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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for West Virginia by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Colon & Rectum, 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


    West Virginia6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.9 to 50.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 1,149.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.6
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.2 to 43.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 142,173 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.1
    Lewis County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 69.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.7 to 87.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Ritchie County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 66.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.2 to 89.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.8
    Gilmer County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 61.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.1 to 88.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3
    Webster County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 60.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.9 to 84.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.5
    Mercer County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 60.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.9 to 68.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 52.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.3
    Upshur County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 59.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.7 to 73.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.9
    Mingo County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 58.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.1 to 72.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.6
    Logan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 57.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.5 to 68.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 25.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2
    Mineral County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 56.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.0 to 69.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2.2
    Calhoun County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 56.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.7 to 81.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.1
    Raleigh County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 54.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.1 to 61.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 54.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.8
    Marion County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 54.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.9 to 62.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 40.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.5
    Berkeley County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 53.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.8 to 60.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 53.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.9
    Nicholas County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 52.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.2 to 65.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.5
    Hancock County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 51.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.3 to 62.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.5
    Clay County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 50.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.1 to 73.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 7.5
    Hampshire County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 50.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.8 to 63.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3
    McDowell County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 50.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.4 to 63.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.6
    Randolph County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 50.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.5 to 61.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 20.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.3
    Marshall County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.0 to 60.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3
    Fayette County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.1 to 58.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 31.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 13.5
    Wood County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.9 to 56.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 55.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.1
    Kanawha County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.4 to 53.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 126.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.9
    Boone County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.4 to 62.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    Taylor County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.6 to 64.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.9
    Tyler County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 49.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.6 to 70.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -11.1
    Wetzel County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.7 to 64.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.5
    Lincoln County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.5 to 62.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.8
    Jefferson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.7 to 58.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 27.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.2
    Mason County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.8 to 60.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 17.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6
    Braxton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.4 to 65.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 2
    Cabell County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 48.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.6 to 54.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 57.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -12
    Preston County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 47.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.5 to 58.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 12.7
    Tucker County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 46.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.6 to 73.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 26.6
    Monongalia County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 46.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.3 to 54.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 39.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.6
    Harrison County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 46.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.9 to 53.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 41.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Greenbrier County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 37.6 to 55.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.3
    Pendleton County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.7 to 68.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.3
    Wyoming County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 45.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.8 to 57.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -19.8
    Wayne County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 44.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.9 to 53.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 24.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -12.7
    Ohio County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.6 to 52.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 28.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -7.3
    Roane County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 43.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.6 to 59.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3
    Monroe County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 42.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.9 to 57.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 12.5
    Grant County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 42.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.3 to 59.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.7
    Jackson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.9 to 52.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 16.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.2
    Pleasants County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.5 to 64.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.7
    Hardy County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.9 to 57.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -17.5
    Brooke County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 41.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.7 to 52.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -18.8
    Doddridge County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 40.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 24.8 to 63.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -16.1
    Morgan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 39.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.8 to 53.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.5
    Barbour County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 36.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.7 to 49.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -15.1
    Pocahontas County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 35.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.4 to 55.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 16.9
    Putnam County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 34.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.6 to 42.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 22.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 3.8
    Summers County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 34.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 23.7 to 48.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1
    Wirt County6,10
    • Rate : *
    • Average Annual Count : *
    • Rate Period : *
    • Recent Trend : *
    • Recent AAPC : *


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/26/2014 1:08 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.
    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.

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