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Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Cancer Sites, 2016-2020

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

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Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7?
Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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(95% Confidence Interval)
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Recent Trend
Recent 5-Year Trend in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
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North Carolina No 154.5 (153.5, 155.5) N/A 19,723 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.8, -1.5)
United States No 149.4 (149.3, 149.6) N/A 599,666 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.2, -1.8)
Swain County No 216.3 (188.0, 248.0) 1 (1, 29) 44 stable stable trend 0.0 (-0.7, 0.7)
Onslow County No 203.9 (193.4, 214.8) 2 (1, 10) 293 falling falling trend -0.6 (-1.0, -0.3)
Scotland County No 198.3 (180.2, 217.8) 3 (1, 37) 93 falling falling trend -0.6 (-1.2, -0.1)
Vance County No 197.6 (181.6, 214.9) 4 (1, 29) 119 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.5, -0.7)
Halifax County No 195.0 (180.8, 210.1) 5 (1, 31) 150 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.0, -0.4)
Robeson County No 188.7 (178.8, 198.9) 6 (2, 31) 290 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.7)
Surry County No 184.7 (173.2, 196.8) 7 (2, 44) 201 stable stable trend -0.3 (-0.6, 0.1)
Cleveland County No 183.3 (172.9, 194.2) 8 (2, 39) 243 stable stable trend -0.2 (-0.6, 0.1)
Edgecombe County No 182.0 (168.3, 196.6) 9 (2, 55) 139 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.2)
Caswell County No 180.3 (160.9, 201.8) 10 (1, 75) 66 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.5, -0.5)
Wayne County No 179.0 (169.6, 188.9) 11 (4, 49) 277 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.5, -0.8)
Richmond County No 178.9 (163.8, 195.1) 12 (2, 65) 108 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.2, -0.4)
McDowell County No 178.2 (163.9, 193.6) 13 (2, 67) 121 stable stable trend -0.2 (-0.6, 0.3)
Sampson County No 178.2 (165.5, 191.7) 14 (3, 61) 151 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.1, -0.4)
Washington County No 178.2 (151.0, 209.7) 15 (1, 91) 35 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.5, -0.7)
Rowan County No 177.1 (168.5, 186.0) 16 (5, 49) 330 falling falling trend -3.3 (-5.1, -1.4)
Pasquotank County No 176.8 (160.5, 194.4) 17 (2, 70) 91 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.5, -0.7)
Columbus County No 176.7 (163.8, 190.6) 18 (3, 61) 144 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.8)
Stokes County No 175.6 (161.7, 190.5) 19 (3, 66) 125 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.6)
Randolph County No 175.5 (167.0, 184.3) 20 (6, 50) 337 falling falling trend -0.6 (-0.9, -0.4)
Davidson County No 175.5 (167.7, 183.5) 21 (7, 50) 401 falling falling trend -0.5 (-0.8, -0.2)
Nash County No 175.5 (165.1, 186.4) 22 (4, 58) 225 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.8)
Craven County No 174.6 (164.6, 185.1) 23 (5, 58) 244 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.8)
Hyde County No 172.8 (132.8, 223.2) 24 (1, 100) 14 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.7, 0.5)
Bertie County No 172.3 (151.2, 196.0) 25 (2, 90) 53 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.5, -1.4)
Anson County No 171.6 (151.8, 193.5) 26 (1, 90) 58 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.2, -0.3)
Caldwell County No 170.6 (160.0, 181.7) 27 (7, 67) 205 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.1, -0.5)
Cumberland County No 170.5 (164.0, 177.1) 28 (12, 55) 537 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.5, -1.1)
Person County No 170.0 (154.9, 186.3) 29 (5, 80) 99 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.5, -0.2)
Lenoir County No 169.5 (156.9, 183.0) 30 (6, 73) 141 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.5, -0.8)
