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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 2003

Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

County Age-adjusted Cancer Incidence Rates, 1999-200113,17 Communicable Disease Rates, 1999-200318
Total Female Breast Lung Colorectal Prostate Syphilis Gonorrhea AIDS Chlamydia Tuberculosis
North Carolina 441.1 148.7 67.8 47.3 152.5 1.4 20.7 1.0 28.5 0.5
Alamance 500.0 158.5 73.0 58.2 199.4 1.7 20.6 0.6 22.4 0.2
Alexander 382.6 136.7 47.6 37.8 131.7 0.2 3.1 0.2 6.8 0.1
Alleghany 525.7 133.5 95.0 53.5 236.2 0.0 0.9 0.0 3.0 0.6
Anson 357.2 120.0 54.0 32.7 115.8 0.9 37.0 1.5 45.5 0.6
Ashe 379.0 107.3 64.4 40.7 135.7 0.0 0.2 0.0 3.7 0.4
Avery 436.0 160.9 72.4 32.1 142.9 0.0 0.5 0.3 2.6 0.5
Beaufort 406.7 142.9 70.9 50.8 111.2 0.8 31.0 1.3 33.8 0.5
Bertie 485.2 110.6 74.4 72.5 197.9 1.2 31.7 2.5 44.5 1.5
Bladen 338.2 108.7 54.0 37.9 120.4 1.4 20.2 1.0 24.8 0.8
Brunswick 460.5 136.1 87.0 51.4 136.2 2.5 12.1 0.8 16.1 0.4
Buncombe 410.6 137.3 59.1 40.4 153.3 0.2 12.3 0.9 17.5 0.2
Burke 403.2 114.5 56.6 44.0 136.9 0.3 4.5 0.2 10.0 0.3
Cabarrus 456.7 148.1 81.0 43.7 154.3 0.4 13.2 0.4 21.8 0.3
Caldwell 456.0 153.2 76.5 49.0 128.6 0.3 5.7 0.2 11.2 0.3
Camden 333.2 94.7 53.9 50.3 122.5 1.4 6.7 1.7 6.7 0.6
Carteret 515.3 153.5 80.0 49.6 186.6 0.3 8.0 0.3 13.1 0.1
Caswell 300.2 102.8 53.2 34.4 94.2 3.1 13.0 0.1 23.7 0.3
Catawba 499.6 167.5 78.5 55.0 154.4 0.7 8.1 0.6 17.4 0.4
Chatham 353.6 152.9 49.3 37.7 112.1 2.7 9.1 0.3 13.1 0.3
Cherokee 358.1 108.5 75.6 46.2 100.6 0.0 1.1 0.4 4.5 0.2
Chowan 379.0 105.1 61.4 46.5 139.2 1.0 29.1 0.8 28.3 1.0
Clay 325.1 126.8 43.1 27.2 96.3 0.2 0.0 0.2 2.2 0.0
Cleveland 452.6 145.7 67.9 54.8 179.1 0.6 27.6 0.7 25.3 0.2
Columbus 422.8 111.8 79.7 45.1 118.8 4.2 22.3 1.5 26.3 1.2
Craven 542.2 174.3 88.5 55.4 236.2 0.7 22.1 1.2 39.2 0.1
Cumberland 414.5 131.6 72.2 44.8 132.5 1.7 34.5 1.2 59.1 0.6
Currituck 294.4 78.0 43.6 45.4 99.5 0.1 7.3 0.2 12.4 0.1
Dare 316.4 85.9 59.9 43.9 112.0 0.1 6.8 0.5 11.9 0.3
Davidson 375.2 110.1 63.0 39.4 99.9 0.4 6.8 0.4 15.5 0.2
Davie 439.4 130.6 60.6 51.3 124.6 0.4 6.1 0.3 13.0 0.1
Duplin 403.1 133.5 56.6 49.7 138.5 0.6 17.0 1.6 21.7 1.1
