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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Washington by County

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


    Washington5,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 469.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 467.2 to 471.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 32,726.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    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
    Grays Harbor County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 522.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 501.1 to 544.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 484.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Pierce County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 520.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 513.2 to 528.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4,004.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.3
    Mason County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 515.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 493.1 to 538.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 428.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Columbia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 514.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 432.7 to 609.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 32.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.2
    Skagit County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 511.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 494.5 to 528.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 741.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0
    Whatcom County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 508.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 495.1 to 522.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,092.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Thurston County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 506.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 494.1 to 518.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,377.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.1
    Snohomish County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 500.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 492.2 to 507.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3,362.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.5
    Jefferson County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 488.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.2 to 518.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 269.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.4
    Kitsap County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 487.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 475.3 to 499.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,355.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Clallam County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 486.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 467.4 to 505.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 576.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Island County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 480.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 461.2 to 500.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 512.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    King County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 474.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 470.2 to 479.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8,945.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.2
    Cowlitz County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 465.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 447.7 to 482.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 570.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.4
    Walla Walla County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 458.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.5 to 482.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 310.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.9
    Benton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 458.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 444.0 to 473.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 797.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.3
    Pend Oreille County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 457.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 412.4 to 506.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 86.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.3
    Okanogan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 449.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 423.4 to 476.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 240.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2
    Douglas County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 448.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 420.3 to 479.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 188.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    Chelan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 448.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 427.9 to 468.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 389.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Spokane County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 444.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.7 to 452.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 2,235.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.3
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 437.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 411.5 to 464.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 228.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.4
    San Juan County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 434.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 396.9 to 476.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 116.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.6
    Wahkiakum County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 431.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 357.7 to 519.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 29.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.2
    Clark County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 428.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 419.1 to 437.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,798.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.1
    Lewis County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 425.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 406.8 to 444.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 412.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Stevens County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 423.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 398.8 to 449.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 246.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5
    Yakima County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 423.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 411.2 to 435.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 967.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    Grant County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 412.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 392.8 to 432.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 348.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.1
    Kittitas County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 402.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 375.0 to 432.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 164.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.3
    Pacific County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 393.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 363.3 to 426.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 143.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.9
    Ferry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 383.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 330.3 to 443.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 42.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.2
    Lincoln County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 382.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 338.2 to 430.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 61.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.3
    Skamania County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 377.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 330.4 to 429.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 51.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 10.3
    Whitman County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 368.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 338.8 to 399.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 124.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.6
    Adams County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 358.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 317.3 to 402.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 57.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Asotin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 357.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 326.4 to 390.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 107.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.5
    Klickitat County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 324.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 294.2 to 357.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 93.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 7.8
    Garfield County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 300.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 221.1 to 404.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.1


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/25/2014 3:44 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.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2014 data submission and SEER November 2013 submission.
    5 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.
    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.
    7 Source: SEER November 2013 submission.
    8 Source: Incidence data provided by the SEER Program. AAPCs are calculated by the Joinpoint Regression Program and are based on APCs. Data 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 modifed by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with SEER November 2013 data.
    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.

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