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Incidence Rate Report for Massachusetts by County

All Cancer Sites (All Stages^), 2014-2018

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 65+

Sorted by CI*Rank
County
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Met Healthy People Objective of ***?
Age-Adjusted Incidence Rate
cases per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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CI*Rank⋔
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Average Annual Count
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Recent Trend
Recent 5-Year Trend in Incidence Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Massachusetts 7 *** 2,017.6 (2,005.3, 2,030.0) N/A 21,281 stable stable trend -1.8 (-5.4, 1.9)
US (SEER+NPCR) 1 *** 1,975.9 (1,974.1, 1,977.7) N/A 952,920 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.0)
Franklin County 7 *** 1,819.6 (1,716.7, 1,927.1) 14 (10, 14) 251 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.8, -0.5)
Suffolk County 7 *** 1,849.2 (1,809.0, 1,890.1) 13 (10, 14) 1,651 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.4, -2.1)
Hampshire County 7 *** 1,858.8 (1,782.1, 1,937.9) 12 (9, 14) 466 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.8, -0.8)
Hampden County 7 *** 1,898.1 (1,853.2, 1,943.9) 11 (9, 14) 1,403 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.8)
Berkshire County 7 *** 1,910.7 (1,837.5, 1,986.0) 10 (9, 14) 532 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.0, -1.2)
Middlesex County 7 *** 1,958.0 (1,932.0, 1,984.2) 9 (8, 11) 4,480 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.7, -1.0)
Bristol County 7 *** 2,030.7 (1,988.4, 2,073.7) 8 (5, 8) 1,812 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.5)
Essex County 7 *** 2,035.7 (1,999.8, 2,072.1) 7 (5, 8) 2,533 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.5, -1.4)
Norfolk County 7 *** 2,085.0 (2,046.6, 2,124.0) 6 (4, 7) 2,321 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.7)
Worcester County 7 *** 2,094.8 (2,057.5, 2,132.5) 5 (3, 7) 2,503 falling falling trend -0.3 (-0.6, -0.1)
Plymouth County 7 *** 2,146.1 (2,101.7, 2,191.3) 4 (2, 5) 1,833 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.7, -0.8)
Barnstable County 7 *** 2,203.4 (2,150.7, 2,257.2) 3 (1, 4) 1,347 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.9, -1.1)
Dukes County 7 *** 2,213.1 (1,993.4, 2,450.3) 2 (1, 9) 80 falling falling trend -1.2 (-2.0, -0.5)
Nantucket County 7 *** 2,470.7 (2,125.8, 2,855.9) 1 (1, 7) 38 stable stable trend -1.7 (-3.6, 0.2)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/18/2021 10:49 am.

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.
‡ 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.
*** No Healthy People 2020 Objective for this cancer.
Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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.
7 Source: SEER November 2020 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 1969-2018 US Population Data File is used with SEER November 2020 data.

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.

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