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 03/10/2014 12:06 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
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.