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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report by State

Oral Cavity & Pharynx (Late Stage^), 2014-2018

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

Sorted by CI*Rank

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of *** 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.

Percent of Cases with Late Stage - This is the number of late stages cases compared to the number of cases for all stages.


Other Notes


Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


US (SEER+NPCR)1


Puerto Rico6


Arizona6


Wyoming6


New Mexico3


Nevada6


Utah3


California3


Texas6


Alaska6


District of Columbia6


North Dakota6


Colorado6


Minnesota6


Idaho3


Alabama6


Virginia6


New Jersey3


South Dakota6


Maryland6


New York3


Oklahoma6


Kansas6


Washington5


Rhode Island6


Montana6


Nebraska6


Connecticut3


New Hampshire6


Oregon6


Michigan5


Delaware6


Iowa3


Wisconsin6


Hawaii3


Illinois6


Pennsylvania6


South Carolina6


Ohio6


North Carolina6


Indiana6


Mississippi6


Louisiana3


Tennessee6


Vermont6


Missouri6


Florida6


Georgia3


Maine6


Arkansas6


Kentucky3


West Virginia6


Massachusetts3

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/25/2022 6:53 am.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.

Data cannot be shown for the following areas. For more information on what areas are suppressed or not available, please refer to the table.
Massachusetts

† 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.

Rates are computed using cancers classified as malignant based on ICD-O-3. For more information see malignant.html.

^ Late Stage is defined as cases determined to be regional or distant. Due to changes in stage coding, Combined Summary Stage (2004+) is used for data from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) databases and Merged Summary Stage is used for data from National Program of Cancer Registries databases. Due to the increased complexity with staging, other staging variables maybe used if necessary.
Data not available for this combination of data selections.

Source: SEER and NPCR data. For more specific information please see the table.

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 not available for this combination of geography, cancer site, age, and race/ethnicity.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.