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Complete Indicator Profile of Colon and Rectum Cancer Incidence

Definition

Cancer incidence are all cases of malignant colon and rectum cancer diagnosed.

Numerator

All cases of malignant colon and rectum cancer

Denominator

Total number of residents in North Carolina

Why Is This Important?

Cancer of the colon and rectum was the fourth most frequently occurring cancer in North Carolina from 2006 to 2010.



Graphical Data Views

Colon and Rectum Cancer Incidence by County, 2006-2010

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County Number of Cases per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Alamance 41.0 36.7 45.6 342
Alexander 49.9 40.6 60.8 103
Alleghany 41.6 28.5 59.4 35
Anson 36.7 27.6 48.0 55
Ashe 38.9 30.5 49.2 77
Avery 38.1 27.7 51.4 45
Beaufort 61.1 52.4 70.8 187
Bertie 58.7 45.7 74.6 71
Bladen 46.8 37.7 57.6 94
Brunswick 35.8 31.5 40.7 279
Buncombe 38.6 35.4 42.0 554
Burke 53.1 47.1 59.8 287
Cabarrus 43.6 39.1 48.5 350
Caldwell 40.6 35.1 46.9 195
Camden 42.2 25.6 65.5 20
Carteret 48.8 42.4 56.0 216
Caswell 52.7 41.5 66.2 78
Catawba 40.0 35.9 44.5 350
Chatham 41.1 34.9 48.2 159
Cherokee 46.2 37.6 56.5 104
Chowan 58.4 44.6 75.5 62
Clay 42.3 29.5 60.1 37
Cleveland 52.9 47.1 59.2 312
Columbus 44.0 37.1 51.9 148
Craven 40.4 35.3 46.2 228
Cumberland 43.0 39.5 46.9 541
Currituck 41.3 30.2 55.1 49
Dare 45.0 36.0 55.8 91
Davidson 48.3 43.8 53.1 431
Davie 36.3 29.2 44.7 93
Duplin 39.0 32.1 46.9 115
Durham 38.9 35.3 42.8 443
Edgecombe 56.5 48.0 66.1 160
Forsyth 38.5 35.7 41.4 726
Franklin 47.9 40.1 56.7 141
Gaston 51.9 47.7 56.4 576
Gates 43.5 29.0 63.0 29
Graham 40.4 25.1 62.6 23
Granville 63.3 54.5 73.3 187
Greene 43.3 31.6 57.9 46
Guilford 42.6 40.1 45.3 1,037
Halifax 46.1 39.1 54.1 156
Harnett 42.6 36.9 49.0 206
Haywood 34.1 28.7 40.4 146
Henderson 40.0 35.6 44.8 325
Hertford 50.7 39.5 64.1 72
Hoke 44.1 33.8 56.2 67
Hyde 60.9 37.4 94.8 21
Iredell 45.5 40.9 50.4 374
Jackson 51.7 42.2 62.7 110
Johnston 47.1 41.9 52.6 329
Jones 51.0 34.7 72.9 33
Lee 41.8 35.1 49.5 138
Lenoir 60.9 53.0 69.7 220
Lincoln 44.2 37.7 51.5 176
Macon 39.5 32.1 48.4 109
Madison 43.3 32.8 56.4 59
Martin 46.1 35.9 58.4 73
McDowell 58.0 49.2 68.0 159
Mecklenburg 38.9 36.9 41.1 1,412
Mitchell 47.8 35.2 63.8 51
Montgomery 44.7 34.8 56.6 72
Moore 35.9 31.2 41.1 235
Nash 50.0 44.2 56.4 274
New Hanover 38.1 34.4 42.1 407
Northampton 48.4 37.7 61.5 73
Onslow 43.8 38.2 50.0 224
Orange 35.2 30.4 40.4 205
Pamlico 32.0 20.9 47.7 30
Pasquotank 50.3 41.2 60.8 109
Pender 36.4 29.8 44.0 111
Perquimans 43.0 31.2 58.7 45
Person 53.2 43.9 64.0 117
Pitt 44.2 39.3 49.6 301
Polk 40.7 31.5 52.4 74
Randolph 43.9 39.4 48.9 344
Richmond 42.0 34.3 50.8 107
Robeson 44.9 39.7 50.7 274
Rockingham 52.1 46.3 58.5 302
Rowan 49.7 44.9 54.9 398
Rutherford 50.0 43.5 57.4 215
Sampson 44.1 37.3 51.8 152
Scotland 55.6 45.3 67.5 106
Stanly 47.5 40.6 55.2 173
Stokes 37.0 30.2 45.0 105
Surry 46.1 40.0 52.8 212
Swain 51.2 37.0 69.5 44
Transylvania 37.1 29.7 46.0 98
Tyrrell 23.4 8.6 52.8 6
Union 36.7 32.5 41.4 292
Vance 59.4 49.9 70.3 141
Wake 38.0 35.9 40.2 1,296
Warren 61.6 48.5 77.4 82
Washington 62.6 46.4 83.1 53
Watauga 34.9 27.5 43.7 79
Wayne 50.8 45.2 56.9 304
Wilkes 49.6 43.1 57.0 211
Wilson 48.7 42.3 55.7 217
Yadkin 39.4 31.7 48.6 91
Yancey 52.9 40.8 67.8 69
North Carolina 43.4 42.8 44.0 20,968

Data Notes

Produced by the NC Central Cancer Registry, 1/2013. Rates based on counts less than 16 are unstable. Use with caution. Cases may not sum to totals due to unknown or other values. Rates are calculated using the bridged-race population estimates obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics available online at www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race/data_documentation.htm#vintage2011. Numbers are subject to change as files are updated. 

