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Incidence Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Colon & Rectum, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
County
Annual Incidence Rate
over rate period
(95% Confidence Interval)

Average Annual Count
Rate Period
North Carolina6 43.0 (42.4, 43.6) 4,193 2006-2010
US (SEER+NPCR)1 43.9 (43.8, 44.0) 141,283 2006-2010
Hyde County6 61.2 (37.4, 95.3) 4 2006-2010
Beaufort County6 59.9 (51.4, 69.5) 37 2006-2010
Washington County6 59.9 (44.4, 79.4) 11 2006-2010
Lenoir County6 59.8 (52.1, 68.4) 44 2006-2010
Granville County6 59.7 (51.3, 69.1) 37 2006-2010
Warren County6 58.7 (46.3, 73.8) 16 2006-2010
Vance County6 57.7 (48.5, 68.2) 28 2006-2010
Chowan County6 57.1 (43.6, 73.9) 12 2006-2010
McDowell County6 56.5 (47.9, 66.3) 32 2006-2010
Scotland County6 54.1 (44.1, 65.7) 21 2006-2010
Cleveland County6 53.2 (47.4, 59.6) 62 2006-2010
Yancey County6 53.1 (41.0, 68.2) 14 2006-2010
Bertie County6 52.9 (41.1, 67.2) 14 2006-2010
Gaston County6 52.5 (48.2, 57.0) 116 2006-2010
Burke County6 52.2 (46.3, 58.8) 57 2006-2010
Rockingham County6 51.5 (45.8, 57.8) 60 2006-2010
Swain County6 51.3 (37.0, 69.7) 9 2006-2010
Rowan County6 51.3 (46.3, 56.6) 80 2006-2010
Nash County6 51.2 (45.3, 57.8) 55 2006-2010
Pasquotank County6 50.9 (41.8, 61.6) 22 2006-2010
Caswell County6 50.6 (39.8, 63.7) 16 2006-2010
Jones County6 50.4 (34.2, 72.1) 7 2006-2010
Person County6 50.4 (41.6, 60.6) 23 2006-2010
Jackson County6 50.1 (40.9, 60.8) 22 2006-2010
Edgecombe County6 49.0 (41.6, 57.3) 32 2006-2010
Alexander County6 48.9 (39.8, 59.6) 21 2006-2010
Wayne County6 48.8 (43.4, 54.7) 61 2006-2010
Rutherford County6 48.4 (42.1, 55.5) 43 2006-2010
Wilkes County6 48.4 (42.0, 55.5) 42 2006-2010
Carteret County6 48.1 (41.8, 55.2) 43 2006-2010
Hertford County6 47.6 (37.2, 60.3) 14 2006-2010
Wilson County6 47.6 (41.4, 54.5) 43 2006-2010
Davidson County6 47.2 (42.8, 52.0) 86 2006-2010
Stanly County6 47.1 (40.3, 54.8) 35 2006-2010
Mitchell County6 46.8 (34.4, 62.7) 10 2006-2010
Johnston County6 46.2 (41.2, 51.6) 66 2006-2010
Northampton County6 46.1 (36.0, 58.5) 15 2006-2010
Dare County6 46.0 (36.8, 57.0) 18 2006-2010
Surry County6 46.0 (39.9, 52.7) 42 2006-2010
Lee County6 45.7 (38.3, 54.0) 28 2006-2010
Franklin County6 45.6 (38.3, 54.1) 28 2006-2010
Iredell County6 45.6 (41.0, 50.5) 75 2006-2010
Halifax County6 45.4 (38.5, 53.3) 31 2006-2010
Cherokee County6 44.5 (36.2, 54.5) 21 2006-2010
Martin County6 44.5 (34.7, 56.4) 15 2006-2010
Randolph County6 44.2 (39.6, 49.2) 69 2006-2010
Montgomery County6 43.5 (33.9, 55.0) 14 2006-2010
Sampson County6 43.4 (36.8, 51.0) 30 2006-2010