Alamance County No 169.0 (161.2, 177.1) 31 (12, 63) 366 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.1, -0.6)
Granville County No 168.9 (156.0, 182.6) 32 (6, 76) 134 falling falling trend -2.9 (-4.2, -1.6)
Harnett County No 168.9 (159.0, 179.3) 33 (10, 66) 225 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -1.0)
Rockingham County No 168.7 (158.9, 178.9) 34 (10, 68) 236 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.8, -1.1)
Tyrrell County No 168.2 (126.4, 222.3) 35 (1, 100) 11 stable stable trend -1.1 (-2.6, 0.4)
Bladen County No 167.9 (151.6, 185.6) 36 (4, 87) 86 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.9, -0.7)
Hoke County No 167.5 (150.1, 186.3) 37 (4, 88) 75 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.6, -1.3)
Yadkin County No 167.2 (152.0, 183.8) 38 (4, 86) 92 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.1, -0.3)
Carteret County No 166.9 (156.3, 178.2) 39 (9, 75) 202 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -1.0)
Mitchell County No 166.6 (143.9, 192.6) 40 (2, 97) 43 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.5, -0.6)
Franklin County No 166.6 (154.3, 179.7) 41 (7, 77) 144 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.8)
Rutherford County No 166.4 (155.1, 178.4) 42 (9, 73) 172 stable stable trend -0.3 (-2.1, 1.6)
Martin County No 166.2 (147.7, 186.8) 43 (4, 90) 63 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.6, -1.8)
Graham County No 166.1 (136.9, 200.9) 44 (1, 100) 24 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.9, -0.3)
Yancey County No 166.0 (146.2, 188.3) 45 (3, 93) 54 stable stable trend 0.0 (-0.5, 0.6)
Gaston County No 166.0 (159.1, 173.0) 46 (17, 64) 458 falling falling trend -3.6 (-6.0, -1.2)
Davie County No 164.3 (150.4, 179.4) 47 (7, 88) 108 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.0, 0.0)
Lee County No 164.1 (151.4, 177.7) 48 (9, 83) 128 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.7, -0.9)
Wilkes County No 163.9 (152.9, 175.6) 49 (11, 77) 175 falling falling trend -0.6 (-1.0, -0.3)
Chowan County No 163.5 (140.1, 190.5) 50 (2, 98) 39 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.6, -0.3)
Greene County No 162.3 (141.0, 186.1) 51 (4, 97) 44 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.5, -0.1)
Burke County No 162.3 (152.6, 172.5) 52 (16, 79) 220 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.0, -0.4)
Jones County No 162.1 (133.7, 195.8) 53 (2, 100) 25 stable stable trend 11.1 (-17.2, 49.1)
Lincoln County No 161.8 (151.2, 173.0) 54 (14, 81) 182 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.7)
Johnston County No 161.0 (153.2, 169.1) 55 (23, 76) 341 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.2)
Stanly County No 160.5 (148.6, 173.2) 56 (12, 87) 139 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.5, -0.7)
Beaufort County No 160.4 (147.3, 174.5) 57 (11, 86) 124 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.8)
Pender County No 159.4 (147.2, 172.5) 58 (15, 89) 132 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.6, -0.7)
Alexander County No 159.2 (144.2, 175.6) 59 (10, 91) 86 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.3, -0.4)
Dare County No 158.4 (143.4, 174.8) 60 (10, 92) 90 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.0, -0.8)
Catawba County No 156.0 (148.3, 163.9) 61 (31, 82) 326 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.7, -1.4)
Forsyth County No 155.8 (150.7, 161.1) 62 (42, 77) 718 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.3, -1.5)
Iredell County No 154.7 (147.1, 162.5) 63 (37, 84) 331 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -1.0)
Cherokee County No 154.6 (139.2, 171.8) 64 (12, 96) 86 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.6, -0.6)
Montgomery County No 154.0 (136.9, 172.9) 65 (11, 97) 63 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.0, -0.9)
Wilson County No 153.3 (142.9, 164.2) 66 (31, 91) 170 falling falling trend -3.1 (-4.8, -1.5)
Ashe County No 153.0 (137.4, 170.4) 67 (16, 97) 76 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.3, -0.3)
Perquimans County No 152.8 (130.9, 178.3) 68 (4, 100) 39 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.1, -1.0)
