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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Vermont by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Breast, 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


    Vermont6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 129.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.0 to 134.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 512.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 122.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.4 to 122.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 216,052 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Orleans County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 90.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 72.0 to 113.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 17.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.1
    Essex County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 103.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.5 to 157.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6
    Rutland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 115.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 101.2 to 132.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 49.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.9
    Bennington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 119.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 101.3 to 140.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 32.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 8
    Windsor County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 124.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 109.0 to 141.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 52.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.3
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 125.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 106.6 to 145.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 34.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.8
    Addison County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 128.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 108.2 to 152.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 29.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 8.9
    Windham County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 131.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 113.7 to 152.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 40.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    Caledonia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 136.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 113.4 to 162.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -11.5
    Washington County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 136.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.2 to 154.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 53.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7
    Orange County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 139.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 115.9 to 166.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 26.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.8
    Chittenden County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 140.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 128.9 to 151.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 121.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.7
    Lamoille County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 141.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 114.6 to 172.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.1
    Grand Isle County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 153.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 103.3 to 221.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/31/2014 1:37 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.