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Complete Indicator Profile of Colorectal Cancer Deaths

Definition

Colorectal cancer deaths include all resident deaths where colorectal cancer was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

Numerator

Number of colorectal cancer deaths (ICD-10: C18-C20 and C26.0)

Denominator

Total resident population

Why Is This Important?

"Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the country. Screening can reduce the number of deaths because the disease is very treatable if found early. However, one in three North Carolinians (33.4%) aged 50 or more years report they have never been screened (by sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy) for colorectal cancer." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Other Objectives

Healthy North Carolina 2020



Graphical Data Views

Colorectal Cancer Mortality Rate North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2012

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North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
North Carolina 2008 15.7 1,483
North Carolina 2009 15.7 1,499
North Carolina 2010 14.7 1,475
North Carolina 2011 14.2 1,476
North Carolina 2012 14.3 13.6 15.0 1,533
HNC 2020 Target 2008 10.1
HNC 2020 Target 2009 10.1
HNC 2020 Target 2010 10.1
HNC 2020 Target 2011 10.1
HNC 2020 Target 2012 10.1

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.  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

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



Colorectal Cancer Mortality by County, 2008-2012

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A map depicting age adjusted death rates at the county level over a five year period is available at http://www.schs.state.nc.us/schs/gis/atlas/PDFs/CancerColon12.pdf. Causes of death were coded using the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10).

County Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Alamance 14.6 12.1 17.1 129
Alexander 18.0 12.3 23.7 39
Alleghany ** 11
Anson 13.4 7.7 19.1 21
Ashe 12.9 8.0 17.8 27
Avery ** 15
Beaufort 16.8 12.3 21.3 54
Bertie 19.5 12.1 26.9 27
Bladen 19.3 13.4 25.2 41
Brunswick 10.9 8.5 13.3 89
Buncombe 12.9 11.1 14.7 200
Burke 17.2 13.9 20.5 99
Cabarrus 15.2 12.7 17.7 129
Caldwell 14.5 11.2 17.8 71
Camden ** 7
Carteret 14.4 11.1 17.7 69
Caswell 15.4 9.3 21.5 24
Catawba 16.3 13.6 19.0 144
Chatham 11.5 8.4 14.6 53
Cherokee 11.2 6.9 15.5 26
Chowan ** 16
Clay ** 6
Cleveland 18.5 15.0 22.0 108
Columbus 12.0 8.3 15.7 42
Craven 13.9 11.0 16.8 84
Cumberland 16.9 14.7 19.1 220
Currituck 21.1 12.9 29.3 25
Dare 13.8 8.7 18.9 29
Davidson 15.9 13.4 18.4 150
Davie 9.6 6.1 13.1 27
Duplin 11.0 7.5 14.5 37
Durham 15.5 13.1 17.9 179
Edgecombe 17.4 12.9 21.9 55
Forsyth 13.8 12.0 15.6 261
Franklin 15.4 11.1 19.7 49
Gaston 17.7 15.2 20.2 198
Gates ** 15
Graham ** 9
Granville 22.3 17.0 27.6 69
Greene ** 16
Guilford 13.2 11.8 14.6 331
Halifax 22.8 17.9 27.7 80
Harnett 16.2 12.7 19.7 81
Haywood 11.8 8.7 14.9 54
Henderson 12.2 9.8 14.6 107
Hertford 28.6 20.2 37.0 45
Hoke ** 19
Hyde ** 8
Iredell 15.2 12.7 17.7 129
Jackson 15.0 9.7 20.3 31
Johnston 14.2 11.5 16.9 108
Jones ** 12
Lee 19.6 14.7 24.5 61
Lenoir 19.5 15.0 24.0 73
Lincoln 16.3 12.4 20.2 68
Macon 10.9 7.0 14.8 31
Madison ** 19
Martin 15.4 9.5 21.3 26
McDowell 19.8 14.7 24.9 56
Mecklenburg 13.8 12.6 15.0 517
Mitchell ** 16
Montgomery 11.0 6.1 15.9 20
Moore 11.3 8.9 13.7 82
Nash 19.3 15.6 23.0 107
New Hanover 13.4 11.2 15.6 154
Northampton 18.4 11.7 25.1 29
Onslow 12.8 9.9 15.7 70
Orange 10.1 7.6 12.6 61
Pamlico ** 12
Pasquotank 18.5 12.8 24.2 41
Pender 14.6 10.3 18.9 46
Perquimans ** 19
Person 19.1 13.6 24.6 45
Pitt 15.5 12.6 18.4 111
Polk 16.5 10.4 22.6 28
Randolph 16.7 14.0 19.4 134
Richmond 15.1 10.4 19.8 41
Robeson 16.3 13.2 19.4 107
Rockingham 16.8 13.5 20.1 100
Rowan 16.6 13.9 19.3 134
Rutherford 19.2 15.1 23.3 84
Sampson 17.9 13.6 22.2 64
Scotland 20.5 14.2 26.8 41
Stanly 14.7 10.8 18.6 56
Stokes 11.6 7.9 15.3 36
Surry 16.9 13.2 20.6 80
Swain ** 14
Transylvania 10.6 7.1 14.1 33
Tyrrell ** 8
Union 14.4 11.9 16.9 118
Vance 21.1 15.4 26.8 53
Wake 11.2 10.0 12.4 400
Warren 18.7 11.6 25.8 27
Washington ** 11
Watauga 10.9 6.8 15.0 27
Wayne 17.5 14.4 20.6 113
Wilkes 15.7 12.0 19.4 72
Wilson 17.8 13.9 21.7 83
Yadkin 16.4 11.1 21.7 38
Yancey 20.2 12.4 28.0 25
North Carolina 14.8 14.4 15.2 7,466
United States 15.9 15.8 16.1

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.  **Rates are displayed only for counties that have a minimum of 20 deaths. U.S. data are for 2009.

Data Sources

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, on-line data - CDC WONDER  Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics  NCHS Bridged Population Estimates 



Colorectal Cancer Mortality Rate by Race/Ethnicity, 2012

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Race/Ethnicity Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Total 14.3 13.6 15.0 1,533
White (Non-Hispanic) 13.5 12.7 14.3 1,125
Black (Non-Hispanic) 19.8 17.8 21.8 376
American Indian (Non-Hispanic) ** 12
Other (Non-Hispanic) ** 8
Hispanic ** 12

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. 

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