Robeson County6 43.4 (38.3, 49.0) 55 2006-2010
Bladen County6 43.3 (34.8, 53.4) 19 2006-2010
Lincoln County6 43.1 (36.8, 50.2) 35 2006-2010
Columbus County6 43.1 (36.3, 50.8) 30 2006-2010
Pitt County6 43.0 (38.2, 48.2) 60 2006-2010
Hoke County6 42.7 (32.7, 54.6) 13 2006-2010
Guilford County6 42.7 (40.1, 45.4) 208 2006-2010
Cabarrus County6 42.6 (38.2, 47.4) 70 2006-2010
Madison County6 42.4 (32.1, 55.3) 12 2006-2010
Perquimans County6 42.1 (30.5, 57.5) 9 2006-2010
Harnett County6 41.9 (36.3, 48.2) 41 2006-2010
Camden County6 41.8 (25.2, 65.3) 4 2006-2010
Clay County6 41.8 (29.2, 59.4) 7 2006-2010
Gates County6 41.8 (27.8, 60.6) 6 2006-2010
Cumberland County6 41.6 (38.0, 45.3) 108 2006-2010
Currituck County6 41.5 (30.4, 55.4) 10 2006-2010
Alleghany County6 41.1 (28.1, 58.9) 7 2006-2010
Richmond County6 41.0 (33.5, 49.7) 21 2006-2010
Catawba County6 40.9 (36.7, 45.5) 70 2006-2010
Alamance County6 40.4 (36.2, 44.9) 68 2006-2010
Caldwell County6 40.0 (34.5, 46.2) 39 2006-2010
Craven County6 39.9 (34.8, 45.5) 46 2006-2010
Greene County6 39.9 (29.0, 53.6) 9 2006-2010
Forsyth County6 39.8 (37.0, 42.9) 145 2006-2010
Henderson County6 39.8 (35.5, 44.6) 65 2006-2010
Onslow County6 39.8 (34.6, 45.5) 45 2006-2010
Macon County6 39.8 (32.4, 48.7) 22 2006-2010
Durham County6 39.4 (35.7, 43.3) 89 2006-2010
Yadkin County6 39.1 (31.4, 48.3) 18 2006-2010
Polk County6 39.1 (30.3, 50.4) 15 2006-2010
Mecklenburg County6 39.1 (37.0, 41.3) 282 2006-2010
Chatham County6 38.9 (33.0, 45.7) 32 2006-2010
Wake County6 38.5 (36.4, 40.8) 259 2006-2010
Buncombe County6 38.2 (35.0, 41.5) 111 2006-2010
Ashe County6 37.7 (29.6, 47.6) 15 2006-2010
Pender County6 37.6 (30.8, 45.4) 22 2006-2010
New Hanover County6 37.4 (33.8, 41.3) 81 2006-2010
Graham County6 37.3 (23.1, 57.7) 5 2006-2010
Avery County6 37.0 (26.8, 50.3) 9 2006-2010
Stokes County6 36.5 (29.8, 44.4) 21 2006-2010
Union County6 36.3 (32.1, 40.9) 58 2006-2010
Davie County6 36.1 (29.0, 44.5) 19 2006-2010
Brunswick County6 35.9 (31.5, 40.8) 56 2006-2010
Orange County6 35.9 (31.0, 41.3) 41 2006-2010
Duplin County6 35.7 (29.4, 43.0) 23 2006-2010
Moore County6 35.5 (30.9, 40.6) 47 2006-2010
Anson County6 35.0 (26.3, 45.9) 11 2006-2010
Transylvania County6 34.9 (28.0, 43.4) 20 2006-2010
Watauga County6 33.5 (26.5, 42.0) 16 2006-2010
Haywood County6 33.2 (28.0, 39.3) 29 2006-2010
Pamlico County6 30.4 (19.9, 45.2) 6 2006-2010
Tyrrell County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/03/2014 2:59 am.
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.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 cases were reported in a specific area-sex-race category.

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.