## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

**Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2011**

North Carolina Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

North Carolina Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

**United States**

- The priority index is -
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is - the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 569,473
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 173.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.6 to 174.0
- The rate ratio is -
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**North Carolina**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 17,758
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 179.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.3 to 180.7
- The rate ratio is 1.032735851
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Caldwell County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 196
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 198.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.7 to 211.1
- The rate ratio is 1.139762758
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Chowan County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 47
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 211.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.6 to 241.0
- The rate ratio is 1.215123807
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Cleveland County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 224
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 193.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.2 to 205.4
- The rate ratio is 1.113641341
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Granville County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 134
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 213.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.6 to 231.0
- The rate ratio is 1.230249508
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Hyde County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 16
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 228.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.6 to 285.0
- The rate ratio is 1.312369736
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 1.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Person County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 94
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 198.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.1 to 218.0
- The rate ratio is 1.144491981
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Richmond County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 119
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 223.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 205.4 to 242.1
- The rate ratio is 1.283934441
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Rutherford County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 178
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 199.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.7 to 213.6
- The rate ratio is 1.149497201
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -11.6 to 2.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Scotland County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 86
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 212.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 192.8 to 234.4
- The rate ratio is 1.224631276
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Surry County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 191
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 199.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.3 to 213.1
- The rate ratio is 1.150064195
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.4 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Swain County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 36
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 207.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.9 to 241.3
- The rate ratio is 1.195045686
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Tyrrell County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 13
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 237.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.0 to 303.4
- The rate ratio is 1.363852017
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 3.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Carteret County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 186
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 195.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.1 to 209.1
- The rate ratio is 1.126363944
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Columbus County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 134
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 197.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.9 to 213.8
- The rate ratio is 1.138368136
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Cumberland County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 494
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 194.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.9 to 202.7
- The rate ratio is 1.120034983
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Currituck County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 49
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 204.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.1 to 233.1
- The rate ratio is 1.178230736
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Edgecombe County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 132
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 201.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.2 to 217.8
- The rate ratio is 1.159603346
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Gaston County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 439
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 195.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.4 to 204.1
- The rate ratio is 1.125569561
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Halifax County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 147
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 209.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 194.7 to 225.8
- The rate ratio is 1.207166884
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Hertford County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 67
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 218.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.5 to 243.6
- The rate ratio is 1.257297710
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Hoke County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 63
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 207.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.0 to 232.4
- The rate ratio is 1.192744805
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lenoir County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 152
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 203.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 189.5 to 219.1
- The rate ratio is 1.173091839
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Nash County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 211
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 194.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.4 to 206.4
- The rate ratio is 1.116723180
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Pasquotank County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 90
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 202.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.3 to 222.6
- The rate ratio is 1.166592504
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Robeson County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 246
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 194.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.8 to 206.2
- The rate ratio is 1.120640601
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Rockingham County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 231
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 195.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.9 to 206.9
- The rate ratio is 1.122811044
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Vance County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 98
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 193.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.9 to 212.1
- The rate ratio is 1.115448047
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Wayne County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 250
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 195.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.6 to 206.6
- The rate ratio is 1.124179024
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Wilson County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 190
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 208.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 195.3 to 222.3
- The rate ratio is 1.199351929
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Alexander County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 74
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 174.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.0 to 193.9
- The rate ratio is 1.005231269
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Avery County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 41
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 170.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.7 to 196.5
- The rate ratio is 0.982015438
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Bladen County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 78
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 183.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.7 to 203.6
- The rate ratio is 1.058085414
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Burke County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 217
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 190.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.1 to 202.3
- The rate ratio is 1.095672404
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Cherokee County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 78
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 179.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.0 to 198.8
- The rate ratio is 1.030037719
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Dare County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 70
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 174.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.1 to 194.7
- The rate ratio is 1.004466647
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Davidson County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 333
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 180.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.4 to 189.1
- The rate ratio is 1.036244024
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Davie County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 88
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 165.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.2 to 182.0
- The rate ratio is 0.952285849
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Gates County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 29
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 202.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.9 to 239.2
- The rate ratio is 1.163749802
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Greene County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 41
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 187.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.8 to 215.5
- The rate ratio is 1.080241160
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Jackson County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 77
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 169.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.7 to 188.1
- The rate ratio is 0.976298106
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Jones County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 28
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 200.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.0 to 237.8
- The rate ratio is 1.153172482
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 2.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lee County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 113
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 182.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.1 to 197.8
- The rate ratio is 1.046977871
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 3.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.8 to 14.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Macon County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 96
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 173.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.6 to 190.6
- The rate ratio is 0.997618202
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**McDowell County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 107
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 186.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.2 to 203.8
- The rate ratio is 1.075692083
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Sampson County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 135
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 189.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.3 to 204.5
- The rate ratio is 1.090172893
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Wilkes County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 165
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 184.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.2 to 198.1
- The rate ratio is 1.063261687
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Yadkin County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 90
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 190.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.7 to 208.8
- The rate ratio is 1.093750702
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Yancey County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 50
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 188.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.2 to 214.4
- The rate ratio is 1.084058773
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.4 to 1.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Watauga County**

