Data Table for Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2013
North Carolina Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index
County
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Priority Index1
1=highest
9=lowest

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Recent
Trend2

County Death Rate
Compared to
US Rate

Average Deaths per year
2009-2013

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Annual
Death
Rate
2009-2013

deaths per 100,000

(95% Confidence Interval)
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Rate
Ratio3
County to USsort ascending by the rate ratio
Recent Average Annual
Percent Change2
in Death Rates

(95% Confidence Interval)
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Recent Trend Period2
United States-falling  -577,303168.5 (168.3, 168.7)-0.0-1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)2009 - 2013
North Carolina8falling  similar  18,170173.4 (172.3, 174.6)1.0-1.6 (-1.7, -1.4)2009 - 2013
Burke County4stable  above  222188.0 (177.0, 199.6)1.1-0.3 (-0.7, 0.0)2009 - 2013
Cleveland County4stable  above  232194.3 (183.1, 206.0)1.2-0.1 (-0.6, 0.5)2009 - 2013
Jones County4stable  above  30205.2 (172.8, 242.6)1.20.4 (-1.0, 1.8)2009 - 2013
Person County4stable  above  98198.1 (180.7, 216.8)1.2-0.4 (-1.3, 0.6)2009 - 2013
Richmond County4stable  above  113205.3 (188.4, 223.3)1.2-0.3 (-0.9, 0.3)2009 - 2013
Scotland County4stable  above  80189.6 (171.1, 209.6)1.1-0.5 (-1.5, 0.4)2009 - 2013
Surry County4stable  above  196198.1 (185.8, 211.1)1.20.0 (-0.4, 0.5)2009 - 2013
Swain County4stable  above  39215.3 (185.6, 248.7)1.3-0.0 (-1.0, 0.9)2009 - 2013
Beaufort County5falling  above  130194.0 (178.9, 210.1)1.2-0.9 (-1.5, -0.3)2009 - 2013
Caldwell County5falling  above  202195.5 (183.4, 208.2)1.2-0.4 (-0.9, -0.0)2009 - 2013
Carteret County5falling  above  190191.5 (179.2, 204.5)1.1-1.0 (-1.4, -0.6)2009 - 2013
Columbus County5falling  above  139193.6 (179.2, 208.9)1.1-0.9 (-1.4, -0.5)2009 - 2013
Cumberland County5falling  above  501186.1 (178.7, 193.7)1.1-1.3 (-1.7, -1.0)2009 - 2013
Currituck County5falling  above  51199.0 (174.6, 225.9)1.2-1.7 (-2.6, -0.7)2009 - 2013
Edgecombe County5falling  above  132192.1 (177.5, 207.7)1.1-1.9 (-2.4, -1.4)2009 - 2013
Gaston County5falling  above  451193.5 (185.5, 201.8)1.1-0.7 (-1.1, -0.4)2009 - 2013
Granville County5falling  above  124188.4 (173.6, 204.2)1.1-5.5 (-10.7, -0.1)2009 - 2013
Halifax County5falling  above  145199.5 (185.1, 214.9)1.2-0.8 (-1.3, -0.3)2009 - 2013
Hoke County5falling  above  64191.8 (170.3, 215.1)1.1-1.5 (-2.5, -0.5)2009 - 2013
Lenoir County5falling  above  150194.0 (180.1, 208.7)1.2-1.0 (-1.5, -0.6)2009 - 2013
Nash County5falling  above  215189.0 (177.6, 200.8)1.1-1.0 (-1.4, -0.6)2009 - 2013
Pasquotank County5falling  above  93203.9 (185.6, 223.6)1.2-0.8 (-1.3, -0.2)2009 - 2013
Robeson County5falling  above  253193.0 (182.2, 204.1)1.1-1.1 (-1.6, -0.6)2009 - 2013
Rockingham County5falling  above  237194.3 (183.2, 205.9)1.2-0.7 (-1.1, -0.3)2009 - 2013
Rowan County5falling  above  315189.8 (180.4, 199.5)1.1-0.6 (-0.9, -0.4)2009 - 2013
Vance County5falling  above  106198.5 (181.7, 216.5)1.2-1.2 (-1.9, -0.6)2009 - 2013
Wayne County5falling  above  258191.3 (180.9, 202.2)1.1-1.1 (-1.7, -0.6)2009 - 2013
Wilson County5falling  above  193199.1 (186.5, 212.3)1.2-0.7 (-1.2, -0.3)2009 - 2013
Alexander County6stable  similar  79174.4 (157.2, 192.9)1.0-0.4 (-1.2, 0.3)2009 - 2013
Cherokee County6stable  similar  82179.9 (162.1, 199.4)1.1-0.6 (-1.3, 0.1)2009 - 2013
