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Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+

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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 *** 530.4 (527.0, 533.9) N/A 18,575 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.0, -1.2)
United States *** 512.0 (511.4, 512.6) N/A 568,048 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.4, -1.8)
Swain County *** 702.0 (607.7, 806.9) 1 (1, 51) 41 stable stable trend 0.2 (-0.5, 1.0)
Onslow County *** 681.8 (645.0, 720.2) 2 (1, 12) 264 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.2, -0.4)
Caswell County *** 661.9 (591.9, 738.0) 3 (1, 56) 67 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.4, -0.3)
Scotland County *** 654.0 (592.9, 719.8) 4 (1, 48) 87 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.2, 0.1)
Halifax County *** 650.0 (602.6, 700.1) 5 (1, 37) 143 falling falling trend -0.6 (-0.9, -0.2)
Vance County *** 647.6 (594.0, 704.7) 6 (1, 41) 111 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.6)
Washington County *** 636.5 (546.2, 737.6) 7 (1, 82) 37 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.5, -0.7)
Robeson County *** 624.9 (591.1, 660.1) 8 (2, 40) 268 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.6)
Edgecombe County *** 622.5 (575.3, 672.6) 9 (1, 54) 133 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.4, 0.2)
Cleveland County *** 621.3 (585.6, 658.6) 10 (2, 44) 232 stable stable trend -0.2 (-0.5, 0.2)
Rowan County *** 620.4 (590.1, 651.9) 11 (3, 38) 321 falling falling trend -0.4 (-0.6, -0.2)
Surry County *** 617.2 (578.2, 658.1) 12 (2, 50) 189 stable stable trend -0.1 (-0.5, 0.2)
Sampson County *** 616.0 (571.7, 662.8) 13 (1, 52) 146 falling falling trend -0.5 (-0.9, -0.1)
Richmond County *** 603.1 (551.5, 658.2) 14 (1, 67) 103 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.1, -0.3)
Davidson County *** 600.3 (573.4, 628.2) 15 (5, 48) 380 falling falling trend -0.5 (-0.8, -0.2)
Pasquotank County *** 595.9 (539.6, 656.4) 16 (2, 76) 85 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.6)
Martin County *** 595.8 (531.6, 665.7) 17 (1, 80) 65 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.4, -1.2)
Hyde County *** 594.4 (458.8, 758.0) 18 (1, 100) 13 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.6, 0.8)
Nash County *** 594.3 (558.6, 631.6) 19 (5, 56) 214 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.2, -0.6)
Randolph County *** 593.7 (564.4, 624.0) 20 (6, 52) 317 falling falling trend -0.5 (-0.8, -0.3)
Wayne County *** 590.5 (558.2, 624.3) 21 (5, 56) 255 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.5, -0.7)
Craven County *** 588.8 (555.0, 624.2) 22 (5, 57) 232 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.8)
Anson County *** 588.2 (520.7, 661.9) 23 (1, 85) 57 falling falling trend -0.6 (-1.2, -0.1)
Lee County *** 587.9 (542.1, 636.5) 24 (3, 70) 125 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.8)
Tyrrell County *** 587.5 (436.0, 774.9) 25 (1, 100) 10 stable stable trend -0.8 (-2.4, 0.8)
Harnett County *** 581.4 (545.8, 618.8) 26 (6, 63) 207 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.5, -0.9)
Gaston County *** 581.3 (557.0, 606.4) 27 (10, 54) 442 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.5, -0.9)
Person County *** 580.2 (528.1, 636.0) 28 (3, 78) 94 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.3, -0.1)
Rockingham County *** 580.0 (546.4, 615.1) 29 (7, 63) 228 stable stable trend -2.5 (-10.8, 6.6)
Cumberland County *** 578.9 (556.0, 602.4) 30 (11, 55) 499 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -1.1)
McDowell County *** 578.7 (530.8, 629.9) 31 (4, 76) 110 stable stable trend -0.2 (-0.7, 0.3)
Beaufort County *** 577.0 (532.3, 624.5) 32 (6, 74) 128 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.6, -0.6)
Alamance County *** 576.2 (549.1, 604.2) 33 (11, 60) 345 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.0, -0.5)
