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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 2007

Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

County Age-adjusted Cancer Incidence Rates, 2003-200513,17 Communicable Disease Rates, 2003-200718
Total Female Breast Lung Colorectal Prostate Syphilis Gonorrhea AIDS Chlamydia Tuberculosis
North Carolina 477.2 146.2 75.6 48.5 150.2 0.6 18.2 1.2 34.5 0.4
Alamance 484.4 115.7 75.0 53.0 143.2 0.5 16.1 0.9 28.0 0.2
Alexander 435.7 122.0 79.9 41.7 158.0 0.2 3.2 0.6 10.6 0.0
Alleghany 400.0 67.2 60.0 49.3 120.9 0.0 0.7 0.0 1.1 0.7
Anson 413.8 123.9 70.6 41.3 154.9 0.1 34.2 1.3 50.0 0.6
Ashe 450.2 87.4 77.8 34.7 174.1 0.0 0.4 0.1 5.2 0.1
Avery 450.1 119.2 86.7 36.0 152.6 0.0 0.6 0.1 3.2 0.0
Beaufort 524.7 149.8 85.2 63.6 149.9 0.1 18.7 1.1 38.5 0.6
Bertie 520.3 165.0 76.1 77.6 217.3 0.1 38.1 2.0 60.4 1.2
Bladen 418.3 119.6 76.4 47.8 118.0 0.8 14.4 1.5 39.7 0.3
Brunswick 448.9 155.5 77.9 42.7 101.1 0.3 12.0 0.7 19.3 0.2
Buncombe 484.1 148.7 72.3 46.4 141.7 0.2 11.3 0.7 24.2 0.3
Burke 447.5 134.8 81.4 46.4 129.5 0.1 6.8 0.4 13.8 0.3
Cabarrus 528.9 151.3 87.2 54.0 155.9 0.3 12.1 0.4 28.1 0.3
Caldwell 454.5 145.3 77.2 51.7 109.5 0.2 7.1 0.3 17.8 0.3
Camden 524.1 159.2 92.8 53.1 153.7 0.2 7.2 0.9 14.0 0.0
Carteret 528.1 158.5 71.5 48.4 166.4 0.2 10.1 0.4 19.6 0.1
Caswell 411.7 117.8 74.4 50.6 144.6 0.3 11.1 0.3 25.6 0.3
Catawba 482.1 144.0 72.1 53.2 143.1 0.1 11.8 0.7 24.3 0.1
Chatham 458.7 157.6 52.9 39.5 171.1 0.3 7.2 0.4 13.3 0.2
Cherokee 416.2 113.6 90.1 53.5 74.7 0.1 1.1 0.5 7.7 0.2
Chowan 483.8 164.8 65.0 43.1 135.9 0.1 25.7 0.6 36.5 1.0
Clay 431.2 144.0 62.0 48.6 158.6 0.0 1.0 0.2 6.1 0.0
Cleveland 502.4 148.6 82.6 53.2 163.1 0.3 24.0 1.3 35.2 0.2
Columbus 440.2 123.3 70.0 38.6 174.2 0.4 20.7 2.1 34.7 0.8
Craven 554.1 144.0 94.8 55.9 189.8 0.3 18.9 1.7 57.4 0.2
Cumberland 472.2 145.7 79.2 56.2 147.6 0.6 33.5 1.7 79.8 0.3
Currituck 371.4 113.8 81.9 34.8 98.1 0.0 7.4 0.4 13.6 0.0
Dare 399.6 134.5 67.2 41.3 102.1 0.0 6.9 0.4 15.9 0.3
Davidson 468.4 124.2 86.5 50.1 122.4 0.1 7.1 0.4 17.4 0.3
Davie 471.5 127.8 71.3 44.4 126.2 0.2 6.2 0.2 13.0 0.2
