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Incidence Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Melanoma of the Skin, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
County
Annual Incidence Rate
over rate period
(95% Confidence Interval)

Average Annual Count
Rate Period
North Carolina6 17.4 (16.9, 18.0) 891 2006-2010
US (SEER+NPCR)1 15.3 (15.2, 15.4) 25,644 2006-2010
Robeson County6 7.7 (4.9, 11.4) 5 2006-2010
Brunswick County6 8.9 (6.0, 12.8) 7 2006-2010
Cumberland County6 10.6 (8.3, 13.2) 16 2006-2010
Columbus County6 10.7 (6.5, 16.8) 4 2006-2010
New Hanover County6 11.1 (8.5, 14.3) 13 2006-2010
Duplin County6 11.2 (6.4, 18.0) 3 2006-2010
Onslow County6 11.2 (7.8, 15.5) 8 2006-2010
Halifax County6 11.9 (7.4, 18.4) 4 2006-2010
Franklin County6 12.6 (7.5, 19.8) 4 2006-2010
Cleveland County6 12.8 (8.8, 18.0) 7 2006-2010
Person County6 13.0 (7.3, 21.7) 3 2006-2010
Gaston County6 13.4 (10.6, 16.8) 16 2006-2010
Sampson County6 13.5 (8.5, 20.4) 5 2006-2010
Rutherford County6 14.1 (9.2, 20.7) 6 2006-2010
Wilson County6 14.2 (9.6, 20.3) 6 2006-2010
Carteret County6 14.5 (9.5, 21.2) 6 2006-2010
Granville County6 14.6 (9.1, 22.3) 4 2006-2010
Mecklenburg County6 15.1 (13.5, 16.8) 67 2006-2010
Alexander County6 15.2 (8.9, 24.5) 4 2006-2010
Pitt County6 15.2 (11.6, 19.6) 12 2006-2010
Rockingham County6 15.4 (11.1, 20.9) 9 2006-2010
Johnston County6 15.5 (11.9, 19.9) 13 2006-2010
Wayne County6 15.7 (11.6, 20.7) 10 2006-2010
Harnett County6 16.6 (12.1, 22.3) 9 2006-2010
Durham County6 16.6 (13.6, 20.2) 21 2006-2010
Caldwell County6 16.7 (11.7, 23.0) 8 2006-2010
Macon County6 17.0 (9.0, 29.1) 3 2006-2010
Rowan County6 17.1 (13.1, 21.9) 13 2006-2010
Wilkes County6 17.1 (11.9, 23.9) 8 2006-2010
Nash County6 17.6 (12.8, 23.5) 9 2006-2010
Lincoln County6 17.8 (12.5, 24.8) 7 2006-2010
Lenoir County6 17.9 (12.2, 25.4) 7 2006-2010
Catawba County6 18.2 (14.4, 22.8) 16 2006-2010
Union County6 18.4 (14.6, 22.8) 17 2006-2010
Dare County6 18.6 (11.3, 29.3) 4 2006-2010
Jackson County6 18.7 (11.3, 29.3) 4 2006-2010
Wake County6 18.7 (16.9, 20.7) 80 2006-2010
Guilford County6 19.3 (16.9, 21.8) 50 2006-2010
Buncombe County6 19.5 (16.2, 23.2) 27 2006-2010
Lee County6 19.6 (13.1, 28.1) 6 2006-2010
Craven County6 19.6 (14.7, 25.7) 11 2006-2010
Burke County6 19.7 (14.6, 25.9) 11 2006-2010
Beaufort County6 20.2 (13.4, 29.4) 6 2006-2010
Ashe County6 21.4 (11.7, 36.0) 3 2006-2010
Cherokee County6 21.7 (12.5, 35.3) 4 2006-2010
Haywood County6 21.8 (15.2, 30.3) 8 2006-2010
Transylvania County6 21.8 (13.0, 34.5) 5 2006-2010
Iredell County6 22.2 (17.8, 27.2) 19 2006-2010
Davidson County6 22.5 (18.3, 27.3) 21 2006-2010
Orange County6 22.9 (17.9, 28.9) 15 2006-2010
Forsyth County6 23.0 (20.0, 26.2) 45 2006-2010
Cabarrus County6 23.2 (18.9, 28.1) 21 2006-2010
Henderson County6 23.5 (18.2, 29.9) 15 2006-2010
Watauga County6 24.2 (16.1, 35.3) 6 2006-2010
Alamance County6 25.1 (20.5, 30.4) 22 2006-2010
McDowell County6 25.2 (17.0, 36.0) 6 2006-2010
Stokes County6 25.5 (17.8, 35.6) 7 2006-2010
Randolph County6 25.7 (20.8, 31.5) 19 2006-2010
Stanly County6 26.1 (18.8, 35.4) 9 2006-2010
Yadkin County6 28.4 (19.4, 40.4) 7 2006-2010
Moore County6 28.7 (22.3, 36.3) 16 2006-2010
Surry County6 28.8 (21.8, 37.3) 12 2006-2010
Davie County6 31.0 (21.3, 43.5) 7 2006-2010
Chatham County6 33.1 (25.2, 42.9) 13 2006-2010
Alleghany County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Anson County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Avery County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Bertie County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Bladen County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Camden County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Caswell County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Chowan County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Clay County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Currituck County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Edgecombe County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Gates County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Graham County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Greene County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Hertford County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Hoke County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Hyde County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Jones County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Madison County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Martin County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Mitchell County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Montgomery County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Northampton County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Pamlico County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Pasquotank County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Pender County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Perquimans County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Polk County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Richmond County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Scotland County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Swain County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Tyrrell County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Vance County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Warren County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Washington County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Yancey County6
*
3 or fewer
2006-2010
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/29/2014 2:39 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.