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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

Prostate (Late Stage^), 2015-2019

All Races (includes Hispanic), Male, All Ages

Sorted by Percentlate

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


Pennsylvania6


US (SEER+NPCR)1


Wyoming County6


Centre County6


Elk County6


Somerset County6


Carbon County6


Pike County6


Monroe County6


Lehigh County6


Susquehanna County6


Clarion County6


Cambria County6


Perry County6


Adams County6


Bucks County6


Northampton County6


Union County6


Venango County6


Warren County6


Crawford County6


Cumberland County6


Montgomery County6


Huntingdon County6


Northumberland County6


Bedford County6


Lycoming County6


Jefferson County6


Berks County6


Chester County6


Delaware County6


Wayne County6


Beaver County6


Dauphin County6


Lackawanna County6


Clearfield County6


Columbia County6


Luzerne County6


Butler County6


Indiana County6


Westmoreland County6


Fayette County6


Tioga County6


Philadelphia County6


Blair County6


Schuylkill County6


Lawrence County6


Mercer County6


Lancaster County6


Armstrong County6


York County6


Greene County6


Montour County6


Lebanon County6


Washington County6


Snyder County6


Bradford County6


Allegheny County6


Franklin County6


Erie County6


Clinton County6


Mifflin County6


Potter County6


McKean County6


Juniata County6


Cameron County6 Forest County6 Fulton County6 Sullivan County6

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/08/2022 6:19 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 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. Due to changes in stage coding, Combined Summary Stage (2004+) is used for data from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) databases and Merged Summary Stage is used for data from National Program of Cancer Registries databases. Due to the increased complexity with staging, other staging variables maybe used if necessary.
* 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 (2001-2019) - United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute. Based on the 2021 submission.
6 Source: National Program of Cancer Registries SEER*Stat Database (2001-2019) - United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (based on the 2021 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 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.