State Cancer Profiles

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/07/2016 9:28 am.
Data for the United States does not include data from Nevada
State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
† 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 1969-2014 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.

1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) November 2015 data submission and SEER November 2015 submission as published in United States Cancer Statistics.
6 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) November 2015 data submission.
10 Source: Incidence data provided by the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). EAPCs calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Rates 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 modified by NCI. The 1969-2014 US Population Data File is used with NPCR November 2015 data.

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.

Incidence Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Cancer Sites, 2009-2013

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

Sorted by Rate
County Age-Adjusted Incidence Rate
cases per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Annual Count Recent Trend Recent 5-Year Trend in Incidence Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
North Carolina6,10 459.4 (457.6, 461.3) 48,990 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.4, -1.4)
US (SEER+NPCR)1,10 448.4 (448.1, 448.7) 1,540,559 falling falling trend -1.9 (-2.6, -1.2)
Swain County6,10 536.1 (488.5, 587.4) 98 stable stable trend -1.6 (-7.2, 4.4)
Rockingham County6,10 518.0 (499.6, 536.8) 631 stable stable trend -0.9 (-6.2, 4.7)
Rowan County6,10 507.8 (492.2, 523.7) 833 stable stable trend -2.3 (-5.2, 0.7)
Beaufort County6,10 505.6 (480.7, 531.5) 339 stable stable trend -3.6 (-9.1, 2.2)
Scotland County6,10 502.5 (471.9, 534.6) 211 stable stable trend 1.7 (-8.1, 12.6)
Randolph County6,10 501.0 (485.6, 516.7) 837 stable stable trend -1.1 (-5.4, 3.5)
Granville County6,10 498.4 (474.3, 523.4) 336 stable stable trend -2.4 (-9.1, 4.9)
Davie County6,10 498.2 (471.5, 526.1) 273 stable stable trend 1.8 (-3.9, 7.8)
Gaston County6,10 493.6 (480.9, 506.6) 1,172 stable stable trend -1.7 (-6.0, 2.8)
Guilford County6,10 493.2 (484.7, 501.9) 2,600 falling falling trend -4.1 (-6.7, -1.5)
Moore County6,10 492.5 (475.0, 510.5) 672 stable stable trend -1.2 (-5.8, 3.6)
Burke County6,10 492.0 (473.7, 510.9) 569 stable stable trend -3.9 (-8.2, 0.5)
Lenoir County6,10 491.5 (468.9, 514.9) 375 stable stable trend -3.3 (-10.2, 4.1)
McDowell County6,10 491.3 (465.6, 518.1) 287 stable stable trend -4.4 (-11.4, 3.1)
Cleveland County6,10 490.3 (472.5, 508.7) 593 stable stable trend -0.8 (-4.4, 3.0)
Martin County6,10 488.9 (455.0, 525.0) 167 stable stable trend 0.2 (-3.4, 3.8)
Richmond County6,10 488.7 (462.3, 516.3) 266 stable stable trend -3.7 (-9.8, 2.8)
Cabarrus County6,10 488.0 (473.5, 502.7) 890 stable stable trend -3.8 (-7.5, 0.1)
Jones County6,10 487.5 (435.6, 544.5) 70 stable stable trend -3.8 (-19.9, 15.7)
Stanly County6,10 486.7 (464.3, 510.0) 368 stable stable trend -5.0 (-10.1, 0.5)
Forsyth County6,10 485.2 (475.4, 495.2) 1,902 stable stable trend -2.0 (-4.0, 0.1)