Durham 436.7 159.4 63.6 42.2 173.8 2.3 36.9 1.7 48.9 0.7
Edgecombe 436.7 152.6 65.3 47.3 148.9 1.9 88.8 2.5 67.4 0.7
Forsyth 514.8 176.3 79.2 51.1 188.7 2.0 30.1 1.5 40.6 0.5
Franklin 384.7 137.7 59.1 36.8 112.5 0.7 16.7 0.8 19.6 0.3
Gaston 454.5 138.1 86.3 48.8 146.4 0.9 18.1 1.0 20.2 0.3
Gates 366.5 112.0 62.1 54.1 136.8 0.9 12.3 0.6 22.8 0.2
Graham 347.5 63.7 87.7 28.2 85.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 7.7 0.2
Granville 407.8 122.0 68.8 46.8 156.9 2.1 19.3 1.0 23.2 0.3
Greene 336.3 107.6 40.5 32.9 137.2 1.7 21.8 1.4 36.5 1.8
Guilford 506.1 183.1 71.8 47.8 193.2 2.9 30.7 1.3 44.8 0.7
Halifax 439.7 137.9 69.4 47.5 161.0 1.0 46.6 1.3 53.9 1.0
Harnett 365.8 101.5 65.8 38.7 122.1 0.8 9.7 0.7 12.2 0.4
Haywood 396.5 132.2 64.7 35.7 132.3 0.1 1.2 0.3 7.2 0.3
Henderson 444.6 152.2 59.2 48.5 109.7 0.1 4.7 0.5 11.6 0.3
Hertford 460.2 157.1 62.7 66.2 243.2 0.5 26.6 2.4 38.0 1.7
Hoke 349.1 104.3 61.9 33.6 103.1 1.9 26.5 1.7 35.8 0.6
Hyde 391.7 205.7 49.0 43.1 123.2 0.3 7.6 0.3 13.1 0.3
Iredell 429.1 134.6 63.0 55.4 164.4 0.8 14.3 0.3 14.5 0.1
Jackson 289.8 95.9 40.7 26.1 108.2 0.1 1.5 0.1 10.4 0.2
Johnston 369.1 114.4 63.5 35.4 120.0 1.3 11.6 1.0 10.9 0.9
Jones 444.3 174.7 86.3 51.3 162.0 0.8 26.6 0.6 24.9 0.8
Lee 455.6 157.7 76.5 55.8 155.4 1.0 19.6 0.9 26.6 0.8
Lenoir 531.0 196.1 72.5 58.4 258.1 1.6 25.1 2.2 47.9 1.4
Lincoln 445.2 126.9 73.5 57.3 129.7 0.2 6.9 0.3 11.5 0.1
McDowell 420.5 124.2 77.3 49.4 122.2 0.1 2.2 0.4 10.2 0.4
Macon 372.7 117.0 59.3 44.5 120.3 0.1 1.4 0.3 4.4 0.1
Madison 384.4 134.7 69.1 36.3 139.4 0.1 1.5 0.0 8.8 0.1
Martin 387.1 160.5 55.8 61.0 94.4 1.1 27.1 2.0 46.6 1.5
Mecklenburg 429.2 167.3 55.4 46.6 152.2 1.7 29.1 1.7 32.7 0.7
Mitchell 324.8 118.3 39.6 37.9 89.8 0.1 0.4 0.4 5.4 0.5
Montgomery 420.4 147.9 56.7 51.9 159.2 6.8 13.1 0.5 20.9 1.3
Moore 492.8 155.2 77.5 50.8 179.4 2.8 14.6 0.8 22.1 0.3
Nash 461.5 159.6 70.8 46.5 131.6 1.6 33.4 1.1 35.8 0.6
New Hanover 492.0 162.2 73.1 45.3 174.3 2.0 20.1 1.9 31.2 0.4
Northampton 389.8 114.4 51.7 47.3 194.9 1.1 43.5 1.3 52.1 0.8
Onslow 523.5 172.1 85.0 53.4 216.7 0.4 26.1 0.7 66.3 0.3
Orange 467.6 190.7 66.4 45.0 146.5 1.0 8.6 0.4 17.5 0.3