Duplin 403.0 124.6 60.0 39.5 129.4 0.2 14.7 2.0 29.7 0.8
Durham 500.6 161.0 74.8 46.1 204.2 1.4 29.1 1.8 53.9 0.6
Edgecombe 540.0 178.6 86.3 57.5 194.6 1.0 68.1 3.1 86.1 0.5
Forsyth 502.8 153.3 78.8 44.2 155.3 0.6 23.4 1.2 53.8 0.4
Franklin 486.1 150.4 84.7 58.6 128.2 0.3 12.6 1.0 22.7 0.3
Gaston 502.6 132.3 94.5 55.3 155.1 0.3 20.5 1.0 30.3 0.2
Gates 331.6 96.9 50.1 47.9 119.5 0.2 18.1 0.2 35.8 0.0
Graham 326.0 73.6 52.4 33.2 55.6 0.0 0.2 0.5 7.7 0.2
Granville 573.9 143.5 97.6 67.8 154.6 0.1 15.5 1.3 32.1 0.3
Greene 444.8 162.0 57.2 49.4 136.7 0.5 23.8 1.4 42.9 0.5
Guilford 472.3 134.0 69.4 46.9 164.3 1.6 25.4 1.1 44.2 0.7
Halifax 477.5 141.4 67.4 57.2 183.1 0.5 40.3 1.7 72.6 0.6
Harnett 471.6 132.5 77.9 57.5 145.1 0.1 12.3 1.0 19.4 0.3
Haywood 494.4 165.1 76.0 44.4 142.1 0.1 1.9 0.4 12.1 0.2
Henderson 486.3 138.8 69.9 42.8 153.8 0.0 5.7 0.4 15.4 0.3
Hertford 466.1 145.6 58.3 60.2 190.9 0.1 24.0 5.1 45.4 0.8
Hoke 502.8 112.2 97.5 44.3 166.1 0.3 16.4 1.5 33.7 0.4
Hyde 439.4 183.8 57.5 35.5 182.2 0.4 10.0 1.4 20.4 0.7
Iredell 452.9 139.0 70.5 46.2 159.8 0.1 16.1 0.5 22.1 0.1
Jackson 440.4 111.5 64.1 56.1 121.9 0.1 2.7 0.2 14.4 0.1
Johnston 473.7 146.4 84.4 45.3 149.1 0.5 9.3 1.1 15.3 0.4
Jones 412.6 94.7 96.9 44.4 136.7 0.4 20.1 0.8 31.2 0.4
Lee 502.1 155.8 85.8 62.0 152.7 0.3 16.7 0.9 30.2 0.4
Lenoir 545.1 151.4 74.6 56.9 227.3 0.6 32.9 1.9 56.3 0.8
Lincoln 475.6 145.1 79.6 52.9 135.1 0.1 4.3 0.3 10.5 0.1
McDowell 465.7 137.6 85.2 42.4 134.2 0.1 3.5 0.4 12.5 0.1
Macon 437.5 136.2 62.9 55.7 102.7 0.1 0.9 0.4 10.4 0.1
Madison 451.7 148.7 80.7 33.9 141.1 0.0 1.6 0.1 8.8 0.2
Martin 437.6 137.5 72.5 56.4 136.2 0.4 26.2 2.2 47.5 0.7
Mecklenburg 441.1 155.8 61.5 43.6 148.4 1.5 24.0 2.4 36.1 0.5
Mitchell 450.4 117.0 65.4 55.9 116.8 0.0 0.8 0.3 5.8 0.1
Montgomery 419.2 127.0 82.4 41.8 107.5 0.3 7.4 0.9 17.1 2.6
Moore 509.1 168.9 86.0 48.1 145.6 0.3 11.5 0.8 25.0 0.3
Nash 499.7 165.6 72.3 58.7 144.9 0.9 27.8 1.5 43.0 0.6
New Hanover 475.2 161.6 82.9 38.4 121.6 0.7 17.3 1.6 37.9 0.4
Northampton 418.9 127.1 47.8 41.2 191.7 0.4 32.9 1.7 67.6 0.7
Onslow 522.4 154.3 101.9 45.3 136.5 0.1 21.7 0.5 64.4 0.1
