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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

Melanoma of the Skin, 2009 - 2013

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


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-8
Reduce the melanoma cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 2.4 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

Stanly County

Onslow County

Surry County

Wilkes County

Henderson County

Cleveland County

Chatham County

Davidson County

Randolph County

Catawba County

Buncombe County

Union County

Burke County

Craven County

Forsyth County

Johnston County

Moore County

Mecklenburg County

Rockingham County

Gaston County

Iredell County

Alamance County

New Hanover County

Wake County

Nash County

Cumberland County

Guilford County

Rowan County

Pitt County

Brunswick County

Wayne County

Cabarrus County

Durham County

Alexander County

Alleghany County

Anson County

Ashe County

Avery County

Beaufort County

Bertie County

Bladen County

Caldwell County

Camden County

Carteret County

Caswell County

Cherokee County

Chowan County

Clay County

Columbus County

Currituck County

Dare County

Davie County

Duplin County

Edgecombe County

Franklin County

Gates County

Graham County

Granville County

Greene County

Halifax County

Harnett County

Haywood County

Hertford County

Hoke County

Hyde County

Jackson County

Jones County

Lee County

Lenoir County

Lincoln County

Macon County

Madison County

Martin County

McDowell County

Mitchell County

Montgomery County

Northampton County

Orange County

Pamlico County

Pasquotank County

Pender County

Perquimans County

Person County

Polk County

Richmond County

Robeson County

Rutherford County

Sampson County

Scotland County

Stokes County

Swain County

Transylvania County

Tyrrell County

Vance County

Warren County

Washington County

Watauga County

Wilson County

Yadkin County

Yancey County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/25/2016 6:49 am.
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.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
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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