## Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

#### Incidence Rate Report for West Virginia by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Melanoma of the Skin, 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**

**Line by Line Interpretation of the Report**

**West Virginia**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 17.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.6 to 18.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 191.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 1.3

**US (SEER+NPCR)**^{1,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 15.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.7 to 15.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 26,903 §.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -0.3

**Jefferson County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 12.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.1 to 19.4.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -25.6

**Wayne County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 12.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.1 to 20.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 1.4

**Fayette County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 13.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.6 to 21.4.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -22.1

**Berkeley County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 13.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.3 to 18.4.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 2.3

**Monongalia County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 13.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.2 to 20.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -3.5

**Cabell County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 16.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.9 to 22.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 5.8

**Preston County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 16.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.4 to 27.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -24.5

**Marion County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 17.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.4 to 24.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 4.5

**Raleigh County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 17.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.3 to 24.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -4.1

**Mercer County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 18.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.5 to 26.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 6.2

**Randolph County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 18.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.4 to 31.4.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 55.5

**Ohio County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 19.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.3 to 29.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -4.7

**Marshall County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 21.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.0 to 33.4.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 9.2

**Harrison County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 22.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.9 to 30.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 21.3

**Nicholas County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 22.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.9 to 37.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -17.6

**Kanawha County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 23.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.5 to 27.8.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 28.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -4.5

**Greenbrier County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 23.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.8 to 36.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 42.9

**Putnam County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 27.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.3 to 37.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 7.3

**Wood County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 27.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.9 to 35.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -10.5

**Barbour County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Boone County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 0

**Braxton County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Brooke County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Calhoun County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Clay County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Doddridge County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Gilmer County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Grant County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Hampshire County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Hancock County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Hardy County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Jackson County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Lewis County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Lincoln County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Logan County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Mason County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**McDowell County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Mineral County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Mingo County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Monroe County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Morgan County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Pendleton County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Pleasants County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Pocahontas County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Ritchie County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Roane County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Summers County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Taylor County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Tucker County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Tyler County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Upshur County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Webster County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Wetzel County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Wirt County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Wyoming County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/01/2014 12:48 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.

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.