Indicator Report - Colon, Rectum and Anus Cancer Deaths
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.
Colon, Rectum and Anus Cancer Deaths by County, 2007-2011
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.
Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics
NCHS Bridged Population Estimates
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.
How We Calculated the Rates
Colon, Rectum and Anus Cancer Deaths (ICD-10: C18-C21)
Total resident population
Page Content Updated On 03/06/2013,
Published on 04/19/2013
State Center for Health Statistics, N.C. Division of Public Health, Telephone: 919-733-4728, Fax: 919-733-8485