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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for North Carolina by County

Liver & Bile Duct (All Stages^), 2014-2018

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

Sorted by Name

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


Alamance County6


Alexander County6


Anson County6


Ashe County6


Beaufort County6


Bladen County6


Brunswick County6


Buncombe County6


Burke County6


Cabarrus County6


Caldwell County6


Carteret County6


Caswell County6


Catawba County6


Chatham County6


Cherokee County6


Cleveland County6


Columbus County6


Craven County6


Cumberland County6


Dare County6


Davidson County6


Davie County6


Duplin County6


Durham County6


Edgecombe County6


Forsyth County6


Franklin County6


Gaston County6


Granville County6


Guilford County6


Halifax County6


Harnett County6


Haywood County6


Henderson County6


Iredell County6


Jackson County6


Johnston County6


Lee County6


Lenoir County6


Lincoln County6


Macon County6


McDowell County6


Mecklenburg County6


Montgomery County6


Moore County6


Nash County6


New Hanover County6


Northampton County6


Onslow County6


Orange County6


Pasquotank County6


Pender County6


Person County6


Pitt County6


Randolph County6


Richmond County6


Robeson County6


Rockingham County6


Rowan County6


Rutherford County6


Sampson County6


Scotland County6


Stanly County6


Stokes County6


Surry County6


Transylvania County6


Union County6


Vance County6


Wake County6


Warren County6


Watauga County6


Wayne County6


Wilkes County6


Wilson County6


Yadkin County6


Alleghany County6 Avery County6 Bertie County6 Camden County6 Chowan County6 Clay County6 Currituck County6 Gates County6 Graham County6 Greene County6 Hertford County6 Hoke County6 Hyde County6 Jones County6 Madison County6 Martin County6 Mitchell County6 Pamlico County6 Perquimans County6 Polk County6 Swain County6 Tyrrell County6 Washington County6 Yancey County6

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/18/2021 9:37 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.

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.