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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 2005

Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

County Age-adjusted Cancer Incidence Rates, 2001-200313,17 Communicable Disease Rates, 2001-200518
Total Female Breast Lung Colorectal Prostate Syphilis Gonorrhea AIDS Chlamydia Tuberculosis
North Carolina 444.4 144.4 68.9 47.3 150.6 0.8 18.3 1.2 31.5 0.4
Alamance 500.6 152.5 75.0 49.8 175.8 0.7 16.8 0.9 24.5 0.2
Alexander 385.9 127.0 78.9 39.7 118.4 0.2 2.5 0.4 8.1 0.0
Alleghany 427.8 106.5 75.0 46.9 150.8 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.6 0.9
Anson 336.7 98.5 54.9 24.0 158.5 0.3 33.4 1.7 48.0 0.4
Ashe 422.3 107.1 55.7 43.8 150.5 0.0 0.4 0.0 4.2 0.3
Avery 406.7 111.6 75.0 44.1 146.2 0.0 0.7 0.0 2.8 0.1
Beaufort 459.4 137.5 74.0 62.7 136.3 0.2 22.2 1.4 36.1 0.5
Bertie 486.2 132.5 72.8 60.5 251.5 0.7 39.9 2.5 55.7 1.6
Bladen 393.2 132.8 79.9 45.3 109.3 0.9 14.4 1.5 30.4 0.4
Brunswick 424.9 129.1 72.9 47.6 112.1 0.8 11.1 0.9 17.2 0.2
Buncombe 423.3 138.0 66.4 38.6 137.9 0.2 10.3 0.8 20.9 0.2
Burke 433.0 144.6 69.7 39.1 146.9 0.2 4.2 0.4 11.7 0.4
Cabarrus 431.6 134.3 70.6 44.1 133.2 0.3 11.4 0.4 24.1 0.3
Caldwell 467.8 148.7 75.9 51.5 130.7 0.2 4.5 0.4 14.4 0.2
Camden 411.4 114.9 80.2 49.4 191.7 0.5 6.0 1.8 9.1 0.5
Carteret 529.3 141.8 77.2 54.1 199.7 0.2 9.2 0.4 16.9 0.1
Caswell 352.6 102.5 55.6 39.4 115.3 1.1 11.7 0.0 25.1 0.1
Catawba 445.1 148.2 69.3 45.4 139.8 0.2 8.3 0.7 19.8 0.2
Chatham 423.6 159.7 59.0 43.2 144.0 0.7 8.4 0.3 13.2 0.2
Cherokee 286.9 90.1 59.5 29.9 59.3 0.1 0.9 0.2 5.0 0.2
Chowan 414.9 139.7 45.6 53.2 157.1 0.4 27.0 0.8 34.6 1.1
Clay 238.1 89.3 41.6 24.7 61.7 0.0 0.2 0.4 4.0 0.0
Cleveland 463.5 138.2 72.9 53.3 170.5 0.3 23.6 1.2 30.8 0.2
Columbus 421.2 116.3 70.4 40.9 135.3 3.5 20.2 1.9 28.7 1.1
Craven 534.2 157.6 78.6 53.3 224.7 0.2 20.5 1.4 51.1 0.1
Cumberland 457.4 136.0 73.0 52.3 173.5 1.0 33.2 1.5 74.3 0.4
Currituck 195.7 52.6 30.6 29.9 70.7 0.0 6.2 0.2 13.4 0.0
Dare 323.6 97.2 64.2 45.5 82.0 0.1 8.7 0.5 16.6 0.4
Davidson 451.6 127.6 81.7 45.9 127.3 0.2 6.4 0.5 15.6 0.2
