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Data Table for Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, 2015-2019

North Carolina Counties versus United States

Prostate

All Races, Male

Sorted by priorityindex
Counties
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Priority Index1
1=highest
9=lowest

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Recent Trend2
County Death
Rate
Compared
to
US Rate
Average Annual Count
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Age-Adjusted Death Rate

deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Rate
Ratio3
County
to
US
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Recent 5-Year Trend2 in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by trend descending
United States - stable stable trend - 30,566 18.9 (18.8, 19.0) - -0.4 (-1.1, 0.2)
North Carolina - stable stable trend - 957 19.7 (19.1, 20.3) - -0.9 (-2.5, 0.8)
Granville County 5 falling falling trend higher 8 28.7 (20.3, 39.3) 1.5 -3.5 (-5.3, -1.7)
Guilford County 5 falling falling trend higher 52 21.7 (19.1, 24.6) 1.2 -3.4 (-4.0, -2.7)
Halifax County 5 falling falling trend higher 11 34.9 (26.0, 46.1) 1.8 -2.4 (-3.6, -1.1)
Robeson County 5 falling falling trend higher 15 26.9 (20.8, 34.1) 1.4 -3.0 (-4.1, -1.9)
Dare County 6 stable stable trend similar 4 18.6 (11.3, 29.2) 1.0 -2.7 (-5.3, 0.0)
Haywood County 6 stable stable trend similar 9 19.8 (14.3, 27.1) 1.0 -1.4 (-2.9, 0.1)
Alamance County 8 falling falling trend similar 17 20.3 (16.2, 25.1) 1.1 -3.3 (-4.3, -2.3)
Ashe County 8 falling falling trend similar 5 22.3 (14.1, 34.7) 1.2 -2.6 (-4.7, -0.5)
Beaufort County 8 falling falling trend similar 6 20.2 (13.5, 29.4) 1.1 -3.9 (-5.4, -2.4)
Bladen County 8 falling falling trend similar 5 24.8 (15.7, 37.7) 1.3 -4.3 (-6.3, -2.3)
Brunswick County 8 falling falling trend similar 18 18.2 (14.4, 22.8) 1.0 -3.8 (-4.8, -2.7)
Buncombe County 8 falling falling trend similar 24 16.1 (13.3, 19.3) 0.9 -3.9 (-4.8, -3.1)
Burke County 8 falling falling trend similar 12 21.6 (16.3, 28.1) 1.1 -2.3 (-3.8, -0.7)
Cabarrus County 8 falling falling trend similar 14 18.1 (13.9, 23.0) 1.0 -2.8 (-4.1, -1.5)
Caldwell County 8 falling falling trend similar 9 18.2 (13.0, 24.9) 1.0 -3.8 (-4.8, -2.8)
Carteret County 8 falling falling trend similar 8 14.6 (10.3, 20.5) 0.8 -4.1 (-5.5, -2.6)
Catawba County 8 falling falling trend similar 16 20.4 (16.0, 25.5) 1.1 -4.0 (-5.3, -2.8)
Chatham County 8 falling falling trend similar 11 20.6 (15.5, 27.2) 1.1 -3.2 (-4.6, -1.8)
Cleveland County 8 falling falling trend similar 9 18.8 (13.6, 25.2) 1.0 -3.9 (-5.2, -2.5)
Columbus County 8 falling falling trend similar 4 13.2 (7.9, 20.7) 0.7 -4.4 (-6.1, -2.6)
Craven County 8 falling falling trend similar 9 15.4 (11.2, 20.7) 0.8 -4.2 (-5.7, -2.8)
Cumberland County 8 falling falling trend similar 22 19.8 (16.2, 23.9) 1.0 -3.8 (-4.8, -2.8)
Davidson County 8 falling falling trend similar 17 19.6 (15.5, 24.3) 1.0 -2.8 (-4.0, -1.5)
Davie County 8 falling falling trend similar 6 21.3 (14.4, 30.9) 1.1 -3.9 (-5.7, -2.0)
Durham County 8 falling falling trend similar 25 22.4 (18.6, 26.8) 1.2 -3.4 (-4.4, -2.5)
Edgecombe County 8 falling falling trend similar 5 20.4 (13.3, 30.0) 1.1 -4.0 (-5.5, -2.4)
Forsyth County 8 falling falling trend similar 33 18.8 (16.0, 21.9) 1.0 -3.2 (-3.9, -2.4)
Franklin County 8 falling falling trend similar 5 16.8 (10.8, 24.8) 0.9 -4.4 (-6.4, -2.4)
Gaston County 8 falling falling trend similar 17 15.9 (12.6, 19.9) 0.8 -3.2 (-4.4, -1.9)
Harnett County 8 falling falling trend similar 11 23.8 (17.7, 31.2) 1.3 -3.4 (-4.6, -2.2)
Henderson County 8 falling falling trend similar 15 16.5 (13.0, 20.8) 0.9 -3.8 (-4.8, -2.7)
Hertford County 8 falling falling trend similar 4 27.1 (16.0, 43.3) 1.4 -3.3 (-5.2, -1.4)
