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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for West Virginia 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


    West Virginia6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 478.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 474.6 to 482.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11,134.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.5
    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
    Lewis County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 579.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 534.6 to 627.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 130.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.3
    Clay County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 550.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 491.1 to 616.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 65.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.7
    Pleasants County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 542.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 477.6 to 614.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 53.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 9.7
    Mingo County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 519.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 483.5 to 557.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 165.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    Logan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 518.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 488.5 to 549.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 238.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.6
    Calhoun County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 518.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 456.8 to 586.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 55.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1
    Wetzel County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 515.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 473.9 to 560.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 120.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.8
    Harrison County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 515.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 493.9 to 537.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 451.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1
    Kanawha County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 514.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 501.5 to 527.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,289.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.3
    Marion County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 505.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 482.1 to 530.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 367.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.3
    Mercer County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 504.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 482.1 to 526.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 421.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    Ohio County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 499.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 473.7 to 526.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 307.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Webster County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 497.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 442.2 to 559.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 62.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.7
    Wood County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 497.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 479.1 to 516.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 559.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.5
    Raleigh County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 496.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 477.2 to 517.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 502.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2
    Putnam County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 495.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 470.5 to 520.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 321.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.3
    Cabell County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 494.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 476.4 to 513.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 575.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.2
    Lincoln County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 494.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 456.4 to 534.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 133.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2
    Hancock County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 490.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 461.1 to 522.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 215.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Boone County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 489.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 454.1 to 527.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 149.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.6
    Greenbrier County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 487.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.6 to 517.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 243.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5
    Ritchie County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 486.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.7 to 542.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 70.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.2
    Brooke County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 484.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 451.0 to 520.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 165.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.7
    Marshall County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 477.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 448.9 to 508.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 217.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.7
    Hampshire County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 475.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 440.6 to 513.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 143.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Jackson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 468.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 437.9 to 501.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 179.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    McDowell County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 467.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 431.9 to 504.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 139.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.6
    Mineral County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 465.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 434.3 to 499.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 171.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.2
    Wyoming County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 464.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 429.2 to 501.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 138.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.5
    Fayette County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 462.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 438.3 to 488.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 279.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.4
    Berkeley County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 462.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 443.2 to 481.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 482.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.4
    Nicholas County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 460.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 428.6 to 495.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 160.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.9
    Barbour County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 460.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 419.7 to 505.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 96.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.7
    Monongalia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 458.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 438.0 to 480.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 383.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1
    Gilmer County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 458.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 398.8 to 524.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 44.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.5
    Upshur County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 457.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 423.7 to 493.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 141.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.3
    Jefferson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 447.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 421.8 to 473.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 249.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.6
    Randolph County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 446.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 416.7 to 478.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 174.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0
    Roane County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 445.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 404.0 to 490.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 89.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5
    Summers County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 443.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 402.0 to 487.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 90.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.5
    Wayne County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 439.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 414.1 to 465.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 239.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Mason County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 439.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 408.3 to 472.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 156.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.1
    Preston County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 435.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 406.7 to 465.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 180.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.8
    Wirt County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 433.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 367.6 to 508.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 33.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.9
    Monroe County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 427.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 386.2 to 472.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 84.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3
    Tyler County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 425.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 375.1 to 481.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 55.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4
    Tucker County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 415.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 360.0 to 477.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 44.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.4
    Morgan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 413.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 376.6 to 452.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 99.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.1
    Taylor County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 409.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 370.9 to 450.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 88.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.1
    Braxton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 401.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 362.3 to 445.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 79.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.3
    Pendleton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 394.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 341.8 to 453.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 45.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.6
    Hardy County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 384.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 344.0 to 429.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 68.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.3
    Grant County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 375.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 333.4 to 422.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 61.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.6
    Pocahontas County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 372.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 324.6 to 425.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 48.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.7
    Doddridge County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 261.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 218.2 to 311.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -16.2


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/01/2014 4:17 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.

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