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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




    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/20/2019 8:34 pm.

    State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
    Trend
    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.