Data Table for Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2012
North Carolina Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index
County
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Priority Index1
1=highest
9=lowest

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Recent
Trend2

County Death Rate
Compared to
US Rate

Average Deaths per year
2008-2012

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Annual
Death
Rate
2008-2012

deaths per 100,000

(95% Confidence Interval)
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Rate
Ratio3
County to USsort ascending by the rate ratio
Recent Average Annual
Percent Change2
in Death Rates

(95% Confidence Interval)
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Recent Trend Period2
United States-falling  -573,421171.2 (171.0, 171.4)-0.0-1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)2008 - 2012
North Carolina8falling  similar  17,943176.2 (175.0, 177.3)1.0-1.5 (-1.8, -1.3)2008 - 2012
Burke County4stable  above  222191.5 (180.2, 203.2)1.1-0.3 (-0.7, 0.1)2008 - 2012
Caldwell County4stable  above  201198.4 (186.1, 211.3)1.2-0.4 (-0.9, 0.0)2008 - 2012
Chowan County4stable  above  45200.1 (174.4, 228.9)1.2-0.3 (-1.2, 0.7)2008 - 2012
Cleveland County4stable  above  224191.2 (180.0, 202.9)1.1-0.1 (-0.6, 0.5)2008 - 2012
Granville County4stable  above  128200.5 (184.9, 217.0)1.2-0.2 (-1.2, 0.7)2008 - 2012
Jones County4stable  above  31220.2 (186.4, 259.0)1.30.8 (-0.6, 2.2)2008 - 2012
Person County4stable  above  95195.4 (178.0, 214.2)1.1-0.3 (-1.3, 0.7)2008 - 2012
Richmond County4stable  above  116214.3 (197.0, 232.7)1.3-0.1 (-0.7, 0.5)2008 - 2012
Scotland County4stable  above  83202.2 (182.8, 223.1)1.2-0.4 (-1.4, 0.7)2008 - 2012
Surry County4stable  above  193198.6 (186.1, 211.7)1.20.1 (-0.4, 0.6)2008 - 2012
Swain County4stable  above  39219.8 (189.4, 253.9)1.30.2 (-0.8, 1.2)2008 - 2012
Tyrrell County4stable  above  14247.0 (192.4, 313.9)1.40.5 (-2.1, 3.1)2008 - 2012
Beaufort County5falling  above  129194.7 (179.5, 210.9)1.1-0.8 (-1.5, -0.2)2008 - 2012
Carteret County5falling  above  188193.1 (180.7, 206.3)1.1-0.9 (-1.4, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Columbus County5falling  above  135192.7 (178.2, 208.1)1.1-1.0 (-1.5, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Cumberland County5falling  above  503192.0 (184.4, 199.8)1.1-1.2 (-1.6, -0.9)2008 - 2012
Currituck County5falling  above  49197.1 (172.4, 224.3)1.2-1.7 (-2.7, -0.6)2008 - 2012
Edgecombe County5falling  above  133198.8 (183.7, 214.9)1.2-1.9 (-2.5, -1.3)2008 - 2012
Gaston County5falling  above  443193.9 (185.8, 202.3)1.1-0.7 (-1.1, -0.4)2008 - 2012
Halifax County5falling  above  144201.4 (186.7, 216.9)1.2-0.7 (-1.2, -0.1)2008 - 2012
Hertford County5falling  above  61195.0 (173.5, 218.6)1.1-1.3 (-2.0, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Lenoir County5falling  above  149195.0 (181.0, 209.8)1.1-1.1 (-1.6, -0.6)2008 - 2012
Nash County5falling  above  211189.5 (178.1, 201.6)1.1-0.9 (-1.3, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Pasquotank County5falling  above  92203.5 (185.2, 223.2)1.2-0.6 (-1.2, -0.1)2008 - 2012
Robeson County5falling  above  252195.6 (184.7, 206.9)1.1-1.1 (-1.7, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Rockingham County5falling  above  231192.6 (181.5, 204.3)1.1-1.5 (-2.1, -0.8)2008 - 2012
Rowan County5falling  above  308188.5 (179.1, 198.3)1.1-0.7 (-1.0, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Vance County5falling  above  101194.9 (178.0, 213.0)1.1-1.3 (-2.0, -0.6)2008 - 2012
Wayne County5falling  above  254193.6 (183.0, 204.7)1.1-1.0 (-1.5, -0.4)2008 - 2012
Wilson County5falling  above  191203.5 (190.6, 217.0)1.2-0.8 (-1.2, -0.3)2008 - 2012
