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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Cervix, 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 Carolina6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.7 to 7.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 351.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 7.8 to 7.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 12,530 §.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -1.9
    Halifax County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 10.4 to 25.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -11.7
    Richmond County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 16.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.7 to 25.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 18.1
    Sampson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 15.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 9.8 to 22.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 5.4
    Vance County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 14.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 8.7 to 23.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.3
    Lee County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 10.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.8 to 16.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 9.6
    Caldwell County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 9.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.0 to 15.3.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.9
    Rowan County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 9.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.8 to 13.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -8.2
    Harnett County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 9.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.3 to 14.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.6
    Franklin County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 9.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.1 to 15.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -10.1
    Johnston County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 9.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.4 to 12.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 10.7
    Moore County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.1 to 13.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -13.2
    Cumberland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.7 to 10.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 14.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6
    Gaston County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.2 to 11.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 9.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.4
    Buncombe County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.3 to 11.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 11.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -5.4
    Nash County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.2 to 12.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.8
    Union County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 8.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.0 to 11.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 17.8
    Wayne County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.1 to 11.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.5
    Cleveland County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.7 to 12.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.1
    Lincoln County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.5 to 12.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.5
    Surry County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.4 to 12.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0
    Davidson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.3 to 10.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 7.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3.7
    Rockingham County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.6 to 11.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.3
    Randolph County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.0 to 11.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : falling falling trend
    • Recent AAPC : -12.1
    Burke County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.4 to 11.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 14.9
    Cabarrus County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.8 to 10.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -9.5
    Mecklenburg County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 7.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 6.0 to 8.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 33.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -0.6
    Wilson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.9 to 11.4.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 16.6
    Onslow County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.2 to 10.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 4.4
    Alamance County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.2 to 9.5.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.7
    Durham County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.6 to 8.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 8.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 16.2
    New Hanover County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.1 to 8.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 6.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -21.6
    Robeson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 6.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.7 to 9.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.5
    Guilford County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 5.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.5 to 7.2.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 15.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.9
    Forsyth County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 5.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.0 to 7.1.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 10.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 6.1
    Catawba County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 5.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.2 to 7.8.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 5.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 1.2
    Pitt County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 5.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.1 to 7.7.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : rising rising trend
    • Recent AAPC : 16.6
    Wake County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 5.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.1 to 6.0.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 23.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -6.9
    Iredell County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 4.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.0 to 7.6.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 4.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -3
    Henderson County6,10
    • Rate : The incidence rate is 4.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.5 to 7.9.
    • Average Annual Count : The count is 3.
    • Rate Period : The period for the rate is 2007-2011.
    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -4.6
    Alexander County6,10
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    Alleghany County6,10
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    Anson County6,10
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    Ashe County6,10
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    Avery County6,10
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    Beaufort County6,10
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    Bertie County6,10
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    Bladen County6,10
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    Brunswick County6,10
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    Camden County6,10
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    Carteret County6,10
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    Caswell County6,10
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    Chatham County6,10
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    Cherokee County6,10
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    Chowan County6,10
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    Clay County6,10
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    Columbus County6,10
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    Craven County6,10
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    Currituck County6,10
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    Dare County6,10
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    Davie County6,10
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    Duplin County6,10
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    Edgecombe County6,10
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    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : 0.4
    Gates County6,10
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    Graham County6,10
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    Granville County6,10
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    Greene County6,10
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    Haywood County6,10
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    Hertford County6,10
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    Hoke County6,10
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    Hyde County6,10
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    Jackson County6,10
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    Jones County6,10
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    Lenoir County6,10
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    Macon County6,10
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    Madison County6,10
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    Martin County6,10
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    McDowell County6,10
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    Mitchell County6,10
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    Montgomery County6,10
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    Northampton County6,10
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    Orange County6,10
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    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -2.8
    Pamlico County6,10
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    Pasquotank County6,10
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    Pender County6,10
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    • Recent Trend : stable stable trend
    • Recent AAPC : -13.4
    Perquimans County6,10
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    Person County6,10
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    Polk County6,10
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    Rutherford County6,10
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    Scotland County6,10
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    Stanly County6,10
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    Stokes County6,10
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    Swain County6,10
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    Transylvania County6,10
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    Tyrrell County6,10
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    Warren County6,10
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    Washington County6,10
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    Watauga County6,10
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    Wilkes County6,10
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    Yadkin County6,10
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    Yancey County6,10
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    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/25/2014 6:48 pm.
    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.