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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

Breast, 2015-2019

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, 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


Mitchell County


Anson County


Vance County


Nash County


Chowan County


Northampton County


Scotland County


Yancey County


Warren County


Onslow County


Hoke County


Martin County


Caswell County


Cumberland County


Columbus County


Pasquotank County


Robeson County


Edgecombe County


Halifax County


Cabarrus County


Lenoir County


Cherokee County


Wayne County


Franklin County


Forsyth County


Lee County


Bertie County


McDowell County


Alamance County


Alexander County


Lincoln County


Duplin County


Sampson County


Henderson County


Richmond County


Caldwell County


Davidson County


Durham County


Cleveland County


Guilford County


New Hanover County


Union County


Pitt County


Polk County


Iredell County


Catawba County


Burke County


Moore County


Rutherford County


Craven County


Mecklenburg County


Wake County


Surry County


Randolph County


Stokes County


Beaufort County


Rowan County


Bladen County


Buncombe County


Macon County


Montgomery County


Gaston County


Rockingham County


Pender County


Granville County


Haywood County


Chatham County


Harnett County


Brunswick County


Hertford County


Johnston County


Wilson County


Person County


Watauga County


Jackson County


Carteret County


Dare County


Wilkes County


Orange County


Transylvania County


Davie County


Yadkin County


Stanly County


Alleghany County Ashe County Avery County Camden County Clay County Currituck County Gates County Graham County Greene County Hyde County Jones County Madison County Pamlico County Perquimans County Swain County Tyrrell County Washington County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/26/2021 7:29 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:
Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Camden, Clay, Currituck, Gates, Graham, Greene, Hyde, Jones, Madison, Pamlico, Perquimans, Swain, Tyrrell, Washington

† 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.
⋔ 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.

* 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.