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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Vermont by County

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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


    Vermont6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 473.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 466.4 to 480.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3,540.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 459.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.4 to 460.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,514,446 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Grand Isle County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 558.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 485.8 to 639.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 48.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.2
    Bennington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 505.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 477.8 to 534.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 268.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.1
    Essex County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 497.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 433.9 to 569.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 47.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.8
    Orange County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 496.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 463.1 to 531.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 178.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.2
    Caledonia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 484.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.1 to 517.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 188.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Rutland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 484.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 462.6 to 506.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 395.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Lamoille County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 484.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 446.5 to 524.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 129.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.3
    Washington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 479.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 456.8 to 503.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 345.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    Windsor County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 473.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 450.9 to 495.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 370.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Addison County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 465.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 436.3 to 496.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 198.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 462.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.6 to 490.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 234.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.3
    Chittenden County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 460.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 445.6 to 476.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 719.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.1
    Windham County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 460.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.5 to 487.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 267.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    Orleans County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 431.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 400.0 to 463.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 154.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/01/2014 2:56 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.

    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.