## Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

#### Incidence Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Melanoma of the Skin, 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**

**Line by Line Interpretation of the Report**

**North Carolina**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 17.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.0 to 18.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 918.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -0.7

**US (SEER+NPCR)**^{1,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 15.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.7 to 15.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 26,903 §.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -0.3

**Robeson County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 6.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.3 to 10.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -22.3

**Halifax County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 9.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.9 to 15.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : falling
- Recent AAPC : -37.4

**Brunswick County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 10.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.0 to 14.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 6.1

**Onslow County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 10.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.0 to 14.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -5.9

**New Hanover County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 10.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.8 to 13.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -1.4

**Columbus County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 10.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.3 to 16.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -22.9

**Cumberland County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 10.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.6 to 13.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 17.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -0.6

**Duplin County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 11.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.3 to 17.7.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -14.5

**Wilson County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 12.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.0 to 17.7.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -4.7

**Sampson County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 12.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.9 to 19.4.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -15.8

**Rutherford County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 12.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.3 to 19.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -13.2

**Cleveland County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 13.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.2 to 18.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -3.3

**Franklin County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 13.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.2 to 20.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 1.6

**Lenoir County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 13.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.8 to 19.6.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -25.6

**Pitt County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 13.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.4 to 17.8.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -4.9

**Harnett County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 13.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.9 to 19.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 6.1

**Scotland County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 14.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.3 to 24.6.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -7.7

**Johnston County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 15.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.5 to 19.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 13.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -2.6

**Gaston County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 15.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.1 to 18.7.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 10.9

**Mecklenburg County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 15.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.9 to 17.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 71.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 0.1

**Durham County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 15.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.0 to 19.4.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 1.8

**Pasquotank County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 16.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.5 to 25.4.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 43.1

**Wilkes County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 16.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.4 to 22.8.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -5.4

**Nash County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 16.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.9 to 22.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -7

**Catawba County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 16.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.2 to 21.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 6.4

**Wayne County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 17.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.9 to 22.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -4.7

**Rowan County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 17.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.3 to 21.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 0.9

**Dare County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 17.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.6 to 27.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -16.5

**Granville County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 17.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.6 to 25.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 11.5

**Rockingham County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 17.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.2 to 23.7.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -2.8

**Caldwell County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 17.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.7 to 24.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : rising
- Recent AAPC : 19.6

**Carteret County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 18.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.5 to 25.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 23.6

**Wake County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 18.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.4 to 20.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 80.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -6.1

**Craven County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 18.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.9 to 24.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -16.9

**Person County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 18.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.5 to 28.7.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : rising
- Recent AAPC : 48.8

**Jackson County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 18.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 11.5 to 29.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -9.9

**Union County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 19.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.5 to 23.7.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 13.3

**Guilford County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 19.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.4 to 22.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 53.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 1.4

**Burke County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 20.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.9 to 26.4.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 1.7

**Stokes County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 20.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 13.4 to 29.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 0.8

**Lincoln County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 20.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.4 to 27.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 11.9

**Cherokee County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 20.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 12.0 to 32.8.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -5.1

**Orange County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 20.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.8 to 26.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -14.6

**Lee County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 20.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.2 to 29.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -7.8

**Beaufort County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 20.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.1 to 30.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 5.6

**Buncombe County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 21.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.8 to 25.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 30.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 11.1

**Iredell County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 21.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.4 to 26.6.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -3

**Cabarrus County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 22.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 18.7 to 27.7.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 21.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -7.4

**Forsyth County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 23.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.1 to 26.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 46.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 3.6

**Haywood County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 23.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 16.4 to 31.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 5.1

**Yadkin County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 23.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.0 to 34.5.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -17.2

**Davidson County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 23.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.4 to 28.7.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 22.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -0.8

**Randolph County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 23.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.1 to 29.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 19.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : falling
- Recent AAPC : -18.1

**Transylvania County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 24.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 14.9 to 36.9.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -10.1

**Stanly County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 24.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 17.5 to 33.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -1.2

**Moore County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 25.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.2 to 32.0.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : falling
- Recent AAPC : -15.5

**Alamance County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 25.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.8 to 30.6.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 5

**Henderson County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 26.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.9 to 33.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 18.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -1.1

**Madison County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 27.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 15.3 to 44.8.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 0

**Surry County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 27.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 20.9 to 36.2.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 12.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 4

**Watauga County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 27.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 19.2 to 39.4.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 4.8

**McDowell County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 30.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 21.4 to 42.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 12.1

**Davie County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 31.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.1 to 44.3.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : 2.9

**Chatham County**^{6,10}- Rate : The incidence rate is 35.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 27.3 to 45.1.
- Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
- Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
- Recent Trend : stable
- Recent AAPC : -2.9

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**Ashe County**^{6,10}- Rate : *
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- Recent AAPC : 0

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- Recent AAPC : -15

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/25/2014 10:33 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.

* 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 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.