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Incidence Rate Report for West Virginia by County

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

  • West Virginia6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.8 to 51.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,159.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.8 to 44.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 141,283 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lewis County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 70.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.1 to 88.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 16.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Barbour County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 66.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.7 to 85.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Gilmer County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 65.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.8 to 93.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mingo County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 63.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.2 to 78.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hampshire County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 62.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.0 to 76.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tucker County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 61.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.6 to 91.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mercer County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 60.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.8 to 68.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 51.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Logan County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 58.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.1 to 70.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 26.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cabell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 58.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.0 to 64.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 69.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Randolph County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 57.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.5 to 69.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 23.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clay County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.0 to 80.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Berkeley County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.9 to 63.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 55.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mineral County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.7 to 68.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Fayette County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.7 to 64.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 34.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Boone County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.2 to 68.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 16.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Raleigh County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.1 to 61.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 54.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hancock County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.8 to 62.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 23.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wyoming County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.7 to 65.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 16.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marion County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.5 to 59.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 38.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • McDowell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.4 to 65.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Nicholas County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.0 to 64.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 17.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lincoln County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.1 to 64.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Ohio County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.0 to 59.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 32.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wetzel County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.1 to 66.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Kanawha County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.5 to 54.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 129.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greenbrier County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.5 to 60.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Webster County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.2 to 73.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Harrison County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 49.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.2 to 56.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 44.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pleasants County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 49.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.8 to 74.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Braxton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.4 to 65.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wood County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.7 to 54.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 54.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Taylor County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.9 to 63.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mason County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.2 to 59.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 17.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wirt County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.8 to 79.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hardy County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.3 to 64.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Upshur County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.9 to 58.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tyler County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.5 to 65.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Monongalia County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.7 to 52.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 36.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Doddridge County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.2 to 68.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Calhoun County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.0 to 67.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Preston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.8 to 55.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 18.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Ritchie County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.1 to 62.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pendleton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 42.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.6 to 62.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jefferson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.9 to 50.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Marshall County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.5 to 50.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 18.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Monroe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.7 to 55.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Grant County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.7 to 57.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Roane County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.1 to 54.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jackson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.7 to 49.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 15.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Brooke County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.8 to 50.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Summers County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.5 to 53.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Morgan County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.4 to 52.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wayne County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 36.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.3 to 44.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Putnam County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 34.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.4 to 42.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 21.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pocahontas County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 33.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.3 to 52.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/19/2014 11:48 am.
    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 1969-2011 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 2012 submission.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission and SEER November 2012 submission.
    6 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission. State rates include rates from metropolitan areas funded by SEER.

    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.