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Melanoma Incidence Rate

This indicator shows the age-adjusted incidence rate for melanoma of the skin in cases per 100,000 population.

Melanoma Incidence Rate

18.9
23.5
Comparison: FL Counties 

8.2

cases/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2009-2011

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Cancer
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2014
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Why is this important?

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old. Each year in the United States more than 53,600 people are diagnosed with melanoma. In the U.S., the percentage of people who develop melanoma has more than doubled in the past 30 years. In 2007, 8,461 people in the United States died from melanoma.

Melanoma Incidence Rate : Time Series

2003-2005: 9.5 2004-2006: 9.0 2005-2007: 8.3 2006-2008: 8.3 2007-2009: 8.3 2008-2010: 8.3 2009-2011: 8.2

cases/100,000 population


Indicates a change in methodology
2007-2009  Rates calculated prior to 2007-2009 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.

Melanoma Incidence Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

8.2

cases/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2009-2011

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Cancer
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2014

Why is this important?

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old. Each year in the United States more than 53,600 people are diagnosed with melanoma. In the U.S., the percentage of people who develop melanoma has more than doubled in the past 30 years. In 2007, 8,461 people in the United States died from melanoma.

Melanoma Incidence Rate : Time Series

2003-2005: 9.5 2004-2006: 9.0 2005-2007: 8.3 2006-2008: 8.3 2007-2009: 8.3 2008-2010: 8.3 2009-2011: 8.2

cases/100,000 population


Indicates a change in methodology
2007-2009  Rates calculated prior to 2007-2009 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.