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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Cancer Sites, 2011-2015

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 161.4 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

  • Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
  • Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

  • Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

    North Carolina

    United States

    Hyde County

    Cleveland County

    Caswell County

    Rowan County

    Vance County

    Rockingham County

    Beaufort County

    Robeson County

    Halifax County

    Currituck County

    Richmond County

    Anson County

    Lenoir County

    Northampton County

    Martin County

    Gaston County

    Caldwell County

    Pasquotank County

    Surry County

    Edgecombe County

    Person County

    Lee County

    Wilson County

    Wayne County

    McDowell County

    Harnett County

    Nash County

    Swain County

    Onslow County

    Jones County

    Davidson County

    Craven County

    Sampson County

    Burke County

    Cumberland County

    Scotland County

    Johnston County

    Stanly County

    Tyrrell County

    Granville County

    Yancey County

    Chowan County

    Stokes County

    Ashe County

    Pender County

    Wilkes County

    Forsyth County

    Yadkin County

    Mitchell County

    Warren County

    Hertford County

    Davie County

    Alamance County

    Franklin County

    Greene County

    Iredell County

    Columbus County

    Catawba County

    Rutherford County

    Pitt County

    Carteret County

    Randolph County

    Washington County

    Hoke County

    Cabarrus County

    Brunswick County

    Alexander County

    Bertie County

    Durham County

    Duplin County

    Graham County

    Cherokee County

    Lincoln County

    Macon County

    Pamlico County

    Guilford County

    New Hanover County

    Jackson County

    Perquimans County

    Haywood County

    Camden County

    Henderson County

    Moore County

    Dare County

    Buncombe County

    Bladen County

    Montgomery County

    Union County

    Orange County

    Gates County

    Wake County

    Mecklenburg County

    Polk County

    Clay County

    Avery County

    Madison County

    Alleghany County

    Transylvania County

    Chatham County

    Watauga County

    Created by on 07/20/2019 8:34 pm.

    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 rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2015 US Population Data File is used for 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.

    Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availablility, 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.