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Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Cancer Sites, 2014-2018

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 *** 541.6 (538.1, 545.2) N/A 18,418 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.1, -1.1)
United States *** 522.2 (521.6, 522.8) N/A 565,890 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.3, -1.6)
Alamance County *** 560.4 (533.4, 588.4) 46 (21, 74) 329 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.2, -0.6)
Alexander County *** 518.9 (468.0, 573.8) 74 (20, 97) 78 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.5, -0.3)
Alleghany County *** 470.3 (394.0, 557.3) 94 (18, 100) 28 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.6, -0.9)
Anson County *** 569.2 (502.7, 642.0) 40 (2, 95) 55 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.3, -0.1)
Ashe County *** 539.7 (485.0, 598.9) 64 (8, 97) 73 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.5, -0.3)
Avery County *** 467.1 (399.8, 542.5) 96 (29, 100) 35 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.1, -0.5)
Beaufort County *** 594.7 (549.0, 643.2) 26 (2, 74) 130 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.6, -0.5)
Bertie County *** 555.9 (487.8, 630.8) 48 (3, 97) 49 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.6, -1.3)
Bladen County *** 539.9 (487.0, 597.1) 63 (9, 95) 79 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.0, -0.6)
Brunswick County *** 519.3 (493.6, 546.0) 72 (43, 91) 346 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.7, -1.2)
Buncombe County *** 515.7 (495.9, 536.1) 75 (53, 89) 528 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.6, -1.2)
Burke County *** 564.1 (530.2, 599.6) 45 (14, 78) 209 falling falling trend -0.6 (-0.9, -0.2)
Cabarrus County *** 529.8 (502.8, 557.9) 67 (36, 87) 299 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.8, -1.4)
Caldwell County *** 579.0 (542.2, 617.7) 35 (8, 75) 189 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.2, -0.5)
Camden County *** 497.7 (397.3, 615.3) 84 (3, 100) 18 falling falling trend -4.0 (-5.4, -2.7)
Carteret County *** 551.6 (515.8, 589.2) 53 (18, 85) 183 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.8)
Caswell County *** 661.0 (590.1, 738.0) 5 (1, 61) 65 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.4, -0.2)
Catawba County *** 548.2 (521.0, 576.3) 58 (26, 80) 314 falling falling trend -2.3 (-3.0, -1.6)
Chatham County *** 452.1 (419.9, 486.1) 97 (78, 100) 151 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.9, -1.0)
Cherokee County *** 514.8 (463.4, 570.5) 76 (21, 99) 78 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.5, -0.3)
Chowan County *** 566.8 (489.4, 653.2) 42 (2, 98) 39 falling falling trend -0.7 (-1.3, -0.1)
Clay County *** 482.0 (405.1, 569.5) 90 (14, 100) 29 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.8, -0.8)
Cleveland County *** 634.5 (598.2, 672.6) 9 (1, 42) 233 stable stable trend -0.2 (-0.6, 0.2)
Columbus County *** 548.6 (505.8, 594.2) 57 (12, 91) 124 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.7, -0.9)
Craven County *** 592.4 (558.2, 628.1) 29 (6, 62) 230 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.8)
Cumberland County *** 593.8 (570.4, 618.0) 28 (9, 53) 500 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -1.0)
Currituck County *** 528.1 (460.8, 602.4) 68 (7, 99) 48 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.8, -1.2)
Dare County *** 552.4 (498.6, 610.4) 51 (8, 93) 83 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.0, -0.6)
Davidson County *** 612.7 (585.1, 641.2) 15 (4, 44) 378 falling falling trend -0.5 (-0.8, -0.1)
Davie County *** 564.3 (516.1, 615.8) 44 (8, 88) 103 stable stable trend -0.3 (-0.8, 0.2)
Duplin County *** 487.7 (447.1, 530.9) 87 (47, 100) 109 falling falling trend -2.1 (-2.5, -1.6)