Surry County6,10 483.8 (464.0, 504.4) 465 stable stable trend -1.3 (-10.3, 8.6)
Clay County6,10 483.8 (436.2, 536.1) 88 stable stable trend -4.6 (-19.2, 12.6)
Onslow County6,10 483.1 (465.6, 501.0) 613 stable stable trend 0.2 (-4.9, 5.5)
Carteret County6,10 482.8 (462.7, 503.5) 476 falling falling trend -4.2 (-6.0, -2.5)
Alamance County6,10 479.7 (465.3, 494.4) 864 stable stable trend -0.5 (-6.2, 5.6)
Davidson County6,10 475.9 (462.2, 490.0) 941 stable stable trend -1.4 (-3.9, 1.2)
Iredell County6,10 474.4 (460.0, 489.2) 844 falling falling trend -4.2 (-7.3, -1.1)
Stokes County6,10 472.9 (448.4, 498.5) 294 stable stable trend 1.6 (-2.9, 6.3)
Harnett County6,10 472.6 (454.3, 491.5) 520 stable stable trend -0.0 (-2.5, 2.5)
Buncombe County6,10 470.7 (459.7, 482.0) 1,451 stable stable trend -3.5 (-7.6, 0.6)
Vance County6,10 469.6 (443.3, 497.0) 249 stable stable trend -2.0 (-5.3, 1.4)
Person County6,10 468.7 (441.4, 497.3) 230 falling falling trend -2.5 (-3.3, -1.7)
Wayne County6,10 468.3 (452.0, 485.1) 636 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.1, 0.3)
Pasquotank County6,10 468.0 (439.9, 497.4) 214 stable stable trend -6.5 (-13.5, 1.0)
Mitchell County6,10 468.0 (427.9, 511.2) 110 stable stable trend -2.4 (-10.3, 6.3)
Craven County6,10 465.8 (448.5, 483.6) 574 stable stable trend -0.5 (-4.2, 3.4)
Lee County6,10 465.0 (441.7, 489.3) 306 stable stable trend -1.9 (-7.0, 3.5)
Franklin County6,10 463.5 (440.6, 487.3) 321 stable stable trend -2.8 (-6.0, 0.5)
Alleghany County6,10 462.8 (415.5, 514.7) 78 stable stable trend -5.9 (-23.4, 15.6)
Cherokee County6,10 462.6 (432.0, 495.0) 202 stable stable trend -3.6 (-9.4, 2.7)
Tyrrell County6,10 462.2 (384.8, 551.8) 26 stable stable trend -6.0 (-25.9, 19.3)
Pender County6,10 461.9 (438.5, 486.4) 306 stable stable trend -4.4 (-8.8, 0.3)
Yancey County6,10 461.0 (423.9, 500.9) 124 stable stable trend -5.7 (-17.2, 7.4)
Henderson County6,10 460.8 (445.7, 476.3) 780 stable stable trend -2.7 (-5.3, 0.1)
Rutherford County6,10 460.3 (440.3, 481.1) 419 stable stable trend -2.4 (-10.1, 5.8)
Halifax County6,10 459.6 (437.0, 483.1) 326 stable stable trend -1.2 (-3.7, 1.4)
Haywood County6,10 459.1 (438.6, 480.4) 410 stable stable trend 1.8 (-4.0, 7.9)
Caswell County6,10 459.0 (425.2, 494.9) 146 stable stable trend -5.2 (-10.7, 0.6)
Lincoln County6,10 455.8 (435.9, 476.4) 418 falling falling trend -3.7 (-5.4, -1.9)
Hoke County6,10 455.8 (424.3, 488.8) 172 stable stable trend 1.3 (-9.6, 13.5)
Macon County6,10 455.7 (429.1, 483.8) 253 stable stable trend -4.0 (-10.0, 2.4)
Warren County6,10 455.3 (420.1, 493.0) 136 stable stable trend -3.7 (-7.9, 0.6)
Durham County6,10 453.1 (441.2, 465.3) 1,157 falling falling trend -3.3 (-6.4, -0.1)
Washington County6,10 451.4 (407.0, 499.7) 82 stable stable trend 0.6 (-9.3, 11.5)
Pamlico County6,10 450.9 (409.0, 496.5) 96 stable stable trend 2.3 (-8.3, 14.0)
Northampton County6,10 450.5 (416.6, 486.7) 144 stable stable trend -2.2 (-7.5, 3.5)
Jackson County6,10 449.8 (422.2, 478.8) 214 stable stable trend -4.8 (-12.1, 3.1)
Ashe County6,10 449.8 (419.7, 481.7) 183 stable stable trend -3.7 (-10.7, 4.0)
Caldwell County6,10 449.3 (430.8, 468.3) 469 stable stable trend -1.5 (-7.7, 5.1)
