Indicator Report - Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung Cancer Deaths
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.
Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung 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
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.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of trachea, bronchus, and lung cancer deaths (ICD-10: C33-C34)
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