## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

**Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2015**

North Carolina Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

North Carolina Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

Sorted by Priority Index

**United States**

- The priority index is -
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is - the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 586,354
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 163.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.3 to 163.7
- The rate ratio is -0.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**North Carolina**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 18,788
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 169.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.2 to 170.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Cleveland County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 249
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 201.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 190.1 to 213.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.5 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Martin County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 69
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 190.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.5 to 213.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 4.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to 11.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**McDowell County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 113
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 185.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.5 to 202.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Person County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 98
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 189.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.7 to 207.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Richmond County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 109
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 192.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.5 to 209.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Rowan County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 337
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 196.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.9 to 206.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.2 to 3.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Surry County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 197
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 189.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.0 to 202.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Anson County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 63
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 191.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.5 to 214.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Beaufort County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 137
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 193.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.9 to 209.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Burke County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 220
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 181.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.0 to 193.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Caldwell County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 203
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 190.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.5 to 202.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Caswell County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 66
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 200.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.9 to 224.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Craven County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 239
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 182.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.3 to 193.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Cumberland County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 514
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 181.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.4 to 188.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Currituck County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 54
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 192.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.5 to 218.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Davidson County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 379
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 184.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.1 to 193.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Edgecombe County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 135
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 189.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.3 to 205.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Gaston County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 464
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 190.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.8 to 198.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Halifax County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 145
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 192.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.8 to 207.7
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Harnett County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 206
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 185.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.3 to 197.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Johnston County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 311
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 180.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.3 to 190.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Lee County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 128
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 186.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.4 to 202.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Lenoir County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 151
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 191.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.6 to 205.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Nash County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 218
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 185.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.0 to 196.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Northampton County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 63
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 190.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.3 to 214.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Onslow County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 228
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 184.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.1 to 196.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Pasquotank County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 89
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 190.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.4 to 208.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Robeson County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 264
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 192.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.4 to 203.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Rockingham County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 249
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 194.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.0 to 206.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Sampson County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 142
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 182.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.8 to 196.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Vance County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 108
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 195.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.5 to 213.6
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Wayne County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 262
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 185.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.8 to 196.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Wilson County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 189
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 186.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.5 to 198.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Ashe County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 76
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 176.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.7 to 196.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Catawba County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 326
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 172.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.7 to 180.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.3 to 4.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Chowan County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 42
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 177.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.8 to 204.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Columbus County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 130
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 172.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.6 to 187.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -9.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -19.0 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Davie County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 104
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 174.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.4 to 190.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Greene County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 43
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 173.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.7 to 198.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Hyde County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 16
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 206.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.4 to 260.4
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Jones County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 28
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 184.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.1 to 220.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Rutherford County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 164
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 171.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.7 to 184.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.1 to 8.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Scotland County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 80
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 180.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.9 to 199.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Swain County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 36
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 185.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.5 to 215.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -11.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -24.1 to 2.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Tyrrell County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 11
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 179.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.1 to 236.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Yadkin County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 90
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 175.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.0 to 192.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Yancey County**

- The priority index is 6
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 50
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 177.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.6 to 202.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.4 to 1.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Madison County**

- The priority index is 7
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 44
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 143.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.9 to 165.1
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 7.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.4 to 18.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Alamance County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 336
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 174.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.9 to 182.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Alexander County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 81
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 167.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.4 to 185.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Alleghany County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 26
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 143.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 118.8 to 172.2
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to -1.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Avery County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 37
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 144.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.3 to 168.0
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Bertie County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 50
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 167.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.8 to 190.7
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Bladen County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 75
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 153.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.3 to 171.0
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Brunswick County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 323
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 168.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.9 to 177.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Buncombe County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 522
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 155.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.5 to 161.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Cabarrus County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 313
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 168.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.3 to 177.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Camden County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 18
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 156.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.5 to 194.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.7 to -2.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Carteret County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 180
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 170.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.4 to 182.7
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.6 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Cherokee County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 79
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 165.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.5 to 183.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Clay County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 31
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 148.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.3 to 175.5
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Dare County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 72
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 156.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.7 to 173.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Duplin County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 119
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 166.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.6 to 181.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Durham County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 439
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 167.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.2 to 174.7
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Forsyth County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 715
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 175.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.7 to 181.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Franklin County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 127
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 173.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.2 to 188.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Gates County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 24
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 152.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.6 to 183.4
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Graham County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 22
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 165.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.0 to 202.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Granville County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 123
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 178.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.4 to 193.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -8.2 to -1.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Guilford County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 884
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 161.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.3 to 166.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Haywood County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 155
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 157.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.5 to 169.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Henderson County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 296
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 156.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.5 to 165.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Hertford County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 56
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 174.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.0 to 196.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Hoke County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 62
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 170.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.9 to 191.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Iredell County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 317
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 173.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.6 to 182.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Jackson County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 81
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 158.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.9 to 175.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Lincoln County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 155
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 165.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.5 to 177.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Macon County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 100
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 164.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.7 to 181.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Mecklenburg County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 1,260
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 151.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.6 to 155.3
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Mitchell County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 45
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 174.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.3 to 200.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Montgomery County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 56
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 153.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.2 to 172.7
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Moore County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 243
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 156.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.1 to 165.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**New Hanover County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 406
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 160.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.8 to 168.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Orange County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 187
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 152.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.6 to 163.0
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Pamlico County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 36
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 162.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.1 to 190.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Pender County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 123
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 175.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.0 to 190.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Perquimans County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 35
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 157.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.3 to 184.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Pitt County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 268
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 170.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.5 to 180.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Polk County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 59
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 151.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.9 to 171.4
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Randolph County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 295
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 170.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.7 to 179.6
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Stanly County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 141
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 179.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.2 to 193.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Stokes County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 115
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 176.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.4 to 192.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Union County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 291
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 152.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.8 to 161.3
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Wake County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 1,205
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 152.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.1 to 156.1
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Warren County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 55
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 174.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.8 to 197.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Washington County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 33
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 170.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.5 to 199.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Wilkes County**

- The priority index is 8
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is similar to the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 174
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 175.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.9 to 187.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.0
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Chatham County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 150
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 132.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.3 to 143.2
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Transylvania County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 89
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 141.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.9 to 157.0
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Watauga County**

- The priority index is 9
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is below the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2011-2015) is 72
- The annual death rate (2011-2015) is 131.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 118.3 to 146.7
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2011 - 2015

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/24/2018 9:12 am.

Trend

Rate Comparison

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.^{2}**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 Ratio^{3}> 1.10**Similar**when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.**Below**when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio^{3}< 0.90** 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 usually an Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.6.0.0). Due to data availability issues, the time period and/or calculation method used in the calculation of the trends 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 1969-2015 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).