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Complete Indicator Profile of Colon, Rectum and Anus Cancer Deaths

Definition

Colon, rectum and anus cancer deaths include all resident deaths where colon, rectum, and anus cancer were coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

Numerator

Colon, Rectum and Anus Cancer Deaths (ICD-10: C18-C21)

Denominator

Total 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 colon, rectum and anus is among the leading causes of death in North Carolina and the United States.



Graphical Data Views

Colon, Rectum and Anus Cancer Deaths by County, 2007-2011

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County Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Alamance 14.9 12.3 17.5 128
Alexander 18.6 12.6 24.6 37
Alleghany ** 9
Anson 14.9 8.8 21.0 23
Ashe 11.8 7.0 16.7 23
Avery ** 19
Beaufort 16.5 12.0 21.0 52
Bertie 24.6 16.1 33.2 32
Bladen 19.8 13.8 25.9 41
Brunswick 11.5 9.1 14.0 88
Buncombe 13.2 11.4 15.1 198
Burke 18.1 14.6 21.7 102
Cabarrus 15.7 13.0 18.5 126
Caldwell 14.9 11.4 18.3 72
Camden ** 9
Carteret 14.3 10.8 17.8 65
Caswell ** 18
Catawba 18.5 15.6 21.3 161
Chatham 13.0 9.5 16.5 53
Cherokee 14.4 9.2 19.5 30
Chowan ** 16
Clay ** 14
Cleveland 19.5 15.9 23.1 114
Columbus 9.8 6.5 13.1 33
Craven 15.2 12.0 18.3 88
Cumberland 16.8 14.5 19.1 212
Currituck 18.0 10.3 25.7 21
Dare 16.2 10.8 21.6 34
Davidson 16.4 13.8 19.1 147
Davie 11.5 7.4 15.6 30
Duplin 11.8 8.0 15.7 36
Durham 14.4 12.2 16.7 163
Edgecombe 20.7 15.3 26.0 58
Forsyth 14.5 12.8 16.2 276
Franklin 16.3 11.6 20.9 47
Gaston 17.5 15.1 20.0 197
Gates ** 16
Graham ** 8
Granville 26.4 20.5 32.2 78
Greene ** 19
Guilford 13.9 12.4 15.4 343
Halifax 23.2 18.2 28.3 81
Harnett 17.4 13.6 21.1 82
Haywood 13.0 9.7 16.4 58
Henderson 12.9 10.5 15.3 109
Hertford 33.0 23.7 42.2 49
Hoke 19.2 12.1 26.3 28
Hyde ** 5
Iredell 15.6 12.9 18.2 130
Jackson 13.2 8.2 18.2 27
Johnston 15.7 12.7 18.6 110
Jones ** 11
Lee 17.0 12.5 21.4 56
Lenoir 21.3 16.6 26.0 78
Lincoln 16.2 12.3 20.1 66
Macon 12.7 8.6 16.9 36
Madison 13.7 7.7 19.7 20
Martin 18.3 11.6 25.0 29
McDowell 19.6 14.4 24.8 55
Mecklenburg 14.8 13.5 16.0 535
Mitchell 19.3 11.2 27.4 22
Montgomery 12.6 7.2 18.0 21
Moore 12.7 10.0 15.4 85
Nash 21.3 17.5 25.1 120
New Hanover 14.7 12.4 17.0 160
Northampton 18.6 11.7 25.4 28
Onslow 14.7 11.4 17.9 77
Orange 11.6 8.9 14.3 70
Pamlico ** 9
Pasquotank 15.7 10.5 21.0 35
Pender 14.4 10.2 18.6 45
Perquimans ** 19
Person 20.6 14.6 26.7 45
Pitt 16.4 13.3 19.4 111
Polk 17.2 11.1 23.4 30
Randolph 16.6 13.7 19.4 131
Richmond 16.8 11.9 21.8 44
Robeson 17.1 13.9 20.4 108
Rockingham 16.1 12.9 19.4 95
Rowan 16.7 13.9 19.5 138
Rutherford 23.2 18.7 27.7 101
Sampson 16.8 12.5 21.0 59
Scotland 24.4 17.5 31.3 48
Stanly 14.5 10.7 18.4 55
Stokes 11.6 7.8 15.4 35
Surry 18.2 14.3 22.0 86
Swain ** 13
Transylvania 11.8 7.9 15.7 35
Tyrrell ** 7
Union 15.7 12.9 18.5 120
Vance 20.9 15.1 26.7 50
Wake 12.0 10.9 13.2 406
Warren 22.4 14.7 30.2 32
Washington ** 11
Watauga 13.0 8.4 17.6 31
Wayne 17.4 14.1 20.7 107
Wilkes 16.8 12.9 20.6 73
Wilson 18.4 14.4 22.4 82
Yadkin 16.8 11.4 22.1 38
Yancey 23.6 15.3 31.9 31
North Carolina 15.5 15.2 15.9 7,614

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 04/19/2013
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