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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

  Above US Rate Similar to US Rate Below US Rate  
Priority 1: rising and above

Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Caldwell County
Chowan County
Gates County
Granville County
Halifax County
Hoke County
Person County
Richmond County
Rutherford County
Sampson County
Scotland County
Surry County
Swain County
Wilson County
Yadkin County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Alexander County
Avery County
Bladen County
Burke County
Camden County
Cherokee County
Cleveland County
Dare County
Davidson County
Davie County
Franklin County
Graham County
Greene County
Hyde County
Jackson County
Jones County
Macon County
Madison County
McDowell County
Mitchell County
Randolph County
Tyrrell County
Watauga County
Wilkes County
Yancey County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Bertie County
Carteret County
Catawba County
Columbus County
Cumberland County
Edgecombe County
Gaston County
Hertford County
Lenoir County
Nash County
Pasquotank County
Rockingham County
Vance County
Wayne County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

North Carolina
Alamance County
Alleghany County
Anson County
Ashe County
Beaufort County
Brunswick County
Buncombe County
Cabarrus County
Caswell County
Clay County
Craven County
Currituck County
Duplin County
Durham County
Forsyth County
Guilford County
Harnett County
Haywood County
Henderson County
Iredell County
Johnston County
Lee County
Lincoln County
Martin County
Mecklenburg County
Moore County
New Hanover County
Northampton County
Onslow County
Orange County
Pamlico County
Pender County
Perquimans County
Pitt County
Polk County
Robeson County
Rowan County
Stanly County
Stokes County
Union County
Wake County
Warren County
Washington County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Chatham County
Montgomery County
Transylvania County 
  Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/21/2014 12:07 pm.
     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

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 1969-2011 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).
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