## Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

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

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Melanoma of the Skin, 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**

**Line by Line Interpretation of the Report**

**South Carolina**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 18.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.2 to 18.7.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 465.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -5.5

**US (SEER+NPCR)**^{1,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 15.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.7 to 15.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 26,903 §.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -0.3

**Darlington County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 7.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.4 to 13.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 19.4

**Richland County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 8.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.1 to 10.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 2.1

**Florence County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 10.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.3 to 14.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : falling
- Recent AAPC : -22.3

**Kershaw County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 11.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.1 to 17.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -2.5

**Lancaster County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 11.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.3 to 17.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 1.9

**Aiken County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 12.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.5 to 16.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 7.6

**Sumter County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 12.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.0 to 17.8.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -1.9

**Berkeley County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 14.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.7 to 18.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -6.4

**Cherokee County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 15.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.6 to 23.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -20.6

**Lexington County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 15.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.9 to 18.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : rising
- Recent AAPC : 5

**Laurens County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 16.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.3 to 23.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -11.1

**Newberry County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 16.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.8 to 27.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -11.8

**Oconee County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 18.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.8 to 25.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -6.3

**Greenwood County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 18.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.9 to 25.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 8.2

**York County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 18.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.1 to 22.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 22.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 0.8

**Clarendon County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 19.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.4 to 30.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -0.1

**Anderson County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 19.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.8 to 23.7.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -3.5

**Dorchester County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 19.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.2 to 25.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -5.4

**Charleston County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 20.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.0 to 24.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 40.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -7

**Georgetown County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 21.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.9 to 29.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -17.1

**Union County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 21.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.2 to 33.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -11.2

**Horry County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 22.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.3 to 26.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 38.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -14.9

**Spartanburg County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 22.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.4 to 26.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 35.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -15

**Pickens County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 25.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.0 to 31.8.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -7.2

**Greenville County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 27.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.5 to 30.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 67.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -0.8

**Beaufort County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 34.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.0 to 39.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 36.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -9.1

**Abbeville County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Allendale County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Bamberg County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Barnwell County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Calhoun County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Chester County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Chesterfield County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Colleton County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Dillon County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Edgefield County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Fairfield County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Hampton County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Jasper County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Lee County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Marion County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Marlboro County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**McCormick County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Orangeburg County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Saluda County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Williamsburg County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/01/2014 6:20 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.

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 cases were reported in a specific area-sex-race category.

^{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.