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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 50+

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


Swain County


Onslow County


Caswell County


Scotland County


Halifax County


Vance County


Washington County


Robeson County


Edgecombe County


Cleveland County


Rowan County


Surry County


Sampson County


Richmond County


Davidson County


Pasquotank County


Martin County


Hyde County


Nash County


Randolph County


Wayne County


Craven County


Anson County


Lee County


Tyrrell County


Harnett County


Gaston County


Person County


Rockingham County


Cumberland County


McDowell County


Beaufort County


Alamance County


Stokes County


Bertie County


Mitchell County


Lenoir County


Davie County


Granville County


Burke County


Chowan County


Yadkin County


Johnston County


Columbus County


Caldwell County


Franklin County


Lincoln County


Carteret County


Rutherford County


Pender County


Yancey County


Stanly County


Montgomery County


Catawba County


Ashe County


Hoke County


Wilkes County


Greene County


Forsyth County


Dare County


Iredell County


Bladen County


Warren County


Wilson County


Haywood County


Cherokee County


Guilford County


Pamlico County


Alexander County


Macon County


Cabarrus County


Union County


Gates County


Buncombe County


Pitt County


Graham County


Durham County


New Hanover County


Brunswick County


Alleghany County


Madison County


Jackson County


Currituck County


Hertford County


Henderson County


Perquimans County


Moore County


Camden County


Clay County


Duplin County


Northampton County


Mecklenburg County


Jones County


Avery County


Wake County


Chatham County


Orange County


Transylvania County


Polk County


Watauga County




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/22/2022 7:39 am.

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


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.