Orange 503.7 185.9 67.8 39.2 169.4 0.3 7.6 0.4 19.1 0.3
Pamlico 507.3 185.6 63.6 36.2 210.5 0.0 4.4 0.9 16.1 0.0
Pasquotank 519.4 178.3 72.8 59.7 200.1 0.3 29.5 1.2 42.8 0.4
Pender 469.1 139.2 74.5 40.4 124.9 0.0 10.7 0.6 25.2 0.5
Perquimans 519.8 199.1 71.0 70.0 150.6 0.3 18.2 1.5 33.0 0.3
Person 511.1 154.2 75.7 44.2 183.2 0.3 11.7 0.6 27.9 0.3
Pitt 518.7 163.9 73.7 45.0 190.8 0.2 34.0 1.5 59.5 0.4
Polk 412.2 161.9 46.3 35.4 98.9 0.0 3.8 0.4 10.4 0.2
Randolph 467.6 123.1 79.8 44.8 149.2 0.4 5.7 0.5 14.0 0.1
Richmond 476.4 125.7 95.9 52.6 136.8 0.1 22.5 1.2 41.2 0.3
Robeson 474.3 126.4 87.0 49.9 212.2 1.9 35.4 1.9 64.2 1.0
Rockingham 492.2 137.0 90.2 58.0 133.9 0.4 16.3 0.2 22.9 0.2
Rowan 430.2 141.8 81.8 47.9 88.1 0.2 16.5 0.9 34.3 0.2
Rutherford 495.3 146.5 69.0 63.1 139.6 0.1 19.1 0.3 26.9 0.0
Sampson 455.0 128.2 77.8 50.0 143.6 0.3 19.8 1.1 25.6 0.7
Scotland 409.3 112.2 78.9 47.1 151.8 0.2 32.3 1.3 51.1 0.5
Stanly 513.6 153.7 94.0 48.6 126.2 0.2 11.0 0.3 18.3 0.3
Stokes 464.2 140.8 83.0 51.9 80.0 0.2 2.5 0.2 8.2 0.0
Surry 469.4 129.9 91.4 41.7 122.0 0.2 2.7 0.1 11.1 0.1
Swain 376.1 135.3 55.6 31.9 86.8 0.0 3.8 0.7 24.9 0.0
Transylvania 421.0 116.4 58.5 42.3 138.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Tyrrell 386.0 151.5 64.8 36.9 138.1 0.0 13.2 0.5 32.7 0.0
Union 465.9 137.2 71.0 52.7 142.0 0.1 10.3 0.5 15.1 0.1
Vance 521.6 125.8 95.5 69.7 181.9 0.9 37.6 2.0 66.8 0.2
Wake 465.4 164.2 61.2 43.3 159.0 0.6 15.6 1.8 32.9 0.6
Warren 438.8 158.3 58.6 43.7 162.2 0.7 24.1 1.1 43.0 0.5
Washington 486.8 143.6 69.3 63.4 167.3 0.4 25.7 2.1 39.7 0.9
Watauga 502.3 155.3 51.9 47.1 124.3 0.1 1.1 0.3 8.5 0.0
Wayne 429.6 150.8 77.6 47.4 116.4 0.7 18.9 1.6 38.6 0.7
Wilkes 468.5 113.7 76.2 37.0 180.3 0.1 2.3 0.2 9.0 0.2
Wilson 498.5 150.3 75.4 60.2 150.0 1.1 50.8 2.8 58.1 0.8
Yadkin 455.3 111.7 68.4 49.1 140.6 0.3 4.2 0.5 11.4 0.1
Yancey 436.9 135.9 79.6 55.9 102.4 0.0 1.8 0.5 6.0 0.0

13. Rate age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population.
17. 2003-2005 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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