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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

Breast

All Races, Female

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

Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Stable
Trend
Priority 4: stable and above

Anson County
Cabarrus County
Nash County
Onslow County
Robeson County
Vance County
Priority 6: stable and similar

Alexander County
Bertie County
Burke County
Caldwell County
Caswell County
Cherokee County
Columbus County
Davidson County
Hertford County
Hoke County
Lincoln County
Macon County
Martin County
McDowell County
Northampton County
Pasquotank County
Rutherford County
Scotland County
Stokes County
Watauga County
Priority 7: stable and below

Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

Cumberland County
Forsyth County
Priority 8: falling and similar

Alamance County
Beaufort County
Bladen County
Brunswick County
Buncombe County
Carteret County
Catawba County
Chatham County
Cleveland County
Craven County
Duplin County
Durham County
Edgecombe County
Franklin County
Gaston County
Granville County
Guilford County
Halifax County
Harnett County
Haywood County
Henderson County
Iredell County
Johnston County
Lenoir County
Mecklenburg County
Moore County
New Hanover County
Orange County
Pender County
Person County
Pitt County
Randolph County
Richmond County
Rockingham County
Rowan County
Sampson County
Surry County
Transylvania County
Union County
Wake County
Wayne County
Wilkes County
Wilson County
Priority 9: falling and below

Stanly County
Yadkin County
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/20/2022 5:59 am.

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, Ashe County, Avery County, Camden County, Clay County, Currituck County, Gates County, Graham County, Greene County, Hyde County, Jones County, Madison County, Pamlico County, Perquimans County, Swain County, Tyrrell County, Washington County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Chowan County, Dare County, Davie County, Jackson County, Lee County, Mitchell County, Montgomery County, Polk County, Warren County, Yancey 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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