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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Washington by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Cervix, 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 6.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.5 to 7.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 236.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.3
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.8 to 7.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12,530 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    Grays Harbor County7
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.5 to 24.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Mason County7
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 13.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.9 to 20.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Clallam County7
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 12.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.0 to 19.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Yakima County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 9.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.8 to 12.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.2
    Pierce County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.6 to 10.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 36.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Kitsap County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.1 to 10.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.7
    Cowlitz County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.9 to 12.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -12.8
    Whatcom County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.7 to 9.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Benton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.4 to 9.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.3
    Skagit County7
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.9 to 10.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Clark County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.0 to 8.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 13.3
    Snohomish County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.3 to 7.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    King County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.7 to 7.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 65.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.9
    Thurston County7,8
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.4 to 8.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.1
    Spokane County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 5.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.2 to 7.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.8
    Adams County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Asotin County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Chelan County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Columbia County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Douglas County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Ferry County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Garfield County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Grant County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Island County7
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Jefferson County7
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Kittitas County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Klickitat County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Lewis County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Lincoln County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Okanogan County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Pacific County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Pend Oreille County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    San Juan County7
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Skamania County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Stevens 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 : *
    Walla Walla County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *
    Whitman County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/26/2014 2:58 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.

    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.