Davie 439.2 128.2 64.4 34.3 123.3 0.1 5.2 0.2 12.1 0.2
Duplin 414.3 143.8 61.6 47.5 142.9 0.3 13.4 2.1 21.9 0.8
Durham 479.4 166.5 73.7 46.6 203.1 1.7 30.8 2.2 52.6 0.7
Edgecombe 595.3 196.2 86.8 61.7 225.9 1.1 76.6 3.4 74.8 0.4
Forsyth 496.0 160.8 74.1 49.3 167.5 0.8 23.8 1.4 43.3 0.4
Franklin 293.8 98.3 47.4 37.4 101.5 0.4 11.5 1.0 19.9 0.3
Gaston 456.9 137.0 80.7 51.2 152.6 0.4 17.8 1.1 23.8 0.2
Gates 243.6 77.4 30.6 51.7 125.7 0.2 16.8 0.6 33.9 0.2
Graham 230.3 37.4 46.3 38.1 62.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 8.2 0.2
Granville 488.2 148.7 91.0 56.4 157.3 0.5 15.2 1.4 25.7 0.3
Greene 411.4 139.9 56.5 43.8 148.4 0.4 22.0 1.6 38.5 0.9
Guilford 494.2 156.8 73.3 49.6 179.9 2.2 25.3 1.2 44.2 0.7
Halifax 428.5 152.0 60.6 51.1 154.3 0.5 43.4 1.5 62.5 1.0
Harnett 458.9 141.6 77.3 53.3 163.9 0.3 9.6 1.0 15.2 0.4
Haywood 396.6 141.0 66.5 40.0 99.6 0.1 1.1 0.6 9.4 0.1
Henderson 428.6 133.6 65.6 38.3 121.7 0.0 5.0 0.4 13.5 0.3
Hertford 482.4 176.0 58.7 70.1 258.2 0.1 24.7 2.5 39.4 1.4
Hoke 467.3 120.8 82.5 63.6 117.8 1.2 20.3 1.7 33.7 0.4
Hyde 250.3 104.3 16.0 30.3 96.5 0.0 10.5 1.4 14.0 0.4
Iredell 419.6 127.1 69.7 49.8 150.9 0.2 15.0 0.4 18.4 0.1
Jackson 342.9 106.0 51.2 46.0 91.1 0.1 2.0 0.2 12.2 0.2
Johnston 453.5 149.6 76.5 48.4 167.9 0.8 9.0 1.1 11.5 0.5
Jones 435.2 117.4 90.8 37.0 202.1 0.8 24.0 0.6 28.9 0.2
Lee 499.5 146.7 85.1 66.2 149.4 0.6 15.9 0.8 28.0 0.5
Lenoir 538.7 169.5 78.2 53.8 240.9 0.9 28.5 2.3 52.6 0.9
Lincoln 460.5 142.8 69.0 53.4 156.0 0.1 4.9 0.4 9.0 0.1
McDowell 406.1 115.4 74.4 43.1 121.2 0.2 1.7 0.4 11.8 0.3
Macon 383.9 113.8 51.6 52.9 117.3 0.1 1.0 0.6 8.3 0.2
Madison 428.4 141.9 76.9 38.2 142.1 0.0 1.6 0.1 8.1 0.2
Martin 367.3 139.2 53.5 61.9 84.1 0.6 23.6 2.6 44.6 1.0
Mecklenburg 407.5 158.9 55.5 46.0 134.7 1.2 28.6 2.2 39.2 0.5
Mitchell 387.5 117.0 71.5 47.2 99.2 0.0 0.6 0.5 5.5 0.3
Montgomery 381.1 110.0 69.4 31.6 116.7 1.8 8.3 0.9 15.6 2.1
Moore 522.4 176.3 76.9 58.0 175.2 1.9 11.6 0.8 24.5 0.3
Nash 480.3 166.5 68.7 55.5 143.7 0.9 26.3 1.4 36.0 0.6
New Hanover 463.2 166.4 68.7 41.3 159.8 0.7 16.3 2.1 34.9 0.4
Northampton 423.2 103.6 41.2 51.0 255.5 0.5 37.5 2.0 58.6 0.5
