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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for South Carolina by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ovary, 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 10.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.6 to 10.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 276.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.6
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.0 to 12.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 21,341 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Florence County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.0 to 10.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -16.6
    Greenwood County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.3 to 12.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -15.5
    Darlington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.8 to 13.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 22.9
    Beaufort County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.1 to 11.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 12.8
    Greenville County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.0 to 10.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 22.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9
    Dorchester County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.8 to 12.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -16.4
    Lexington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.8 to 11.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.5
    Pickens County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.9 to 13.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2
    Anderson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 9.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.7 to 11.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.8
    Lancaster County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 9.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.4 to 14.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -28.9
    Oconee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 9.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.9 to 14.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.7
    York County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 10.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.1 to 13.4.
    • 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
    Orangeburg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 10.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.2 to 15.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.3
    Charleston County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 10.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.8 to 13.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • 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 10.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.6 to 16.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -35
    Cherokee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 11.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.8 to 18.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.4
    Horry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.7 to 14.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.2
    Aiken County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.0 to 15.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -12.2
    Richland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.0 to 14.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.4
    Berkeley County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.2 to 16.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    Sumter County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.0 to 17.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.5
    Spartanburg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.3 to 15.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.1
    Georgetown County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.2 to 20.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -20.6
    Clarendon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.5 to 23.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -12.8
    Abbeville County6,10
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    Allendale County6,10
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    Bamberg County6,10
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    Barnwell County6,10
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    Calhoun County6,10
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    Chester County6,10
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    Chesterfield County6,10
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    Colleton County6,10
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    Dillon County6,10
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    Edgefield County6,10
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    Fairfield County6,10
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    Hampton County6,10
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    Jasper County6,10
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    Laurens County6,10
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    Lee County6,10
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    Marion County6,10
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    Marlboro County6,10
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    McCormick County6,10
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    Newberry County6,10
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    Saluda County6,10
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    Union County6,10
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    Williamsburg County6,10
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    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/26/2014 1:09 am.
    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.