Hoke County 8 falling falling trend similar 5 29.2 (17.9, 44.2) 1.5 -6.0 (-8.3, -3.7)
Iredell County 8 falling falling trend similar 17 21.3 (16.8, 26.4) 1.1 -2.3 (-3.4, -1.2)
Johnston County 8 falling falling trend similar 14 19.4 (14.8, 24.8) 1.0 -3.6 (-4.7, -2.4)
Lee County 8 falling falling trend similar 6 19.4 (12.9, 28.1) 1.0 -3.7 (-5.2, -2.0)
Lenoir County 8 falling falling trend similar 6 18.0 (12.0, 26.1) 1.0 -4.8 (-6.3, -3.4)
Lincoln County 8 falling falling trend similar 6 14.0 (9.3, 20.2) 0.7 -4.2 (-5.8, -2.6)
Martin County 8 falling falling trend similar 4 26.5 (16.3, 41.9) 1.4 -4.8 (-6.9, -2.6)
McDowell County 8 falling falling trend similar 4 13.6 (7.9, 21.9) 0.7 -2.8 (-4.9, -0.6)
Mecklenburg County 8 falling falling trend similar 71 20.7 (18.6, 23.1) 1.1 -3.4 (-3.9, -2.9)
Moore County 8 falling falling trend similar 14 17.1 (13.4, 21.9) 0.9 -3.1 (-4.6, -1.5)
Nash County 8 falling falling trend similar 11 22.2 (16.5, 29.4) 1.2 -3.8 (-5.2, -2.3)
New Hanover County 8 falling falling trend similar 22 18.5 (15.1, 22.4) 1.0 -3.5 (-4.3, -2.6)
Onslow County 8 falling falling trend similar 12 22.4 (16.8, 28.9) 1.2 -4.0 (-5.6, -2.4)
Orange County 8 falling falling trend similar 12 21.7 (16.3, 28.2) 1.1 -4.1 (-5.4, -2.7)
Pasquotank County 8 falling falling trend similar 5 26.6 (17.4, 39.1) 1.4 -2.3 (-3.9, -0.6)
Pender County 8 falling falling trend similar 8 25.9 (18.1, 35.8) 1.4 -4.1 (-6.1, -2.2)
Person County 8 falling falling trend similar 5 20.5 (12.9, 31.2) 1.1 -2.4 (-4.6, -0.1)
Pitt County 8 falling falling trend similar 12 19.2 (14.6, 24.9) 1.0 -4.1 (-5.5, -2.7)
Randolph County 8 falling falling trend similar 12 16.3 (12.4, 21.1) 0.9 -3.5 (-4.8, -2.2)
Richmond County 8 falling falling trend similar 5 23.5 (15.3, 34.5) 1.2 -3.7 (-5.6, -1.8)
Rockingham County 8 falling falling trend similar 11 19.6 (14.6, 25.8) 1.0 -3.5 (-4.7, -2.2)
Rowan County 8 falling falling trend similar 17 22.7 (18.0, 28.2) 1.2 -3.5 (-4.7, -2.3)
Rutherford County 8 falling falling trend similar 8 20.2 (14.3, 27.9) 1.1 -2.4 (-3.8, -1.1)
Sampson County 8 falling falling trend similar 9 26.9 (19.4, 36.3) 1.4 -2.8 (-4.3, -1.4)
Scotland County 8 falling falling trend similar 3 17.9 (10.0, 29.7) 1.0 -6.4 (-8.5, -4.4)
Stanly County 8 falling falling trend similar 5 15.2 (9.8, 22.5) 0.8 -3.5 (-5.5, -1.5)
Stokes County 8 falling falling trend similar 5 16.6 (10.7, 25.0) 0.9 -3.8 (-5.6, -2.0)
Surry County 8 falling falling trend similar 6 14.5 (9.8, 20.9) 0.8 -2.7 (-4.4, -1.0)
Union County 8 falling falling trend similar 16 21.0 (16.5, 26.3) 1.1 -4.2 (-5.3, -3.1)
Vance County 8 falling falling trend similar 5 19.7 (12.3, 30.0) 1.0 -4.7 (-6.4, -2.9)
Wake County 8 falling falling trend similar 69 19.8 (17.7, 22.1) 1.0 -3.4 (-4.0, -2.9)
Wayne County 8 falling falling trend similar 14 24.8 (19.2, 31.4) 1.3 -3.6 (-4.8, -2.4)
Wilkes County 8 falling falling trend similar 7 17.1 (12.0, 23.9) 0.9 -2.4 (-3.6, -1.2)
Wilson County 8 falling falling trend similar 8 20.3 (14.5, 27.7) 1.1 -3.4 (-4.5, -2.4)
Duplin County 9 falling falling trend lower 4 12.8 (7.7, 19.9) 0.7 -5.6 (-7.0, -4.1)
Transylvania County 9 falling falling trend lower 4 12.5 (7.8, 20.4) 0.7 -5.1 (-6.8, -3.3)
Anson County
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** similar 3 26.7 (15.1, 43.7) 1.4
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Cherokee County
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** similar 5 19.4 (12.3, 30.5) 1.0
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Chowan County
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** similar 3 31.7 (18.3, 53.1) 1.7
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Jackson County
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** similar 5 18.5 (11.6, 28.1) 1.0