Chowan County6stable  similar  44189.0 (164.4, 216.9)1.1-0.4 (-1.3, 0.5)2009 - 2013
Davie County6stable  similar  94169.3 (154.2, 185.7)1.0-0.4 (-1.1, 0.4)2009 - 2013
Gates County6stable  similar  26171.5 (142.6, 205.0)1.0-1.2 (-2.4, 0.1)2009 - 2013
Greene County6stable  similar  43183.2 (159.1, 210.0)1.1-0.5 (-1.6, 0.5)2009 - 2013
Hyde County6stable  similar  15205.0 (160.9, 258.4)1.2-0.1 (-1.6, 1.5)2009 - 2013
Jackson County6stable  similar  84177.2 (160.2, 195.6)1.1-0.5 (-1.3, 0.3)2009 - 2013
Macon County6stable  similar  93161.4 (146.2, 178.0)1.0-0.7 (-1.4, 0.1)2009 - 2013
McDowell County6stable  similar  107181.8 (166.5, 198.2)1.1-0.1 (-0.7, 0.6)2009 - 2013
Tyrrell County6stable  similar  13222.3 (171.1, 285.7)1.30.3 (-2.1, 2.7)2009 - 2013
Wilkes County6stable  similar  173183.5 (171.2, 196.4)1.1-0.3 (-0.8, 0.1)2009 - 2013
Yadkin County6stable  similar  89179.7 (163.2, 197.6)1.1-0.5 (-1.1, 0.1)2009 - 2013
Yancey County6stable  similar  49178.6 (156.2, 203.7)1.10.5 (-0.4, 1.4)2009 - 2013
Watauga County7stable  below  69136.0 (121.8, 151.5)0.8-13.5 (-28.1, 4.1)2009 - 2013
Alamance County8falling  similar  327178.7 (170.0, 187.6)1.1-0.8 (-1.2, -0.4)2009 - 2013
Alleghany County8falling  similar  28157.1 (131.4, 187.3)0.9-2.8 (-4.3, -1.4)2009 - 2013
Anson County8falling  similar  59186.1 (165.3, 209.0)1.1-0.7 (-1.4, -0.0)2009 - 2013
Ashe County8falling  similar  71169.3 (151.7, 188.7)1.0-1.1 (-1.8, -0.3)2009 - 2013
Avery County8falling  similar  38152.8 (131.7, 176.7)0.9-1.0 (-2.1, -0.0)2009 - 2013
Bertie County8falling  similar  51175.3 (154.1, 199.0)1.0-1.9 (-2.8, -1.1)2009 - 2013
Bladen County8falling  similar  73161.4 (144.9, 179.5)1.0-1.4 (-2.4, -0.3)2009 - 2013
Brunswick County8falling  similar  291169.2 (160.0, 178.9)1.0-1.5 (-1.9, -1.1)2009 - 2013
Buncombe County8falling  similar  516162.7 (156.4, 169.2)1.0-1.5 (-1.8, -1.2)2009 - 2013
Cabarrus County8falling  similar  302173.6 (164.9, 182.8)1.0-1.0 (-1.3, -0.6)2009 - 2013
Camden County8falling  similar  16143.8 (113.5, 179.9)0.9-4.2 (-6.3, -2.1)2009 - 2013
Caswell County8falling  similar  60188.2 (167.0, 211.6)1.1-1.0 (-1.8, -0.2)2009 - 2013
Catawba County8falling  similar  319176.4 (167.7, 185.4)1.0-3.5 (-4.9, -2.1)2009 - 2013
Clay County8falling  similar  31163.6 (137.8, 194.1)1.0-1.4 (-2.3, -0.5)2009 - 2013
Craven County8falling  similar  228181.1 (170.6, 192.1)1.1-1.0 (-1.5, -0.6)2009 - 2013
Dare County8falling  similar  69163.2 (145.8, 182.3)1.0-1.3 (-2.3, -0.4)2009 - 2013
Davidson County8falling  similar  346177.5 (169.1, 186.2)1.1-0.5 (-1.0, -0.1)2009 - 2013
Duplin County8falling  similar  111164.5 (150.9, 178.9)1.0-2.1 (-2.7, -1.4)2009 - 2013
Durham County8falling  similar  428176.4 (168.8, 184.2)1.0-1.7 (-1.9, -1.5)2009 - 2013
Forsyth County8falling  similar  700179.9 (173.9, 186.0)1.1-0.8 (-1.0, -0.6)2009 - 2013
Franklin County8falling  similar  123183.4 (168.9, 198.9)1.1-0.8 (-1.4, -0.3)2009 - 2013
Graham County8falling  similar  20160.7 (129.9, 197.4)1.0-1.4 (-2.6, -0.1)2009 - 2013
Guilford County8falling  similar  853163.9 (159.0, 169.0)1.0-1.6 (-1.8, -1.3)2009 - 2013
Harnett County8falling  similar  190182.9 (171.2, 195.1)1.1-1.4 (-1.9, -0.8)2009 - 2013
Haywood County8falling  similar  147157.6 (146.1, 169.9)0.9-0.9 (-1.4, -0.4)2009 - 2013
Henderson County8falling  similar  275151.8 (143.6, 160.4)0.9-1.3 (-1.8, -0.8)2009 - 2013
Hertford County8falling  similar  58184.3 (163.4, 207.3)1.1-1.4 (-2.2, -0.7)2009 - 2013
Iredell County8falling  similar  313181.0 (172.0, 190.3)1.1-0.8 (-1.2, -0.3)2009 - 2013
