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Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County, death years through 2010

Colon & Rectum
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-5
Reduce the colorectal cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

Sorted by County
County
Met
Healthy People
Objective
of
14.5?
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
Change
2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
Recent Trend Period2
North Carolina (State) No 15.8 (15.4, 16.2) 1,511 2006 - 2010 falling  -2.6 (-2.9, -2.2) 2006 - 2010
United States No 16.4 (16.3, 16.4) 52,633 2006 - 2010 falling  -2.5 (-2.9, -2.1) 2006 - 2010
Alamance County No 15.1 (12.6, 17.9) 26 2006 - 2010 falling  -2.4 (-3.6, -1.2) 2006 - 2010
Alexander County No 17.9 (12.4, 25.0) 7 2006 - 2010 stable  -0.7 (-3.6, 2.2) 2006 - 2010
Alleghany County
*
*
3 or fewer
2006 - 2010 **
**
**
Anson County No 15.0 (9.3, 22.9) 4 2006 - 2010 falling  -3.9 (-5.5, -2.3) 2006 - 2010
Ashe County Yes 13.6 (8.9, 20.3) 5 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.5 (-3.9, 1.0) 2006 - 2010
Avery County Yes 13.0 (7.4, 21.7) 3 2006 - 2010 **
**
**
Beaufort County No 17.3 (12.9, 22.9) 11 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.2 (-3.6, 1.3) 2006 - 2010
Bertie County No 25.4 (17.5, 35.9) 7 2006 - 2010 falling  -5.7 (-8.8, -2.6) 2006 - 2010
Bladen County No 17.6 (12.1, 24.7) 7 2006 - 2010 falling  -3.3 (-5.7, -0.7) 2006 - 2010
Brunswick County Yes 13.0 (10.3, 16.2) 18 2006 - 2010 falling  -4.3 (-6.0, -2.5) 2006 - 2010
Buncombe County Yes 13.4 (11.6, 15.4) 40 2006 - 2010 falling  -3.4 (-4.4, -2.4) 2006 - 2010
Burke County No 19.0 (15.5, 23.1) 21 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.1 (-2.5, 0.3) 2006 - 2010
Cabarrus County No 16.9 (14.1, 20.0) 26 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.6 (-3.2, 0.1) 2006 - 2010
Caldwell County No 16.6 (13.0, 20.8) 15 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.5 (-3.1, 0.0) 2006 - 2010
Camden County
*
*
3 or fewer
2006 - 2010 **
**
**
Carteret County Yes 14.4 (11.0, 18.6) 13 2006 - 2010 falling  -2.4 (-4.3, -0.4) 2006 - 2010
Caswell County Yes 12.4 (7.2, 20.0) 4 2006 - 2010 falling  -3.6 (-6.6, -0.5) 2006 - 2010
Catawba County No 20.3 (17.4, 23.7) 34 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.4 (-3.0, 0.3) 2006 - 2010
Chatham County Yes 12.8 (9.6, 16.8) 11 2006 - 2010 stable  -2.7 (-5.4, 0.1) 2006 - 2010
Cherokee County Yes 14.5 (9.6, 21.4) 6 2006 - 2010 stable  -29.4 (-57.9, 18.3) 2006 - 2010
Chowan County No 18.6 (11.5, 29.3) 4 2006 - 2010 stable  -3.1 (-6.4, 0.3) 2006 - 2010
Clay County
*
*
3 or fewer
2006 - 2010 **
**
**
Cleveland County No 21.2 (17.5, 25.4) 24 2006 - 2010 stable  0.0 (-1.7, 1.8) 2006 - 2010
Columbus County Yes 11.1 (7.7, 15.5) 7 2006 - 2010 falling  -3.1 (-5.7, -0.6) 2006 - 2010
Craven County No 17.0 (13.7, 20.8) 19 2006 - 2010 stable  -2.0 (-4.1, 0.2) 2006 - 2010
Cumberland County No 16.5 (14.2, 19.0) 40 2006 - 2010 falling  -1.9 (-2.9, -0.9) 2006 - 2010
Currituck County No 16.7 (9.7, 26.6) 4 2006 - 2010 **
**
**
Dare County No 15.4 (10.3, 22.3) 6 2006 - 2010 stable  -0.5 (-3.2, 2.3) 2006 - 2010
Davidson County No 16.7 (14.1, 19.7) 30 2006 - 2010 falling  -1.6 (-3.1, -0.2) 2006 - 2010
