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Data for Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Deaths by County, 2007-2011

County Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Alamance 51.7 47.0 56.5 456
Alexander 61.1 50.5 71.8 127
Alleghany 55.7 39.9 71.4 48
Anson 45.5 34.8 56.1 70
Ashe 62.3 51.3 73.2 124
Avery 64.7 50.3 79.0 78
Beaufort 45.0 37.7 52.2 146
Bertie 45.9 34.4 57.5 61
Bladen 54.0 43.8 64.3 107
Brunswick 45.7 40.8 50.6 337
Buncombe 52.2 48.6 55.9 791
Burke 54.0 48.0 60.1 302
Cabarrus 56.5 51.2 61.8 433
Caldwell 65.2 58.1 72.4 317
Camden ** 17
Carteret 39.3 33.6 45.0 182
Caswell 45.3 34.2 56.4 64
Catawba 63.3 58.1 68.6 553
Chatham 27.5 22.5 32.5 116
Cherokee 44.6 35.6 53.5 96
Chowan 38.4 27.0 49.9 43
Clay 52.9 37.6 68.2 46
Cleveland 52.6 46.7 58.4 308
Columbus 55.0 47.0 63.0 183
Craven 43.2 37.9 48.5 257
Cumberland 51.8 47.6 55.9 600
Currituck 60.9 46.7 75.1 71
Dare 43.9 34.4 53.5 81
Davidson 61.3 56.1 66.4 544
Davie 45.4 37.1 53.7 115
Duplin 47.2 39.4 55.1 139
Durham 33.3 29.8 36.7 360
Edgecombe 35.3 28.3 42.3 97
Forsyth 48.8 45.6 51.9 913
Franklin 52.5 44.1 61.0 148
Gaston 70.2 65.2 75.1 769
Gates 61.8 42.6 80.9 40
Graham 56.6 37.8 75.3 35
Granville 50.4 42.0 58.9 136
Greene 34.3 23.1 45.6 36
Guilford 38.1 35.7 40.6 925
Halifax 46.0 39.0 53.1 163
Harnett 54.5 47.7 61.3 244
Haywood 51.5 45.0 58.0 240
Henderson 46.7 42.2 51.2 417
Hertford 39.9 29.7 50.0 59
Hoke 47.7 36.2 59.1 66
Hyde ** 19
Iredell 57.1 51.8 62.3 453
Jackson 45.1 36.0 54.2 95
Johnston 43.5 38.4 48.6 278
Jones 44.7 29.0 60.4 31
Lee 44.3 37.2 51.5 148
Lenoir 43.5 36.7 50.3 156
Lincoln 60.1 52.3 67.9 228
Macon 43.3 35.8 50.7 130
Madison 53.4 41.3 65.5 75
Martin 43.1 33.0 53.2 70
McDowell 56.2 47.4 64.9 158
Mecklenburg 34.9 32.9 37.0 1,138
Mitchell 76.6 61.1 92.1 94
Montgomery 50.7 39.7 61.7 82
Moore 35.3 31.1 39.4 276
Nash 44.0 38.4 49.5 243
New Hanover 34.2 30.8 37.7 369
Northampton 45.4 35.1 55.7 75
Onslow 52.9 46.4 59.4 255
Orange 28.6 24.0 33.2 151
Pamlico 41.4 29.1 53.8 43
Pasquotank 44.4 35.7 53.1 100
Pender 42.1 34.7 49.4 125
Perquimans 25.3 15.4 35.2 25
Person 54.5 44.7 64.2 120
Pitt 40.5 35.6 45.4 265
Polk 40.3 31.5 49.1 81
Randolph 61.7 56.2 67.2 480
Richmond 57.5 48.4 66.7 152
Robeson 41.7 36.4 46.9 242
Rockingham 68.7 62.0 75.4 407
Rowan 57.5 52.3 62.6 474
Rutherford 59.9 52.7 67.1 266
Sampson 46.4 39.2 53.6 159
Scotland 47.3 37.6 57.0 91
Stanly 44.9 38.0 51.7 165
Stokes 61.2 52.2 70.2 179
Surry 65.2 58.0 72.4 314
Swain 55.8 40.2 71.4 49
Transylvania 38.3 31.2 45.3 114
Tyrrell ** 12
Union 41.9 37.1 46.7 291
Vance 56.7 47.2 66.2 137
Wake 31.6 29.6 33.6 934
Warren 47.0 35.9 58.1 69
Washington 34.0 21.8 46.1 30
Watauga 43.7 35.2 52.2 101
Wayne 38.1 33.2 43.0 230
Wilkes 52.0 45.3 58.8 229
Wilson 42.1 36.0 48.2 183
Yadkin 61.9 51.8 72.0 144
Yancey 56.1 43.8 68.5 79
North Carolina 46.6 46.0 47.2 22,274

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

Chronic lower respiratory disease deaths include all resident deaths where chronic lower respiratory disease was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of chronic lower respiratory disease deaths (ICD-10: J40-J47)
Denominator: Total resident population

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 03/06/2013


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