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 Rate/Trend Comparison by State/County
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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
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
2006-2010

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Annual
Death
Rate
2006-2010

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  -566,112176.4 (176.2, 176.6)--1.5 (-1.7, -1.4)2006 - 2010
North Carolina8falling  similar  17,564182.8 (181.6, 184.0)1.036064912-1.5 (-1.8, -1.2)2006 - 2010
Caldwell County4stable  above  199204.7 (192.0, 218.1)1.160286184-0.3 (-0.9, 0.2)2006 - 2010
Chowan County4stable  above  45208.4 (181.8, 238.3)1.1812398380.1 (-1.0, 1.1)2006 - 2010
Gates County4stable  above  30223.1 (188.6, 262.3)1.264454090-0.1 (-1.3, 1.1)2006 - 2010
Granville County4stable  above  139229.3 (212.2, 247.3)1.2994129960.2 (-0.9, 1.3)2006 - 2010
Halifax County4stable  above  149216.5 (201.1, 232.9)1.227280076-0.5 (-1.1, 0.1)2006 - 2010
Hoke County4stable  above  59204.6 (181.1, 230.0)1.159468539-1.3 (-2.5, 0.0)2006 - 2010
Person County4stable  above  97208.1 (189.8, 227.8)1.179581091-0.2 (-1.3, 1.0)2006 - 2010
Richmond County4stable  above  119224.8 (207.0, 243.8)1.2741591710.0 (-0.7, 0.7)2006 - 2010
Rutherford County4stable  above  181205.2 (191.9, 219.3)1.163204973-4.3 (-13.4, 5.7)2006 - 2010
Sampson County4stable  above  142202.9 (188.1, 218.6)1.149889788-0.3 (-0.9, 0.4)2006 - 2010
Scotland County4stable  above  93235.7 (214.4, 258.5)1.3358307870.2 (-0.8, 1.3)2006 - 2010
Surry County4stable  above  188200.3 (187.6, 213.7)1.1351560700.1 (-0.4, 0.7)2006 - 2010
Swain County4stable  above  35208.9 (178.5, 243.2)1.183918417-0.4 (-1.5, 0.7)2006 - 2010
Wilson County4stable  above  191214.9 (201.3, 229.1)1.2179540901.5 (-0.5, 3.6)2006 - 2010
Yadkin County4stable  above  91195.3 (177.6, 214.4)1.106808804-0.1 (-0.8, 0.7)2006 - 2010
Bertie County5falling  above  57207.8 (184.2, 233.9)1.177996982-1.7 (-2.8, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Carteret County5falling  above  187200.5 (187.6, 214.1)1.136077769-0.8 (-1.2, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Catawba County5falling  above  329195.5 (186.1, 205.3)1.108191290-0.7 (-1.0, -0.4)2006 - 2010
Columbus County5falling  above  133205.1 (189.5, 221.6)1.162293781-0.9 (-1.5, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Cumberland County5falling  above  487197.7 (189.8, 206.0)1.120693271-1.3 (-1.7, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Edgecombe County5falling  above  129201.3 (185.9, 217.7)1.140753914-2.0 (-2.7, -1.3)2006 - 2010
Gaston County5falling  above  435198.4 (190.1, 207.0)1.124495865-0.7 (-1.1, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Hertford County5falling  above  67220.0 (196.9, 245.3)1.246866200-1.0 (-1.8, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Lenoir County5falling  above  157214.1 (199.2, 229.8)1.213335848-0.7 (-1.2, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Nash County5falling  above  206196.2 (184.3, 208.7)1.112007570-0.9 (-1.4, -0.4)2006 - 2010
Pasquotank County5falling  above  88202.4 (183.8, 222.4)1.147081278-0.8 (-1.4, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Rockingham County5falling  above  236202.5 (191.0, 214.5)1.147563356-1.4 (-2.3, -0.5)2006 - 2010
Vance County5falling  above  98198.5 (181.1, 217.1)1.124798588-1.3 (-2.1, -0.5)2006 - 2010
Wayne County5falling  above  242195.1 (184.2, 206.5)1.105816057-1.1 (-1.8, -0.5)2006 - 2010
Alexander County6stable  similar  77185.0 (166.7, 205.0)1.048774622-0.5 (-1.4, 0.3)2006 - 2010
Avery County6stable  similar  43183.0 (159.1, 209.8)1.037066514-0.3 (-1.4, 0.9)2006 - 2010
