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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

Breast
All Races, Female
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  -40,73622.6 (22.5, 22.7)--1.9 (-2.0, -1.8)2006 - 2010
North Carolina8falling  similar  1,26023.1 (22.5, 23.7)1.020071926-1.7 (-2.0, -1.5)2006 - 2010
Cumberland County4stable  above  4027.5 (23.8, 31.6)1.216712907-0.5 (-1.6, 0.6)2006 - 2010
Edgecombe County4stable  above  1233.2 (25.1, 43.0)1.465093459-1.0 (-2.7, 0.8)2006 - 2010
Halifax County4stable  above  1436.6 (28.2, 46.9)1.615780581-0.7 (-2.6, 1.2)2006 - 2010
Wilson County4stable  above  1733.9 (27.0, 42.2)1.499677859-0.1 (-2.0, 1.8)2006 - 2010
Alexander County6stable  similar  520.5 (13.1, 30.9)0.905400379-1.5 (-5.4, 2.6)2006 - 2010
Anson County6stable  similar  528.3 (17.8, 43.2)1.249901897-1.9 (-5.1, 1.4)2006 - 2010
Beaufort County6stable  similar  822.2 (15.6, 31.0)0.981914427-2.3 (-4.7, 0.1)2006 - 2010
Bertie County6stable  similar  425.1 (15.5, 39.6)1.110225612-1.0 (-5.1, 3.3)2006 - 2010
Bladen County6stable  similar  624.6 (16.4, 35.9)1.087465301-1.9 (-4.6, 1.0)2006 - 2010
Brunswick County6stable  similar  1520.8 (16.1, 26.5)0.918669482-1.8 (-3.5, 0.1)2006 - 2010
Burke County6stable  similar  1625.2 (19.8, 31.6)1.111473087-0.1 (-1.8, 1.6)2006 - 2010
Cabarrus County6stable  similar  2123.1 (18.9, 28.1)1.021417675-0.6 (-2.1, 0.8)2006 - 2010
Caldwell County6stable  similar  1221.8 (16.5, 28.3)0.963416553-0.7 (-2.5, 1.0)2006 - 2010
Catawba County6stable  similar  2424.4 (20.2, 29.3)1.077735728-1.3 (-2.8, 0.2)2006 - 2010
Cherokee County6stable  similar  731.8 (22.0, 45.3)1.4029880501.7 (-1.2, 4.7)2006 - 2010
Columbus County6stable  similar  1026.8 (19.7, 35.8)1.184795201-1.4 (-3.8, 1.1)2006 - 2010
Dare County6stable  similar  521.9 (14.0, 33.0)0.965527303-1.6 (-4.2, 1.1)2006 - 2010
Davidson County6stable  similar  2322.9 (18.8, 27.6)1.010304139-0.7 (-2.3, 0.9)2006 - 2010
Franklin County6stable  similar  823.6 (16.8, 32.3)1.040962585-2.0 (-4.6, 0.6)2006 - 2010
Granville County6stable  similar  927.8 (20.1, 37.5)1.227448455-1.9 (-4.6, 0.8)2006 - 2010
Harnett County6stable  similar  1322.8 (17.5, 29.1)1.005050858-1.7 (-3.8, 0.4)2006 - 2010
Haywood County6stable  similar  1223.6 (17.9, 31.0)1.043590648-2.0 (-4.6, 0.6)2006 - 2010
Hertford County6stable  similar  633.0 (21.7, 48.7)1.4580496360.4 (-3.2, 4.1)2006 - 2010
Hoke County6stable  similar  422.0 (13.3, 34.1)0.971951284-2.8 (-5.6, 0.2)2006 - 2010
Iredell County6stable  similar  2224.4 (20.0, 29.5)1.077500405-0.7 (-2.5, 1.0)2006 - 2010
Macon County6stable  similar  829.4 (20.1, 42.0)1.29829742720.7 (-7.7, 57.9)2006 - 2010
Martin County6stable  similar  424.6 (14.9, 38.8)1.088234749-0.6 (-3.7, 2.6)2006 - 2010
McDowell County6stable  similar  825.3 (17.8, 35.2)1.116962752-0.8 (-4.2, 2.7)2006 - 2010
Northampton County6stable  similar  525.8 (16.6, 39.5)1.140000097-2.5 (-5.9, 1.1)2006 - 2010
Onslow County6stable  similar  1422.3 (17.3, 28.2)0.985041302-1.4 (-3.2, 0.4)2006 - 2010
Orange County6stable  similar  1625.6 (20.2, 32.0)1.130410821-1.4 (-3.4, 0.7)2006 - 2010
Pasquotank County6stable  similar  729.9 (21.0, 41.5)1.3209674180.7 (-1.6, 3.1)2006 - 2010
Pender County6stable  similar  722.7 (15.9, 31.8)1.004307969-2.6 (-5.2, 0.1)2006 - 2010
Pitt County6stable  similar  1822.6 (18.2, 27.9)1.000147069-1.4 (-3.3, 0.6)2006 - 2010
Robeson County6stable  similar  2028.1 (22.7, 34.3)1.2400330480.2 (-1.1, 1.6)2006 - 2010
Rockingham County6stable  similar  1826.7 (21.4, 33.2)1.180831956-1.5 (-3.4, 0.3)2006 - 2010
Rutherford County6stable  similar  1123.2 (17.4, 30.5)1.025066573-0.3 (-2.1, 1.6)2006 - 2010
Sampson County6stable  similar  923.7 (17.3, 31.8)1.046856188-2.3 (-4.8, 0.3)2006 - 2010
Scotland County6stable  similar  523.1 (15.1, 34.2)1.021101003-1.4 (-4.8, 2.1)2006 - 2010
Stanly County6stable  similar  820.4 (14.6, 28.0)0.902995275-0.9 (-3.4, 1.7)2006 - 2010
Stokes County6stable  similar  618.8 (12.5, 27.4)0.828796013-0.4 (-3.8, 3.0)2006 - 2010
Surry County6stable  similar  1323.6 (18.0, 30.5)1.042313293-0.4 (-3.1, 2.3)2006 - 2010
Watauga County6stable  similar  417.1 (10.2, 27.0)0.754056289-0.7 (-4.3, 3.2)2006 - 2010
Wayne County6stable  similar  1825.4 (20.4, 31.3)1.121272129-1.5 (-3.6, 0.6)2006 - 2010
Yadkin County6stable  similar  623.3 (15.8, 33.6)1.0299346647.0 (-4.5, 20.0)2006 - 2010
Yancey County6stable  similar  324.3 (13.9, 40.7)1.071668830-2.3 (-5.9, 1.5)2006 - 2010
Alamance County8falling  similar  2121.0 (17.1, 25.6)0.927738401-2.1 (-3.6, -0.5)2006 - 2010
Buncombe County8falling  similar  4024.1 (20.8, 27.8)1.063039137-2.5 (-3.9, -1.0)2006 - 2010
Carteret County8falling  similar  1020.1 (14.7, 27.2)0.888889828-3.3 (-5.3, -1.3)2006 - 2010
Cleveland County8falling  similar  1320.7 (16.0, 26.6)0.916542097-4.2 (-7.3, -1.1)2006 - 2010
Craven County8falling  similar  1320.7 (15.9, 26.5)0.913506519-1.9 (-3.7, -0.0)2006 - 2010
