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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Pennsylvania by County

All Cancer Sites (All Stages^), 2016-2020

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages <50

Sorted by Name

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



Adams County6

Allegheny County6

Armstrong County6

Beaver County6

Bedford County6

Berks County6

Blair County6

Bradford County6

Bucks County6

Butler County6

Cambria County6

Carbon County6

Centre County6

Chester County6

Clarion County6

Clearfield County6

Clinton County6

Columbia County6

Crawford County6

Cumberland County6

Dauphin County6

Delaware County6

Elk County6

Erie County6

Fayette County6

Forest County6

Franklin County6

Fulton County6

Greene County6

Huntingdon County6

Indiana County6

Jefferson County6

Juniata County6

Lackawanna County6

Lancaster County6

Lawrence County6

Lebanon County6

Lehigh County6

Luzerne County6

Lycoming County6

McKean County6

Mercer County6

Mifflin County6

Monroe County6

Montgomery County6

Montour County6

Northampton County6

Northumberland County6

Perry County6

Philadelphia County6

Pike County6

Potter County6

Schuylkill County6

Snyder County6

Somerset County6

Sullivan County6

Susquehanna County6

Tioga County6

Union County6

Venango County6

Warren County6

Washington County6

Wayne County6

Westmoreland County6

Wyoming County6

York County6

Cameron County6

Created by on 09/24/2023 2:36 pm.

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.

⋔ 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 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.