Indicator Report - North Carolina Cancer Incidence by Race/Ethnicity, 2006-2010
Why Is This Important?
Cancer is a frequently occurring disease in North Carolina from 2006 to 2010.
North Carolina Cancer Incidence by Race/Ethnicity, 2006-2010
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
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.).
Central Cancer Registry, State Center for Health Statistics