Onslow 491.2 141.9 91.2 41.7 199.6 0.1 25.8 0.8 67.4 0.1
Orange 471.6 186.8 59.6 43.7 184.7 0.7 7.9 0.4 17.3 0.2
Pamlico 437.8 168.5 56.0 46.7 186.1 0.0 5.7 1.1 12.8 0.0
Pasquotank 393.9 124.5 49.0 66.5 190.5 0.7 35.2 1.2 43.0 0.6
Pender 448.6 160.3 77.0 41.5 149.5 0.4 9.7 0.9 24.0 0.8
Perquimans 416.6 147.8 41.5 77.5 134.6 0.0 21.1 1.2 31.1 0.5
Person 478.2 136.8 59.8 45.4 213.0 0.5 10.3 0.8 25.0 0.2
Pitt 516.7 167.7 71.8 53.5 203.9 0.3 35.2 1.7 58.5 0.5
Polk 266.5 121.2 25.9 43.6 66.3 0.0 3.3 0.3 8.3 0.2
Randolph 429.0 130.5 65.3 41.5 135.1 0.5 6.3 0.5 14.4 0.1
Richmond 428.2 106.4 90.6 53.8 149.9 1.0 17.8 0.8 38.4 0.8
Robeson 454.0 130.2 80.6 48.8 179.1 5.1 32.6 2.0 54.5 0.7
Rockingham 481.0 142.5 92.8 61.1 126.5 0.9 15.4 0.4 17.9 0.3
Rowan 383.8 128.4 69.0 43.3 88.9 0.3 14.5 0.8 31.2 0.1
Rutherford 427.6 121.9 61.0 51.1 109.7 0.2 14.0 0.4 25.4 0.1
Sampson 422.3 139.4 71.3 50.5 149.7 0.5 19.0 1.1 23.9 0.8
Scotland 443.3 150.2 68.0 58.7 184.1 0.5 29.0 1.2 47.2 0.4
Stanly 366.4 119.2 53.4 29.7 109.9 0.2 9.6 0.3 15.4 0.3
Stokes 478.9 151.8 78.2 42.9 139.3 0.3 2.5 0.1 7.2 0.0
Surry 466.2 138.4 76.0 43.3 147.0 0.2 4.9 0.4 11.4 0.2
Swain 299.4 89.2 46.6 37.3 73.3 0.0 3.7 0.9 22.3 0.3
Transylvania 391.1 122.6 54.1 34.7 143.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tyrrell 352.7 119.8 76.6 52.7 159.7 0.5 13.4 0.0 32.5 0.0
Union 388.4 131.8 57.1 37.6 131.1 0.2 10.2 0.4 14.2 0.2
Vance 533.0 137.0 102.1 73.9 193.9 1.7 33.0 2.3 50.3 0.3
Wake 448.4 166.7 60.5 43.9 152.7 0.8 15.5 1.8 25.5 0.6
Warren 394.7 97.7 64.5 58.1 101.9 1.1 22.1 1.6 31.4 0.3
Washington 417.2 127.6 61.9 63.2 91.0 1.3 19.5 1.8 31.5 1.0
Watauga 476.1 156.8 62.5 43.0 146.2 0.1 1.3 0.3 8.4 0.1
Wayne 403.6 131.5 69.7 50.7 112.5 0.8 18.1 1.4 39.6 0.7
Wilkes 441.2 130.1 69.0 42.8 139.4 0.1 2.9 0.2 8.0 0.2
Wilson 459.9 139.8 75.7 46.8 140.2 2.1 50.7 3.0 54.2 0.8
Yadkin 450.0 136.2 69.3 50.6 136.4 0.4 3.8 0.3 9.2 0.2
Yancey 368.2 145.3 48.8 46.4 99.4 0.0 1.2 0.4 5.8 0.3

13. Rate age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Census.
17. 2001-2003 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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