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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), Male, All Ages

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


Robeson County


Halifax County


Edgecombe County


Vance County


Sampson County


Caswell County


Onslow County


Washington County


Richmond County


Cleveland County


Rowan County


Yadkin County


Chowan County


Surry County


Burke County


Rockingham County


Pasquotank County


Beaufort County


Martin County


Greene County


Mitchell County


Craven County


Lee County


Ashe County


Scotland County


Wayne County


McDowell County


Gaston County


Nash County


Davidson County


Franklin County


Rutherford County


Person County


Stokes County


Alamance County


Lenoir County


Randolph County


Harnett County


Pender County


Caldwell County


Granville County


Cumberland County


Catawba County


Stanly County


Davie County


Hyde County


Bladen County


Columbus County


Johnston County


Bertie County


Anson County


Warren County


Montgomery County


Carteret County


Wilson County


Yancey County


Dare County


Hoke County


Madison County


Hertford County


Camden County


Lincoln County


Iredell County


Wilkes County


Alexander County


Pitt County


Gates County


Pamlico County


Tyrrell County


Macon County


Guilford County


Brunswick County


Jackson County


Northampton County


Haywood County


Forsyth County


Alleghany County


Jones County


Duplin County


Durham County


New Hanover County


Union County


Cabarrus County


Buncombe County


Currituck County


Cherokee County


Graham County


Perquimans County


Mecklenburg County


Chatham County


Clay County


Transylvania County


Moore County


Wake County


Henderson County


Avery County


Watauga County


Orange County


Polk County




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/28/2022 11:10 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.