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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for North Carolina by County

All Cancer Sites, 2011-2015

Amer. Indian/Alaskan Native (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

Sorted by Rate

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

  • Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
  • Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

  • Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


    North Carolina6,10


    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10


    Cherokee County6,10


    Davidson County6,10


    Swain County6,10


    Bladen County6,10


    Scotland County6,10


    Hoke County6,10


    Cumberland County6,10


    Robeson County6,10


    Halifax County6,10


    Randolph County6,10


    Jackson County6,10


    Buncombe County6,10


    Columbus County6,10


    Sampson County6,10


    Guilford County6,10


    Wake County6,10


    Mecklenburg County6,10


    Alamance County6,10 Alexander County6,10 Alleghany County6,10 Anson County6,10 Ashe County6,10 Avery County6,10 Beaufort County6,10 Bertie County6,10 Brunswick County6,10 Burke County6,10 Cabarrus County6,10 Caldwell County6,10 Camden County6,10 Carteret County6,10 Caswell County6,10 Catawba County6,10 Chatham County6,10 Chowan County6,10 Clay County6,10 Cleveland County6,10 Craven County6,10 Currituck County6,10 Dare County6,10 Davie County6,10 Duplin County6,10 Durham County6,10 Edgecombe County6,10 Forsyth County6,10 Franklin County6,10 Gaston County6,10 Gates County6,10 Graham County6,10 Granville County6,10 Greene County6,10 Harnett County6,10 Haywood County6,10 Henderson County6,10 Hertford County6,10 Hyde County6,10 Iredell County6,10 Johnston County6,10 Jones County6,10 Lee County6,10 Lenoir County6,10 Lincoln County6,10 Macon County6,10 Madison County6,10 Martin County6,10 McDowell County6,10 Mitchell County6,10 Montgomery County6,10 Moore County6,10 Nash County6,10 New Hanover County6,10 Northampton County6,10 Onslow County6,10 Orange County6,10 Pamlico County6,10 Pasquotank County6,10 Pender County6,10 Perquimans County6,10 Person County6,10 Pitt County6,10 Polk County6,10 Richmond County6,10 Rockingham County6,10 Rowan County6,10 Rutherford County6,10 Stanly County6,10 Stokes County6,10 Surry County6,10 Transylvania County6,10 Tyrrell County6,10 Union County6,10 Vance County6,10 Warren County6,10 Washington County6,10 Watauga County6,10 Wayne County6,10 Wilkes County6,10 Wilson County6,10 Yadkin County6,10 Yancey County6,10

    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/19/2019 5:19 pm.
    Data for the United States does not include data from Nevada

    *** No Healthy People 2020 Objective for this cancer.

    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 1969-2015 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.
    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: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) November 2017 data submission and SEER November 2017 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 2017 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 1969-2016 US Population Data File is used with NPCR November 2017 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.

    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.