Davie County Yes 13.3 (9.2, 18.8) 7 2006 - 2010 falling  -4.5 (-7.1, -1.8) 2006 - 2010
Duplin County Yes 12.3 (8.7, 17.0) 8 2006 - 2010 falling  -5.0 (-7.2, -2.8) 2006 - 2010
Durham County Yes 14.0 (11.9, 16.4) 31 2006 - 2010 stable  10.7 (-1.3, 24.1) 2006 - 2010
Edgecombe County No 19.8 (15.0, 25.5) 12 2006 - 2010 falling  -1.8 (-3.5, -0.2) 2006 - 2010
Forsyth County No 15.4 (13.6, 17.3) 56 2006 - 2010 falling  -2.0 (-3.0, -0.9) 2006 - 2010
Franklin County Yes 13.9 (10.0, 19.0) 8 2006 - 2010 falling  -2.8 (-5.2, -0.3) 2006 - 2010
Gaston County No 17.7 (15.3, 20.4) 39 2006 - 2010 falling  -1.4 (-2.5, -0.3) 2006 - 2010
Gates County No 24.8 (14.4, 40.2) 3 2006 - 2010 stable  -2.5 (-6.3, 1.4) 2006 - 2010
Graham County
*
*
3 or fewer
2006 - 2010 **
**
**
Granville County No 26.0 (20.5, 32.5) 16 2006 - 2010 stable  -0.1 (-2.2, 2.1) 2006 - 2010
Greene County No 16.7 (9.8, 26.5) 4 2006 - 2010 **
**
**
Guilford County Yes 13.9 (12.5, 15.5) 67 2006 - 2010 falling  -3.0 (-4.2, -1.7) 2006 - 2010
Halifax County No 21.9 (17.2, 27.6) 15 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.2 (-2.9, 0.5) 2006 - 2010
Harnett County No 17.0 (13.4, 21.2) 16 2006 - 2010 falling  -2.7 (-4.1, -1.2) 2006 - 2010
Haywood County Yes 14.1 (10.8, 18.4) 12 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.2 (-3.6, 1.2) 2006 - 2010
Henderson County Yes 13.4 (11.0, 16.3) 23 2006 - 2010 falling  -3.5 (-5.3, -1.6) 2006 - 2010
Hertford County No 31.4 (23.0, 42.1) 9 2006 - 2010 stable  -0.3 (-2.5, 1.9) 2006 - 2010
Hoke County No 18.5 (11.9, 27.2) 5 2006 - 2010 stable  -2.5 (-5.3, 0.4) 2006 - 2010
Hyde County
*
*
3 or fewer
2006 - 2010 **
**
**
Iredell County No 16.5 (13.8, 19.6) 26 2006 - 2010 falling  -2.4 (-3.7, -1.1) 2006 - 2010
Jackson County Yes 14.3 (9.5, 20.8) 6 2006 - 2010 stable  -0.4 (-3.3, 2.5) 2006 - 2010
Johnston County No 15.5 (12.6, 18.8) 21 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.6 (-3.6, 0.4) 2006 - 2010
Jones County
*
*
3 or fewer
2006 - 2010 **
**
**
Lee County No 16.8 (12.4, 22.2) 10 2006 - 2010 stable  -0.9 (-3.9, 2.1) 2006 - 2010
Lenoir County No 22.0 (17.4, 27.5) 16 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.2 (-3.3, 0.9) 2006 - 2010
Lincoln County No 14.6 (11.0, 19.0) 12 2006 - 2010 falling  -3.2 (-5.3, -1.0) 2006 - 2010
Macon County Yes 12.3 (8.5, 17.7) 7 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.3 (-4.3, 1.7) 2006 - 2010
Madison County Yes 13.1 (7.8, 21.0) 4 2006 - 2010 stable  0.4 (-3.2, 4.1) 2006 - 2010
Martin County No 18.1 (12.0, 26.5) 6 2006 - 2010 stable  -2.9 (-5.9, 0.3) 2006 - 2010
McDowell County No 18.5 (13.8, 24.4) 10 2006 - 2010 stable  0.1 (-2.2, 2.4) 2006 - 2010
Mecklenburg County No 15.4 (14.1, 16.8) 105 2006 - 2010 falling  -1.7 (-2.5, -1.0) 2006 - 2010
Mitchell County No 18.0 (11.0, 28.6) 4 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.1 (-3.9, 1.8) 2006 - 2010
Montgomery County Yes 13.1 (8.1, 20.3) 4 2006 - 2010 stable  -3.1 (-6.3, 0.3) 2006 - 2010
Moore County Yes 12.1 (9.5, 15.2) 16 2006 - 2010 falling  -4.0 (-6.0, -1.8) 2006 - 2010
Nash County No 19.6 (15.9, 23.8) 21 2006 - 2010 stable  -0.7 (-2.2, 0.7) 2006 - 2010
New Hanover County No 14.9 (12.7, 17.4) 32 2006 - 2010 falling  -2.7 (-4.3, -1.0) 2006 - 2010
Northampton County No 18.3 (12.1, 26.9) 6 2006 - 2010 falling  -2.5 (-5.0, -0.0) 2006 - 2010