- The priority index is 7
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 74
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 154.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.1 to 171.8
- The rate ratio is 0.890792002
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Alamance County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 315
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 180.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.3 to 189.4
- The rate ratio is 1.036782557
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Alleghany County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 28
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 161.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.3 to 192.2
- The rate ratio is 0.929518149
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.5 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Anson County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 59
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 186.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.1 to 209.0
- The rate ratio is 1.070586131
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Ashe County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 66
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 161.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.1 to 180.4
- The rate ratio is 0.928486049
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Beaufort County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 122
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 188.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.1 to 204.1
- The rate ratio is 1.082279132
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Bertie County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 52
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 184.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.3 to 208.4
- The rate ratio is 1.059683090
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Brunswick County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 265
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 169.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.9 to 179.5
- The rate ratio is 0.975251070
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Buncombe County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 514
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 169.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.1 to 176.6
- The rate ratio is 0.976729729
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Cabarrus County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 293
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 180.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.9 to 189.7
- The rate ratio is 1.036331446
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Camden County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 16
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 155.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.8 to 195.0
- The rate ratio is 0.896106227
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -5.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.0 to -2.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Caswell County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 53
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 176.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.6 to 199.8
- The rate ratio is 1.016195852
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Catawba County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 325
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 188.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.1 to 197.7
- The rate ratio is 1.083215535
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.8 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Clay County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 30
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 165.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.6 to 196.7
- The rate ratio is 0.951290913
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Craven County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 227
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 191.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.9 to 202.6
- The rate ratio is 1.099060853
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Duplin County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 104
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 161.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.7 to 176.1
- The rate ratio is 0.929035392
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Durham County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 415
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 184.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.4 to 192.7
- The rate ratio is 1.060954714
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Forsyth County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 688
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 186.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.8 to 192.4
- The rate ratio is 1.070557013
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Franklin County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 118
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 191.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.6 to 207.4
- The rate ratio is 1.098959524
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Graham County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 21
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 166.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.0 to 204.2
- The rate ratio is 0.958949237
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Guilford County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 830
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 167.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.6 to 173.0
- The rate ratio is 0.965211315
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Harnett County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 179
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 182.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.7 to 195.2
- The rate ratio is 1.051150924
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Haywood County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 152
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 168.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.2 to 181.0
- The rate ratio is 0.968091833
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Henderson County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 276
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 160.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.6 to 169.2
- The rate ratio is 0.921600133
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Iredell County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 300
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 184.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.8 to 193.8
- The rate ratio is 1.059351306
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Johnston County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 265
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 184.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.1 to 194.7
- The rate ratio is 1.060077201
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Lincoln County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 146
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 174.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.9 to 188.3
- The rate ratio is 1.005190332
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Madison County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 51
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 177.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.0 to 201.4
- The rate ratio is 1.021013948
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -14.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -24.3 to -2.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Martin County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 60
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 181.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.1 to 203.7
- The rate ratio is 1.043644803
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -5.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -7.6 to -3.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Mecklenburg County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 1,192
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 168.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.9 to 172.7
- The rate ratio is 0.968191046
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Mitchell County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 45
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 186.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.8 to 213.7
- The rate ratio is 1.074137283
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Moore County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 237
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 163.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.4 to 173.9
- The rate ratio is 0.943215695
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**New Hanover County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 391
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 177.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.3 to 185.3
- The rate ratio is 1.019351874
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Northampton County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 62
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 190.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.3 to 213.8
- The rate ratio is 1.095936450
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Onslow County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 201
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 184.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.1 to 196.7
- The rate ratio is 1.062676172
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Orange County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 180
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 163.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.8 to 175.0
- The rate ratio is 0.941527588
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Pamlico County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 35
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 169.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.2 to 197.5
- The rate ratio is 0.972255198
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Pender County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 112
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 180.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.7 to 196.7
- The rate ratio is 1.039761965
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Perquimans County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 37
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 187.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.3 to 218.0
- The rate ratio is 1.077346326
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Pitt County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 250
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 178.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.0 to 189.3
- The rate ratio is 1.029700721
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Polk County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 61
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 163.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.1 to 185.0
- The rate ratio is 0.943142896
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Randolph County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 292
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 183.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.2 to 193.4
- The rate ratio is 1.056474591
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Rowan County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 302
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 187.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.4 to 197.7
- The rate ratio is 1.080927363
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Stanly County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 135
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 182.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.7 to 196.9
- The rate ratio is 1.049338610
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Stokes County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 106
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 179.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.3 to 195.8
- The rate ratio is 1.032909129
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Union County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 250
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 158.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.9 to 168.3
- The rate ratio is 0.914216686
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Wake County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 1,053
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 159.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.1 to 164.1
- The rate ratio is 0.918197401
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Warren County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 56
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 184.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.2 to 208.6
- The rate ratio is 1.062756577
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Washington County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 29
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 152.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 128.7 to 180.7
- The rate ratio is 0.879186862
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.2 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Chatham County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 135
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 148.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.0 to 160.1
- The rate ratio is 0.852575460
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Montgomery County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 48
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 141.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.2 to 161.5
- The rate ratio is 0.816641690
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Transylvania County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2007-2011) is 84
- The annual death rate (2007-2011) is 138.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.3 to 153.4
- The rate ratio is 0.797848984
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2007 - 2011

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2014 12:48 pm.

Trend

Rate Comparison

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.^{2}**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 Ratio^{3}> 1.10**Similar**when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.**Below**when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio^{3}< 0.90** 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, 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.

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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