Durham County *** 505.4 (483.2, 528.2) 81 (56, 93) 416 falling falling trend -2.2 (-2.5, -1.9)
Edgecombe County *** 611.2 (564.4, 660.9) 16 (2, 66) 130 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.6, 0.3)
Forsyth County *** 545.5 (527.0, 564.4) 60 (36, 75) 678 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.5, -1.2)
Franklin County *** 568.9 (525.0, 615.5) 41 (8, 83) 130 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.5)
Gaston County *** 591.1 (566.2, 616.8) 32 (9, 56) 437 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.9)
Gates County *** 522.8 (433.7, 624.7) 70 (3, 100) 25 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.4, -0.6)
Graham County *** 549.8 (453.3, 661.1) 54 (1, 100) 23 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.4, -0.7)
Granville County *** 573.2 (527.2, 622.1) 37 (5, 83) 119 falling falling trend -3.0 (-4.5, -1.5)
Greene County *** 553.1 (478.7, 635.8) 50 (2, 98) 41 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.5, 0.2)
Guilford County *** 527.6 (511.9, 543.6) 69 (49, 82) 881 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.5, -1.2)
Halifax County *** 665.4 (617.3, 716.3) 3 (1, 32) 145 falling falling trend -0.6 (-0.9, -0.2)
Harnett County *** 592.3 (555.9, 630.6) 30 (5, 66) 205 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.9)
Haywood County *** 531.9 (495.1, 570.8) 66 (27, 92) 158 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.1, -0.4)
Henderson County *** 495.9 (470.2, 522.7) 85 (58, 96) 288 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.6, -0.8)
Hertford County *** 488.9 (428.8, 555.1) 86 (28, 100) 49 falling falling trend -5.0 (-7.0, -3.0)
Hoke County *** 548.0 (485.4, 616.2) 59 (5, 96) 62 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.6, -1.0)
Hyde County *** 616.8 (477.5, 784.1) 13 (1, 100) 14 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.4, 1.0)
Iredell County *** 543.5 (516.0, 572.0) 61 (27, 84) 304 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.6)
Jackson County *** 483.5 (435.4, 535.5) 89 (41, 100) 77 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.5, -0.3)
Johnston County *** 573.1 (543.9, 603.4) 38 (13, 70) 311 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.7)
Jones County *** 498.4 (409.0, 601.6) 82 (6, 100) 22 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.6, 0.6)
Lee County *** 603.5 (556.5, 653.4) 20 (2, 68) 125 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.5, -0.7)
Lenoir County *** 595.4 (551.6, 641.8) 25 (3, 70) 139 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.7)
Lincoln County *** 549.6 (511.6, 589.6) 55 (15, 86) 163 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.3, -0.7)
Macon County *** 521.8 (476.2, 570.7) 71 (23, 97) 99 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.4, -0.3)
Madison County *** 509.1 (445.8, 579.0) 79 (16, 100) 48 stable stable trend 1.8 (-3.4, 7.4)
Martin County *** 646.2 (578.8, 719.4) 7 (1, 64) 69 stable stable trend 1.6 (-1.3, 4.6)
McDowell County *** 581.8 (533.3, 633.6) 33 (4, 82) 108 stable stable trend -0.2 (-0.7, 0.4)
Mecklenburg County *** 477.7 (465.4, 490.2) 91 (78, 97) 1,218 falling falling trend -2.6 (-3.4, -1.8)
Mitchell County *** 581.4 (506.0, 665.1) 34 (1, 95) 44 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.4, -0.4)
Montgomery County *** 533.7 (473.6, 599.2) 65 (7, 98) 59 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.0, -0.7)
Moore County *** 484.0 (455.9, 513.4) 88 (61, 99) 230 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.6, -1.1)
Nash County *** 617.2 (580.4, 655.7) 12 (2, 52) 216 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.2, -0.6)
New Hanover County *** 519.3 (496.6, 542.7) 73 (48, 89) 409 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.9, -1.4)
Northampton County *** 512.6 (451.8, 579.4) 78 (16, 100) 53 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.4, -1.0)
