## Interpretation of Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Data

**Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2014**

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 (2010-2014) is 582,118
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 166.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.9 to 166.3
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 18,536
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 172.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.9 to 173.1
- 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 -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Caldwell County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 209
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 199.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.5 to 212.4
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 238
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 196.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.5 to 208.5
- 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 2010 - 2014

**Jones County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 31
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 209.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.7 to 247.3
- The rate ratio is 1.3
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 1.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 101
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 200.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 182.7 to 218.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 113
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 202.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 186.0 to 220.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 328
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 194.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 184.7 to 203.9
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 6.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 195
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 193.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.2 to 206.1
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.5 to 0.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Swain County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 38
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 203.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.4 to 235.2
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Wilkes County**

- The priority index is 4
- The recent trend is stable
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 177
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 184.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.8 to 196.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 134
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 195.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.0 to 210.9
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 222
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 185.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.3 to 196.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 62
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 193.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.5 to 216.7
- 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 -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Columbus County**

- The priority index is 5
- The recent trend is falling
- This death rate is above the US rate
- The average deaths per year (2010-2014) is 140
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 190.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.4 to 205.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 509
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 184.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 177.2 to 191.9
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 53
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 199.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.5 to 226.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 366
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 183.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 174.7 to 191.9
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 133
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 190.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.3 to 206.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 465
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 195.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 187.5 to 203.7
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 144
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 194.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 180.6 to 210.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 123
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 184.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.4 to 200.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 153
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 195.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.7 to 210.3
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 215
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 186.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 175.4 to 198.3
- 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 -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 63
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 191.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.9 to 215.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 93
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 199.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.7 to 219.0
- 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 -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 264
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 196.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.5 to 207.3
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 244
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 194.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.8 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 -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 107
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 196.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 179.6 to 213.8
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 258
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 188.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 178.1 to 199.0
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 193
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 196.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 183.7 to 209.0
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Alexander 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 (2010-2014) is 80
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 171.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.7 to 189.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 43
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 181.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.7 to 209.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 101
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 176.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.3 to 193.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Graham 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 (2010-2014) is 22
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 167.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.8 to 204.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 44
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 184.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.6 to 210.9
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 15
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 205.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.1 to 258.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Jackson 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 (2010-2014) is 83
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 168.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.0 to 185.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Martin 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 (2010-2014) is 64
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 181.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.0 to 203.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 5.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.0 to 17.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**McDowell 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 (2010-2014) is 108
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 179.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.7 to 196.0
- 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 0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 79
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 182.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.6 to 202.0
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 12
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 196.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.3 to 256.5
- The rate ratio is 1.2
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 2.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 88
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 172.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.9 to 190.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 50
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 178.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.5 to 203.7
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.4 to 1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 43
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 145.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 126.3 to 167.1
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -10.4 to 18.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 328
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 174.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.1 to 183.3
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 28
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 155.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.7 to 184.9
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.1 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Anson 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 (2010-2014) is 60
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 186.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.6 to 209.1
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Ashe 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 (2010-2014) is 71
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 166.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.9 to 185.7
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 38
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 150.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.9 to 174.5
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 50
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 169.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.8 to 193.1
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 76
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 161.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.6 to 179.8
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 312
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 170.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 161.7 to 180.1
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 523
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 160.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.6 to 167.3
- 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 -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 310
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 172.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 164.0 to 181.6
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 18
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 155.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.2 to 192.6
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -4.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.9 to -2.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 186
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 180.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 169.0 to 193.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Catawba 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 (2010-2014) is 323
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 174.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.9 to 183.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.0 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 83
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 178.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.5 to 197.6
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 31
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 154.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.1 to 183.5
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Craven 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 (2010-2014) is 233
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 181.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.4 to 192.8
- 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 -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 70
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 159.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.0 to 178.3
- 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 -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 114
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 163.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.0 to 177.5
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 431
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 170.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.1 to 178.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 709
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 178.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.6 to 184.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 124
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 177.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.6 to 192.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 25
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 165.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.5 to 198.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 122
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 182.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.6 to 197.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -5.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -9.4 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 862
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 161.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.5 to 166.4
- 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 -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Harnett 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 (2010-2014) is 197
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 182.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 171.0 to 194.5
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 151
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 158.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.6 to 170.2
- 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 -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 283
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 153.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.9 to 161.6
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 56
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 177.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.6 to 199.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 61
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 176.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.5 to 198.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 314
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 177.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.2 to 186.1
- 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 -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Johnston 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 (2010-2014) is 296
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 182.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 172.8 to 192.2
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 150
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 164.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.6 to 177.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.7
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 99
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 168.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.9 to 184.9
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 1,251
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 157.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.0 to 161.0
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 44
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 176.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 153.5 to 202.4
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 54
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 149.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.7 to 168.7
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 245
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 160.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 151.2 to 170.2
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 396
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 161.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.6 to 169.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Onslow 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 (2010-2014) is 214
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 180.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 170.0 to 192.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 190
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 159.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.1 to 170.3
- 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 -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 33
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 152.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.0 to 179.1
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to -1.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 115
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 169.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.7 to 184.4
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 34
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 156.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.9 to 183.3
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.8
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 260
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 169.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 160.3 to 179.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 58
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 153.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.4 to 174.9
- 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 -0.5
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 296
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 175.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.1 to 184.3
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Rutherford 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 (2010-2014) is 161
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 171.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.7 to 184.2
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -3.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.0 to -1.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Sampson 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 (2010-2014) is 139
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 181.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.1 to 195.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.1
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 140
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 178.8 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.7 to 192.9
- 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 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 112
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 176.9 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 162.3 to 192.6
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.6
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 288
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 159.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.8 to 168.0
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.0
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 1,175
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 154.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 150.3 to 158.5
- 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 -1.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 55
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 176.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.5 to 199.8
- The rate ratio is 1.1
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.4
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 33
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 169.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.5 to 199.3
- The rate ratio is 1.0
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to -0.9
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 152
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 143.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.9 to 154.1
- The rate ratio is 0.9
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 87
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 140.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.0 to 155.8
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.2
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**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 (2010-2014) is 71
- The annual death rate (2010-2014) is 135.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 121.2 to 150.5
- The rate ratio is 0.8
- The average annual percent change in death rates is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.3
- The recent trend period is 2010 - 2014

**Notes:**

Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2017 7:15 pm.

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 4.3.0.0). 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 1969-2014 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).