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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for North Carolina by County

Liver & Bile Duct (Late Stage^), 2014-2018

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

Sorted by Percentlate

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.

Percent of Cases with Late Stage - This is the number of late stages cases compared to the number of cases for all stages.

Other Notes

Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

North Carolina6


Stokes County6

Surry County6

Forsyth County6

Rockingham County6

Davidson County6

Halifax County6

Union County6

Vance County6

Chatham County6

Cleveland County6

Rutherford County6

Lee County6

Alamance County6

McDowell County6

Pender County6

Guilford County6

Moore County6

Wake County6

Randolph County6

Cumberland County6

Carteret County6

Harnett County6

Lenoir County6

Mecklenburg County6

Stanly County6

Wayne County6

Wilson County6

Onslow County6

Orange County6

Johnston County6

Burke County6

Brunswick County6

Cabarrus County6

Rowan County6

Haywood County6

Sampson County6

New Hanover County6

Nash County6

Robeson County6

Pitt County6

Scotland County6

Lincoln County6

Buncombe County6

Gaston County6

Craven County6

Durham County6

Catawba County6

Wilkes County6

Henderson County6

Iredell County6

Caldwell County6

Granville County6

Alexander County6 Alleghany County6 Anson County6 Ashe County6 Avery County6 Beaufort County6 Bertie County6 Bladen County6 Camden County6 Caswell County6 Cherokee County6 Chowan County6 Clay County6 Columbus County6 Currituck County6 Dare County6 Davie County6 Duplin County6 Edgecombe County6 Franklin County6 Gates County6 Graham County6 Greene County6 Hertford County6 Hoke County6 Hyde County6 Jackson County6 Jones County6 Macon County6 Madison County6 Martin County6 Mitchell County6 Montgomery County6 Northampton County6 Pamlico County6 Pasquotank County6 Perquimans County6 Person County6 Polk County6 Richmond County6 Swain County6 Transylvania County6 Tyrrell County6 Warren County6 Washington County6 Watauga County6 Yadkin County6 Yancey County6

Created by on 10/05/2022 4:34 am.

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.

⋔ 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.

Rates are computed using cancers classified as malignant based on ICD-O-3. For more information see malignant.html.

^ Late Stage is defined as cases determined to be regional or distant. Due to changes in stage coding, Combined Summary Stage (2004+) is used for data from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) databases and Merged Summary Stage is used for data from National Program of Cancer Registries databases. Due to the increased complexity with staging, other staging variables maybe used if necessary.
*** 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).

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.