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Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County, Death Years Through 2012 Breast
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-3
Reduce the female breast cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All Ages
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County
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Met Healthy People Objective of 20.6? 1 Annual Death Rate
over rate period deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Average Deaths per Year
over rate period
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Rate Period Recent Trend 2 Recent Average Annual Percent Change2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Recent Trend Period2
North Carolina (State) No 22.2 (21.6, 22.8) 1,275 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-1.9, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
United States No 21.9 (21.8, 22.0) 40,868 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.0, -1.8) 2008 - 2012
Cherokee County No 36.5 (25.4, 51.7) 8 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 1.9 (-0.5, 4.4) 2008 - 2012
Hertford County No 33.4 (21.9, 49.4) 6 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.1 (-3.1, 3.3) 2008 - 2012
Wilson County No 31.0 (24.5, 38.8) 16 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.3 (-2.0, 1.4) 2008 - 2012
Macon County No 30.8 (20.9, 44.2) 8 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.9 (-3.1, 1.2) 2008 - 2012
Edgecombe County No 29.2 (21.8, 38.4) 11 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.4 (-3.0, 0.1) 2008 - 2012
Halifax County No 29.1 (21.8, 38.3) 11 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.4 (-3.2, 0.5) 2008 - 2012
Anson County No 28.6 (17.6, 44.1) 5 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.7 (-4.3, 1.1) 2008 - 2012
Robeson County No 28.1 (22.8, 34.3) 20 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.4, 1.0) 2008 - 2012
Avery County No 27.8 (15.2, 47.8) 3 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Pasquotank County No 27.4 (18.9, 38.5) 7 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.2 (-1.8, 2.2) 2008 - 2012
Pitt County No 27.3 (22.5, 32.8) 23 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.9 (-2.5, 0.7) 2008 - 2012
Wayne County No 26.6 (21.6, 32.5) 20 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.0 (-2.7, 0.7) 2008 - 2012
Nash County No 26.1 (20.7, 32.7) 16 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.2 (-2.4, 0.0) 2008 - 2012
Cumberland County No 25.1 (21.6, 28.9) 39 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.6, 0.2) 2008 - 2012
Forsyth County No 25.1 (22.1, 28.3) 54 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-2.1, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Granville County No 25.1 (18.1, 34.1) 9 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.5 (-3.7, 0.7) 2008 - 2012
Durham County No 24.9 (21.2, 29.0) 34 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.8, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Stokes County No 24.5 (17.3, 34.1) 8 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.4 (-2.4, 3.3) 2008 - 2012
Rockingham County No 24.4 (19.2, 30.7) 16 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.4 (-2.9, 0.2) 2008 - 2012
Lenoir County No 24.1 (18.1, 31.7) 11 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.2 (-3.9, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Gaston County No 24.0 (20.3, 28.2) 31 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.8, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Northampton County No 23.9 (14.8, 37.9) 4 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -2.2 (-5.3, 0.9) 2008 - 2012
Davie County No 23.9 (16.5, 33.8) 7 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Caswell County No 23.7 (13.9, 38.5) 4 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.9 (-5.1, 1.5) 2008 - 2012
Currituck County No 23.6 (13.3, 39.1) 3 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Cabarrus County No 23.6 (19.4, 28.4) 23 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.8, 0.8) 2008 - 2012
Martin County No 23.2 (14.8, 35.7) 5 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.9 (-3.4, 1.7) 2008 - 2012
Alexander County No 23.2 (15.5, 33.8) 6 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.7 (-4.1, 2.8) 2008 - 2012
Randolph County No 23.0 (18.8, 28.0) 21 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.9, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Surry County No 22.9 (17.5, 29.6) 13 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.0 (-3.2, 1.3) 2008 - 2012
Wake County No 22.8 (20.7, 24.9) 98 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.4, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Iredell County No 22.8 (18.7, 27.7) 22 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.9 (-2.4, 0.6) 2008 - 2012
Orange County No 22.8 (17.8, 28.8) 15 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.1 (-3.0, 0.8) 2008 - 2012
Guilford County No 22.7 (20.2, 25.3) 66 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.8, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Johnston County No 22.7 (18.4, 27.6) 20 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-3.4, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Yadkin County No 22.5 (15.4, 32.4) 6 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.3 (-6.0, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Franklin County No 22.4 (15.9, 30.7) 8 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -2.2 (-4.5, 0.2) 2008 - 2012
Alamance County No 22.4 (18.4, 27.1) 23 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.9, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Dare County No 22.2 (13.9, 34.0) 5 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.2 (-3.5, 1.1) 2008 - 2012
Cleveland County No 22.2 (17.2, 28.1) 14 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.7 (-6.0, -1.2) 2008 - 2012
Mecklenburg County No 22.1 (20.2, 24.2) 99 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.5, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Burke County No 22.1 (17.2, 28.1) 14 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.7 (-2.3, 0.9) 2008 - 2012
Caldwell County No 22.0 (16.8, 28.4) 12 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.5 (-2.0, 0.9) 2008 - 2012
