Melanoma (Skin) Cancer, Stage of Disease at Diagnosis by Year, Urban vs. Rural Counties, 2003-2011
2003^
Urban Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 33.6% 29.2%
Localized 46.6% 58.4%
Regional 6.9% 4.5%
Distant 4.3% 1.1%
Unknown 8.6% 6.7%
Rural Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 33.1% 23.3%
Localized 54.5% 61.2%
Regional 3.2% 7.8%
Distant 2.6% 3.9%
Unknown 6.5% 3.9%
2004
Urban Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 39.4% 22.6%
Localized 43.8% 54.8%
Regional 6.6% 8.6%
Distant 5.1% 5.4%
Unknown 5.1% 8.6%
Rural Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 32.1% 25.4%
Localized 45.7% 61.6%
Regional 11.4% 5.1%
Distant 4.3% 3.6%
Unknown 6.5% 4.3%
2005
Urban Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 29.1% 27.1%
Localized 53.6% 59.4%
Regional 7.3% 6.3%
Distant 4.0% 4.2%
Unknown 6.0% 3.1%
Rural Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 30.7% 27.3%
Localized 52.7% 64.8%
Regional 5.9% 3.1%
Distant 6.8% 0.8%
Unknown 3.9% 3.9%
2006
Urban Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 41.8% 42.0%
Localized 48.6% 50.0%
Regional 3.4% 3.0%
Distant 4.8% 2.0%
Unknown 1.4% 3.0%
Rural Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 39.9% 27.3%
Localized 49.8% 61.0%
Regional 2.5% 9.1%
Distant 5.4% 1.3%
Unknown 2.5% 1.3%
2007
Urban Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 39.1% 39.6%
Localized 48.4% 51.1%
Regional 9.9% 2.9%
Distant 1.6% 2.9%
Unknown 1.0% 3.6%
Rural Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 39.4% 29.2%
Localized 48.1% 61.8%
Regional 6.0% 3.5%
Distant 5.1% 4.2%
Unknown 1.4% 1.4%
2008
Urban Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 41.9% 32.7%
Localized 47.5% 55.1%
Regional 5.1% 5.8%
Distant 1.7% 3.8%
Unknown 3.8% 2.6%
Rural Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 38.6% 31.4%
Localized 47.0% 59.5%
Regional 7.2% 5.2%
Distant 4.2% 1.3%
Unknown 3.0% 2.6%
2009
Urban Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 43.5% 39.0%
Localized 47.0% 53.4%
Regional 5.3% 4.1%
Distant 1.8% 1.4%
Unknown 2.5% 2.1%
Rural Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 36.0% 27.3%
Localized 50.4% 63.6%
Regional 6.3% 4.5%
Distant 5.0% 3.4%
Unknown 2.3% 1.1%
2010
Urban Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 40.7% 37.6%
Localized 50.0% 51.9%
Regional 5.0% 6.0%
Distant 2.3% 0.8%
Unknown 1.9% 3.8%
Rural Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 41.4% 32.9%
Localized 48.4% 61.6%
Regional 5.9% 3.0%
Distant 3.5% 2.4%
Unknown 0.8% 0.0%
2011
Urban Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 36.9% 36.4%
Localized 54.1% 51.9%
Regional 4.3% 6.8%
Distant 3.4% 1.9%
Unknown 1.3% 3.1%
Rural Counties
Stage at Diagnosis White Males White Females
In Situ 37.8% 36.0%
Localized 49.8% 53.0%
Regional 6.8% 7.0%
Distant 4.6% 2.5%
Unknown 1.0% 1.5%
^Use caution when comparing 2003 data to later years.  The staging system changed between 2003 and 2004
These data were collected by the Mississippi Cancer Registry which participates in the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  These data were generated and posted on 04/02/2014.