Onslow County *** 685.8 (648.2, 725.0) 1 (1, 15) 256 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.2, -0.3)
Orange County *** 467.6 (437.0, 499.9) 95 (72, 100) 184 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.3, -1.3)
Pamlico County *** 507.9 (434.5, 590.2) 80 (9, 100) 36 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.7, -1.1)
Pasquotank County *** 600.8 (544.0, 661.9) 23 (1, 78) 84 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.6)
Pender County *** 594.4 (548.4, 643.1) 27 (3, 74) 129 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.5, -0.5)
Perquimans County *** 477.2 (406.9, 556.3) 92 (24, 100) 34 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.5, -1.4)
Person County *** 606.0 (552.0, 663.8) 18 (1, 72) 95 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.2, 0.0)
Pitt County *** 513.3 (484.6, 543.2) 77 (44, 94) 250 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.1, -1.4)
Polk County *** 436.8 (384.8, 493.9) 99 (68, 100) 54 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.1, -1.0)
Randolph County *** 604.9 (575.0, 635.8) 19 (5, 52) 316 falling falling trend -0.5 (-0.8, -0.2)
Richmond County *** 602.6 (550.5, 658.3) 22 (2, 75) 101 falling falling trend -3.4 (-5.7, -0.9)
Robeson County *** 626.6 (592.4, 662.2) 11 (2, 44) 263 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.6)
Rockingham County *** 598.7 (564.4, 634.6) 24 (5, 59) 232 falling falling trend -6.7 (-10.8, -2.5)
Rowan County *** 634.9 (603.9, 667.0) 8 (2, 35) 323 falling falling trend -0.4 (-0.6, -0.2)
Rutherford County *** 565.5 (526.8, 606.3) 43 (11, 81) 162 falling falling trend -2.2 (-3.6, -0.8)
Sampson County *** 626.7 (581.7, 674.3) 10 (1, 55) 146 falling falling trend -0.5 (-0.9, -0.1)
Scotland County *** 671.3 (609.0, 738.4) 2 (1, 40) 88 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.1, 0.2)
Stanly County *** 552.2 (510.3, 596.6) 52 (13, 89) 131 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.6, -0.7)
Stokes County *** 576.7 (530.1, 626.3) 36 (6, 82) 115 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.6, -0.6)
Surry County *** 609.8 (570.8, 650.7) 17 (3, 56) 185 stable stable trend -0.1 (-0.5, 0.2)
Swain County *** 656.9 (565.3, 759.3) 6 (1, 79) 38 stable stable trend 0.2 (-0.6, 1.1)
Transylvania County *** 437.4 (396.1, 481.9) 98 (73, 100) 87 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.5, -1.3)
Tyrrell County *** 602.6 (448.8, 792.1) 21 (1, 100) 10 stable stable trend -0.6 (-2.3, 1.1)
Union County *** 498.0 (472.4, 524.7) 83 (57, 96) 301 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.9, -1.1)
Vance County *** 662.1 (607.4, 720.3) 4 (1, 40) 111 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.4, -0.5)
Wake County *** 475.1 (462.7, 487.7) 93 (80, 97) 1,199 falling falling trend -1.6 (-1.7, -1.4)
Warren County *** 541.9 (478.2, 611.8) 62 (7, 98) 54 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.1, -0.5)
Washington County *** 615.5 (526.8, 714.9) 14 (1, 93) 35 falling falling trend -1.6 (-2.5, -0.6)
Watauga County *** 429.0 (385.5, 476.0) 100 (76, 100) 73 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.1, -0.7)
Wayne County *** 591.3 (558.7, 625.4) 31 (7, 64) 250 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.5, -0.7)
Wilkes County *** 557.0 (519.2, 596.7) 47 (14, 84) 164 falling falling trend -0.5 (-0.9, -0.2)
Wilson County *** 554.6 (517.3, 593.9) 49 (16, 85) 169 falling falling trend -5.3 (-9.5, -0.9)
Yadkin County *** 572.5 (520.0, 628.7) 39 (5, 88) 88 falling falling trend -0.6 (-1.1, -0.2)
Yancey County *** 549.5 (481.5, 624.5) 56 (4, 99) 48 stable stable trend 0.0 (-0.6, 0.7)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/03/2021 6:48 pm.

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 1969-2017 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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