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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for North Carolina by County

Lung & Bronchus (Late Stage^), 2016-2020

All Races (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.

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


Onslow County6

Caswell County6

Swain County6

Surry County6

Richmond County6

Scotland County6

Lenoir County6

Randolph County6

Sampson County6

Davidson County6

Jones County6

Robeson County6

McDowell County6

Yancey County6

Rockingham County6

Yadkin County6

Cleveland County6

Wayne County6

Stokes County6

Haywood County6

Gaston County6

Stanly County6

Hoke County6

Madison County6

Franklin County6

Carteret County6

Vance County6

Rowan County6

Granville County6

Johnston County6

Harnett County6

Beaufort County6

Craven County6

Caldwell County6

Chowan County6

Greene County6

Edgecombe County6

Alamance County6

Cumberland County6

Hyde County6

Bladen County6

Alexander County6

Halifax County6

Burke County6

Graham County6

Bertie County6

Davie County6

Lincoln County6

Rutherford County6

Martin County6

Nash County6

Pasquotank County6

Brunswick County6

Alleghany County6

Anson County6

Wilson County6

Transylvania County6

Person County6

Wilkes County6

Forsyth County6

Pender County6

Lee County6

Dare County6

Macon County6

Columbus County6

Catawba County6

Guilford County6

Hertford County6

Jackson County6

Pamlico County6

Montgomery County6

Iredell County6

Buncombe County6

Duplin County6

Mitchell County6

Cherokee County6

Currituck County6

Camden County6

Union County6

Clay County6

Perquimans County6

Cabarrus County6

Avery County6

New Hanover County6

Northampton County6

Ashe County6

Pitt County6

Henderson County6

Warren County6

Moore County6

Durham County6

Washington County6

Wake County6

Mecklenburg County6

Polk County6

Chatham County6

Orange County6

Watauga County6

Gates County6

Tyrrell County6

Created by on 10/02/2023 4:42 pm.

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

Data cannot be shown for the following areas. For more information on what areas are suppressed or not available, please refer to the table.

⋔ 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 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.
* 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).

Source: SEER and NPCR data. For more specific information please see the table.

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 the United States does not include data from Nevada.
Data for the 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.