Bladen County6stable  similar  77187.4 (168.8, 207.6)1.062154268-0.8 (-2.1, 0.5)2006 - 2010
Burke County6stable  similar  209187.5 (176.2, 199.4)1.062752939-0.3 (-0.8, 0.2)2006 - 2010
Camden County6stable  similar  16161.3 (127.3, 201.6)0.913992953-15.4 (-32.6, 6.1)2006 - 2010
Cherokee County6stable  similar  76179.7 (161.6, 199.7)1.018669610-0.5 (-1.4, 0.5)2006 - 2010
Cleveland County6stable  similar  220194.1 (182.7, 206.0)1.099986344-0.1 (-0.8, 0.6)2006 - 2010
Dare County6stable  similar  68174.2 (155.6, 194.6)0.987402025-0.9 (-2.1, 0.3)2006 - 2010
Davidson County6stable  similar  337187.4 (178.5, 196.7)1.062154469-0.4 (-1.0, 0.2)2006 - 2010
Davie County6stable  similar  87170.2 (154.4, 187.2)0.964416213-0.6 (-1.6, 0.4)2006 - 2010
Franklin County6stable  similar  113189.6 (174.0, 206.2)1.074522670-0.7 (-1.4, 0.0)2006 - 2010
Graham County6stable  similar  22177.0 (144.5, 215.4)1.003343288-1.3 (-2.8, 0.2)2006 - 2010
Greene County6stable  similar  39183.8 (158.9, 211.6)1.041910996-0.2 (-1.5, 1.2)2006 - 2010
Hyde County6stable  similar  15203.9 (159.7, 257.6)1.155557844-0.2 (-2.1, 1.8)2006 - 2010
Jackson County6stable  similar  77177.0 (159.3, 196.1)1.003044001-0.4 (-1.4, 0.6)2006 - 2010
Jones County6stable  similar  25183.2 (152.3, 219.2)1.0384704390.3 (-1.4, 2.1)2006 - 2010
Macon County6stable  similar  93169.5 (153.9, 186.6)0.960760188-0.5 (-1.4, 0.4)2006 - 2010
Madison County6stable  similar  54192.9 (170.2, 218.1)1.093299142-8.4 (-21.6, 7.0)2006 - 2010
McDowell County6stable  similar  108192.9 (176.8, 210.1)1.0932220650.1 (-0.8, 0.9)2006 - 2010
Mitchell County6stable  similar  48197.1 (172.5, 224.7)1.116853088-0.8 (-1.6, 0.0)2006 - 2010
Randolph County6stable  similar  295189.6 (179.9, 199.6)1.074319260-0.3 (-0.8, 0.1)2006 - 2010
Tyrrell County6stable  similar  13228.2 (175.0, 293.7)1.2931383741.5 (-1.4, 4.4)2006 - 2010
Watauga County6stable  similar  75160.9 (144.8, 178.4)0.912036628-0.6 (-1.5, 0.4)2006 - 2010
Wilkes County6stable  similar  157181.1 (168.5, 194.5)1.026422051-0.2 (-0.8, 0.4)2006 - 2010
Yancey County6stable  similar  50190.6 (167.3, 216.5)1.0800221490.7 (-0.5, 1.8)2006 - 2010
Alamance County8falling  similar  317185.0 (176.0, 194.4)1.048558737-0.7 (-1.2, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Alleghany County8falling  similar  27155.4 (130.1, 185.0)0.880633417-3.1 (-5.0, -1.2)2006 - 2010
Anson County8falling  similar  57183.5 (162.6, 206.5)1.040196550-1.1 (-2.0, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Ashe County8falling  similar  66165.8 (148.0, 185.3)0.939422524-1.1 (-2.0, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Beaufort County8falling  similar  122192.5 (177.3, 208.8)1.091038647-0.9 (-1.7, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Brunswick County8falling  similar  250169.9 (160.0, 180.2)0.962644366-1.7 (-2.1, -1.2)2006 - 2010
Buncombe County8falling  similar  516174.3 (167.6, 181.2)0.987809236-1.3 (-1.7, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Cabarrus County8falling  similar  287182.6 (173.2, 192.4)1.035046308-0.7 (-1.1, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Caswell County8falling  similar  54182.6 (161.0, 206.4)1.034626394-1.3 (-2.3, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Clay County8falling  similar  29165.8 (139.0, 197.4)0.939718888-1.2 (-2.4, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Craven County8falling  similar  221191.6 (180.3, 203.4)1.085792017-0.9 (-1.5, -0.4)2006 - 2010
Currituck County8falling  similar  46196.1 (170.8, 224.1)1.111374104-2.0 (-3.1, -0.9)2006 - 2010
Duplin County8falling  similar  105167.6 (153.5, 182.8)0.950171164-2.2 (-2.9, -1.5)2006 - 2010
Durham County8falling  similar  403185.1 (176.9, 193.5)1.048972778-1.7 (-2.0, -1.4)2006 - 2010
