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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Cancer Sites, 2016-2020

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

Sorted by CI*Rank

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 122.7 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program

Other Notes

Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

North Carolina

United States

Swain County

Onslow County

Scotland County

Vance County

Halifax County

Robeson County

Surry County

Cleveland County

Edgecombe County

Caswell County

Wayne County

Richmond County

McDowell County

Sampson County

Washington County

Rowan County

Pasquotank County

Columbus County

Stokes County

Randolph County

Davidson County

Nash County

Craven County

Hyde County

Bertie County

Anson County

Caldwell County

Cumberland County

Person County

Lenoir County

Alamance County

Granville County

Harnett County

Rockingham County

Tyrrell County

Bladen County

Hoke County

Yadkin County

Carteret County

Mitchell County

Franklin County

Rutherford County

Martin County

Graham County

Yancey County

Gaston County

Davie County

Lee County

Wilkes County

Chowan County

Greene County

Burke County

Jones County

Lincoln County

Johnston County

Stanly County

Beaufort County

Pender County

Alexander County

Dare County

Catawba County

Forsyth County

Iredell County

Cherokee County

Montgomery County

Wilson County

Ashe County

Perquimans County

Warren County

Gates County

Macon County

Haywood County

Pamlico County

Guilford County

Madison County

Buncombe County

Northampton County

Pitt County

Union County

Cabarrus County

Brunswick County

Jackson County

Hertford County

Durham County

New Hanover County

Moore County

Alleghany County

Duplin County

Avery County

Henderson County

Currituck County

Clay County

Camden County

Mecklenburg County

Chatham County

Wake County

Orange County

Transylvania County

Polk County

Watauga County

Created by on 06/19/2024 9:24 am.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
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.

† 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 2030 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 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
‡ The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.
⋔ Results presented with the CI*Rank statistics help show the usefulness of ranks. For example, ranks for relatively rare diseases or less populated areas may be essentially meaningless because of their large variability, but ranks for more common diseases in densely populated regions can be very useful. More information about methodology can be found on the CI*Rank website.

Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availability, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each graph for additional information.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

When displaying county information, the CI*Rank for the state is not shown because it's not comparable. To see the state CI*Rank please view the statistics at the US By State level.