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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Louisiana by Parish

Melanoma of the Skin, 2010-2014

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

  • 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


    Louisiana3,8


    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10


    Livingston Parish7,8


    St. Tammany Parish7,8


    Pointe Coupee Parish7


    Ouachita Parish7,8


    Ascension Parish7,8


    La Salle Parish7


    St. Charles Parish7,8


    Grant Parish7,8


    Winn Parish7


    Union Parish7,8


    East Baton Rouge Parish7,8


    Washington Parish7,8


    West Baton Rouge Parish7


    Vernon Parish7,8


    De Soto Parish7,8


    East Feliciana Parish7


    Tangipahoa Parish7,8


    Beauregard Parish7


    Bossier Parish7,8


    Natchitoches Parish7,8


    Richland Parish7


    Terrebonne Parish7,8


    Plaquemines Parish7


    Rapides Parish7,8


    Iberia Parish7,8


    Calcasieu Parish7,8


    Vermilion Parish7,8


    Acadia Parish7


    Jefferson Parish7,8


    Franklin Parish7


    Assumption Parish7


    Lafayette Parish7,8


    Webster Parish7,8


    Evangeline Parish7


    Lincoln Parish7,8


    Morehouse Parish7,8


    LaFourche Parish7,8


    St. Landry Parish7,8


    Avoyelles Parish7,8


    St. Martin Parish7,8


    Caddo Parish7,8


    Sabine Parish7,8


    St. Mary Parish7,8


    Jefferson Davis Parish7,8


    Orleans Parish7,8


    Iberville Parish7


    St. John the Baptist Parish7,8


    Allen Parish7,8 Bienville Parish7 Caldwell Parish7 Cameron Parish7 Catahoula Parish7 Claiborne Parish7 Concordia Parish7,8 East Carroll Parish7 Jackson Parish7 Madison Parish7 Red River Parish7 St. Bernard Parish7 St. Helena Parish7 St. James Parish7 Tensas Parish7 West Carroll Parish7 West Feliciana Parish7

    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/21/2017 4:56 am.
    Data for the United States does not include data from Nevada

    *** 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 1969-2015 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.
    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: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) November 2016 data submission and SEER November 2016 submission as published in United States Cancer Statistics.
    3 Source: SEER November 2016 submission. State Cancer Registry also receives funding from CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries.
    7 Source: SEER November 2016 submission.
    8 Source: Incidence data provided by the SEER Program. AAPCs are calculated by the Joinpoint Regression Program and are based on APCs. Data 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. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modifed by NCI. The 1969-2015 US Population Data File is used with SEER November 2016 data.
    10 Source: Incidence data provided by the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). EAPCs calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Rates 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. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2015 US Population Data File is used with NPCR November 2016 data.

    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.