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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County, Death Years Through 2011

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

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

North Carolina (State)United StatesTyrrell CountyHyde CountyRichmond CountyHertford CountyGranville CountyScotland CountyChowan CountyHalifax CountyWilson CountySwain CountyHoke CountyCurrituck CountyLenoir CountyPasquotank CountyGates CountyEdgecombe CountyJones CountySurry CountyRutherford CountyPerson CountyCaldwell CountyColumbus CountyCarteret CountyGaston CountyWayne CountyRockingham CountyRobeson CountyCumberland CountyNash CountyVance CountyCleveland CountyCraven CountyFranklin CountyNorthampton CountyBurke CountyYadkin CountySampson CountyYancey CountyCatawba CountyBeaufort CountyRowan CountyGreene CountyPerquimans CountyMcDowell CountyMitchell CountyAnson CountyForsyth CountyWilkes CountyWarren CountyOnslow CountyDurham CountyBertie CountyJohnston CountyIredell CountyBladen CountyRandolph CountyHarnett CountyStanly CountyLee CountyMartin CountyPender CountyAlamance CountyCabarrus CountyDavidson CountyStokes CountyCherokee CountyPitt CountyMadison CountyNew Hanover CountyCaswell CountyAlexander CountyLincoln CountyDare CountyMacon CountyAvery CountyBuncombe CountyJackson CountyBrunswick CountyPamlico CountyMecklenburg CountyHaywood CountyGuilford CountyGraham CountyDavie CountyClay CountyMoore CountyPolk CountyOrange CountyDuplin CountyAlleghany CountyAshe CountyHenderson CountyWake CountyUnion CountyCamden CountyWatauga CountyWashington CountyChatham CountyMontgomery CountyTransylvania CountyNotes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/31/2014 6:41 am.
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. 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 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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