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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Washington by County

Colon & Rectum (All Stages^), 2014-2018

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

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 39.9 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


Adams County6


Island County7


Grays Harbor County7


Skamania County6


Okanogan County6


Mason County7


Clallam County7


Snohomish County7


Chelan County6


Grant County6


Kitsap County7


Jefferson County7


Thurston County7


Lewis County6


Pierce County7


Benton County6


Franklin County6


Yakima County6


Whatcom County7


King County7


Skagit County7


Walla Walla County6


Douglas County6


Stevens County6


Cowlitz County6


Pacific County6


Klickitat County6


Pend Oreille County6


San Juan County7


Spokane County6


Clark County6


Lincoln County6


Whitman County6


Kittitas County6


Asotin County6


Columbia County6 Ferry County6 Garfield County6 Wahkiakum County6

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/28/2021 3:08 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.
Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Wahkiakum

† 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.