Forsyth County8falling  similar  677187.7 (181.4, 194.2)1.063945688-0.7 (-1.0, -0.4)2006 - 2010
Guilford County8falling  similar  821170.1 (164.9, 175.4)0.963942048-1.6 (-1.9, -1.3)2006 - 2010
Harnett County8falling  similar  182192.0 (179.6, 205.1)1.088446498-1.3 (-2.0, -0.7)2006 - 2010
Haywood County8falling  similar  153170.5 (158.4, 183.4)0.966514186-0.7 (-1.3, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Henderson County8falling  similar  274162.2 (153.5, 171.4)0.919433581-1.3 (-2.0, -0.7)2006 - 2010
Iredell County8falling  similar  294185.9 (176.4, 195.8)1.053662248-0.7 (-1.3, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Johnston County8falling  similar  256185.1 (174.8, 195.8)1.048904730-1.8 (-2.6, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Lee County8falling  similar  106175.8 (161.1, 191.6)0.996627170-1.6 (-2.2, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Lincoln County8falling  similar  144178.4 (165.3, 192.4)1.011329536-0.9 (-1.5, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Martin County8falling  similar  62190.6 (169.7, 213.6)1.080376722-5.4 (-8.1, -2.7)2006 - 2010
Mecklenburg County8falling  similar  1,171172.2 (167.7, 176.8)0.975863426-1.6 (-1.7, -1.4)2006 - 2010
Moore County8falling  similar  236167.4 (157.6, 177.6)0.948517691-1.1 (-1.7, -0.5)2006 - 2010
New Hanover County8falling  similar  386180.4 (172.3, 188.7)1.022230778-1.6 (-2.0, -1.1)2006 - 2010
Northampton County8falling  similar  59180.7 (160.3, 203.2)1.023982192-1.2 (-2.3, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Onslow County8falling  similar  200188.8 (176.9, 201.2)1.070115537-1.3 (-1.8, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Orange County8falling  similar  175162.7 (151.8, 174.2)0.922346168-1.4 (-2.3, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Pamlico County8falling  similar  36175.4 (150.2, 204.5)0.994322374-2.2 (-3.3, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Pender County8falling  similar  113189.1 (173.5, 205.7)1.071542166-0.8 (-1.7, -0.0)2006 - 2010
Perquimans County8falling  similar  37193.8 (166.0, 225.6)1.098485742-1.0 (-2.0, -0.0)2006 - 2010
Pitt County8falling  similar  241178.2 (168.1, 188.7)1.009984899-1.6 (-2.1, -1.1)2006 - 2010
Polk County8falling  similar  60166.1 (147.0, 187.6)0.941637090-1.0 (-1.8, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Robeson County8falling  similar  238194.1 (183.0, 205.7)1.099899896-1.3 (-2.0, -0.7)2006 - 2010
Rowan County8falling  similar  296188.0 (178.4, 197.9)1.065274879-0.9 (-1.2, -0.5)2006 - 2010
Stanly County8falling  similar  137188.5 (174.6, 203.4)1.068512924-0.9 (-1.7, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Stokes County8falling  similar  101177.2 (161.9, 193.7)1.004333925-3.8 (-6.3, -1.1)2006 - 2010
Union County8falling  similar  251167.7 (158.2, 177.6)0.950360131-1.3 (-2.0, -0.5)2006 - 2010
Wake County8falling  similar  1,014161.2 (156.7, 165.9)0.913701702-1.6 (-1.8, -1.4)2006 - 2010
Warren County8falling  similar  53179.9 (158.4, 203.8)1.019671238-1.4 (-2.8, -0.0)2006 - 2010
Washington County8falling  similar  31168.5 (142.6, 198.3)0.955053637-2.2 (-3.8, -0.5)2006 - 2010
Chatham County9falling  below  127147.2 (135.8, 159.3)0.834080665-1.8 (-2.6, -0.9)2006 - 2010
Montgomery County9falling  below  50151.4 (133.0, 171.8)0.858254116-2.0 (-3.2, -0.9)2006 - 2010
Transylvania County9falling  below  78133.9 (120.4, 148.8)0.758654284-2.4 (-3.4, -1.4)2006 - 2010
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/21/2014 10:03 am.
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. 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, 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.

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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