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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

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 160.6 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.2)

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

North Carolina (State)

United States

Tyrrell County

Jones County

Swain County

Richmond County

Hyde County

Wilson County

Pasquotank County

Scotland County

Halifax County

Granville County

Chowan County

Edgecombe County

Surry County

Caldwell County

Currituck County

Robeson County

Person County

Lenoir County

Hertford County

Vance County

Beaufort County

Gaston County

Wayne County

Carteret County

Columbus County

Rockingham County

Cumberland County

Burke County

Cleveland County

Caswell County

Northampton County

Nash County

Rowan County

Craven County

Mitchell County

Gates County

Yancey County

Stanly County

Harnett County

Greene County

Yadkin County

Wilkes County

Sampson County

Rutherford County

Franklin County

Randolph County

Hoke County

McDowell County

Catawba County

Forsyth County

Johnston County

Stokes County

Iredell County

Onslow County

Cherokee County

Alamance County

Pender County

Anson County

Durham County

Alexander County

Lee County

Bertie County

Pitt County

Martin County

Davidson County

Bladen County

Cabarrus County

Graham County

Lincoln County

Perquimans County

New Hanover County

Brunswick County

Ashe County

Warren County

Jackson County

Guilford County

Buncombe County

Avery County

Macon County

Mecklenburg County

Polk County

Dare County

Haywood County

Davie County

Madison County

Union County

Alleghany County

Moore County

Duplin County

Orange County

Pamlico County

Wake County

Clay County

Henderson County

Watauga County

Chatham County

Washington County

Montgomery County

Camden County

Transylvania County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 02/09/2016 5:33 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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