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Incidence Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Lung & Bronchus, 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 57.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.3 to 58.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3,127.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • US (SEER+NPCR)1
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.2 to 54.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 96,456 .
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Swain County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 87.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 63.6 to 119.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hyde County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 85.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.5 to 143.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hoke County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 78.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.3 to 99.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Onslow County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 76.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.9 to 87.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 47.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Person County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 76.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.6 to 93.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Rockingham County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 75.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.7 to 86.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 51.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Scotland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 75.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.9 to 93.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 17.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Craven County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 73.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 64.0 to 83.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 48.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • McDowell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 72.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.6 to 87.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 23.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Currituck County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 71.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 51.8 to 95.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Rowan County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 69.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 61.7 to 77.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 60.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Davie County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 68.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.6 to 84.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Caldwell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 68.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.0 to 79.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 38.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Richmond County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 67.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.0 to 83.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Carteret County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 67.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 57.7 to 79.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 34.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cabarrus County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 67.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.9 to 75.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 60.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pender County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 67.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.0 to 81.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Beaufort County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 67.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.6 to 80.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Gaston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 66.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.7 to 73.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 85.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Randolph County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 66.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 59.0 to 74.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 58.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Harnett County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 65.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 56.2 to 75.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 36.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 65.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 53.3 to 78.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Surry County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 65.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.5 to 76.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 34.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Dare County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 64.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.3 to 82.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Davidson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 64.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 57.9 to 72.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 66.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Burke County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 64.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.9 to 74.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 41.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lenoir County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 64.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 53.8 to 76.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 28.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Stokes County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 64.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 52.3 to 78.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 21.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Yadkin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 63.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.2 to 78.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 17.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wilkes County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 63.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 53.5 to 74.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 31.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Forsyth County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 62.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 58.1 to 68.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 130.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Greene County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 62.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.9 to 86.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • New Hanover County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 61.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.7 to 68.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 75.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pamlico County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 61.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.1 to 90.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Buncombe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 60.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 55.1 to 66.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 99.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Franklin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 60.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.1 to 73.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cumberland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 59.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.2 to 65.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 87.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Stanly County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 58.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.7 to 70.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 24.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Granville County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 58.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.1 to 71.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 19.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Lincoln County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 58.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.8 to 69.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 27.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Guilford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 58.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 54.1 to 62.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 160.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Moore County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 57.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.3 to 66.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 45.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Anson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 57.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.0 to 77.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Rutherford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.6 to 67.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 28.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Alamance County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.1 to 63.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 55.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Madison County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.3 to 78.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Durham County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 50.4 to 62.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 70.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Halifax County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.1 to 67.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 23.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chowan County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.0 to 79.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Columbus County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 56.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.6 to 68.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 21.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Alleghany County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.6 to 84.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Montgomery County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.0 to 74.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Brunswick County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.1 to 63.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 46.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Macon County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.6 to 70.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 17.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Haywood County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.1 to 65.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 27.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Iredell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 55.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 48.4 to 62.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 50.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pasquotank County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.4 to 70.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Clay County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 34.5 to 85.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wayne County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.1 to 62.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 39.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Caswell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 54.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.4 to 73.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Graham County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 53.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.9 to 86.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Alexander County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 53.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.3 to 68.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mecklenburg County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.7 to 56.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 205.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Henderson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.3 to 60.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 50.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Martin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.1 to 70.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cleveland County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 45.1 to 61.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 35.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jackson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 52.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.5 to 67.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 14.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Nash County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.7 to 60.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 31.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Orange County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 51.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.4 to 60.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 32.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wake County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.0 to 53.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 178.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Sampson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 50.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.9 to 61.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 20.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Edgecombe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 49.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.8 to 60.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 18.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Catawba County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 49.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 43.1 to 56.0.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 47.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Mitchell County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.5 to 70.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Cherokee County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.9 to 64.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Wilson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.6 to 58.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 25.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Union County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.9 to 55.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 42.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Robeson County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 41.4 to 56.2.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 35.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Ashe County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 48.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.0 to 64.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 11.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Perquimans County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 31.2 to 72.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Chatham County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 38.6 to 57.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 22.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Johnston County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 47.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.6 to 54.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 38.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Jones County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 46.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.4 to 75.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Duplin County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 36.4 to 57.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 17.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Northampton County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 45.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.2 to 62.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 9.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bladen County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 32.9 to 58.7.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Yancey County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 44.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.5 to 64.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 6.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Vance County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 33.5 to 55.9.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 13.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Bertie County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 43.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 29.7 to 61.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Pitt County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.4 to 48.8.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 32.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Washington County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.6 to 65.3.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 4.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Hertford County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 41.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.9 to 58.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Watauga County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 30.1 to 54.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 10.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Polk County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.7 to 57.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 8.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Warren County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 40.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.6 to 58.5.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 7.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Avery County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 39.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.0 to 60.1.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 5.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Gates County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 38.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.0 to 64.4.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 3.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Transylvania County6
  • Rate - The incidence rate is 37.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.8 to 49.6.
  • Average Annual Count - The count is 12.
  • Rate Period - The period for the rate is 2006-2010.
  • Camden County6
  • Rate - *
  • Average Annual Count - *
  • Rate Period - *
  • Tyrrell County6
  • Rate - *
  • Average Annual Count - *
  • Rate Period - *


  • Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/24/2014 6:58 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.