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Data for Cancer Deaths by County, 2007-2011

County Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Alamance 182.6 173.5 191.6 1,573
Alexander 177.3 159.2 195.4 369
Alleghany 164.1 136.8 191.3 139
Anson 189.3 167.6 211.0 292
Ashe 166.4 148.4 184.4 329
Avery 167.7 144.3 191.0 198
Beaufort 186.4 171.5 201.2 606
Bertie 195.5 171.7 219.2 260
Bladen 192.8 173.7 211.9 392
Brunswick 167.9 158.8 177.0 1,309
Buncombe 171.6 165.0 178.2 2,562
Burke 191.5 180.1 203.0 1,080
Cabarrus 182.6 173.2 192.0 1,460
Caldwell 198.1 185.7 210.5 976
Camden 160.2 125.1 195.4 80
Carteret 196.8 184.2 209.5 927
Caswell 178.9 157.4 200.4 266
Catawba 184.1 175.2 193.1 1,626
Chatham 160.4 148.3 172.6 673
Cherokee 180.0 162.1 198.0 386
Chowan 215.2 187.7 242.7 235
Clay 162.5 136.2 188.9 146
Cleveland 189.4 178.2 200.4 1,118
Columbus 198.4 183.3 213.5 665
Craven 189.2 178.1 200.2 1,130
Cumberland 193.4 185.8 201.0 2,462
Currituck 199.6 174.5 224.8 242
Dare 168.1 150.5 185.8 349
Davidson 182.2 173.4 191.0 1,657
Davie 168.5 152.7 184.3 437
Duplin 170.7 155.9 185.4 515
Durham 184.5 176.6 192.4 2,074
Edgecombe 227.0 209.7 244.4 659
Forsyth 180.7 174.7 186.8 3,430
Franklin 197.4 181.4 213.3 589
Gaston 193.4 185.3 201.6 2,189
Gates 208.8 174.6 243.1 143
Graham 167.7 135.0 200.4 101
Granville 224.5 207.5 241.5 670
Greene 195.8 169.1 222.5 207
Guilford 167.3 162.2 172.4 4,141
Halifax 210.2 195.0 225.4 735
Harnett 185.9 173.8 198.1 894
Haywood 171.0 158.8 183.1 759
Henderson 160.5 152.0 169.0 1,374
Hertford 226.3 202.2 250.5 337
Hoke 207.5 184.5 230.6 312
Hyde 231.0 180.1 282.0 79
Iredell 181.3 172.1 190.4 1,499
Jackson 174.1 156.7 191.5 385
Johnston 186.6 176.5 196.6 1,326
Jones 200.6 167.2 233.9 139
Lee 168.4 154.5 182.3 564
Lenoir 206.4 191.8 221.1 762
Lincoln 178.8 165.8 191.7 730
Macon 170.0 154.8 185.3 477
Madison 178.7 156.7 200.7 253
Martin 185.6 164.6 206.6 301
McDowell 189.5 173.4 205.6 532
Mecklenburg 166.0 161.8 170.2 5,927
Mitchell 186.4 161.9 210.9 222
Montgomery 145.5 127.0 163.9 239
Moore 166.7 157.2 176.2 1,186
Nash 186.9 175.6 198.2 1,053
New Hanover 179.3 171.3 187.2 1,950
Northampton 196.0 174.0 217.9 306
Onslow 189.3 177.6 201.0 1,000
Orange 156.3 146.0 166.5 894
Pamlico 174.4 148.6 200.2 175
Pasquotank 199.8 181.3 218.2 451
Pender 176.5 161.8 191.2 555
Perquimans 188.1 160.8 215.4 182
Person 207.0 188.3 225.6 471
Pitt 181.2 171.2 191.2 1,252
Polk 161.7 143.2 180.2 293
Randolph 182.2 172.8 191.5 1,456
Richmond 224.8 206.7 242.9 594
Robeson 197.4 186.4 208.5 1,224
Rockingham 195.3 184.0 206.6 1,151
Rowan 182.8 173.6 192.1 1,509
Rutherford 204.3 190.9 217.7 891
Sampson 192.5 178.0 207.0 677
Scotland 217.4 196.8 238.0 429
Stanly 181.6 167.8 195.3 672
Stokes 179.3 164.0 194.6 528
Surry 199.6 186.9 212.2 954
Swain 203.3 173.6 233.0 180
Transylvania 144.6 130.7 158.6 415
Tyrrell 249.6 189.4 309.8 66
Union 159.5 150.6 168.4 1,245
Vance 197.8 180.3 215.2 491
Wake 157.3 153.0 161.5 5,247
Warren 191.6 169.1 214.1 278
Washington 155.8 130.5 181.1 146
Watauga 158.8 142.6 175.0 367
Wayne 201.6 190.4 212.8 1,248
Wilkes 188.1 175.3 201.0 824
Wilson 211.8 198.4 225.3 951
Yadkin 190.8 173.1 208.4 451
Yancey 184.4 161.4 207.3 248
North Carolina 179.7 178.5 180.9 88,518

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. 

Data Sources

Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics  NCHS Bridged Population Estimates 

Definition

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

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of cancer deaths (ICD-10: C00-C97)
Denominator: Total resident population

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 03/06/2013


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