Indicator Report - Breast Cancer Deaths (Female Only)
Why Is This Important?Cancer of the female breast is among the leading causes of death in North Carolina and the United States.
Breast Cancer Deaths (Female) by County, 2007-2011
Data NotesDeaths 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 SourcesDeath Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics NCHS Bridged Population Estimates
DefinitionFemale breast cancer deaths include all female resident deaths where breast cancer was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 03/06/2013, Published on 05/02/2013