Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2009 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
Bladen County Edgecombe County Franklin County Granville County Madison County Person County Richmond County Rutherford County Scotland County Surry County Yadkin County
Priority 2: rising and similar
Avery County Wilkes County
Priority 3: rising and below
Priority 4: stable and above
Beaufort County Bertie County Caldwell County Carteret County Gates County Halifax County Hertford County Hoke County Hyde County Lenoir County McDowell County Onslow County Sampson County Tyrrell County Wayne County Wilson County
Priority 6: stable and similar
Alamance County Alexander County Anson County Ashe County Burke County Camden County Cherokee County Clay County Cleveland County Dare County Davidson County Davie County Graham County Greene County Haywood County Jackson County Jones County Lincoln County Macon County Mitchell County Montgomery County Northampton County Pamlico County Perquimans County Polk County Randolph County Stanly County Swain County Warren County Washington County Watauga County Yancey County
Priority 7: stable and below
Priority 5: falling and above
Chowan County Columbus County Cumberland County Harnett County Martin County Pasquotank County Robeson County Rockingham County Vance County
Priority 8: falling and similar
North Carolina Alleghany County Brunswick County Buncombe County Cabarrus County Caswell County Catawba County Craven County Currituck County Duplin County Durham County Forsyth County Gaston County Guilford County Henderson County Iredell County Johnston County Mecklenburg County Moore County Nash County New Hanover County Pender County Pitt County Rowan County Stokes County Union County Wake County
Priority 9: falling and below
Chatham County Lee County Orange County Transylvania County
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/19/2013 10:07 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
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 racial groups or 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 2010 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 US populations included with the data release have been adjusted for the population shifts due to hurricanes Katrina and Rita for 62 counties and parishes in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The 1969-2009 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.