Stokes County *** 576.0 (529.9, 625.1) 34 (4, 74) 117 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.7, -0.7)
Bertie County *** 574.4 (505.5, 650.1) 35 (2, 90) 52 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.6, -1.3)
Mitchell County *** 573.6 (499.0, 656.5) 36 (1, 92) 44 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.4, -0.5)
Lenoir County *** 573.0 (530.2, 618.3) 37 (6, 76) 136 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.7)
Davie County *** 571.0 (523.1, 622.2) 38 (5, 79) 106 stable stable trend -0.2 (-0.7, 0.3)
Granville County *** 570.2 (525.1, 618.0) 39 (6, 76) 123 falling falling trend -2.8 (-4.1, -1.5)
Burke County *** 569.1 (535.5, 604.3) 40 (9, 67) 217 falling falling trend -0.6 (-0.9, -0.3)
Chowan County *** 569.0 (491.6, 655.2) 41 (1, 96) 40 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.3, -0.2)
Yadkin County *** 567.4 (515.7, 623.0) 42 (5, 83) 89 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.1, -0.2)
Johnston County *** 562.1 (533.8, 591.5) 43 (14, 68) 317 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.7, -1.0)
Columbus County *** 561.1 (518.2, 606.5) 44 (7, 81) 130 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.9)
Caldwell County *** 560.6 (524.9, 598.2) 45 (10, 78) 188 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.2, -0.5)
Franklin County *** 559.6 (516.8, 604.9) 46 (10, 81) 132 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.5, -0.7)
Lincoln County *** 556.2 (518.8, 595.6) 47 (11, 78) 172 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.7)
Carteret County *** 555.2 (519.6, 592.6) 48 (13, 78) 188 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.5, -0.8)
Rutherford County *** 553.7 (515.9, 593.6) 49 (12, 81) 163 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.5, -1.1)
Pender County *** 551.7 (508.4, 597.7) 50 (8, 85) 125 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.7, -0.6)
Yancey County *** 546.8 (479.8, 620.7) 51 (4, 97) 49 stable stable trend 0.0 (-0.5, 0.6)
Stanly County *** 544.6 (503.5, 588.2) 52 (12, 86) 132 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.6, -0.7)
Montgomery County *** 539.3 (479.3, 604.8) 53 (6, 95) 61 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.9, -0.6)
Catawba County *** 538.9 (512.2, 566.5) 54 (27, 78) 315 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.7, -1.3)
Ashe County *** 538.1 (484.4, 596.3) 55 (8, 93) 75 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.4, -0.3)
Hoke County *** 537.2 (477.1, 602.7) 56 (7, 98) 65 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.7, -1.2)
Wilkes County *** 536.3 (499.7, 574.9) 57 (19, 88) 162 falling falling trend -0.6 (-1.0, -0.2)
Greene County *** 536.2 (463.4, 617.1) 58 (4, 99) 41 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.3, 0.2)
Forsyth County *** 532.5 (514.6, 551.0) 59 (40, 76) 680 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.2, -1.3)
Dare County *** 531.4 (479.5, 587.4) 60 (10, 95) 82 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.1, -0.7)
Iredell County *** 530.1 (503.5, 557.7) 61 (33, 83) 309 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.7)
Bladen County *** 525.6 (473.6, 581.7) 62 (11, 96) 78 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.0, -0.7)
Warren County *** 525.3 (463.1, 593.7) 63 (9, 99) 53 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.1, -0.6)
Wilson County *** 523.4 (487.5, 561.1) 64 (25, 91) 163 falling falling trend -4.9 (-8.2, -1.6)
Haywood County *** 519.3 (483.1, 557.5) 65 (28, 92) 157 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.1, -0.4)
Cherokee County *** 516.5 (466.0, 571.1) 66 (16, 97) 81 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.4, -0.3)
Guilford County *** 515.7 (500.4, 531.3) 67 (51, 82) 883 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.2)
Pamlico County *** 511.3 (438.6, 592.9) 68 (6, 100) 37 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.6, -1.1)
