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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for West Virginia by County

Lung & Bronchus (Late Stage^), 2016-2020

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

Sorted by Percentlate

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.

Percent of Cases with Late Stage - This is the number of late stages cases compared to the number of cases for all stages.

Other Notes

Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

West Virginia6


Wirt County6

Doddridge County6

Pendleton County6

Gilmer County6

Hardy County6

McDowell County6

Preston County6

Tyler County6

Summers County6

Mingo County6

Berkeley County6

Nicholas County6

Lewis County6

Jefferson County6

Marion County6

Mineral County6

Clay County6

Calhoun County6

Raleigh County6

Wetzel County6

Harrison County6

Wood County6

Pocahontas County6

Cabell County6

Marshall County6

Boone County6

Barbour County6

Braxton County6

Mason County6

Mercer County6

Taylor County6

Wayne County6

Wyoming County6

Morgan County6

Fayette County6

Hampshire County6

Webster County6

Brooke County6

Ohio County6

Logan County6

Randolph County6

Monongalia County6

Grant County6

Jackson County6

Kanawha County6

Upshur County6

Putnam County6

Hancock County6

Ritchie County6

Monroe County6

Lincoln County6

Roane County6

Greenbrier County6

Tucker County6

Pleasants County6

Created by on 09/29/2023 7:42 am.

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 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.

Rates are computed using cancers classified as malignant based on ICD-O-3. For more information see malignant.html.

^ Late Stage is defined as cases determined to be regional or distant. Due to changes in stage coding, Combined Summary Stage (2004+) is used for data from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) databases and Merged Summary Stage is used for data from National Program of Cancer Registries databases. Due to the increased complexity with staging, other staging variables maybe used if necessary.

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.