Duplin County8falling  similar  821.4 (15.1, 29.6)0.944700821-2.8 (-4.4, -1.2)2006 - 2010
Durham County8falling  similar  3426.3 (22.4, 30.6)1.161138370-2.0 (-3.3, -0.7)2006 - 2010
Forsyth County8falling  similar  5024.1 (21.2, 27.4)1.065129524-1.6 (-2.5, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Gaston County8falling  similar  2923.1 (19.5, 27.2)1.019186046-1.9 (-3.3, -0.5)2006 - 2010
Guilford County8falling  similar  6322.5 (20.0, 25.2)0.993763518-1.9 (-3.0, -0.7)2006 - 2010
Johnston County8falling  similar  1721.0 (16.8, 26.0)0.929826894-2.5 (-4.4, -0.7)2006 - 2010
Lenoir County8falling  similar  1022.8 (16.8, 30.5)1.007516474-2.7 (-4.8, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Lincoln County8falling  similar  817.7 (12.6, 24.4)0.784032077-3.4 (-5.8, -0.9)2006 - 2010
Mecklenburg County8falling  similar  9723.3 (21.2, 25.5)1.029000396-1.6 (-2.5, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Moore County8falling  similar  1621.3 (16.7, 27.1)0.942939867-2.7 (-4.6, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Nash County8falling  similar  1627.3 (21.5, 34.1)1.204676797-1.6 (-3.0, -0.3)2006 - 2010
New Hanover County8falling  similar  2419.7 (16.2, 23.7)0.868743474-2.7 (-4.5, -0.9)2006 - 2010
Person County8falling  similar  624.6 (16.7, 35.2)1.085277833-3.9 (-6.6, -1.2)2006 - 2010
Randolph County8falling  similar  1922.5 (18.2, 27.6)0.993593363-1.5 (-2.9, -0.1)2006 - 2010
Richmond County8falling  similar  723.5 (16.3, 33.1)1.039852270-2.9 (-4.7, -1.1)2006 - 2010
Rowan County8falling  similar  1820.4 (16.3, 25.2)0.899692805-2.4 (-4.2, -0.5)2006 - 2010
Vance County8falling  similar  517.8 (11.4, 26.7)0.787461298-2.8 (-5.3, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Wake County8falling  similar  8822.7 (20.6, 25.0)1.002616108-2.0 (-3.2, -0.8)2006 - 2010
Chatham County9falling  below  816.0 (11.2, 22.4)0.705894516-4.5 (-7.0, -1.9)2006 - 2010
Henderson County9falling  below  1618.3 (14.3, 23.2)0.807137474-2.8 (-5.2, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Polk County9falling  below  415.2 (8.7, 27.0)0.670321630-4.0 (-6.5, -1.5)2006 - 2010
Transylvania County9falling  below  412.1 (7.3, 20.1)0.533672934-4.0 (-7.7, -0.2)2006 - 2010
Union County9falling  below  1617.5 (13.8, 21.9)0.774538560-2.8 (-5.0, -0.6)2006 - 2010
Wilkes County9falling  below  612.6 (8.4, 18.3)0.555780598-3.2 (-6.1, -0.3)2006 - 2010
Alleghany County
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Ashe County
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similar  416.9 (10.3, 27.5)0.748443684
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Avery County
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similar  429.4 (17.1, 48.4)1.297200514
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Camden County
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Caswell County
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Chowan County
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similar  330.3 (17.2, 50.6)1.337278706
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Clay County
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Currituck County
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Davie County
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similar  621.8 (14.8, 31.3)0.962685465
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Gates County
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Graham County
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Greene County
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Hyde County
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Jackson County
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similar  627.0 (18.0, 39.1)1.192381717
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Jones County
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Lee County
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similar  721.0 (14.6, 29.2)0.925818214
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Madison County
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Mitchell County
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similar  428.0 (16.2, 46.6)1.236555543
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Montgomery County
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similar  419.2 (11.3, 31.1)0.849687324
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Pamlico County
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Swain County
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Tyrrell County
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Warren County
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Washington County
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Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/24/2014 1:53 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. 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.

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).