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Indicator Report - Colorectal Cancer Deaths

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.

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

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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 

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Definition

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

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of colorectal cancer deaths (ICD-10: C18-C20 and C26.0)
Denominator: Total resident population

Page Content Updated On 12/05/2013, Published on 12/05/2013
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