Onslow County No 16.2 (12.8, 20.1) 17 2006 - 2010 falling  -3.5 (-5.6, -1.3) 2006 - 2010
Orange County Yes 11.2 (8.5, 14.4) 13 2006 - 2010 falling  -3.5 (-5.5, -1.5) 2006 - 2010
Pamlico County
*
*
3 or fewer
2006 - 2010 **
**
**
Pasquotank County Yes 14.5 (9.8, 20.7) 6 2006 - 2010 falling  -3.6 (-5.8, -1.4) 2006 - 2010
Pender County Yes 13.1 (9.3, 18.0) 8 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.8 (-4.6, 1.2) 2006 - 2010
Perquimans County No 17.7 (9.9, 29.9) 3 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.2 (-4.8, 2.5) 2006 - 2010
Person County No 20.0 (14.6, 27.0) 9 2006 - 2010 stable  -2.2 (-5.0, 0.6) 2006 - 2010
Pitt County No 16.0 (13.1, 19.4) 21 2006 - 2010 falling  -2.5 (-3.5, -1.5) 2006 - 2010
Polk County No 21.7 (14.8, 31.3) 8 2006 - 2010 **
**
**
Randolph County No 17.4 (14.5, 20.7) 26 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.3 (-2.8, 0.3) 2006 - 2010
Richmond County No 20.0 (14.9, 26.3) 11 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.8 (-4.2, 0.6) 2006 - 2010
Robeson County No 17.6 (14.4, 21.4) 22 2006 - 2010 falling  -1.7 (-3.0, -0.4) 2006 - 2010
Rockingham County No 17.5 (14.3, 21.4) 21 2006 - 2010 falling  -1.5 (-2.9, -0.0) 2006 - 2010
Rowan County No 15.9 (13.3, 19.0) 25 2006 - 2010 falling  -1.5 (-2.8, -0.2) 2006 - 2010
Rutherford County No 21.2 (17.0, 26.1) 19 2006 - 2010 stable  -0.1 (-2.2, 2.1) 2006 - 2010
Sampson County No 16.4 (12.4, 21.4) 11 2006 - 2010 falling  -1.9 (-3.7, -0.2) 2006 - 2010
Scotland County No 25.4 (18.7, 33.7) 10 2006 - 2010 stable  -0.5 (-3.1, 2.2) 2006 - 2010
Stanly County Yes 14.4 (10.8, 18.9) 11 2006 - 2010 falling  -5.8 (-8.5, -3.1) 2006 - 2010
Stokes County Yes 13.3 (9.4, 18.4) 8 2006 - 2010 stable  -0.1 (-2.8, 2.6) 2006 - 2010
Surry County No 18.1 (14.3, 22.5) 17 2006 - 2010 stable  -0.3 (-3.0, 2.4) 2006 - 2010
Swain County
*
*
3 or fewer
2006 - 2010
*
-0.3 (-3.0, 2.4)
*
Transylvania County Yes 11.2 (7.7, 16.2) 7 2006 - 2010 falling  -5.0 (-7.4, -2.6) 2006 - 2010
Tyrrell County
*
*
3 or fewer
2006 - 2010 **
**
**
Union County No 15.5 (12.7, 18.7) 24 2006 - 2010 falling  -2.2 (-3.6, -0.7) 2006 - 2010
Vance County No 21.9 (16.3, 28.8) 10 2006 - 2010 stable  -0.4 (-2.8, 2.2) 2006 - 2010
Wake County Yes 12.8 (11.6, 14.2) 81 2006 - 2010 falling  -3.0 (-4.1, -1.8) 2006 - 2010
Warren County No 22.1 (15.0, 31.9) 6 2006 - 2010 stable  -0.5 (-3.5, 2.7) 2006 - 2010
Washington County
*
*
3 or fewer
2006 - 2010
*
-0.5 (-3.5, 2.7)
*
Watauga County Yes 13.2 (9.0, 18.9) 6 2006 - 2010 stable  -2.3 (-5.3, 0.8) 2006 - 2010
Wayne County No 15.9 (12.9, 19.5) 20 2006 - 2010 falling  -3.0 (-4.5, -1.5) 2006 - 2010
Wilkes County Yes 14.0 (10.6, 18.1) 12 2006 - 2010 stable  -1.8 (-4.3, 0.8) 2006 - 2010
Wilson County No 19.9 (16.0, 24.5) 18 2006 - 2010 stable  -0.4 (-2.3, 1.6) 2006 - 2010
Yadkin County No 16.4 (11.5, 22.8) 7 2006 - 2010 stable  -3.3 (-6.6, 0.2) 2006 - 2010
Yancey County No 20.6 (13.5, 30.6) 6 2006 - 2010 stable  0.7 (-2.0, 3.6) 2006 - 2010
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/25/2014 2:59 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.

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
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, 14, 59, , 8084, 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 1969-2011 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.