Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County, Death Years Through 2012 All Cancer Sites
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
County
Met Healthy People Objective of 160.6? 1 Annual Death Rate
over rate period deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Deaths per Year
over rate period
Rate Period Recent Trend 2 Recent Average Annual Percent Change2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
Recent Trend Period2
North Carolina (State) No 176.2 (175.0, 177.3) 17,943 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
United States No 171.2 (171.0, 171.4) 573,421 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Tyrrell County No 247.0 (192.4, 313.9) 14 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.5 (-2.1, 3.1) 2008 - 2012
Jones County No 220.2 (186.4, 259.0) 31 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.8 (-0.6, 2.2) 2008 - 2012
Swain County No 219.8 (189.4, 253.9) 39 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.2 (-0.8, 1.2) 2008 - 2012
Richmond County No 214.3 (197.0, 232.7) 116 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.1 (-0.7, 0.5) 2008 - 2012
Hyde County No 209.0 (164.2, 263.2) 15 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.3 (-1.3, 1.8) 2008 - 2012
Wilson County No 203.5 (190.6, 217.0) 191 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.2, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Pasquotank County No 203.5 (185.2, 223.2) 92 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.6 (-1.2, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Scotland County No 202.2 (182.8, 223.1) 83 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.4, 0.7) 2008 - 2012
Halifax County No 201.4 (186.7, 216.9) 144 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.2, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Granville County No 200.5 (184.9, 217.0) 128 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.2, 0.7) 2008 - 2012
Chowan County No 200.1 (174.4, 228.9) 45 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.3 (-1.2, 0.7) 2008 - 2012
Edgecombe County No 198.8 (183.7, 214.9) 133 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.5, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
Surry County No 198.6 (186.1, 211.7) 193 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.1 (-0.4, 0.6) 2008 - 2012
Caldwell County No 198.4 (186.1, 211.3) 201 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.4 (-0.9, 0.0) 2008 - 2012
Currituck County No 197.1 (172.4, 224.3) 49 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.7, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Robeson County No 195.6 (184.7, 206.9) 252 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.7, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Person County No 195.4 (178.0, 214.2) 95 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.3 (-1.3, 0.7) 2008 - 2012
Lenoir County No 195.0 (181.0, 209.8) 149 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.6, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Hertford County No 195.0 (173.5, 218.6) 61 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.0, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Vance County No 194.9 (178.0, 213.0) 101 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.0, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Beaufort County No 194.7 (179.5, 210.9) 129 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.5, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
Gaston County No 193.9 (185.8, 202.3) 443 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.1, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Wayne County No 193.6 (183.0, 204.7) 254 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.5, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Carteret County No 193.1 (180.7, 206.3) 188 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.4, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Columbus County No 192.7 (178.2, 208.1) 135 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.5, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Rockingham County No 192.6 (181.5, 204.3) 231 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.1, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Cumberland County No 192.0 (184.4, 199.8) 503 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Burke County No 191.5 (180.2, 203.2) 222 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.3 (-0.7, 0.1) 2008 - 2012
Cleveland County No 191.2 (180.0, 202.9) 224 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.1 (-0.6, 0.5) 2008 - 2012
Caswell County No 190.7 (169.0, 214.5) 59 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.1 (-2.0, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Northampton County No 190.5 (169.2, 214.0) 62 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.1 (-2.0, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Nash County No 189.5 (178.1, 201.6) 211 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.3, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Rowan County No 188.5 (179.1, 198.3) 308 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.0, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Craven County No 187.6 (176.8, 199.0) 230 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Mitchell County No 186.9 (163.1, 213.8) 46 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.6, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
Gates County No 186.4 (155.8, 221.7) 27 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.8 (-2.1, 0.4) 2008 - 2012
Yancey County No 185.6 (162.6, 211.3) 50 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.7 (-0.3, 1.6) 2008 - 2012
Stanly County No 185.2 (171.6, 199.7) 139 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.5, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
Harnett County No 184.9 (173.0, 197.3) 187 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.9, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Greene County No 184.7 (160.2, 212.0) 42 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.3, 0.9) 2008 - 2012
Yadkin County No 184.6 (167.7, 202.8) 90 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.0, 0.3) 2008 - 2012
Wilkes County No 184.1 (171.8, 197.2) 170 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.2 (-0.7, 0.3) 2008 - 2012
Sampson County No 183.7 (169.9, 198.4) 134 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.2, 0.0) 2008 - 2012
Rutherford County No 183.6 (171.1, 196.8) 167 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -7.0 (-13.0, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Franklin County No 183.4 (168.6, 199.2) 118 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.5, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Randolph County No 182.8 (173.5, 192.5) 297 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.5 (-1.0, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Hoke County No 182.7 (161.5, 205.7) 59 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.7, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
McDowell County No 182.4 (167.0, 198.9) 106 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.0 (-0.7, 0.7) 2008 - 2012
Catawba County No 182.3 (173.4, 191.6) 323 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.6 (-5.5, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
