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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Washington by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Breast, 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


    Washington5,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 132.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.8 to 134.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4,910.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.9
    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
    Lincoln County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 83.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.3 to 120.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 18.3
    Klickitat County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 84.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 62.7 to 111.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 14.8
    Skamania County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 84.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.2 to 124.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.7
    Asotin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 88.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.4 to 113.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.2
    Adams County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 94.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.3 to 130.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.4
    Pacific County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 99.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 77.7 to 126.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.7
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 108.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 91.1 to 127.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 29.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    Grant County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 108.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 95.0 to 123.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 47.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.2
    Lewis County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 108.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 95.6 to 123.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 53.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.2
    Stevens County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 110.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 94.0 to 129.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 34.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.3
    Okanogan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 111.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 93.0 to 131.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 29.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Douglas County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 113.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 94.4 to 135.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 25.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.1
    Whitman County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 114.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 91.9 to 140.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.2
    Kittitas County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 115.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 94.9 to 138.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 24.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5
    Pend Oreille County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 115.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 85.1 to 154.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.7
    Chelan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 120.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 105.4 to 136.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 52.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.8
    Ferry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 120.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 79.4 to 176.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 12.8
    Yakima County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 120.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 111.5 to 129.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 144.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    Grays Harbor County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 120.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 106.3 to 135.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 57.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    Columbia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 122.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.5 to 208.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -14.7
    Clark County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 124.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 117.5 to 130.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 280.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.7
    Mason County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 125.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 110.3 to 143.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 52.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Kitsap County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 128.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.5 to 137.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 192.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.7
    Clallam County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 130.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 116.3 to 145.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 77.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Spokane County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 130.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.6 to 137.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 353.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.8
    Benton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 134.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.5 to 145.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 124.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.8
    Skagit County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 135.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.2 to 148.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 100.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Thurston County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 137.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 128.6 to 146.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 203.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Snohomish County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 137.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.4 to 143.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 512.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1
    Cowlitz County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 137.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.9 to 151.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 88.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.7
    Jefferson County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 138.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 116.9 to 163.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 38.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0
    Island County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 140.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.7 to 155.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 77.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Pierce County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 140.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.0 to 145.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 587.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.1
    Whatcom County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 141.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.0 to 151.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 158.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.2
    King County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 141.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.2 to 144.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,446.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    San Juan County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 149.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 119.1 to 186.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 9.2
    Walla Walla County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 152.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.6 to 173.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 50.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.4
    Garfield County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Wahkiakum County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2014 8:01 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.
    * 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.
    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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