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Incidence Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Cancer Sites, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
Explanation of Column Headers

Incidence Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The incidence rate is based upon 100,000 people and is an annual rate (or average annual rate) based on the time period indicated. Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population.

Other Notes

  • Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
  • Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.


    Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

  • North Carolina6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 471.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 469.3 to 473.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 46,358.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 453.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.4 to 454.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,463,786 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lenoir County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 554.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 529.8 to 579.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 408.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Swain County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 542.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 493.6 to 596.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 93.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Scotland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 531.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 499.3 to 564.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 216.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Granville County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 527.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 502.4 to 554.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 334.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cabarrus County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 516.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 501.2 to 532.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 852.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Rowan County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 516.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 500.0 to 532.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 805.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Carteret County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 514.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 493.2 to 536.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 471.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Caswell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 511.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 475.5 to 550.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 154.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • McDowell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 510.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 483.4 to 537.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 283.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Beaufort County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 509.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 484.3 to 535.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 325.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Rockingham County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 505.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 487.1 to 524.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 589.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Guilford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 503.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 494.1 to 512.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 2,455.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Craven County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 502.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 483.7 to 521.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 578.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Yancey County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 499.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 459.8 to 541.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 127.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Forsyth County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 498.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 488.5 to 509.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,824.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Stanly County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 498.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 475.3 to 522.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 360.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greene County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 495.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 454.5 to 538.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 112.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Gaston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 492.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 479.5 to 506.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,098.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Alamance County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 489.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 474.1 to 504.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 822.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Moore County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 487.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 470.1 to 506.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 633.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Richmond County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 487.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 461.1 to 515.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 259.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clay County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 487.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 438.7 to 540.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 83.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Iredell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 486.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 471.6 to 502.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 800.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Surry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 486.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 466.2 to 507.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 446.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Randolph County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 485.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 470.4 to 501.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 764.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Henderson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 484.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 468.5 to 500.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 771.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Burke County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 483.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 465.1 to 502.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 533.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Vance County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 482.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 455.5 to 511.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 241.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jones County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 482.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 429.9 to 540.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 64.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wilson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 482.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 462.0 to 503.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 437.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Franklin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 480.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 456.3 to 506.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 297.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Davidson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 480.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 465.9 to 494.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 882.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Yadkin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 480.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 451.9 to 509.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 223.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Person County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 479.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 451.3 to 508.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 224.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lincoln County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 479.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 458.1 to 501.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 404.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Halifax County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 478.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 455.6 to 503.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 327.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cleveland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 478.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.3 to 496.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 554.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Buncombe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 475.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 463.9 to 486.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,371.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Onslow County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 475.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 456.9 to 493.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 554.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Rutherford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 474.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.8 to 495.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 416.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pasquotank County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 474.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 445.3 to 504.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 207.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Durham County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 473.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 460.8 to 486.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,084.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pender County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 471.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 446.8 to 497.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 287.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 470.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 446.5 to 495.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 288.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wayne County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 470.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 453.7 to 487.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 600.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Martin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 469.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.7 to 504.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 153.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Washington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 468.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 422.9 to 517.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 83.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dare County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 467.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 437.4 to 498.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 195.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Johnston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 467.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 451.3 to 483.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 699.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cherokee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 465.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 434.5 to 497.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 193.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wake County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 464.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 457.3 to 472.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3,252.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Davie County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 464.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 437.7 to 492.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 236.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Nash County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 463.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 445.5 to 482.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 499.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pitt County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 463.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 447.5 to 479.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 657.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Macon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 462.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.0 to 490.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 244.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Orange County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 462.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 444.1 to 480.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 537.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Alexander County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 461.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 433.1 to 491.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 200.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Currituck County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 461.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 423.1 to 501.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 115.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Camden County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 458.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 401.3 to 522.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 48.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Madison County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 458.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 421.8 to 496.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 124.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mecklenburg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 457.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 450.0 to 464.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3,385.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Warren County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 456.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 421.6 to 493.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 134.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hyde County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 456.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 388.0 to 533.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 33.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wilkes County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 454.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 434.3 to 475.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 396.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Edgecombe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 454.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 431.0 to 478.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 299.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cumberland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 453.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 441.8 to 465.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 1,199.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Haywood County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 452.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 432.3 to 474.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 392.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • New Hanover County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 451.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 438.9 to 464.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 971.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hoke County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 450.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 417.9 to 485.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 151.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Watauga County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 450.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 423.4 to 479.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 214.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Catawba County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 450.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 435.7 to 464.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 773.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mitchell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 447.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 408.2 to 489.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 103.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chatham County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 447.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 426.2 to 468.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 364.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Harnett County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 446.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 428.2 to 465.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 450.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chowan County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 445.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 405.4 to 489.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 94.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Montgomery County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 445.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 413.2 to 479.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 149.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Northampton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 444.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 411.2 to 480.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 141.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Union County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 444.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 429.3 to 459.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 737.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Stokes County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 442.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 417.8 to 467.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 256.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jackson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 441.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 412.9 to 470.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 195.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hertford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 440.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 407.2 to 476.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 133.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Alleghany County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 439.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 393.3 to 490.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 72.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pamlico County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 436.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 395.3 to 481.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 90.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Ashe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 436.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 406.6 to 467.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 170.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Caldwell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 435.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 417.2 to 454.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 431.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sampson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 435.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 413.5 to 457.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 308.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Robeson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 429.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 413.1 to 445.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 554.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Graham County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 428.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 375.8 to 486.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 52.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Columbus County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 426.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 403.9 to 449.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 289.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bertie County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 425.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 390.9 to 462.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 115.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Gates County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 422.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 375.3 to 474.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 60.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Avery County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 415.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 378.5 to 454.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 98.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Transylvania County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 413.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 388.2 to 440.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 224.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Polk County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 413.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 381.8 to 447.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 142.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Anson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 410.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 379.0 to 444.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 128.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Brunswick County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 409.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 394.1 to 425.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 625.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Duplin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 404.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 382.3 to 427.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 258.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Tyrrell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 398.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 326.2 to 482.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Perquimans County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 392.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 352.2 to 435.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 78.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bladen County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 386.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 359.3 to 414.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 161.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/21/2014 2:01 pm.
    State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
    Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2011 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.
    § The total count for the US (SEER+NPCR) may differ from the summation of the individual states reported in this table. The total uses data from the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission for the following states: California, Kentucky, Louisiana, and New Jersey but data for those states when shown individually are sourced from the SEER November 2012 submission.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission and SEER November 2012 submission.
    6 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission. State rates include rates from metropolitan areas funded by SEER.

    Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer incidence statistics. 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.