State Cancer Profiles

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/25/2014 8:40 am.
Data for the United States does not include data from Nevada.
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 1969-2012 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 2013 submission.

1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2014 data submission and SEER November 2013 submission.
6 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2014 data submission. State rates include rates from metropolitan areas funded by SEER.
10 Source: Incidence data provided by the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). EAPCs calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Rates 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. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with NPCR January 2014 data.

Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availablility, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are EAPCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each graph for additional information.

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.
Incidence Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Cancer Sites, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
County Annual Incidence Rate
over rate period
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Annual Count Rate Period Recent Trend Recent AAPC
North Carolina6,10 470.2 (468.3, 472.1) 47,577 2007-2011 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.6, -0.2)
US (SEER+NPCR)1,10 459.8 (459.4, 460.1) 1,514,446 § 2007-2011 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.5, -1.1)
Swain County6,10 557.1 (507.6, 610.3) 98 2007-2011 stable stable trend -4.5 (-15.3, 7.7)
Lenoir County6,10 534.0 (510.5, 558.5) 401 2007-2011 stable stable trend -6.2 (-13.0, 1.0)
Scotland County6,10 515.8 (484.7, 548.5) 214 2007-2011 stable stable trend -3.2 (-9.0, 3.0)
Cabarrus County6,10 514.4 (499.1, 530.1) 878 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.9 (-2.6, 0.7)
Rockingham County6,10 513.0 (494.5, 532.0) 605 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.4 (-4.1, 5.1)
Beaufort County6,10 512.4 (487.1, 538.7) 333 2007-2011 stable stable trend 3.3 (-2.7, 9.7)
Rowan County6,10 510.3 (494.5, 526.4) 811 2007-2011 stable stable trend -3 (-8.6, 2.9)
Carteret County6,10 509.4 (488.5, 531.0) 479 2007-2011 stable stable trend -2.5 (-7.7, 3.0)
Jones County6,10 507.6 (453.7, 566.5) 69 2007-2011 stable stable trend 3 (-8.3, 15.5)
Granville County6,10 507.1 (482.6, 532.7) 332 2007-2011 falling falling trend -5.8 (-11.0, -0.4)
Guilford County6,10 505.7 (496.8, 514.7) 2,532 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.8 (-3.3, 5.0)
McDowell County6,10 505.3 (479.0, 532.9) 285 2007-2011 stable stable trend -2.1 (-11.9, 8.7)
Richmond County6,10 503.5 (476.6, 531.6) 271 2007-2011 stable stable trend 2.9 (-2.4, 8.5)
Stanly County6,10 501.6 (478.6, 525.4) 369 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.3 (-6.1, 7.1)
Yancey County6,10 501.3 (461.8, 543.6) 129 2007-2011 stable stable trend -6.4 (-15.3, 3.4)
Vance County6,10 500.9 (473.5, 529.6) 257 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.6 (-6.5, 5.7)
Burke County6,10 498.2 (479.6, 517.4) 558 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.6 (-0.3, 1.5)
Forsyth County6,10 497.0 (486.8, 507.3) 1,858 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.1 (-3.2, 1.0)
Caswell County6,10 496.1 (460.8, 533.6) 154 2007-2011 stable stable trend -5.7 (-14.1, 3.5)
Hyde County6,10 493.8 (423.1, 574.0) 36 2007-2011 stable stable trend -3.8 (-15.4, 9.3)
Pasquotank County6,10 491.6 (462.6, 522.0) 219 2007-2011 stable stable trend 1.8 (-2.7, 6.5)
Randolph County6,10 491.4 (476.0, 507.2) 789 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0 (-5.4, 5.7)
Lee County6,10 490.9 (466.5, 516.4) 308 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.3 (-9.1, 7.2)
