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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Table

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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, 2015-2019

North Carolina Counties versus United States

Pancreas

All Races, Both Sexes

  Above US Rate Similar to US Rate Below US Rate
Rising
Trend
Priority 1: rising and above

Henderson County
Richmond County
Rowan County
Priority 2: rising and similar

Cleveland County
Davidson County
Priority 3: rising and below

Stable
Trend
Priority 4: stable and above

Halifax County
Harnett County
Lenoir County
Robeson County
Priority 6: stable and similar

Alamance County
Beaufort County
Bertie County
Brunswick County
Buncombe County
Burke County
Caldwell County
Carteret County
Catawba County
Chatham County
Columbus County
Craven County
Cumberland County
Duplin County
Durham County
Edgecombe County
Forsyth County
Franklin County
Gaston County
Guilford County
Haywood County
Hoke County
Iredell County
Johnston County
Lee County
Lincoln County
Macon County
Mecklenburg County
Moore County
Nash County
New Hanover County
Northampton County
Onslow County
Pasquotank County
Pender County
Person County
Pitt County
Polk County
Randolph County
Rockingham County
Rutherford County
Sampson County
Stanly County
Stokes County
Surry County
Transylvania County
Union County
Vance County
Wake County
Wayne County
Wilson County
Yadkin County
Priority 7: stable and below

Bladen County
Jackson County
Wilkes County
Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

Priority 8: falling and similar

Granville County
Hertford County
Priority 9: falling and below

Cabarrus County
Orange County
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/26/2022 7:34 pm.

Trend2
     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.
Rate Comparison
     Above     when 95% confident the rate is above and Rate Ratio3 > 1.10
     Similar     when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.
     Below     when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio3 < 0.90

1 Priority indices were created by ordering from rates that are rising and above the comparison rate to rates that are falling and below the comparison rate.
2 Recent trend in death rates is usually an Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Version 4.8.0.0. Due to data availability issues, the time period and/or calculation method used in the calculation of the trends may differ for selected geographic areas.
3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate. Previous versions of this table used one-year rates for states and five-year rates for counties. As of June 2018, only five-year rates are used.
Source: Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). The Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2018 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
Note: 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. Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. Data presented on the State Cancer Profiles Web Site may differ from statistics reported by the State Cancer Registries (for more information).

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Alleghany County, Camden County, Chowan County, Clay County, Gates County, Graham County, Hyde County, Jones County, Madison County, Mitchell County, Pamlico County, Perquimans County, Swain County, Tyrrell County, Yancey County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Alexander County, Anson County, Ashe County, Avery County, Caswell County, Cherokee County, Currituck County, Dare County, Davie County, Greene County, Martin County, McDowell County, Montgomery County, Scotland County, Warren County, Washington County, Watauga County


Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer 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.

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