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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for West Virginia by County

Oral Cavity & Pharynx (All Stages^), 2014-2018

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

Sorted by CI*Rank

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


West Virginia6


US (SEER+NPCR)1


Mineral County6


Harrison County6


Hancock County6


Mingo County6


Fayette County6


Ohio County6


Nicholas County6


Wyoming County6


Lewis County6


Greenbrier County6


Wayne County6


Mercer County6


Summers County6


Jefferson County6


Putnam County6


Wood County6


Kanawha County6


Raleigh County6


Marion County6


Cabell County6


Mason County6


Berkeley County6


McDowell County6


Monongalia County6


Barbour County6


Logan County6


Preston County6


Taylor County6


Lincoln County6


Marshall County6


Brooke County6


Upshur County6


Jackson County6


Randolph County6


Boone County6


Braxton County6 Calhoun County6 Clay County6 Doddridge County6 Gilmer County6 Grant County6 Hampshire County6 Hardy County6 Monroe County6 Morgan County6 Pendleton County6 Pleasants County6 Pocahontas County6 Ritchie County6 Roane County6 Tucker County6 Tyler County6 Webster County6 Wetzel County6 Wirt County6

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/19/2022 10:31 am.

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.
Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Monroe, Morgan, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Ritchie, Roane, Tucker, Tyler, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt

⋔ 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 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.