Vermont Cancer Incidence Maps and Data

Vermont Cancer Incidence Report example.Vermont Cancer Incidence Reports display interactive maps and data from the Vermont Cancer Registry for five cancer types:

The Vermont Cancer Registry monitors the incidence of cancer and cancer deaths among Vermonters. These data are used by the Health Department and other health researchers to study cancer trends, to research cancer causes, and to improve cancer education and prevention efforts.

About the Incidence Reports Maps and Data

These reports display observed cases and age-adjusted expected cases for 107 non-overlapping geographic analysis areas that provide complete Vermont statewide coverage. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) and statistical significance are displayed for each analysis area. Results are based upon the residential address at time of diagnosis.

An SIR is a comparison of the observed versus expected number of cancers in a geographic area over a certain period of time. A value of 1.0 means that the number of cancers observed is exactly what would be expected based on the state rate and the size and age of population in the geographic analysis area. A value less than 1.0 means that the number of cancers observed is less than expected; a value more than 1.0 means that the number of cases observed is more than expected.

An SIR can appear to be high or low but not be statistically significant (displayed as “Not Different”). A truly high or low SIR would be displayed as “Statistically High” or “Statistically Low,” respectively.

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Access the Incidence Maps and Data

Select one of these cancer types to launch its interactive report:
Using the interactive reports
Interpreting the maps and data

Caution is urged in interpreting the reports. Geographic differences in cancer rates often result from behavioral differences or differences in lifestyle, not from anything in a person’s physical surroundings or from environmental pollution. Contact us with any questions.

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Contact us

For assistance, or if you have questions or comments, contact:

Ali Johnson
Cancer Registry Chief
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402
Tel. 802-863-7644
Email: alison.johnson@state.vt.us

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