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Incidence Rate Report for Tennessee by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Colon & Rectum, 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 46.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.4 to 46.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3,108.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.8 to 44.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 141,283 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cheatham County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 65.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 53.5 to 79.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 23.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Houston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 64.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.2 to 91.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Obion County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 63.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.9 to 76.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Scott County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 63.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.7 to 79.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lincoln County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 60.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.5 to 72.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fentress County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 58.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.7 to 75.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tipton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 58.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.9 to 68.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 33.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dickson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 57.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.8 to 68.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 30.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fayette County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.1 to 68.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Henderson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.1 to 69.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 18.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Smith County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.1 to 72.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Perry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.7 to 82.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Overton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.5 to 70.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Crockett County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.0 to 73.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Macon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.4 to 70.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Weakley County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.3 to 66.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 23.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Stewart County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.2 to 73.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Giles County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 53.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.1 to 65.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • DeKalb County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 53.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.5 to 68.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Rhea County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.6 to 64.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Franklin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.3 to 62.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 28.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Anderson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.0 to 59.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 51.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Claiborne County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.3 to 63.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 21.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Union County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.5 to 68.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Carroll County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.0 to 63.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lauderdale County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.4 to 65.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Humphreys County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.2 to 66.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Grundy County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.8 to 69.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Haywood County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.3 to 66.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Shelby County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.4 to 52.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 428.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Gibson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.8 to 59.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 31.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Trousdale County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.8 to 77.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Morgan County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.0 to 65.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cannon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.3 to 68.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Robertson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 49.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.1 to 58.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 32.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Grainger County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 49.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.0 to 63.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Madison County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.8 to 55.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 51.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Coffee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.2 to 57.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 30.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Benton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.5 to 63.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wilson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.5 to 54.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 54.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Henry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.4 to 58.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 21.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dyer County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.3 to 58.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 21.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Polk County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.4 to 63.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Monroe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.6 to 57.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marion County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.4 to 60.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marshall County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.5 to 59.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hardeman County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.1 to 60.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hardin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.6 to 59.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 17.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bradley County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.5 to 53.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 51.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • White County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.8 to 59.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wayne County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.4 to 62.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pickett County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.3 to 76.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Davidson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.0 to 49.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 262.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Warren County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.6 to 55.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 21.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Putnam County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.5 to 53.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 36.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Decatur County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.4 to 63.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lewis County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.3 to 64.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clay County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.3 to 68.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Montgomery County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.8 to 50.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 55.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hamblen County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.2 to 52.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 33.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Roane County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.3 to 52.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 34.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jefferson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.2 to 53.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 26.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sevier County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.0 to 51.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 47.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hamilton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.3 to 47.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 170.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hickman County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.0 to 57.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sumner County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.0 to 48.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 70.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bedford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.3 to 53.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greene County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.3 to 50.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 38.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cocke County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.9 to 53.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hawkins County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.9 to 50.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 30.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Campbell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.6 to 51.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sequatchie County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.4 to 60.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Rutherford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.8 to 46.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 80.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Maury County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.8 to 48.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 35.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Knox County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.1 to 44.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 188.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Meigs County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.3 to 61.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cumberland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.6 to 48.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 38.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Johnson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.5 to 55.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • McNairy County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.9 to 52.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • McMinn County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.4 to 48.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 27.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lake County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.2 to 65.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chester County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.9 to 56.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Blount County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.1 to 45.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 60.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lawrence County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.1 to 49.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sullivan County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.6 to 44.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 85.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Unicoi County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.7 to 53.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Washington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.3 to 43.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 55.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jackson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.3 to 56.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Moore County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 37.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.4 to 63.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Williamson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 37.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.1 to 42.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 59.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bledsoe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 35.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.1 to 52.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Carter County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 33.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.5 to 39.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 24.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Loudon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 30.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.9 to 37.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 21.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hancock County6
  • Rate - *
  • Average Annual Count - *
  • Rate Period - *
  • Van Buren County6
  • Rate - *
  • Average Annual Count - *
  • Rate Period - *


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/03/2014 2:58 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.
    * 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 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.