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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Indiana by County

Melanoma of the Skin (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


Indiana6


US (SEER+NPCR)1


Grant County6


Howard County6


Hancock County6


Clark County6


Morgan County6


Hendricks County6


Lawrence County6


Kosciusko County6


Vigo County6


Madison County6


Monroe County6


Floyd County6


Wayne County6


Delaware County6


Porter County6


Hamilton County6


Tippecanoe County6


Johnson County6


Allen County6


St. Joseph County6


Elkhart County6


Marion County6


Lake County6


Vanderburgh County6


LaPorte County6


Adams County6 Bartholomew County6 Benton County6 Blackford County6 Boone County6 Brown County6 Carroll County6 Cass County6 Clay County6 Clinton County6 Crawford County6 Daviess County6 DeKalb County6 Dearborn County6 Decatur County6 Dubois County6 Fayette County6 Fountain County6 Franklin County6 Fulton County6 Gibson County6 Greene County6 Harrison County6 Henry County6 Huntington County6 Jackson County6 Jasper County6 Jay County6 Jefferson County6 Jennings County6 Knox County6 LaGrange County6 Marshall County6 Martin County6 Miami County6 Montgomery County6 Newton County6 Noble County6 Ohio County6 Orange County6 Owen County6 Parke County6 Perry County6 Pike County6 Posey County6 Pulaski County6 Putnam County6 Randolph County6 Ripley County6 Rush County6 Scott County6 Shelby County6 Spencer County6 Starke County6 Steuben County6 Sullivan County6 Switzerland County6 Tipton County6 Union County6 Vermillion County6 Wabash County6 Warren County6 Warrick County6 Washington County6 Wells County6 White County6 Whitley County6

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/04/2021 8:08 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.

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

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.

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.