Forsyth County No 182.1 (176.0, 188.4) 690 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.0, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Johnston County No 182.1 (172.3, 192.3) 274 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.3, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Stokes County No 182.0 (166.9, 198.3) 110 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.6, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
Iredell County No 181.7 (172.6, 191.2) 305 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.3, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Onslow County No 181.5 (170.2, 193.2) 203 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.9, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Cherokee County No 181.2 (163.4, 200.8) 82 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.3, 0.2) 2008 - 2012
Alamance County No 181.0 (172.2, 190.1) 324 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.2, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Pender County No 180.8 (166.1, 196.6) 116 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.7, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Anson County No 180.4 (159.9, 203.0) 57 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.6, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Durham County No 180.2 (172.4, 188.3) 422 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.9, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
Alexander County No 179.5 (161.8, 198.6) 79 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.0, 0.5) 2008 - 2012
Lee County No 179.4 (164.8, 194.9) 114 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.0, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Bertie County No 178.6 (157.2, 202.4) 51 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.0, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Pitt County No 178.2 (168.4, 188.3) 258 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.9, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Martin County No 178.0 (158.1, 199.9) 60 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -4.4 (-6.1, -2.7) 2008 - 2012
Davidson County No 176.6 (168.1, 185.4) 334 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.5 (-1.0, -0.0) 2008 - 2012
Bladen County No 176.0 (158.5, 195.1) 77 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.4, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Cabarrus County No 175.4 (166.4, 184.7) 296 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.2, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Graham County No 173.7 (141.2, 212.1) 22 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.3 (-2.7, 0.1) 2008 - 2012
Lincoln County No 173.5 (160.9, 186.8) 149 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.5, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Perquimans County No 173.1 (147.7, 202.1) 35 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.4, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
New Hanover County No 172.0 (164.3, 179.9) 392 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.0, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Brunswick County No 170.4 (161.1, 180.3) 281 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.9, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Ashe County No 169.9 (152.2, 189.4) 71 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.7, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Warren County No 167.7 (147.4, 190.5) 52 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.9, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Jackson County No 167.4 (150.7, 185.5) 77 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.6, 0.2) 2008 - 2012
Guilford County No 166.4 (161.3, 171.5) 845 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.8, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
Buncombe County No 165.5 (159.1, 172.2) 513 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Avery County No 165.0 (142.7, 190.3) 40 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.8 (-1.9, 0.3) 2008 - 2012
Macon County No 164.4 (149.0, 181.2) 93 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.4, 0.2) 2008 - 2012
Mecklenburg County No 162.8 (158.6, 167.1) 1,199 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.8, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Polk County No 162.8 (144.0, 184.0) 61 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.9, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Dare County No 162.1 (144.6, 181.4) 67 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.4, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
Haywood County No 162.0 (150.3, 174.5) 149 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.4, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Davie County No 161.7 (146.8, 177.8) 88 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.4, 0.2) 2008 - 2012
Madison County No 161.0 (140.7, 183.7) 47 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -13.4 (-22.7, -3.1) 2008 - 2012
Union County Yes 160.2 (151.3, 169.4) 264 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.1, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Alleghany County Yes 159.2 (133.2, 189.8) 27 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.0 (-4.6, -1.4) 2008 - 2012
Moore County Yes 159.0 (149.7, 168.8) 234 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.7, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Duplin County Yes 158.9 (145.4, 173.2) 105 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.9, -1.7) 2008 - 2012
Orange County Yes 158.0 (147.4, 169.1) 177 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.4, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Pamlico County Yes 157.9 (134.6, 185.0) 34 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.2 (-3.2, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Wake County Yes 157.2 (152.9, 161.6) 1,090 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
Clay County Yes 157.2 (131.6, 187.5) 29 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.5, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Henderson County Yes 154.7 (146.4, 163.5) 274 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.9, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Watauga County Yes 150.6 (135.4, 167.1) 74 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.6, 0.1) 2008 - 2012
Chatham County Yes 148.2 (137.4, 159.8) 142 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.3, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Washington County Yes 145.7 (122.3, 173.0) 28 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.6 (-4.1, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Montgomery County Yes 143.9 (126.3, 163.5) 50 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.1, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Camden County Yes 132.0 (102.7, 167.3) 14 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -5.6 (-7.9, -3.2) 2008 - 2012
Transylvania County Yes 130.8 (117.9, 145.0) 82 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.3, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/28/2015 10:38 pm.
State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. Data presented on the State Cancer Profiles Web Site may differ from statistics reported by the State Cancer Registries (for more information).

Trend
Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.
1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.2). Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

Source: Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). The Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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