Alexander County6stable  similar  79179.5 (161.8, 198.6)1.0-0.2 (-1.0, 0.5)2008 - 2012
Avery County6stable  similar  40165.0 (142.7, 190.3)1.0-0.8 (-1.9, 0.3)2008 - 2012
Cherokee County6stable  similar  82181.2 (163.4, 200.8)1.1-0.5 (-1.3, 0.2)2008 - 2012
Davie County6stable  similar  88161.7 (146.8, 177.8)0.9-0.6 (-1.4, 0.2)2008 - 2012
Gates County6stable  similar  27186.4 (155.8, 221.7)1.1-0.8 (-2.1, 0.4)2008 - 2012
Graham County6stable  similar  22173.7 (141.2, 212.1)1.0-1.3 (-2.7, 0.1)2008 - 2012
Greene County6stable  similar  42184.7 (160.2, 212.0)1.1-0.2 (-1.3, 0.9)2008 - 2012
Hyde County6stable  similar  15209.0 (164.2, 263.2)1.20.3 (-1.3, 1.8)2008 - 2012
Jackson County6stable  similar  77167.4 (150.7, 185.5)1.0-0.7 (-1.6, 0.2)2008 - 2012
Macon County6stable  similar  93164.4 (149.0, 181.2)1.0-0.6 (-1.4, 0.2)2008 - 2012
McDowell County6stable  similar  106182.4 (167.0, 198.9)1.1-0.0 (-0.7, 0.7)2008 - 2012
Sampson County6stable  similar  134183.7 (169.9, 198.4)1.1-0.6 (-1.2, 0.0)2008 - 2012
Wilkes County6stable  similar  170184.1 (171.8, 197.2)1.1-0.2 (-0.7, 0.3)2008 - 2012
Yadkin County6stable  similar  90184.6 (167.7, 202.8)1.1-0.4 (-1.0, 0.3)2008 - 2012
Yancey County6stable  similar  50185.6 (162.6, 211.3)1.10.7 (-0.3, 1.6)2008 - 2012
Watauga County7stable  below  74150.6 (135.4, 167.1)0.9-0.7 (-1.6, 0.1)2008 - 2012
Alamance County8falling  similar  324181.0 (172.2, 190.1)1.1-0.7 (-1.2, -0.3)2008 - 2012
Alleghany County8falling  similar  27159.2 (133.2, 189.8)0.9-3.0 (-4.6, -1.4)2008 - 2012
Anson County8falling  similar  57180.4 (159.9, 203.0)1.1-0.9 (-1.6, -0.1)2008 - 2012
Ashe County8falling  similar  71169.9 (152.2, 189.4)1.0-0.9 (-1.7, -0.1)2008 - 2012
Bertie County8falling  similar  51178.6 (157.2, 202.4)1.0-2.1 (-3.0, -1.1)2008 - 2012
Bladen County8falling  similar  77176.0 (158.5, 195.1)1.0-1.3 (-2.4, -0.1)2008 - 2012
Brunswick County8falling  similar  281170.4 (161.1, 180.3)1.0-1.5 (-1.9, -1.1)2008 - 2012
Buncombe County8falling  similar  513165.5 (159.1, 172.2)1.0-1.5 (-1.8, -1.1)2008 - 2012
Cabarrus County8falling  similar  296175.4 (166.4, 184.7)1.0-0.9 (-1.2, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Caswell County8falling  similar  59190.7 (169.0, 214.5)1.1-1.1 (-2.0, -0.1)2008 - 2012
Catawba County8falling  similar  323182.3 (173.4, 191.6)1.1-3.6 (-5.5, -1.6)2008 - 2012
Clay County8falling  similar  29157.2 (131.6, 187.5)0.9-1.5 (-2.5, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Craven County8falling  similar  230187.6 (176.8, 199.0)1.1-1.0 (-1.4, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Dare County8falling  similar  67162.1 (144.6, 181.4)0.9-1.3 (-2.4, -0.2)2008 - 2012
Davidson County8falling  similar  334176.6 (168.1, 185.4)1.0-0.5 (-1.0, -0.0)2008 - 2012
Duplin County8falling  similar  105158.9 (145.4, 173.2)0.9-2.3 (-2.9, -1.7)2008 - 2012
Durham County8falling  similar  422180.2 (172.4, 188.3)1.1-1.6 (-1.9, -1.4)2008 - 2012
Forsyth County8falling  similar  690182.1 (176.0, 188.4)1.1-0.8 (-1.0, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Franklin County8falling  similar  118183.4 (168.6, 199.2)1.1-0.9 (-1.5, -0.3)2008 - 2012
Guilford County8falling  similar  845166.4 (161.3, 171.5)1.0-1.6 (-1.8, -1.3)2008 - 2012
Harnett County8falling  similar  187184.9 (173.0, 197.3)1.1-1.3 (-1.9, -0.8)2008 - 2012
Haywood County8falling  similar  149162.0 (150.3, 174.5)0.9-0.9 (-1.4, -0.3)2008 - 2012
Henderson County8falling  similar  274154.7 (146.4, 163.5)0.9-1.4 (-1.9, -0.8)2008 - 2012
Hoke County8falling  similar  59182.7 (161.5, 205.7)1.1-1.6 (-2.7, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Iredell County8falling  similar  305181.7 (172.6, 191.2)1.1-0.8 (-1.3, -0.4)2008 - 2012
Johnston County8falling  similar  274182.1 (172.3, 192.3)1.1-1.7 (-2.3, -1.1)2008 - 2012
