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Incidence Rate Report for Tennessee by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Cancer Sites, 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

  • Tennessee6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 469.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 467.6 to 472.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 31,950.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 453.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.4 to 454.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,463,786 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Rhea County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 583.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 548.2 to 620.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 216.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Perry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 538.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 473.6 to 610.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 54.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Macon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 530.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 489.8 to 574.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 128.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fentress County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 526.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 483.9 to 572.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 118.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Benton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 521.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 479.2 to 567.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 121.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Monroe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 515.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 487.8 to 544.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 279.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cheatham County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 512.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 479.7 to 547.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 196.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Morgan County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 511.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 471.1 to 554.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 125.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Union County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 508.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 465.3 to 555.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 108.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Campbell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 507.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 479.8 to 536.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 263.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Grainger County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 507.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 468.8 to 547.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 138.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Anderson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 506.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 486.1 to 527.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 490.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Scott County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 503.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 463.4 to 545.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 121.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marion County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 501.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 468.2 to 537.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 175.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marshall County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 501.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 466.8 to 537.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 162.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hickman County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 496.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.1 to 536.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 135.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Humphreys County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 494.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 454.2 to 537.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 116.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cumberland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 494.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 472.6 to 517.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 444.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tipton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 494.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 468.4 to 521.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 285.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Claiborne County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 491.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.7 to 524.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 194.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Knox County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 491.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 481.8 to 500.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,230.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Roane County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 490.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 467.2 to 513.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 364.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Blount County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 489.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 473.3 to 505.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 725.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dickson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 489.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 462.5 to 517.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 256.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lewis County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 488.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 437.7 to 542.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 72.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hawkins County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 486.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 462.9 to 510.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 341.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Stewart County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 486.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 438.6 to 537.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 80.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Carroll County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 485.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.9 to 519.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 180.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Robertson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 485.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 461.8 to 510.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 316.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hamilton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 484.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 475.0 to 495.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,859.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Davidson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 483.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 475.6 to 492.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,767.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hamblen County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 481.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.2 to 504.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 356.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sumner County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 481.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 466.2 to 497.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 791.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Franklin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 481.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 454.2 to 509.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 250.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Trousdale County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 478.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 414.5 to 549.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 41.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sevier County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 478.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.4 to 498.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 503.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jefferson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 478.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.1 to 504.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 290.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hardeman County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 477.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 443.8 to 513.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 150.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Polk County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 475.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 434.7 to 520.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 104.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sullivan County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 474.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.8 to 487.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 994.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Coffee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 474.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 449.8 to 499.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 292.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fayette County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 472.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 443.3 to 502.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 210.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wilson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 470.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 452.4 to 489.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 534.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Obion County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 470.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 440.3 to 502.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 189.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Henry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 468.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 439.8 to 498.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 210.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Meigs County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 464.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 414.6 to 518.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 69.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Overton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 464.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 428.1 to 502.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 129.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Smith County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 463.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 423.2 to 507.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 99.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Warren County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 463.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.7 to 492.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 213.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Shelby County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 461.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 455.3 to 468.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3,967.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cocke County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 461.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 433.6 to 491.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 209.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • White County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 461.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 428.6 to 496.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 151.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greene County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 461.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 441.2 to 482.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 404.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jackson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 461.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 413.3 to 514.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 71.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Grundy County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 460.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 415.9 to 509.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 82.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Maury County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 458.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 437.9 to 479.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 395.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wayne County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 458.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 417.3 to 502.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 94.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Gibson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 457.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 433.1 to 482.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 278.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bedford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 456.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 429.1 to 485.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 209.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Putnam County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 455.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 433.9 to 477.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 355.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Loudon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 453.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 430.3 to 477.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 316.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Rutherford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 451.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 437.7 to 465.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 892.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bradley County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 451.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 433.3 to 469.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 487.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lauderdale County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 451.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 416.4 to 487.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 128.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Giles County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 450.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 419.6 to 482.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 166.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Williamson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 449.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 433.9 to 464.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 723.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Montgomery County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 448.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 431.9 to 466.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 564.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Haywood County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 447.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 408.1 to 490.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 96.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Henderson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 446.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 414.2 to 481.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 144.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • McMinn County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 443.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 420.7 to 467.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 289.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hardin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 440.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 409.3 to 474.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 154.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lincoln County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 439.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 411.4 to 469.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 183.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Weakley County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 439.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 410.5 to 470.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 176.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • DeKalb County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 438.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 400.5 to 480.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 99.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lawrence County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 438.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 412.7 to 466.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 216.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Washington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 438.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 423.1 to 454.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 615.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cannon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 438.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 394.2 to 486.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 74.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Unicoi County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 438.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 402.0 to 477.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 113.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Crockett County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 434.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 391.6 to 481.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 76.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clay County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 432.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 377.8 to 493.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 48.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pickett County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 430.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 364.9 to 505.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 34.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Houston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 429.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 374.3 to 489.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 46.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • McNairy County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 427.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 396.1 to 461.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 142.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Decatur County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 423.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 379.4 to 472.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 71.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Madison County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 422.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 404.4 to 440.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 439.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bledsoe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 419.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 374.2 to 469.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 66.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Van Buren County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 408.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 342.0 to 485.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 29.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dyer County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 405.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 378.5 to 433.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 178.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Carter County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 403.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 383.0 to 425.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 298.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Johnson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 403.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 366.9 to 442.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 96.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sequatchie County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 401.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 357.7 to 449.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 65.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hancock County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 400.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 342.2 to 467.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 35.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lake County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 395.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 337.8 to 459.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 35.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chester County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 380.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 341.3 to 422.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 71.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Moore County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 356.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 300.3 to 421.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 29.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/22/2014 5:33 pm.
    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.