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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report by State

Oral Cavity & Pharynx (Late Stage^), 2012-2016

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

Sorted by Rate

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

  • 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


    West Virginia6


    Kentucky3


    Georgia3


    Florida6


    Mississippi6


    Arkansas6


    Louisiana3


    North Carolina6


    Tennessee6


    Missouri6


    Maine6


    South Carolina6


    Massachusetts3


    Delaware6


    Illinois6


    Indiana6


    Vermont6


    Ohio6


    Pennsylvania6


    Hawaii3


    New Hampshire6


    Oregon6


    Wisconsin6


    Oklahoma6


    Michigan5


    Iowa3


    Connecticut3


    Washington5


    Rhode Island6


    Alabama6


    Kansas6


    Virginia6


    Nebraska6


    South Dakota6


    Idaho3


    Montana6


    Maryland6


    New York3


    District of Columbia6


    New Jersey3


    Minnesota6


    Colorado6


    California3


    Texas6


    North Dakota6


    Puerto Rico6


    Alaska6


    Utah3


    Arizona6


    Nevada6


    New Mexico3


    Wyoming6




    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/27/2020 9:52 pm.

    *** No Healthy People 2020 Objective for this cancer.

    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 1969-2016 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. Coding is generally based on Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) summary stage but may include other staging variables if necessary.
    Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Health Service Areas are a single county or cluster of contiguous counties which are relatively self-contained with respect to hospital care. For more detailed information, please see Health Service Area information page.
    # Data do not include cases diagnosed in other states for those states in which the data exchange agreement specifically prohibits the release of data to third parties.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) November 2018 data submission and SEER November 2018 submission as published in United States Cancer Statistics.
    3 Source: SEER November 2018 submission. State Cancer Registry also receives funding from CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries.
    5 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) November 2018 data submission. State rates include rates from metropolitan areas funded by SEER.
    6 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) November 2018 data submission.

    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 APCs 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.

    Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.