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## Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

### Incidence Rate Report by StateCervix (All Stages^), 2014-2018All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All AgesSorted by Recentaapc

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 7.2 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC/APC:

• Rising when 95% confidence interval of AAPC/APC is above 0.
• Stable when 95% confidence interval of AAPC/APC includes 0.
• Falling when 95% confidence interval of AAPC/APC is below 0.

AAPC/APC (95% Confidence Interval) - the change in rate over time

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

#### US (SEER+NPCR)1

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.6 to 7.8 and 13,012 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to 2.2.

#### Wyoming6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.0 to 9.0 and 22 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (2, 49)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 12.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -13.2 to 45.6.

#### Iowa7

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 8.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.4 to 8.7 and 123 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (9, 34)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 5.9.

#### Kentucky7

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 9.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.2 to 10.4 and 224 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 10)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.2 to 3.6.

#### Kansas6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 8.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.6 to 9.0 and 117 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (6, 31)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.5 to 2.3.

#### Utah7

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 5.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.8 to 6.0 and 73 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 49 (42, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 3.7.

#### South Dakota6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 6.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.8 to 8.2 and 29 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 36 (11, 49)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 2.5.

#### Alabama6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 9.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.8 to 9.9 and 240 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (1, 13)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 1.2.

#### Idaho7

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.3 to 8.0 and 58 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (13, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 1.6.

#### Montana6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.0 to 8.2 and 39 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 33 (11, 47)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 2.4.

#### Oklahoma6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 9.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.8 to 10.1 and 184 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 13)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 1.2.

#### Oregon6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.5 to 7.5 and 148 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 34 (22, 43)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 1.3.

#### Tennessee6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 8.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.0 to 8.9 and 302 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (8, 23)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.7.

#### West Virginia6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 9.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.7 to 10.6 and 93 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 1.2.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.6 to 9.4 and 27 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (1, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 1.9.

#### Arkansas6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 9.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.8 to 10.2 and 146 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 1.0.

#### Delaware6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 8.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.1 to 9.5 and 42 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (1, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 1.1.

#### Maryland6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 6.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.3 to 7.1 and 224 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 39 (29, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 1.2.

#### Missouri6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 8.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.7 to 8.6 and 256 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (10, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.4.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.8 to 8.5 and 71 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (10, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 1.5.

#### Wisconsin6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 6.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.2 to 7.0 and 196 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 40 (29, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.8.

#### Ohio6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.5 to 8.2 and 479 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (12, 30)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.2.

#### North Dakota6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 6.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.8 to 7.3 and 21 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 44 (21, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to 2.5.

#### Washington5

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 6.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.3 to 7.1 and 250 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 38 (29, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.1.

#### Florida6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 9.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.8 to 9.3 and 1,030 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (4, 13)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.1.

#### Louisiana7

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 9.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.8 to 10.0 and 224 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (1, 13)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.0.

#### Pennsylvania6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.0 to 7.6 and 505 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (22, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.2.

#### Rhode Island6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.3 to 8.5 and 42 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (10, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 1.3.

#### Texas6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 9.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.1 to 9.6 and 1,284 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (2, 11)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.3.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 6.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.9 to 6.8 and 178 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 42 (33, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.2.

#### Michigan5

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 6.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.5 to 7.2 and 352 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 37 (27, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.3.

#### North Carolina6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.8 to 7.4 and 387 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (25, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.3.

#### Virginia6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 6.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.8 to 6.5 and 274 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 43 (37, 47)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.4.

#### California7

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.2 to 7.5 and 1,483 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (24, 34)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.6.

#### Indiana6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 8.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.8 to 8.7 and 279 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (10, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.0 to 5.3.

#### South Carolina6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.3 to 8.3 and 208 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (11, 33)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.2.

#### Georgia7

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 8.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.7 to 8.3 and 432 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (12, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.6.

#### New York7

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.4 to 7.9 and 843 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (17, 31)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.9.

#### Arizona6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 6.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.1 to 6.9 and 223 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 41 (31, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.7.

#### Minnesota6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 5.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.0 to 5.8 and 152 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 48 (43, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.5.

#### New Mexico7

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 8.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.7 to 9.4 and 86 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (3, 31)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.8.

#### Illinois6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.4 to 8.0 and 531 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (14, 31)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.9.

#### Massachusetts7

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 5.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.1 to 5.8 and 205 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 47 (43, 50)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.7.

#### New Jersey7

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 7.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.5 to 8.2 and 389 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (13, 30)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.2.

#### Connecticut7

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 5.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.3 to 6.3 and 113 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 45 (38, 50)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.3.

#### Hawaii7

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 6.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.1 to 7.9 and 50 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 35 (14, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.2.

#### Maine6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 5.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.8 to 6.5 and 42 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 46 (33, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.0 to -1.1.

#### New Hampshire6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 5.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.3 to 5.9 and 37 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 50 (42, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.5 to -1.3.

#### District of Columbia6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 8.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.9 to 9.7 and 30 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (1, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -3.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.9 to -1.6.

#### Puerto Rico6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 12.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.9 to 13.4 and 236 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -4.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.9 to -2.3.

#### Mississippi6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 9.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.8 to 10.3 and 150 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 13)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : No
• Rate : The incidence rate is 9.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.3 to 9.9 and 107 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (1, 21)
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

#### Vermont6

• Met Healthy People Objective of 7.2? : Yes
• Rate : The incidence rate is 3.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.0 to 5.1 and 13 average annual cases over 2014-2018.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 51 (46, 51)
• Recent Trend :

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/24/2022 6:13 pm.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
Trend
Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.

⋔ Results presented with the CI*Rank statistics help show the usefulness of ranks. For example, ranks for relatively rare diseases or less populated areas may be essentially meaningless because of their large variability, but ranks for more common diseases in densely populated regions can be very useful. More information about methodology can be found on the CI*Rank website.

† 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 1969-2018 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.
‡ Incidence data come from different sources. Due to different years of data availability, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each area for additional information.

Rates and trends are computed using different standards for malignancy. For more information see malignant.html.

^ All Stages refers to any stage in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) summary stage.
Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

1 Source: National Program of Cancer Registries and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results SEER*Stat Database (2001-2018) - United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute. Based on the 2020 submission.
5 Source: National Program of Cancer Registries and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results SEER*Stat Database (2001-2018) - United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute. Based on the 2020 submission.
6 Source: National Program of Cancer Registries SEER*Stat Database (2001-2018) - United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (based on the 2020 submission).
7 Source: SEER November 2020 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 1969-2018 US Population Data File is used with SEER November 2020 data.

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.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.