Johnston County8falling  similar  288184.9 (175.2, 195.1)1.1-1.5 (-2.1, -1.0)2009 - 2013
Lee County8falling  similar  119182.2 (167.7, 197.7)1.1-1.4 (-1.9, -0.8)2009 - 2013
Lincoln County8falling  similar  147165.7 (153.6, 178.5)1.0-1.1 (-1.6, -0.7)2009 - 2013
Martin County8falling  similar  61177.0 (157.3, 198.7)1.1-3.8 (-5.4, -2.2)2009 - 2013
Mecklenburg County8falling  similar  1,216158.6 (154.6, 162.8)0.9-3.1 (-5.3, -0.9)2009 - 2013
Mitchell County8falling  similar  45180.9 (157.5, 207.4)1.1-1.0 (-1.6, -0.3)2009 - 2013
Montgomery County8falling  similar  54153.3 (135.3, 173.2)0.9-1.9 (-2.8, -1.0)2009 - 2013
Moore County8falling  similar  240160.3 (151.0, 170.1)1.0-1.2 (-1.6, -0.7)2009 - 2013
New Hanover County8falling  similar  387164.0 (156.7, 171.6)1.0-1.7 (-2.1, -1.3)2009 - 2013
Northampton County8falling  similar  61189.9 (168.4, 213.7)1.1-1.2 (-2.1, -0.3)2009 - 2013
Onslow County8falling  similar  206179.9 (168.8, 191.4)1.1-1.4 (-1.8, -0.9)2009 - 2013
Orange County8falling  similar  183157.3 (146.9, 168.1)0.9-1.6 (-2.3, -0.9)2009 - 2013
Pamlico County8falling  similar  33151.3 (128.2, 178.2)0.9-2.3 (-3.2, -1.3)2009 - 2013
Pender County8falling  similar  112169.8 (155.8, 184.9)1.0-1.2 (-1.9, -0.5)2009 - 2013
Perquimans County8falling  similar  33159.5 (135.2, 187.5)0.9-1.5 (-2.4, -0.7)2009 - 2013
Pitt County8falling  similar  255171.8 (162.3, 181.7)1.0-1.7 (-2.1, -1.2)2009 - 2013
Polk County8falling  similar  58156.1 (137.5, 177.1)0.9-1.2 (-1.8, -0.5)2009 - 2013
Randolph County8falling  similar  293177.5 (168.4, 187.0)1.1-0.6 (-1.0, -0.2)2009 - 2013
Rutherford County8falling  similar  163174.8 (162.8, 187.6)1.0-5.1 (-9.4, -0.5)2009 - 2013
Sampson County8falling  similar  136183.6 (169.9, 198.1)1.1-0.6 (-1.2, -0.1)2009 - 2013
Stanly County8falling  similar  138180.6 (167.2, 194.8)1.1-1.0 (-1.6, -0.4)2009 - 2013
Stokes County8falling  similar  114184.5 (169.4, 200.7)1.1-1.0 (-1.6, -0.4)2009 - 2013
Union County8falling  similar  273158.6 (149.9, 167.5)0.9-1.5 (-2.1, -0.9)2009 - 2013
Wake County8falling  similar  1,126155.3 (151.1, 159.5)0.9-1.5 (-1.6, -1.3)2009 - 2013
Warren County8falling  similar  57185.4 (163.8, 209.4)1.1-1.4 (-2.5, -0.2)2009 - 2013
Washington County8falling  similar  33167.9 (142.7, 196.8)1.0-2.2 (-3.6, -0.8)2009 - 2013
Chatham County9falling  below  149146.8 (136.2, 158.0)0.9-1.7 (-2.3, -1.1)2009 - 2013
Madison County9falling  below  42143.7 (124.5, 165.2)0.9-9.1 (-14.5, -3.3)2009 - 2013
Transylvania County9falling  below  85137.0 (123.6, 151.7)0.8-2.1 (-2.9, -1.2)2009 - 2013
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/29/2016 3:49 pm.
Trend2
     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.
Rate Comparison
     Above     when 95% confident the rate is above and Rate Ratio3 > 1.10
     Similar     when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.
     Below     when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio3 < 0.90
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
1 Priority indices were created by ordering from rates that are rising and above the comparison rate to rates that are falling and below the comparison rate.
2 Recent trend in death rates is Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) 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.
3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate.

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 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

Note: 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.

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).