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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

Melanoma of the Skin, 2011-2015

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

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Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 2.4 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


    Henderson County


    Burke County


    Cleveland County


    Davidson County


    Alamance County


    Durham County


    Gaston County


    Rowan County


    Iredell County


    Cumberland County


    Forsyth County


    Wake County


    Craven County


    Guilford County


    Buncombe County


    Rockingham County


    Cabarrus County


    Mecklenburg County


    Catawba County


    Brunswick County


    Chatham County


    Haywood County


    Johnston County


    Moore County


    New Hanover County


    Onslow County


    Orange County


    Randolph County


    Transylvania County


    Union County


    Wayne County


    Wilkes County


    Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Caldwell County Camden County Carteret County Caswell County Cherokee County Chowan County Clay County Columbus County Currituck County Dare County Davie County Duplin County Edgecombe County Franklin County Gates County Graham County Granville County Greene County Halifax County Harnett County Hertford County Hoke County Hyde County Jackson County Jones County Lee County Lenoir County Lincoln County Macon County Madison County Martin County McDowell County Mitchell County Montgomery County Nash County Northampton County Pamlico County Pasquotank County Pender County Perquimans County Person County Pitt County Polk County Richmond County Robeson County Rutherford County Sampson County Scotland County Stanly County Stokes County Surry County Swain County Tyrrell County Vance County Warren County Washington County Watauga County Wilson County Yadkin County Yancey County

    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/22/2019 11:30 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.

    * 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 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.