Pamlico 468.3 127.5 84.3 38.1 231.3 0.2 11.5 0.9 12.4 0.0
Pasquotank 337.0 81.6 61.9 43.2 138.4 1.2 34.7 1.1 33.8 0.7
Pender 432.3 148.4 70.6 44.2 136.0 0.7 8.9 0.7 19.8 0.8
Perquimans 358.5 97.2 42.1 39.8 197.3 0.2 18.6 0.9 20.2 0.5
Person 434.2 150.0 68.9 39.0 148.7 0.5 11.7 0.7 21.9 0.3
Pitt 499.0 155.8 77.2 67.0 169.8 0.9 42.9 1.7 58.0 0.7
Polk 323.6 125.3 41.6 48.7 85.6 0.1 3.4 0.5 7.6 0.1
Randolph 442.2 146.6 60.7 52.1 150.9 1.3 8.5 0.2 14.2 0.2
Richmond 445.5 133.4 85.6 52.7 145.1 1.9 26.2 0.5 35.9 0.9
Robeson 354.9 111.4 62.0 33.3 129.3 8.3 33.5 1.5 46.4 0.6
Rockingham 474.4 159.8 87.8 55.9 130.0 1.6 12.4 0.5 12.9 0.4
Rowan 381.0 136.0 62.0 43.8 108.3 0.4 16.2 0.6 26.2 0.2
Rutherford 424.7 137.6 65.9 53.9 108.5 0.3 11.3 0.3 22.1 0.2
Sampson 399.7 139.0 60.1 52.7 136.6 0.7 20.8 1.0 24.2 0.9
Scotland 455.3 115.6 68.5 63.1 190.1 1.2 33.0 1.1 50.1 0.6
Stanly 443.5 165.8 58.1 47.8 137.7 1.2 8.3 0.3 12.8 0.3
Stokes 451.3 123.0 79.6 43.7 166.5 0.4 3.1 0.2 10.0 0.1
Surry 499.9 165.6 76.7 49.8 156.4 0.1 6.7 0.3 11.8 0.2
Swain 334.8 117.0 63.5 23.5 133.8 0.2 2.4 0.8 21.8 0.3
Transylvania 469.8 140.8 60.4 50.2 180.9 0.0 0.8 0.0 2.3 0.0
Tyrrell 402.3 77.5 97.0 54.5 180.5 0.5 9.6 0.5 31.1 0.0
Union 317.8 108.4 45.1 32.9 85.4 0.5 10.8 0.3 13.0 0.3
Vance 481.4 139.5 91.9 57.9 183.5 3.2 42.0 2.0 45.8 0.2
Wake 462.3 175.2 62.8 44.4 165.0 1.3 19.2 1.5 24.2 0.6
Warren 367.3 129.6 53.4 45.4 112.8 1.5 30.6 1.3 30.3 0.5
Washington 432.4 134.3 55.3 66.6 118.3 2.5 14.4 1.8 26.6 1.0
Watauga 364.7 125.1 36.0 35.2 134.8 0.0 1.5 0.2 7.3 0.1
Wayne 452.5 144.7 75.7 54.2 151.4 1.5 15.9 1.3 35.7 0.7
Wilkes 437.6 143.7 76.5 56.7 113.1 0.2 2.7 0.3 7.2 0.2
Wilson 395.3 150.1 64.3 40.5 119.4 3.3 60.8 2.1 51.6 0.9
Yadkin 502.2 164.6 84.3 47.2 168.0 0.6 4.5 0.3 10.6 0.3
Yancey 349.2 114.6 63.5 38.1 92.5 0.1 1.1 0.2 7.5 0.3

13. Rate age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Census.
17. 1999-2001 reported cases per 100,000 population. The female breast cancer rate uses the female population and the prostate cancer rate uses the male population in the denominator.
18. Cases per 10,000 population.

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