Cancer Incidence

Cancer Incidence

Number of new cases of cancer in the year. Cancer, also called malignant neoplasm, is a class of diseases in which a cell or a group of cells display uncontrolled growth (division beyong the normal limits), invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues) and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body).

Public health, the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, is concerned with threats to the health of a community based on population health analysis. By monitoring patterns of health and illness, including incidence of disease and causes of death, we are able to identify where and in what populations the disease occurs, better identify its causes and risk factors, and measure what preventive actions effectively reduce disease and death.

In 2020, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 of Cancer Incidence in Alachua County was 470 compared to Florida at 431.2. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.

Alachua County is in the third quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 of Cancer Incidence is less in about half of the counties, and more in about one quarter of the countiess.

The map illustrates county data by quartile. A quartile map is presented when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.

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Alachua County
Age-adjusted Cancer Incidence, Single Year
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Age-adjusted Cancer Incidence, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year  
AlachuaFlorida
Data YearCountRateCountRate
20201,358470.0133,000431.2
20191,391494.8136,347453.9
20181,317489.6132,408454.3
20171,368515.3125,464441.9
20161,289500.3120,431436.6
20151,172452.9112,503420.3
20141,097435.7110,602427.2
20131,177480.9108,829427.2
20121,117466.1106,166426.2
20111,121474.7107,082433.1
20101,082468.1103,855426.0
20091,099507.3103,783438.1
20081,054492.8105,204448.7
20071,063516.2103,072445.9
2006912455.4100,300442.2
20051,010521.999,745451.9
Florida
Age-adjusted Cancer Incidence, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2020
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Age-adjusted Cancer Incidence, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2020    
CountyCountRate
Florida133,000431.2
Alachua1,358470.0
Baker136421.6
Bay1,185498.5
Bradford175462.7
Brevard4,629476.4
Broward8,908358.1
Calhoun85407.5
Charlotte1,952446.6
Citrus1,549501.6
Clay1,406518.6
Collier2,976410.2
Columbia436456.8
Miami-Dade12,599350.6
DeSoto199377.2
Dixie124474.9
Duval5,481486.7
Escambia1,914480.4
Flagler1,279594.0
Franklin77385.9
Gadsden277434.9
Gilchrist133502.8
Glades86371.3
Gulf100389.8
Hamilton99523.5
Hardee126383.5
Hendry172395.4
Hernando1,712521.4
Highlands928454.6
Hillsborough7,757460.1
Holmes94324.4
Indian River1,637510.7
Jackson273397.7
Jefferson95372.1
Lafayette39359.6
Lake3,135503.9
Lee5,651433.1
Leon1,323426.3
Levy326481.0
Liberty48448.7
Madison115405.4
Manatee2,921422.0
Marion3,290519.5
Martin1,445470.5
Monroe513423.4
Nassau741562.2
Okaloosa1,105448.1
Okeechobee245416.8
Orange6,038414.4
Osceola1,756421.1
Palm Beach9,404404.4
Pasco4,059506.7
Pinellas7,338449.4
Polk4,236436.9
Putnam501437.4
St. Johns1,773466.5
St. Lucie2,095420.7
Santa Rosa1,131489.4
Sarasota4,293468.6
Seminole2,362405.5
Sumter1,550415.4
Suwannee283401.1
Taylor123393.7
Union2161,103.1
Volusia4,295486.8
Wakulla200487.7
Walton390370.4
Washington103306.5
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Data Note(s)


Data Source: University of Miami (FL) Medical School, Florida Cancer Data System

  • ICD-10 Code(s): C00-C97

  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.

  • Multi-year counts are a sum of the selected years, not an average.

  • Quartiles are calculated when data is available for at least 51 counties.

  • MOV - Measure of Variability: Probable range of values resulting from random fluctuations in the number of events. Not calculated when numerator is below 5 or denominator is below 20, or count or rate is suppressed. The MOV is useful for comparing rates to a goal or standard. For example, if the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is less than the MOV, the county rate is not significantly different from the statewide rate (alpha level = 0.05). When the absolute difference between the county rate and the statewide rate is greater than the MOV, the county rate is significantly different from the statewide rate. MOV should not be used to determine if the rates of two different counties, or the county rates for two different years, are statistically significantly different.

  • Denom - abbreviated for Denominator.

  • Population estimates are not available for persons whose county of residence is unknown. Given this, the denominator and associated rate are not available.

  • * - Indicates the county rate is statistically significantly different from the statewide rate.

  • Blank data fields indicate results have been suppressed because counts are between 1 and 9.
  • This is primary, quantitative data.
  • All population-based rates are calculated using July 1 Florida population estimates from the Florida Legislature, Office of Economic and Demographic Research.