52.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chester County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 65.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.8 to 82.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dillon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 64.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.4 to 82.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • York County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 63.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.7 to 70.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 71.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Horry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 63.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.0 to 68.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 114.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Laurens County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 62.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.4 to 74.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 27.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Kershaw County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 60.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.3 to 73.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 24.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cherokee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 60.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.5 to 74.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Anderson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 58.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.3 to 64.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 70.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lancaster County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 57.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.6 to 68.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 29.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dorchester County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.7 to 66.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 36.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Charleston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.2 to 61.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 114.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Darlington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.9 to 67.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Richland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.4 to 61.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 102.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lexington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.9 to 61.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 79.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pickens County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.2 to 63.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 37.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greenville County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 53.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.4 to 57.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 138.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Aiken County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.1 to 58.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 53.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • McCormick County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.1 to 83.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marlboro County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.4 to 70.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Allendale County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.8 to 84.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Newberry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.5 to 65.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Barnwell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.4 to 70.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hampton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.6 to 71.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Spartanburg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.7 to 55.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 85.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Oconee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 49.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.8 to 59.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 28.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Saluda County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.0 to 68.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.6 to 69.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greenwood County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.7 to 56.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 21.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Georgetown County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.5 to 55.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fairfield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.5 to 63.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Edgefield County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.2 to 63.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jasper County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.3 to 64.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Abbeville County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.1 to 59.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Beaufort County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.5 to 48.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 49.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sumter County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.2 to 50.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 26.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Florence County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.7 to 48.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 35.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clarendon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.3 to 51.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bamberg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 37.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.5 to 58.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Orangeburg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 34.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.2 to 42.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 21.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Williamsburg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 31.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.8 to 44.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Calhoun County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 29.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.6 to 49.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/19/2014 9:47 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.