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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report by State

Childhood (Ages <15, All Sites) (All Stages^), 2012-2016

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages <15

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.

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

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)1,10


    District of Columbia6,10


    New York7


    Iowa7


    Minnesota6,10


    Kentucky7


    Washington5,10


    Alabama6,10


    Florida6,10


    Texas6,10


    Pennsylvania6,10


    New Jersey7


    Kansas6,10


    New Hampshire6,10


    Nebraska6,10


    Delaware6,10


    Rhode Island6,10


    Maine6,10


    Tennessee6,10


    Ohio6,10


    Michigan5,10


    Missouri6,10


    Wisconsin6,10


    Georgia7


    California7


    Arizona6,10


    Oregon6,10


    Puerto Rico6,10


    Indiana6,10


    Illinois6,10


    Connecticut7


    West Virginia6,10


    Massachusetts7


    North Carolina6,10


    Arkansas6,10


    Utah7


    Idaho7


    Colorado6,10


    Louisiana7


    Nevada6,10


    Wyoming6,10


    Maryland6,10


    Alaska6,10


    Oklahoma6,10


    South Dakota6,10


    Hawaii7


    South Carolina6,10


    Vermont6,10


    Montana6,10


    Mississippi6,10


    Virginia6,10


    New Mexico7


    North Dakota6,10




    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/27/2020 8:50 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.
    ‡ 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.

    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.
    * 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: 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.
    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.
    7 Source: SEER November 2018 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.