Iredell County6,10 489.1 (474.1, 504.5) 827 2007-2011 falling falling trend -1.9 (-3.3, -0.4)
Greene County6,10 489.1 (449.1, 531.8) 113 2007-2011 stable stable trend -5 (-16.1, 7.6)
Surry County6,10 488.5 (468.3, 509.4) 454 2007-2011 stable stable trend -3.6 (-10.6, 3.9)
Halifax County6,10 487.9 (464.5, 512.2) 338 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.7 (-4.9, 1.7)
Davidson County6,10 487.6 (473.4, 502.1) 921 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.2 (-2.5, 2.9)
Alamance County6,10 486.3 (471.5, 501.4) 837 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.6 (-5.1, 2.0)
Camden County6,10 485.2 (426.6, 549.8) 52 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.3 (-18.4, 19.3)
Cleveland County6,10 485.0 (467.1, 503.5) 570 2007-2011 stable stable trend 1.6 (-1.3, 4.5)
Craven County6,10 484.5 (466.6, 502.8) 574 2007-2011 stable stable trend -4.1 (-9.6, 1.7)
Moore County6,10 483.6 (466.2, 501.7) 640 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.3 (-7.1, 7.0)
Davie County6,10 482.8 (455.9, 510.9) 252 2007-2011 stable stable trend 2.3 (-2.0, 6.8)
Gaston County6,10 482.2 (469.4, 495.3) 1,100 2007-2011 stable stable trend -2.1 (-5.4, 1.2)
Wilson County6,10 480.0 (460.0, 500.7) 445 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.1 (-4.8, 2.8)
Buncombe County6,10 479.2 (467.9, 490.8) 1,413 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.9 (-5.6, 4.0)
Henderson County6,10 479.0 (463.4, 495.0) 779 2007-2011 falling falling trend -3.1 (-5.6, -0.6)
Franklin County6,10 476.4 (452.4, 501.4) 307 2007-2011 stable stable trend -4.5 (-9.1, 0.4)
Durham County6,10 476.0 (463.4, 489.0) 1,123 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.9 (-2.6, 0.9)
Person County6,10 474.0 (446.3, 503.1) 226 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0 (-4.9, 5.1)
Onslow County6,10 473.3 (455.5, 491.6) 565 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.4 (-2.3, 3.1)
Dare County6,10 470.5 (440.7, 501.9) 199 2007-2011 stable stable trend -2.3 (-12.1, 8.6)
Johnston County6,10 468.9 (453.4, 484.9) 729 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.8 (-7.3, 3.9)
Rutherford County6,10 468.2 (447.9, 489.3) 417 2007-2011 stable stable trend -3.6 (-8.0, 0.9)
Alexander County6,10 467.7 (439.2, 497.7) 208 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.3 (-5.4, 3.0)
Alleghany County6,10 467.5 (420.0, 519.5) 78 2007-2011 stable stable trend 5.9 (-6.7, 20.1)
Pender County6,10 467.3 (443.2, 492.5) 294 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-8.9, 8.2)
Martin County6,10 465.9 (432.6, 501.3) 154 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.9 (-3.1, 5.0)
Wake County6,10 464.2 (457.0, 471.5) 3,431 2007-2011 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.8, -0.9)
Lincoln County6,10 463.8 (443.2, 485.2) 403 2007-2011 stable stable trend -2.8 (-7.4, 2.0)
Wayne County6,10 463.0 (446.4, 480.0) 604 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.8 (-2.9, 1.4)
Cherokee County6,10 462.5 (431.9, 494.9) 195 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.5 (-5.0, 2.1)
Pitt County6,10 462.1 (446.3, 478.2) 675 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.1 (-3.8, 4.2)
Jackson County6,10 461.5 (433.0, 491.5) 209 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.2 (-6.3, 4.2)
Macon County6,10 460.9 (434.1, 489.2) 249 2007-2011 stable stable trend -4.5 (-15.7, 8.2)
Mecklenburg County6,10 460.6 (453.6, 467.6) 3,533 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.5 (-3.8, 0.9)
Ashe County6,10 458.9 (428.4, 491.2) 181 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.7 (-5.7, 7.6)
Orange County6,10 458.6 (441.0, 476.7) 550 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.3 (-6.2, 3.8)
Wilkes County6,10 454.5 (434.6, 475.1) 407 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.9 (-4.1, 2.3)
Yadkin County6,10 454.5 (427.3, 482.9) 216 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.6 (-3.0, 1.9)