Data Sources

Central Cancer Registry, State Center for Health Statistics 



Colon and Rectum Cancer Incidence North Carolina vs. United States, 1999-2010

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North Carolina vs U.S. Year Number of Cases per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
North Carolina 1999 50.4 48.8 52.0 3,871
North Carolina 2000 51.8 50.2 53.4 4,061
North Carolina 2001 49.5 47.9 51.1 3,949
North Carolina 2002 50.1 48.6 51.6 4,090
North Carolina 2003 49.6 48.1 51.1 4,149
North Carolina 2004 48.6 47.2 50.1 4,173
North Carolina 2005 50.7 49.2 52.2 4,461
North Carolina 2006 48.1 46.7 49.6 4,393
North Carolina 2007 45.7 44.3 47.1 4,297
North Carolina 2008 43.6 42.3 45.0 4,217
North Carolina 2009 41.6 40.3 42.9 4,109
North Carolina 2010 38.6 37.4 39.9 3,952
United States 1999 56.4 56.1 56.7 133,354
United States 2000 56.0 55.7 56.3 134,545
United States 2001 54.9 54.7 55.2 140,430
United States 2002 53.4 53.1 53.7 142,264
United States 2003 52.4 52.2 52.7 147,081
United States 2004 50.8 50.5 51.1 144,971
United States 2005 49.4 49.2 49.7 143,744
United States 2006 47.8 47.6 48.1 141,665
United States 2007 46.6 46.4 46.9 141,057
United States 2008 45.1 44.9 45.4 139,348
United States 2009 42.3 42.1 42.6 133,160

Data Notes

Produced by the NC Central Cancer Registry, 1/2013. Rates based on counts less than 16 are unstable. Use with caution. Cases may not sum to totals due to unknown or other values. Rates are calculated using the bridged-race population estimates obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics available online at www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race/data_documentation.htm#vintage2011. Numbers are subject to change as files are updated.  National Program of Cancer Registries: 1999 - 2009 Incidence, WONDER On-line Database. United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; 2011. Accessed at http://wonder.cdc.gov/cancernpcr-v2009.html on Dec 11, 2012

Data Sources

Central Cancer Registry, State Center for Health Statistics 



Colon and Rectum Cancer Incidence by Sex, 1999-2009

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Males vs. Females Year Number of Cases per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Male 1999 58.9 56.1 61.7 1,901
Male 2000 62.1 59.3 64.9 2,076
Male 2001 58.7 56.1 61.5 1,983
Male 2002 59.4 56.8 62.1 2,072
Male 2003 58.8 56.3 61.4 2,116
Male 2004 56.9 54.4 59.4 2,121
Male 2005 60.7 58.2 63.3 2,323
Male 2006 58.1 55.7 60.6 2,309
Male 2007 53.8 51.6 56.2 2,220
Male 2008 52.1 49.9 54.3 2,223
Male 2009 49.2 47.1 51.4 2,141
Female 1999 44.3 42.3 46.3 1,970
Female 2000 44.1 42.1 46.0 1,985
Female 2001 42.8 40.9 44.7 1,966
Female 2002 43.1 41.2 45.0 2,017
Female 2003 42.6 40.7 44.5 2,033
Female 2004 42.3 40.5 44.2 2,052
Female 2005 43.0 41.2 44.9 2,138
Female 2006 40.7 39.0 42.5 2,084
Female 2007 39.4 37.7 41.1 2,077
Female 2008 36.9 35.3 38.6 1,994
Female 2009 35.8 34.2 37.4 1,968

Data Notes

Produced by the NC Central Cancer Registry, 1/2013. Rates based on counts less than 16 are unstable. Use with caution. Cases may not sum to totals due to unknown or other values. Rates are calculated using the bridged-race population estimates obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics available online at www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race/data_documentation.htm#vintage2011. Numbers are subject to change as files are updated. 



Colon and Rectum Cancer Incidence by Race/Ethnicity, 2006-2010

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Cases per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
White Non-Hispanic 41.8 41.1 42.4 15,759
African-American Non-Hispanic 53.1 51.5 54.7 4,549
Other Non-Hispanic 34.1 30.3 38.1 358
Hispanic 27.8 24.2 31.8 302
Asian 20.8 16.9 25.3 125
Native American 23.9 19.5 28.9 118

Data Notes

Produced by the NC Central Cancer Registry, 1/2013. Rates based on counts less than 16 are unstable. Use with caution. Cases may not sum to totals due to unknown or other values. Rates are calculated using the bridged-race population estimates obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics available online at www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race/data_documentation.htm#vintage2011. Numbers are subject to change as files are updated.  Hispanic ethnicity is independent of race. Hispanic ethnicity is determined by self-report and the National Hispanic Identification Algorithm available online at www.naaccr.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=iTvgbzLrx8I%3d&tabid=118&mid=458. Approximately 17 percent of patients of American Indian race are reported as a different race. Therefore, cancer incidence for American Indians is assumed to be underestimated (Yankaskas BC, Knight K, Fleg A, Rao, C. Misclassification of American Indian Race in State Cancer Data among Non-federally Recognized Indians in North Carolina. Journal of Registry Management. 2009;36(1):7-11.).

Data Sources

Central Cancer Registry, State Center for Health Statistics 

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