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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

Stanly County

Yadkin County

Davie County

Transylvania County

Orange County

Wilkes County

Dare County

Carteret County

Jackson County

Watauga County

Person County

Wilson County

Johnston County

Hertford County

Brunswick County

Harnett County

Chatham County

Haywood County

Granville County

Pender County

Rockingham County

Gaston County

Montgomery County

Macon County

Buncombe County

Bladen County

Rowan County

Beaufort County

Stokes County

Randolph County

Surry County

Wake County

Mecklenburg County

Craven County

Rutherford County

Moore County

Burke County

Catawba County

Iredell County

Polk County

Pitt County

Union County

New Hanover County

Guilford County

Cleveland County

Durham County

Davidson County

Caldwell County

Richmond County

Henderson County

Sampson County

Duplin County

Lincoln County

Alexander County

Alamance County

McDowell County

Bertie County

Lee County

Forsyth County

Franklin County

Wayne County

Cherokee County

Lenoir County

Cabarrus County

Halifax County

Edgecombe County

Robeson County

Pasquotank County

Columbus County

Cumberland County

Caswell County

Martin County

Hoke County

Onslow County

Warren County

Yancey County

Scotland County

Northampton County

Chowan County

Nash County

Vance County

Anson County

Mitchell 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

Created by on 09/27/2022 4:33 am.

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.