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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Alabama by County

Oral Cavity & Pharynx (All Stages^), 2015-2019

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.

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

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


Other Notes


Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


Alabama6


US (SEER+NPCR)1


Geneva County6


Chambers County6


Cherokee County6


Cleburne County6


Bibb County6


Winston County6


Covington County6


Dale County6


Pickens County6


Talladega County6


Calhoun County6


Colbert County6


Houston County6


Baldwin County6


Etowah County6


Blount County6


Walker County6


Elmore County6


Barbour County6


Morgan County6


Pike County6


Russell County6


Coffee County6


Marion County6


Jackson County6


Limestone County6


Franklin County6


Marshall County6


Lee County6


Cullman County6


St. Clair County6


Mobile County6


Autauga County6


Lawrence County6


Shelby County6


Macon County6


Montgomery County6


Madison County6


Jefferson County6


Dallas County6


Escambia County6


Chilton County6


DeKalb County6


Lauderdale County6


Tuscaloosa County6


Clarke County6


Tallapoosa County6


Bullock County6 Butler County6 Choctaw County6 Clay County6 Conecuh County6 Coosa County6 Crenshaw County6 Fayette County6 Greene County6 Hale County6 Henry County6 Lamar County6 Lowndes County6 Marengo County6 Monroe County6 Perry County6 Randolph County6 Sumter County6 Washington County6 Wilcox County6

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/07/2022 9:31 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.
Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clay, Conecuh, Coosa, Crenshaw, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Henry, Lamar, Lowndes, Marengo, Monroe, Perry, Randolph, Sumter, Washington, Wilcox

† 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 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.
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.
* 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).

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 for the United States does not include data from Nevada.
Data for the United States does not include Puerto Rico.

When displaying county information, the CI*Rank for the state is not shown because it's not comparable. To see the state CI*Rank please view the statistics at the US By State level.