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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

Lung & Bronchus, 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

Chatham County

Watauga County

Wake County

Avery County

Polk County

Mecklenburg County

Durham County

Orange County

Transylvania County

Perquimans County

Henderson County

Pitt County

Moore County

Anson County

Union County

Clay County

Cabarrus County

Hertford County

Camden County

Alleghany County

Washington County

Montgomery County

Macon County

Buncombe County

Greene County

Northampton County

Guilford County

New Hanover County

Warren County

Duplin County

Hoke County

Brunswick County

Jackson County

Yancey County

Forsyth County

Haywood County

Iredell County

Alexander County

Rutherford County

Wilson County

Catawba County

Person County

Ashe County

Cherokee County

Mitchell County

Stanly County

Martin County

Lenoir County

Columbus County

Franklin County

Edgecombe County

Cleveland County

Burke County

Dare County

Granville County

Gates County

Lee County

Cumberland County

Pamlico County

Halifax County

Lincoln County

Alamance County

Wayne County

Nash County

Pender County

Rowan County

Bertie County

Davie County

Wilkes County

Carteret County

Bladen County

Rockingham County

Caldwell County

Graham County

Chowan County

Beaufort County

Craven County

Pasquotank County

Currituck County

Stokes County

Harnett County

Richmond County

Vance County

McDowell County

Johnston County

Swain County

Madison County

Jones County

Scotland County

Sampson County

Yadkin County

Gaston County

Davidson County

Caswell County

Robeson County

Randolph County

Surry County

Onslow County

Hyde County

Tyrrell County

Created by on 09/28/2022 10:56 pm.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of estimates:

† 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.
* 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).

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.