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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

Colon & Rectum, 2015-2019

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

Sorted by CI*Rank

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

Watauga County

New Hanover County

Chatham County

Orange County

Wake County

Yadkin County

Hoke County

Haywood County

Transylvania County

Mecklenburg County

Wilson County

Henderson County

Cabarrus County

Moore County

Pitt County

Pender County

Durham County

Dare County

Guilford County

Alexander County

Lincoln County

Madison County

Greene County

Buncombe County

Randolph County

Union County

Cumberland County

Alamance County

Martin County

Davidson County

Perquimans County

Surry County

Duplin County

Franklin County

Brunswick County

Forsyth County

Polk County

McDowell County

Yancey County

Davie County

Wilkes County

Chowan County

Caldwell County

Lee County

Nash County

Cleveland County

Craven County

Rowan County

Gaston County

Iredell County

Sampson County

Harnett County

Stokes County

Warren County

Catawba County

Stanly County

Granville County

Johnston County

Bladen County

Onslow County

Columbus County

Richmond County

Macon County

Jackson County

Ashe County

Rockingham County

Rutherford County

Burke County

Wayne County

Lenoir County

Carteret County

Northampton County

Cherokee County

Montgomery County

Edgecombe County

Bertie County

Beaufort County

Vance County

Mitchell County

Robeson County

Pasquotank County

Hertford County

Halifax County

Person County

Scotland County

Swain County

Caswell County

Anson County

Washington County

Alleghany County Avery County Camden County Clay County Currituck County Gates County Graham County Hyde County Jones County Pamlico County Tyrrell County

Created by on 05/20/2022 3:28 pm.

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.