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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

Black (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

Sorted by Recentaapc

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

Mecklenburg County

Davie County

Burke County

Davidson County

Beaufort County

Chowan County

Person County

Randolph County

Robeson County

Anson County

Buncombe County

Greene County

Sampson County

Stanly County

Cleveland County

Halifax County

Jones County

Wilkes County

Wilson County

Onslow County

Richmond County

Rutherford County

Vance County

Cumberland County

Franklin County

Lee County

Lenoir County

Moore County

Alamance County

Forsyth County

Gaston County

Orange County

Pender County

Rockingham County

Rowan County

Columbus County

Durham County

Montgomery County

Nash County

New Hanover County

Wake County

Chatham County

Harnett County

Iredell County

Brunswick County

Union County

Warren County

Cabarrus County

Martin County

Northampton County

Pasquotank County

Stokes County

Bladen County

Caswell County

Duplin County

Edgecombe County

Granville County

Guilford County

Pitt County

Wayne County

Catawba County

Craven County

Gates County

Henderson County

Lincoln County

Bertie County

Caldwell County

Hertford County

Hoke County

Pamlico County

Surry County

Currituck County

Johnston County

Washington County

Tyrrell County

Carteret County

Perquimans County

Scotland County

Alexander County

Hyde County

McDowell County

Alleghany County Ashe County Avery County Camden County Cherokee County Clay County Dare County Graham County Haywood County Jackson County Macon County Madison County Mitchell County Polk County Swain County Transylvania County Watauga County Yadkin County Yancey County

Created by on 08/13/2022 5:24 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.