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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


Mason County7


Clallam County7


Jefferson County7


Kitsap County7


Grays Harbor County7


Whatcom County7


Snohomish County7


Pierce County7


Skagit County7


Thurston County7


Island County7


Douglas County6


Chelan County6


King County7


Grant County6


Okanogan County6


Benton County6


Columbia County6


San Juan County7


Lewis County6


Walla Walla County6


Yakima County6


Cowlitz County6


Clark County6


Pacific County6


Franklin County6


Kittitas County6


Klickitat County6


Spokane County6


Skamania County6


Lincoln County6


Wahkiakum County6


Adams County6


Pend Oreille County6


Asotin County6


Stevens County6


Ferry County6


Garfield County6


Whitman County6




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/19/2021 8:08 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.

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.