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Complete Indicator Profile of Breast Cancer Deaths (Female Only)

Definition

Female breast cancer deaths include all female resident deaths where breast cancer was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

Numerator

Number of female breast cancer deaths (ICD-10: C50)

Denominator

Total female resident population

Data Interpretation Issues

The population estimates are U.S. Census Bureau estimates of U.S. national, state and county resident populations. The 2007 - 2009 population estimates are bridged-race revised postcensal estimates of the July 1 resident population, based on the year 2000 census counts. The year 2010 population estimates are April 1 modified census counts, with bridged-race categories. The 2011 population estimates are bridged-race revised postcensal estimates of the July 1 resident population, based on the year 2010 census counts.

Why Is This Important?

Cancer of the female breast is among the leading causes of death in North Carolina and the United States.



Graphical Data Views

Breast Cancer Deaths (Female) by County, 2007-2011

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County Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Alamance 22.9 18.7 27.1 114
Alexander 17.9 10.2 25.5 21
Alleghany ** 3
Anson 30.2 18.4 42.1 25
Ashe ** 19
Avery ** 15
Beaufort 20.8 14.2 27.4 38
Bertie ** 15
Bladen 24.5 15.4 33.5 28
Brunswick 18.6 14.3 22.9 72
Buncombe 22.3 19.2 25.5 190
Burke 22.1 16.9 27.3 70
Cabarrus 25.4 20.8 29.9 118
Caldwell 23.0 17.2 28.7 61
Camden ** 5
Carteret 21.0 15.3 26.7 52
Caswell ** 16
Catawba 20.5 16.5 24.4 104
Chatham 19.6 13.8 25.3 45
Cherokee 35.4 24.5 46.2 41
Chowan ** 15
Clay ** 14
Cleveland 22.0 17.0 27.1 73
Columbus 23.1 16.3 29.9 44
Craven 20.5 15.7 25.4 68
Cumberland 26.6 22.9 30.3 200
Currituck ** 12
Dare 21.4 13.0 29.8 25
Davidson 22.0 17.9 26.1 110
Davie 23.0 15.1 30.8 33
Duplin 18.3 12.0 24.7 32
Durham 25.6 21.8 29.5 170
Edgecombe 34.5 25.7 43.4 58
Forsyth 23.5 20.6 26.3 252
Franklin 22.8 15.7 29.8 40
Gaston 24.3 20.4 28.1 155
Gates ** 9
Graham ** 10
Granville 29.2 20.9 37.6 47
Greene ** 9
Guilford 21.5 19.1 23.9 304
Halifax 34.0 25.7 42.3 64
Harnett 23.5 17.8 29.2 65
Haywood 21.2 15.4 26.9 52
Henderson 18.8 14.8 22.8 84
Hertford 36.9 23.7 50.1 30
Hoke ** 18
Hyde ** 5
Iredell 23.6 19.1 28.0 109
Jackson 25.9 16.6 35.1 30
Johnston 23.2 18.6 27.8 99
Jones ** 5
Lee 18.2 12.0 24.3 34
Lenoir 23.4 17.0 29.8 51
Lincoln 18.1 12.5 23.6 41
Macon 28.7 19.5 38.0 37
Madison ** 14
Martin 24.1 14.0 34.2 22
McDowell 25.1 16.9 33.3 36
Mecklenburg 23.2 21.2 25.3 501
Mitchell ** 16
Montgomery ** 14
Moore 23.2 18.3 28.1 87
Nash 25.5 19.8 31.1 78
New Hanover 19.7 16.2 23.3 119
Northampton 32.4 20.6 44.2 29
Onslow 21.2 16.1 26.3 66
Orange 25.6 20.0 31.1 82
Pamlico ** 13
Pasquotank 27.2 18.2 36.2 35
Pender 17.3 11.1 23.5 30
Perquimans ** 10
Person 25.0 16.3 33.7 32
Pitt 26.1 21.1 31.0 105
Polk ** 14
Randolph 22.4 18.0 26.8 98
Richmond 21.8 14.3 29.2 33
Robeson 30.1 24.3 35.8 105
Rockingham 25.1 19.7 30.5 83
Rowan 21.8 17.5 26.1 99
Rutherford 24.0 17.8 30.1 58
Sampson 19.5 13.3 25.8 38
Scotland ** 17
Stanly 19.4 13.4 25.4 40
Stokes 23.2 15.7 30.6 37
Surry 21.9 16.4 27.5 60
Swain ** 10
Transylvania 13.9 8.1 19.7 22
Tyrrell ** 3
Union 17.4 13.7 21.2 82
Vance 20.5 13.1 28.0 29
Wake 23.2 21.1 25.3 473
Warren ** 15
Washington ** 10
Watauga 21.3 12.9 29.6 25
Wayne 27.6 22.1 33.1 96
Wilkes 16.1 11.0 21.3 38
Wilson 33.3 26.2 40.5 84
Yadkin 21.8 13.9 29.8 29
Yancey ** 15
North Carolina 22.8 22.3 23.4 6,358

Data Notes

Deaths were coded under the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Age-adjusted death rates were calculated using the direct method and the projected United States 2000 population as the standard. 

Data Sources

Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics  NCHS Bridged Population Estimates 

Page Content Updated On 03/06/2013, Published on 05/02/2013
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