Alexander County *** 510.0 (460.2, 563.8) 69 (21, 98) 78 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.5, -0.4)
Macon County *** 507.4 (462.6, 555.4) 70 (27, 97) 98 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.4, -0.4)
Cabarrus County *** 504.5 (478.7, 531.4) 71 (49, 92) 296 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.0, -1.7)
Union County *** 504.5 (479.2, 530.8) 72 (48, 91) 316 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.8, -1.0)
Gates County *** 503.4 (416.9, 602.3) 73 (4, 100) 24 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.5, -0.8)
Buncombe County *** 500.8 (481.5, 520.7) 74 (55, 89) 524 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.3)
Pitt County *** 500.3 (472.5, 529.3) 75 (49, 94) 252 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.1, -1.5)
Graham County *** 500.1 (408.9, 606.1) 76 (4, 100) 21 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.5, -0.8)
Durham County *** 499.4 (477.9, 521.7) 77 (53, 92) 428 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.4, -1.9)
New Hanover County *** 495.7 (474.1, 518.1) 78 (56, 92) 407 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.0, -1.4)
Brunswick County *** 495.6 (471.2, 520.8) 79 (54, 94) 353 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.8, -1.2)
Alleghany County *** 495.0 (416.8, 583.7) 80 (7, 100) 30 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.3, -0.7)
Madison County *** 493.1 (431.5, 561.0) 81 (16, 100) 48 stable stable trend 0.8 (-3.4, 5.2)
Jackson County *** 489.8 (442.1, 541.2) 82 (35, 100) 80 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.5, -0.4)
Currituck County *** 487.6 (424.3, 557.6) 83 (17, 100) 46 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.8, -1.3)
Hertford County *** 480.9 (422.0, 545.7) 84 (28, 100) 49 falling falling trend -4.5 (-6.3, -2.7)
Henderson County *** 480.6 (455.6, 506.6) 85 (61, 97) 286 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.9)
Perquimans County *** 480.5 (410.5, 559.4) 86 (15, 100) 35 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.3, -1.2)
Moore County *** 480.0 (452.3, 509.0) 87 (61, 98) 233 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -1.1)
Camden County *** 474.3 (378.4, 586.8) 88 (5, 100) 17 falling falling trend -4.0 (-5.2, -2.7)
Clay County *** 473.8 (399.7, 558.2) 89 (17, 100) 31 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.8, -0.8)
Duplin County *** 472.2 (432.7, 514.4) 90 (51, 100) 108 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.5, -1.7)
Northampton County *** 466.2 (408.9, 529.4) 91 (31, 100) 49 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.5, -1.1)
Mecklenburg County *** 465.5 (453.6, 477.7) 92 (80, 97) 1,229 falling falling trend -1.8 (-1.9, -1.6)
Jones County *** 465.1 (380.1, 563.6) 93 (12, 100) 21 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.6, 0.5)
Avery County *** 461.9 (395.8, 535.9) 94 (25, 100) 36 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.0, -0.5)
Wake County *** 460.1 (448.3, 472.2) 95 (82, 98) 1,216 falling falling trend -3.0 (-4.4, -1.6)
Chatham County *** 451.9 (420.5, 485.0) 96 (72, 100) 158 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.8, -1.0)
Orange County *** 445.1 (415.8, 476.0) 97 (76, 100) 181 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.4, -1.4)
Transylvania County *** 442.7 (401.5, 487.1) 98 (66, 100) 90 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.4, -1.2)
Polk County *** 425.9 (375.5, 481.4) 99 (62, 100) 55 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.1, -1.1)
Watauga County *** 421.8 (379.6, 467.4) 100 (79, 100) 75 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.0, -0.7)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/18/2021 6:58 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 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.



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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