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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, 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

Madison County

Onslow County

Swain County

Yancey County

Cleveland County

McDowell County

Surry County

Davie County

Hyde County

Davidson County

Burke County

Randolph County

Sampson County

Scotland County

Wilkes County

Yadkin County

Anson County

Greene County

Halifax County

Person County

Richmond County

Alamance County

Ashe County

Caldwell County

Chowan County

Alexander County

Caswell County

Haywood County

Macon County

Mitchell County

Rutherford County

Cherokee County

Craven County

Iredell County

Jackson County

Lincoln County

Nash County

Pasquotank County

Robeson County

Stokes County

Beaufort County

Franklin County

Guilford County

Pender County

Tyrrell County

Vance County

Avery County

Graham County

Lenoir County

Stanly County

Wayne County

Carteret County

Columbus County

Cumberland County

Dare County

Edgecombe County

Gaston County

Harnett County

Henderson County

Lee County

Bladen County

Clay County

Montgomery County

Moore County

Northampton County

Rockingham County

Watauga County

Buncombe County

Gates County

Johnston County

Polk County

Union County

Warren County

Washington County

Brunswick County

Chatham County

Perquimans County

Martin County

Mecklenburg County

New Hanover County

Pitt County

Transylvania County

Bertie County

Catawba County

Forsyth County

Hoke County

Orange County

Pamlico County

Currituck County

Duplin County

Durham County

Alleghany County

Cabarrus County

Wake County

Granville County

Rowan County

Camden County

Hertford County

Wilson County

Jones County

Created by on 06/29/2022 5:29 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.

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.