Harnett County No 21.9 (16.8, 28.0) 13 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.3 (-4.1, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Bladen County No 21.8 (14.0, 32.7) 5 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -2.3 (-4.7, 0.1) 2008 - 2012
Catawba County No 21.6 (17.7, 26.1) 22 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.9 (-3.3, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Rutherford County No 21.6 (16.1, 28.5) 11 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.1 (-1.9, 1.7) 2008 - 2012
Person County No 21.6 (14.4, 31.5) 6 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.4 (-5.7, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Beaufort County No 21.4 (14.9, 30.0) 8 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.8 (-4.9, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Rowan County No 21.3 (17.2, 26.2) 19 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-3.5, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Richmond County No 21.2 (14.5, 30.1) 7 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.3 (-4.9, -1.7) 2008 - 2012
Buncombe County No 21.0 (18.0, 24.4) 37 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.9 (-4.2, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
Montgomery County No 20.7 (12.1, 33.5) 4 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Craven County No 20.7 (15.9, 26.5) 14 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-3.3, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
Davidson County No 20.7 (16.9, 25.1) 21 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.8 (-2.1, 0.6) 2008 - 2012
Columbus County Yes 20.4 (14.5, 28.1) 8 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -2.3 (-4.7, 0.2) 2008 - 2012
Stanly County Yes 20.3 (14.5, 27.9) 8 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.9 (-3.0, 1.3) 2008 - 2012
Watauga County Yes 19.9 (12.8, 29.7) 5 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.0 (-2.9, 3.1) 2008 - 2012
Moore County Yes 19.8 (15.4, 25.2) 15 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.7 (-4.3, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Lee County Yes 19.7 (13.8, 27.6) 7 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Onslow County Yes 19.6 (15.0, 25.0) 13 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-3.4, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Brunswick County Yes 19.6 (15.2, 25.1) 16 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.9 (-3.5, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Jackson County Yes 19.6 (12.0, 30.4) 5 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Vance County Yes 19.3 (12.8, 28.2) 6 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.6 (-4.6, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Carteret County Yes 19.3 (14.2, 26.0) 10 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.4 (-5.0, -1.7) 2008 - 2012
Chatham County Yes 19.2 (14.0, 25.9) 10 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.8 (-5.9, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
McDowell County Yes 18.9 (12.5, 27.8) 6 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.1 (-4.0, 1.9) 2008 - 2012
Union County Yes 18.6 (14.9, 22.9) 18 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.8 (-4.6, -1.0) 2008 - 2012
Ashe County Yes 18.6 (11.4, 29.7) 4 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Haywood County Yes 18.6 (13.5, 25.3) 9 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.5 (-4.8, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
New Hanover County Yes 18.6 (15.4, 22.3) 24 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.8 (-4.2, -1.3) 2008 - 2012
Lincoln County Yes 17.8 (12.8, 24.2) 9 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.9 (-6.1, -1.6) 2008 - 2012
Pender County Yes 17.7 (12.0, 25.5) 6 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.4 (-5.9, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Henderson County Yes 17.4 (13.4, 22.3) 16 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.9 (-4.9, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Duplin County Yes 17.3 (11.9, 24.5) 7 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.1 (-4.6, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Sampson County Yes 17.1 (11.8, 24.1) 7 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.9 (-5.1, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Wilkes County Yes 14.8 (10.2, 20.8) 7 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -2.2 (-4.7, 0.3) 2008 - 2012
Scotland County Yes 14.7 (8.8, 23.6) 4 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.9 (-4.9, 1.1) 2008 - 2012
Polk County Yes 13.4 (7.6, 24.6) 3 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Transylvania County Yes 12.8 (7.9, 20.9) 4 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -3.5 (-6.5, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Alleghany County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Bertie County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 * ** *
Camden County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Chowan County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Clay County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Gates County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Graham County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Greene County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Hoke County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 * ** *
Hyde County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Jones County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Madison County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Mitchell County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Pamlico County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Perquimans County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Swain County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Tyrrell County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Warren County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Washington County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 ** ** **
Yancey County * * 3 or fewer 2008 - 2012 * ** *
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/03/2015 9:07 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 (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.