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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

Brain & ONS, 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


Transylvania County


Rowan County


Davidson County


Macon County


Pitt County


Carteret County


Craven County


Wilkes County


Henderson County


Union County


Nash County


Randolph County


Surry County


Rutherford County


Onslow County


Gaston County


Lincoln County


Stanly County


Buncombe County


Moore County


Lee County


Durham County


Wake County


Orange County


Alamance County


Harnett County


Caldwell County


Burke County


Sampson County


Cabarrus County


Franklin County


Catawba County


Mecklenburg County


Cleveland County


Wilson County


Iredell County


Chatham County


Wayne County


Brunswick County


Johnston County


Guilford County


New Hanover County


Robeson County


Forsyth County


Cumberland County


Haywood County


Rockingham County


Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Camden County Caswell County Cherokee County Chowan County Clay County Columbus County Currituck County Dare County Davie County Duplin County Edgecombe County Gates County Graham County Granville County Greene County Halifax County Hertford County Hoke County Hyde County Jackson County Jones County Lenoir County Madison County Martin County McDowell County Mitchell County Montgomery County Northampton County Pamlico County Pasquotank County Pender County Perquimans County Person County Polk County Richmond County Scotland County Stokes County Swain County Tyrrell County Vance County Warren County Washington County Watauga County Yadkin County Yancey County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/10/2022 10:45 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:
Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Camden, Caswell, Cherokee, Chowan, Clay, Columbus, Currituck, Dare, Davie, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Graham, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Jackson, Jones, Lenoir, Madison, Martin, McDowell, Mitchell, Montgomery, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Person, Polk, Richmond, Scotland, Stokes, Swain, Tyrrell, Vance, Warren, Washington, Watauga, Yadkin, Yancey

† 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.