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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Washington by County

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

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

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


Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


Washington5


US (SEER+NPCR)1


Kitsap County7


Clallam County7


Grays Harbor County7


Okanogan County6


Pierce County7


Snohomish County7


Mason County7


Chelan County6


Thurston County7


Columbia County6


Wahkiakum County6


Island County7


Skagit County7


Cowlitz County6


Whatcom County7


King County7


Klickitat County6


Jefferson County7


Stevens County6


Pacific County6


Skamania County6


Douglas County6


Benton County6


Walla Walla County6


Clark County6


Grant County6


San Juan County7


Spokane County6


Adams County6


Lewis County6


Yakima County6


Pend Oreille County6


Franklin County6


Garfield County6


Asotin County6


Kittitas County6


Lincoln County6


Ferry County6


Whitman County6




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/19/2021 7:57 pm.

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 1969-2018 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 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.