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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages <65

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 0.0 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

Camden County

Watauga County

Orange County

Wake County

Mecklenburg County

Chatham County

Durham County

Transylvania County

Cabarrus County

Union County

New Hanover County

Alleghany County

Polk County

Jones County

Forsyth County

Buncombe County

Macon County

Iredell County

Jackson County

Guilford County

Moore County

Henderson County

Ashe County

Currituck County

Haywood County

Stanly County

Pender County

Gates County

Johnston County

Hertford County

Wilkes County

Lee County

Pitt County

Brunswick County

Granville County

Pamlico County

Wilson County

Lincoln County

Franklin County

Perquimans County

Clay County

Martin County

Cherokee County

Randolph County

Catawba County

Columbus County

Alamance County

Yancey County

Dare County

Montgomery County

Lenoir County

Rowan County

Carteret County

Person County

Davidson County

Rutherford County

Hoke County

Chowan County

Caldwell County

Yadkin County

Davie County

Surry County

Madison County

Burke County

Duplin County

Cleveland County

Graham County

Avery County

Gaston County

Cumberland County

Beaufort County

Rockingham County

Harnett County

Craven County

Stokes County

Greene County

Hyde County

Alexander County

Wayne County

Caswell County

Northampton County

Nash County

Anson County

Sampson County

Warren County

Richmond County

Pasquotank County

McDowell County

Bladen County

Onslow County

Edgecombe County

Halifax County

Swain County

Mitchell County

Bertie County

Robeson County

Washington County

Vance County

Scotland County

Tyrrell County

Created by on 07/01/2022 10:12 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 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 1969-2018 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.

*** No Healthy People 2020 Objective for this cancer.
Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

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.