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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Tennessee 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

  • 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


    Tennessee6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.2 to 17.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 598.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.3
    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 stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Shelby County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 9.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.6 to 11.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 48.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.9
    Davidson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 10.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.5 to 11.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 34.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.4
    Madison County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 10.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.5 to 14.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 9.6
    Rutherford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.2 to 16.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -11.3
    McMinn County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.4 to 21.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -14
    Wilson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.6 to 18.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.1
    Maury County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.5 to 19.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 34.4
    Dickson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.8 to 22.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.6
    Carter County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.5 to 22.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 38
    Campbell County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.6 to 24.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.8
    Montgomery County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 15.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.3 to 19.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.7 to 25.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.4
    Lincoln County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.7 to 25.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 7.3
    Bradley County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.1 to 22.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.8
    Giles County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.4 to 27.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 19.3
    Bedford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.4 to 26.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.7
    Fayette County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 17.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.2 to 27.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 7.8
    Greene County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 18.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.6 to 25.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    Lawrence County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 18.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.5 to 28.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0
    Robertson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 18.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.0 to 26.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.1
    Putnam County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 19.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.1 to 26.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 11.1
    Anderson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 20.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.7 to 27.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 7.3
    Rhea County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 20.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.0 to 32.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.3
    Cocke County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 20.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.4 to 31.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 22.9
    Williamson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 20.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.8 to 25.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.8
    Roane County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 21.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.3 to 30.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 27.7
    Hamilton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 21.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.9 to 25.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 42.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -12.9
    Loudon County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 21.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.5 to 31.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 27.9
    Marshall County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 22.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.3 to 34.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 18.9
    Sumner County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 22.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.8 to 27.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.1
    Monroe County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 22.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.1 to 32.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.7
    Claiborne County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 22.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.1 to 35.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -13.3
    Sevier County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 23.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.6 to 30.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 10.8
    Knox County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 23.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.2 to 26.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 58.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.2
    Blount County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 24.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.2 to 29.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.7
    Cumberland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 25.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.2 to 34.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.8
    Jefferson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 25.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.7 to 35.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Washington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 26.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.3 to 32.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 7.8
    Sullivan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 28.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.4 to 33.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 28.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.7
    Grainger County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 30.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.4 to 47.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 18.7
    Hamblen County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 34.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.4 to 44.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.3
    Hawkins County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 35.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.9 to 46.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 15.3
    Unicoi County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 40.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.9 to 63.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 23.4
    Benton County6,10
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    Bledsoe County6,10
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    Cannon County6,10
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    Carroll County6,10
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    Cheatham County6,10
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    Chester County6,10
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    Clay County6,10
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    Coffee County6,10
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    Crockett County6,10
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    DeKalb County6,10
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    Decatur County6,10
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    Dyer County6,10
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    Fentress County6,10
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    Gibson County6,10
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    Grundy County6,10
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    Hancock County6,10
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    Hardeman County6,10
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    Hardin County6,10
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    Haywood County6,10
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    Henderson County6,10
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    Henry County6,10
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    Hickman County6,10
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    Houston County6,10
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    Humphreys County6,10
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    Jackson County6,10
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    Johnson County6,10
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    Lake County6,10
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    Lauderdale County6,10
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    Lewis County6,10
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    Macon County6,10
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    Marion County6,10
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    McNairy County6,10
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    Meigs County6,10
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    Moore County6,10
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    Morgan County6,10
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    Obion County6,10
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    Overton County6,10
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    Perry County6,10
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    Pickett County6,10
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    Polk County6,10
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    Scott County6,10
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    Sequatchie County6,10
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    Smith County6,10
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    Stewart County6,10
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    Tipton County6,10
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    Trousdale County6,10
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    Union County6,10
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    Van Buren County6,10
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    Warren County6,10
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    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 20.4
    Wayne County6,10
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    Weakley County6,10
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    White County6,10
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    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 40.2


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2014 2:21 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.