Mecklenburg County6,10 448.8 (442.2, 455.5) 3,713 falling falling trend -2.4 (-3.9, -0.8)
Yadkin County6,10 447.9 (421.4, 475.8) 222 stable stable trend -0.9 (-3.5, 1.8)
Catawba County6,10 447.8 (433.9, 462.0) 817 stable stable trend 1.0 (-2.7, 4.9)
Cumberland County6,10 447.6 (436.4, 458.9) 1,270 stable stable trend -1.7 (-4.9, 1.5)
Dare County6,10 446.4 (417.9, 476.3) 199 stable stable trend -7.3 (-15.0, 1.2)
Wake County6,10 444.5 (437.8, 451.3) 3,603 falling falling trend -2.3 (-4.0, -0.6)
Montgomery County6,10 444.2 (412.8, 477.5) 157 stable stable trend 1.5 (-7.1, 11.0)
Anson County6,10 442.2 (409.5, 476.8) 141 stable stable trend 0.2 (-5.6, 6.5)
Edgecombe County6,10 441.1 (418.6, 464.5) 304 stable stable trend -1.4 (-4.4, 1.8)
Chowan County6,10 440.1 (399.7, 484.0) 96 stable stable trend 5.9 (-6.4, 19.9)
New Hanover County6,10 438.9 (426.7, 451.3) 1,028 falling falling trend -4.8 (-8.8, -0.7)
Wilkes County6,10 438.5 (419.2, 458.4) 410 stable stable trend -2.8 (-6.5, 1.2)
Union County6,10 436.7 (423.0, 450.7) 827 stable stable trend -0.3 (-6.5, 6.2)
Wilson County6,10 434.8 (416.1, 454.2) 423 stable stable trend -4.6 (-12.1, 3.6)
Alexander County6,10 434.6 (407.6, 463.0) 202 stable stable trend -3.1 (-7.8, 1.7)
Sampson County6,10 434.1 (412.9, 456.1) 324 stable stable trend -0.9 (-6.6, 5.1)
Orange County6,10 433.6 (416.9, 450.7) 551 stable stable trend -2.3 (-8.1, 3.9)
Nash County6,10 430.7 (413.5, 448.5) 493 falling falling trend -4.4 (-6.8, -2.1)
Johnston County6,10 429.8 (415.5, 444.5) 724 falling falling trend -3.5 (-6.3, -0.6)
Duplin County6,10 426.9 (405.0, 449.8) 293 stable stable trend -0.3 (-4.0, 3.5)
Columbus County6,10 425.9 (404.3, 448.3) 307 stable stable trend 0.0 (-5.0, 5.4)
Camden County6,10 424.6 (371.6, 483.4) 48 stable stable trend -2.2 (-23.3, 24.7)
Pitt County6,10 423.6 (409.0, 438.7) 656 falling falling trend -5.0 (-9.6, -0.1)
Hertford County6,10 423.4 (391.2, 457.8) 134 stable stable trend -9.6 (-19.4, 1.3)
Chatham County6,10 422.6 (403.5, 442.5) 397 stable stable trend -2.3 (-5.2, 0.7)
Greene County6,10 420.5 (384.2, 459.5) 102 falling falling trend -11.8 (-22.0, -0.1)
Madison County6,10 416.3 (382.5, 452.6) 120 stable stable trend -1.4 (-8.6, 6.3)
Brunswick County6,10 416.3 (401.6, 431.4) 728 stable stable trend -3.2 (-8.7, 2.6)
Currituck County6,10 414.3 (379.9, 451.2) 114 stable stable trend -6.1 (-18.5, 8.2)
Hyde County6,10 414.3 (350.5, 487.4) 31 stable stable trend -12.5 (-32.8, 14.1)
Bertie County6,10 410.8 (377.4, 446.6) 117 stable stable trend -2.0 (-11.0, 8.0)
Graham County6,10 409.2 (358.1, 466.3) 51 stable stable trend -7.4 (-23.8, 12.6)
Perquimans County6,10 408.9 (369.2, 452.2) 86 stable stable trend 2.5 (-13.9, 22.0)
Watauga County6,10 408.3 (383.2, 434.6) 211 stable stable trend -0.3 (-3.2, 2.7)
Avery County6,10 408.0 (372.5, 446.3) 100 falling falling trend -4.4 (-8.0, -0.7)
Robeson County6,10 395.9 (380.9, 411.3) 550 stable stable trend 0.6 (-3.3, 4.7)
Polk County6,10 389.6 (357.9, 423.9) 133 stable stable trend -4.6 (-13.5, 5.3)
Bladen County6,10 388.6 (362.5, 416.2) 177 stable stable trend -0.7 (-3.5, 2.3)
Transylvania County6,10 387.5 (363.5, 413.0) 226 stable stable trend 2.7 (-1.0, 6.7)
Gates County6,10 336.1 (295.4, 381.3) 52 stable stable trend -7.8 (-26.5, 15.7)