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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2015
North Carolina Counties versus United States

Colon & Rectum
All Races, Both Sexes

  Above US Rate Similar to US Rate Below US Rate
Priority 1: rising and above

Priority 2: rising and similar

Stokes County 
Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Caswell County
Cleveland County
Halifax County
Hertford County
Lee County
Lenoir County
Rowan County
Rutherford County
Vance County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

North Carolina
Alexander County
Anson County
Ashe County
Beaufort County
Burke County
Durham County
Jackson County
Macon County
McDowell County
Mitchell County
Nash County
Pender County
Perquimans County
Person County
Scotland County
Surry County
Swain County
Warren County
Wilkes County
Wilson County 
Priority 7: stable and below

Dare County 
Priority 5: falling and above

Robeson County 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Alamance County
Bertie County
Bladen County
Brunswick County
Cabarrus County
Caldwell County
Carteret County
Catawba County
Cherokee County
Chowan County
Columbus County
Craven County
Cumberland County
Davidson County
Davie County
Duplin County
Edgecombe County
Franklin County
Gaston County
Granville County
Harnett County
Henderson County
Iredell County
Johnston County
Lincoln County
Martin County
Montgomery County
Northampton County
Pasquotank County
Pitt County
Randolph County
Richmond County
Rockingham County
Sampson County
Stanly County
Transylvania County
Union County
Washington County
Wayne County
Yadkin County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Buncombe County
Chatham County
Forsyth County
Guilford County
Haywood County
Hoke County
Mecklenburg County
Moore County
New Hanover County
Onslow County
Orange County
Wake County 
Created by on 06/24/2018 5:20 am.
     Rising     when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
     Stable     when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
     Falling     when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.
Rate Comparison
     Above     when 95% confident the rate is above and Rate Ratio3 > 1.10
     Similar     when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.
     Below     when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio3 < 0.90

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 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).

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Alleghany County, Camden County, Clay County, Gates County, Graham County, Hyde County, Jones County, Madison County, Pamlico County, Tyrrell County, Yancey County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Avery County, Currituck County, Greene County, Polk County, Watauga County