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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Cancer Sites (All Stages^), 2014-2018

Asian or Pacific Islander (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

Sorted by CI*Rank

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of *** is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Incidence Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The incidence rate is based upon 100,000 people and is an annual rate (or average annual rate) based on the time period indicated. Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population.

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC/APC:

AAPC/APC (95% Confidence Interval) - the change in rate over time


Other Notes


Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


North Carolina6


US (SEER+NPCR)1


Harnett County6


Robeson County6


Davidson County6


Wayne County6


Lee County6


Johnston County6


Gaston County6


Onslow County6


Buncombe County6


Craven County6


Randolph County6


Cumberland County6


Burke County6


New Hanover County6


Durham County6


Forsyth County6


Orange County6


Moore County6


Henderson County6


Chatham County6


Wake County6


Alamance County6


Catawba County6


Iredell County6


Guilford County6


Union County6


Mecklenburg County6


Cabarrus County6


Rowan County6


Pitt County6


Alexander County6 Alleghany County6 Anson County6 Ashe County6 Avery County6 Beaufort County6 Bertie County6 Bladen County6 Brunswick County6 Caldwell County6 Camden County6 Carteret County6 Caswell County6 Cherokee County6 Chowan County6 Clay County6 Cleveland County6 Columbus County6 Currituck County6 Dare County6 Davie County6 Duplin County6 Edgecombe County6 Franklin County6 Gates County6 Graham County6 Granville County6 Greene County6 Halifax County6 Haywood County6 Hertford County6 Hoke County6 Hyde County6 Jackson County6 Jones County6 Lenoir County6 Lincoln County6 Macon County6 Madison County6 Martin County6 McDowell County6 Mitchell County6 Montgomery County6 Nash County6 Northampton County6 Pamlico County6 Pasquotank County6 Pender County6 Perquimans County6 Person County6 Polk County6 Richmond County6 Rockingham County6 Rutherford County6 Sampson County6 Scotland County6 Stanly County6 Stokes County6 Surry County6 Swain County6 Transylvania County6 Tyrrell County6 Vance County6 Warren County6 Washington County6 Watauga County6 Wilkes County6 Wilson County6 Yadkin County6 Yancey County6

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/29/2021 9:24 am.

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.

⋔ 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.

† Incidence 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 are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2018 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.
‡ Incidence data come 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 area for additional information.

Rates and trends are computed using different standards for malignancy. For more information see malignant.html.

^ All Stages refers to any stage in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) summary stage.
*** No Healthy People 2020 Objective for this cancer.
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).

1 Source: National Program of Cancer Registries and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results SEER*Stat Database (2001-2018) - United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute. Based on the 2020 submission.
6 Source: National Program of Cancer Registries SEER*Stat Database (2001-2018) - United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (based on the 2020 submission).
8 Source: Incidence data provided by the SEER Program. AAPCs are calculated by the Joinpoint Regression Program and are based on APCs. Data are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84,85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modifed by NCI. The 1969-2018 US Population Data File is used with SEER November 2020 data.

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.

Statistics for minorities may be affected by inconsistent race identification between the cancer case reports (sources for numerator of rate) and data from the Census Bureau (source for denominator of rate); and from undercounts of some population groups in the census.
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.