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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

Breast, 2016-2020

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All Ages

Sorted by Count

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 15.3 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

Mecklenburg County

Wake County

Guilford County

Forsyth County

Cumberland County

Buncombe County

Durham County

New Hanover County

Gaston County

Cabarrus County

Brunswick County

Alamance County

Union County

Henderson County

Iredell County

Davidson County

Catawba County

Randolph County

Robeson County

Wayne County

Johnston County

Rowan County

Pitt County

Nash County

Onslow County

Moore County

Cleveland County

Craven County

Burke County

Harnett County

Orange County

Rockingham County

Lincoln County

Vance County

Chatham County

Caldwell County

Wilson County

Carteret County

Edgecombe County

Lee County

Columbus County

Rutherford County

Surry County

Wilkes County

Franklin County

Halifax County

Haywood County

Lenoir County

Sampson County

Pender County

Duplin County

Granville County

Pasquotank County

McDowell County

Richmond County

Beaufort County

Dare County

Hoke County

Scotland County

Alexander County

Stokes County

Cherokee County

Macon County

Transylvania County

Watauga County

Anson County

Bladen County

Person County

Davie County

Stanly County

Jackson County

Mitchell County

Caswell County

Yadkin County

Martin County

Polk County

Montgomery County

Warren County

Yancey County

Bertie County

Hertford County

Northampton County

Alleghany County Ashe County Avery County Camden County Chowan 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 12/01/2022 2:15 am.

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 2030 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 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.

* 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.