Warren County No 152.6 (133.7, 173.9) 69 (11, 99) 53 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.3, -0.9)
Gates County No 151.0 (124.8, 181.7) 70 (4, 100) 25 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.4, -0.8)
Macon County No 149.7 (136.2, 164.4) 71 (25, 97) 102 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.3, -0.4)
Haywood County No 148.4 (137.9, 159.7) 72 (40, 95) 159 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.7)
Pamlico County No 148.2 (125.6, 175.0) 73 (6, 100) 37 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.5, -1.2)
Guilford County No 148.2 (143.9, 152.7) 74 (59, 88) 924 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.9)
Madison County No 147.9 (129.5, 168.6) 75 (15, 100) 50 stable stable trend 1.0 (-2.0, 4.1)
Buncombe County No 146.3 (140.8, 152.0) 76 (58, 92) 551 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.3)
Northampton County No 146.2 (127.1, 167.8) 77 (11, 100) 50 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.1, -0.9)
Pitt County No 146.2 (138.3, 154.4) 78 (53, 93) 270 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.1, -1.5)
Union County No 145.8 (138.8, 153.0) 79 (57, 93) 345 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.2)
Cabarrus County No 145.7 (138.5, 153.1) 80 (58, 93) 319 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.8, -1.7)
Brunswick County No 145.4 (138.3, 152.8) 81 (57, 93) 383 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.9, -1.4)
Jackson County No 144.8 (130.9, 160.0) 82 (35, 99) 85 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.7, -0.6)
Hertford County No 144.3 (126.5, 164.2) 83 (18, 100) 51 falling falling trend -3.8 (-5.4, -2.2)
Durham County No 144.2 (138.2, 150.3) 84 (61, 93) 462 falling falling trend -2.3 (-2.5, -2.0)
New Hanover County No 144.0 (137.8, 150.3) 85 (61, 94) 434 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.0, -1.5)
Moore County No 143.8 (135.4, 152.5) 86 (57, 96) 245 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.7, -1.1)
Alleghany County No 142.6 (120.4, 168.9) 87 (13, 100) 31 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.2, -1.5)
Duplin County No 142.2 (130.4, 154.9) 88 (45, 99) 114 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.5, -1.7)
Avery County No 142.1 (122.4, 164.6) 89 (19, 100) 39 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.9, -0.6)
Henderson County No 141.5 (134.0, 149.3) 90 (62, 97) 296 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -0.9)
Currituck County No 140.0 (122.5, 159.5) 91 (31, 100) 50 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.8, -1.6)
Clay County No 135.5 (112.3, 163.3) 92 (16, 100) 30 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.1, -1.0)
Camden County No 135.0 (108.2, 166.8) 93 (12, 100) 18 falling falling trend -3.8 (-4.9, -2.6)
Mecklenburg County No 134.3 (131.0, 137.6) 94 (84, 98) 1,333 falling falling trend -2.5 (-3.0, -2.0)
Chatham County No 131.8 (122.7, 141.4) 95 (74, 100) 168 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.0, -1.2)
Wake County No 130.6 (127.4, 133.9) 96 (88, 99) 1,318 falling falling trend -3.1 (-4.1, -2.2)
Orange County No 129.2 (121.0, 137.7) 97 (82, 100) 196 falling falling trend -2.7 (-3.3, -2.1)
Transylvania County No 127.4 (115.0, 141.0) 98 (71, 100) 91 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.4, -1.3)
Polk County No 124.6 (108.9, 142.7) 99 (66, 100) 55 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.0, -1.0)
Watauga County Yes 119.9 (107.9, 133.0) 100 (86, 100) 77 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.1, -0.9)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/09/2022 10:51 am.

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

Healthy People 2030 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



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.

Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer incidence statistics. 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.

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.

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