Haywood County6,10 453.4 (432.9, 474.7) 396 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.1 (-7.6, 6.0)
Currituck County6,10 452.9 (415.5, 492.8) 116 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.8 (-10.3, 7.4)
Catawba County6,10 451.6 (437.5, 466.1) 791 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-4.5, 3.7)
Northampton County6,10 451.4 (417.8, 487.3) 143 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.5 (-3.3, 4.5)
Mitchell County6,10 451.4 (412.0, 493.9) 104 2007-2011 stable stable trend 2.4 (-10.3, 16.9)
Cumberland County6,10 451.3 (439.8, 463.0) 1,224 2007-2011 stable stable trend -2.1 (-6.5, 2.4)
Washington County6,10 449.8 (405.7, 497.8) 81 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-11.1, 11.4)
Nash County6,10 448.6 (430.8, 467.0) 496 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-5.8, 5.1)
New Hanover County6,10 448.4 (435.8, 461.3) 993 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.5 (-8.5, 6.0)
Chowan County6,10 447.3 (407.2, 490.6) 96 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1 (-12.2, 11.7)
Harnett County6,10 443.3 (425.1, 462.0) 461 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.9 (-9.1, 5.8)
Edgecombe County6,10 443.2 (420.5, 466.8) 297 2007-2011 stable stable trend -2.2 (-4.8, 0.6)
Caldwell County6,10 442.9 (424.3, 462.1) 445 2007-2011 stable stable trend 1.6 (-0.7, 4.1)
Clay County6,10 441.9 (396.1, 492.3) 78 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.7 (-22.8, 25.3)
Madison County6,10 441.0 (405.6, 478.8) 122 2007-2011 falling falling trend -8.7 (-12.8, -4.6)
Stokes County6,10 440.5 (416.5, 465.6) 262 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.1 (-5.9, 4.0)
Warren County6,10 440.3 (406.0, 477.1) 130 2007-2011 stable stable trend -5.2 (-14.9, 5.8)
Union County6,10 437.8 (423.5, 452.4) 762 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.8 (-5.0, 1.5)
Hertford County6,10 434.5 (401.6, 469.5) 134 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-18.0, 20.3)
Hoke County6,10 433.7 (402.0, 467.1) 152 2007-2011 stable stable trend -2.2 (-13.1, 10.1)
Watauga County6,10 433.5 (407.1, 461.2) 211 2007-2011 stable stable trend -4.7 (-9.1, 0.0)
Montgomery County6,10 432.1 (400.7, 465.3) 147 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.6 (-8.8, 6.0)
Bertie County6,10 428.9 (394.5, 465.7) 119 2007-2011 stable stable trend -2.1 (-6.9, 3.0)
Gates County6,10 427.7 (380.7, 479.3) 62 2007-2011 stable stable trend -4.5 (-12.0, 3.7)
Pamlico County6,10 426.7 (386.3, 470.8) 90 2007-2011 stable stable trend -3.6 (-11.6, 5.2)
Chatham County6,10 423.3 (403.5, 443.8) 363 2007-2011 stable stable trend -6 (-14.4, 3.2)
Sampson County6,10 422.6 (401.4, 444.7) 305 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.6 (-8.3, 10.3)
Graham County6,10 422.5 (371.0, 479.8) 53 2007-2011 stable stable trend -7.3 (-23.2, 11.9)
Columbus County6,10 422.5 (400.8, 445.1) 295 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.5 (-5.1, 4.4)
Anson County6,10 419.0 (387.2, 452.9) 132 2007-2011 stable stable trend 1.4 (-2.9, 5.8)
Polk County6,10 418.1 (386.0, 452.7) 144 2007-2011 stable stable trend -3.7 (-18.2, 13.3)
Robeson County6,10 417.8 (402.0, 434.0) 553 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1.6 (-7.6, 4.7)
Brunswick County6,10 416.8 (401.6, 432.5) 669 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.6 (-1.8, 2.9)
Perquimans County6,10 412.0 (371.5, 456.2) 84 2007-2011 stable stable trend -2.1 (-10.9, 7.5)
Transylvania County6,10 410.0 (384.8, 436.5) 229 2007-2011 stable stable trend -6.6 (-15.1, 2.7)
Duplin County6,10 408.1 (386.2, 431.0) 267 2007-2011 stable stable trend -0.8 (-8.0, 6.9)
Avery County6,10 404.5 (368.7, 443.2) 97 2007-2011 stable stable trend 0.2 (-6.8, 7.8)
Tyrrell County6,10 400.6 (328.7, 484.8) 22 2007-2011 stable stable trend -2.5 (-27.9, 32.0)
Bladen County6,10 387.3 (360.7, 415.5) 166 2007-2011 stable stable trend -1 (-5.7, 4.0)