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Macon County
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** similar 6 21.8 (14.8, 31.8) 1.2
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Montgomery County
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** similar 5 28.5 (17.9, 43.4) 1.5
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Warren County
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** similar 4 23.8 (14.0, 39.3) 1.3
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Watauga County
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** similar 4 15.0 (9.2, 23.4) 0.8
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Yadkin County
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** similar 4 20.9 (13.0, 31.9) 1.1
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Alexander County
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Alleghany County
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Avery County
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Bertie County
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Camden County
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Caswell County
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Clay County
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3 or fewer
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Currituck County
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3 or fewer
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Gates County
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3 or fewer
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Graham County
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3 or fewer
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Greene County
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3 or fewer
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Hyde County
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Jones County
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Madison County
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3 or fewer
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Mitchell County
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3 or fewer
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Northampton County
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3 or fewer
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Pamlico County
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Perquimans County
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Polk County
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Swain County
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Tyrrell County
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Washington County
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Yancey County
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Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/19/2022 1:21 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

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
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:
Alexander County, Alleghany County, Avery County, Bertie County, Camden County, Caswell County, Clay County, Currituck County, Gates County, Graham County, Greene County, Hyde County, Jones County, Madison County, Mitchell County, Northampton County, Pamlico County, Perquimans County, Polk County, Swain County, Tyrrell County, Washington County, Yancey County

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Anson County, Cherokee County, Chowan County, Jackson County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Warren County, Watauga County, Yadkin 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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