Lee County8falling  similar  114179.4 (164.8, 194.9)1.0-1.4 (-2.0, -0.8)2008 - 2012
Lincoln County8falling  similar  149173.5 (160.9, 186.8)1.0-1.0 (-1.5, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Madison County8falling  similar  47161.0 (140.7, 183.7)0.9-13.4 (-22.7, -3.1)2008 - 2012
Martin County8falling  similar  60178.0 (158.1, 199.9)1.0-4.4 (-6.1, -2.7)2008 - 2012
Mecklenburg County8falling  similar  1,199162.8 (158.6, 167.1)1.0-1.7 (-1.8, -1.5)2008 - 2012
Mitchell County8falling  similar  46186.9 (163.1, 213.8)1.1-0.9 (-1.6, -0.2)2008 - 2012
Moore County8falling  similar  234159.0 (149.7, 168.8)0.9-1.2 (-1.7, -0.8)2008 - 2012
New Hanover County8falling  similar  392172.0 (164.3, 179.9)1.0-1.6 (-2.0, -1.2)2008 - 2012
Northampton County8falling  similar  62190.5 (169.2, 214.0)1.1-1.1 (-2.0, -0.1)2008 - 2012
Onslow County8falling  similar  203181.5 (170.2, 193.2)1.1-1.5 (-1.9, -1.0)2008 - 2012
Orange County8falling  similar  177158.0 (147.4, 169.1)0.9-1.6 (-2.4, -0.8)2008 - 2012
Pamlico County8falling  similar  34157.9 (134.6, 185.0)0.9-2.2 (-3.2, -1.2)2008 - 2012
Pender County8falling  similar  116180.8 (166.1, 196.6)1.1-1.0 (-1.7, -0.3)2008 - 2012
Perquimans County8falling  similar  35173.1 (147.7, 202.1)1.0-1.5 (-2.4, -0.6)2008 - 2012
Pitt County8falling  similar  258178.2 (168.4, 188.3)1.0-1.5 (-1.9, -1.1)2008 - 2012
Polk County8falling  similar  61162.8 (144.0, 184.0)1.0-1.2 (-1.9, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Randolph County8falling  similar  297182.8 (173.5, 192.5)1.1-0.5 (-1.0, -0.1)2008 - 2012
Rutherford County8falling  similar  167183.6 (171.1, 196.8)1.1-7.0 (-13.0, -0.6)2008 - 2012
Stanly County8falling  similar  139185.2 (171.6, 199.7)1.1-0.8 (-1.5, -0.2)2008 - 2012
Stokes County8falling  similar  110182.0 (166.9, 198.3)1.1-0.9 (-1.6, -0.2)2008 - 2012
Union County8falling  similar  264160.2 (151.3, 169.4)0.9-1.5 (-2.1, -0.9)2008 - 2012
Wake County8falling  similar  1,090157.2 (152.9, 161.6)0.9-1.5 (-1.7, -1.3)2008 - 2012
Warren County8falling  similar  52167.7 (147.4, 190.5)1.0-1.7 (-2.9, -0.5)2008 - 2012
Camden County9falling  below  14132.0 (102.7, 167.3)0.8-5.6 (-7.9, -3.2)2008 - 2012
Chatham County9falling  below  142148.2 (137.4, 159.8)0.9-1.6 (-2.3, -1.0)2008 - 2012
Montgomery County9falling  below  50143.9 (126.3, 163.5)0.8-2.1 (-3.1, -1.2)2008 - 2012
Transylvania County9falling  below  82130.8 (117.9, 145.0)0.8-2.4 (-3.3, -1.5)2008 - 2012
Washington County9falling  below  28145.7 (122.3, 173.0)0.9-2.6 (-4.1, -1.1)2008 - 2012
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/28/2015 8:16 pm.
Trend2
     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.
Rate Comparison
     Above     when 95% confident the rate is above and Rate Ratio3 > 1.10
     Similar     when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.
     Below     when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio3 < 0.90
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
1 Priority indices were created by ordering from rates that are rising and above the comparison rate to rates that are falling and below the comparison rate.
2 Recent trend in death rates is Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) 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.
3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate.

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.

Note: When the population size for a denominator is small, the rates may be unstable. A rate is unstable when a small change in the numerator (e.g., only one or two additional cases) has a dramatic effect on the calculated rate. Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.

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