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Complete Indicator Profile of Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung Cancer Deaths

Definition

Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancer deaths include all resident deaths where trachea, bronchus, and lung cancer were coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

Numerator

Number of trachea, bronchus, and lung cancer deaths (ICD-10: C33-C34)

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 trachea, bronchus and lung is among the leading causes of death in North Carolina and the United States.



Graphical Data Views

Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung Cancer Deaths by County, 2007-2011

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County Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Alamance 55.5 50.5 60.4 480
Alexander 60.8 50.2 71.4 127
Alleghany 67.1 49.8 84.3 58
Anson 57.8 45.8 69.8 89
Ashe 51.6 41.7 61.5 105
Avery 55.1 41.9 68.3 67
Beaufort 60.0 51.6 68.3 200
Bertie 49.8 37.9 61.6 68
Bladen 58.5 48.2 68.8 124
Brunswick 55.6 50.5 60.8 448
Buncombe 50.5 46.9 54.1 753
Burke 66.3 59.6 73.0 379
Cabarrus 55.5 50.3 60.7 441
Caldwell 71.5 64.1 78.9 360
Camden ** 18
Carteret 64.5 57.4 71.7 311
Caswell 51.7 40.3 63.1 79
Catawba 58.1 53.2 63.1 521
Chatham 45.0 38.6 51.4 191
Cherokee 54.0 44.4 63.7 121
Chowan 67.1 51.9 82.3 75
Clay 48.3 34.2 62.4 45
Cleveland 64.3 57.8 70.7 384
Columbus 64.9 56.3 73.5 219
Craven 63.4 57.1 69.7 387
Cumberland 60.0 55.8 64.2 774
Currituck 71.7 56.7 86.8 87
Dare 46.0 36.9 55.0 100
Davidson 60.6 55.6 65.6 563
Davie 55.8 46.9 64.8 149
Duplin 48.6 40.8 56.4 151
Durham 49.2 45.0 53.3 536
Edgecombe 64.1 55.1 73.2 192
Forsyth 53.1 49.8 56.4 1,009
Franklin 62.0 53.1 70.9 187
Gaston 63.0 58.4 67.6 722
Gates 64.3 45.3 83.3 44
Graham 40.6 24.7 56.5 25
Granville 62.0 53.1 70.9 187
Greene 66.3 50.7 81.8 70
Guilford 49.8 47.0 52.6 1,234
Halifax 57.5 49.6 65.4 203
Harnett 63.7 56.6 70.9 307
Haywood 53.0 46.3 59.7 242
Henderson 47.4 42.8 52.0 413
Hertford 60.0 47.6 72.4 90
Hoke 77.9 63.5 92.2 113
Hyde 72.4 44.0 100.8 25
Iredell 52.6 47.7 57.5 444
Jackson 51.9 42.7 61.1 122
Johnston 57.9 52.4 63.5 420
Jones 71.1 51.6 90.6 51
Lee 58.1 50.0 66.2 197
Lenoir 65.0 56.8 73.1 244
Lincoln 54.8 47.7 61.9 230
Macon 57.6 48.8 66.4 165
Madison 63.3 50.1 76.4 89
Martin 57.7 46.1 69.3 95
McDowell 58.2 49.4 67.1 168
Mecklenburg 45.9 43.7 48.2 1,607
Mitchell 60.0 46.1 73.8 72
Montgomery 49.4 38.7 60.0 82
Moore 51.3 46.1 56.5 372
Nash 53.3 47.4 59.3 309
New Hanover 51.0 46.8 55.3 558
Northampton 54.7 43.3 66.1 89
Onslow 62.8 56.1 69.5 336
Orange 41.8 36.6 47.1 246
Pamlico 50.0 36.4 63.6 52
Pasquotank 66.8 56.1 77.4 151
Pender 54.5 46.5 62.5 179
Perquimans 64.1 48.4 79.8 64
Person 65.1 54.6 75.5 148
Pitt 47.2 42.0 52.4 320
Polk 46.0 36.0 55.9 82
Randolph 63.2 57.7 68.6 520
Richmond 67.1 57.2 76.9 179
Robeson 60.1 54.1 66.1 385
Rockingham 63.4 57.0 69.8 378
Rowan 57.4 52.3 62.6 471
Rutherford 66.3 58.7 73.9 292
Sampson 61.2 53.1 69.3 221
Scotland 70.8 59.1 82.5 141
Stanly 58.9 51.1 66.7 219
Stokes 59.6 50.8 68.3 179
Surry 68.1 60.7 75.5 327
Swain 62.9 46.6 79.3 57
Transylvania 40.0 32.6 47.3 114
Tyrrell ** 14
Union 44.9 40.2 49.6 350
Vance 54.1 45.1 63.1 138
Wake 41.7 39.5 43.9 1,369
Warren 65.6 52.6 78.6 98
Washington 40.4 27.7 53.1 39
Watauga 42.0 33.6 50.4 96
Wayne 61.9 55.8 68.1 390
Wilkes 60.7 53.5 67.8 273
Wilson 60.1 53.0 67.2 273
Yadkin 56.6 47.2 66.0 139
Yancey 46.9 35.5 58.4 65
North Carolina 54.5 53.9 55.2 27,092

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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