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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Cancer Sites, 2009 - 2013

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 161.4 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.3.0.0)

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

North Carolina (State)

United States

Tyrrell County

Swain County

Richmond County

Jones County

Hyde County

Pasquotank County

Halifax County

Wilson County

Currituck County

Vance County

Surry County

Person County

Caldwell County

Rockingham County

Cleveland County

Beaufort County

Lenoir County

Columbus County

Gaston County

Robeson County

Edgecombe County

Hoke County

Carteret County

Wayne County

Northampton County

Rowan County

Scotland County

Chowan County

Nash County

Granville County

Caswell County

Burke County

Anson County

Cumberland County

Warren County

Johnston County

Stokes County

Hertford County

Sampson County

Wilkes County

Franklin County

Greene County

Harnett County

Lee County

McDowell County

Craven County

Iredell County

Mitchell County

Stanly County

Forsyth County

Onslow County

Cherokee County

Yadkin County

Alamance County

Yancey County

Randolph County

Davidson County

Jackson County

Martin County

Durham County

Catawba County

Bertie County

Rutherford County

Alexander County

Cabarrus County

Pitt County

Gates County

Pender County

Davie County

Ashe County

Brunswick County

Washington County

Lincoln County

Duplin County

New Hanover County

Guilford County

Clay County

Dare County

Buncombe County

Macon County

Bladen County

Graham County

Moore County

Perquimans County

Mecklenburg County

Union County

Haywood County

Orange County

Alleghany County

Polk County

Wake County

Montgomery County

Avery County

Henderson County

Pamlico County

Chatham County

Camden County

Madison County

Transylvania County

Watauga County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/27/2016 6:38 pm.
State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. Data presented on the State Cancer Profiles Web Site may differ from statistics reported by the State Cancer Registries (for more information).

Trend
Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.
1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.3.0.0). Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

Source: Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). The Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2014 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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