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1997-2001 Cancer Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population

Age-Adjusted to the 2000 US Census

County Colon/Rectum Lung/Bronchus Female Breast Prostate Total
Cases Rate Cases Rate Cases Rate Cases Rate Cases Rate
Alamance 140 19.6 450 62.3 100 25.8 73 28.9 1,446 202.4
Alexander 26 16.3 82 48.8 25 27.6 22 46.2 319 198.1
Alleghany 17 22.1 34 45.8 14 39.3 14 49.9 163 218.1
Anson 30 20.6 72 51.2 21 29.7 26 51.5 283 199.4
Ashe 32 18.8 95 56.3 16 18.0 19 25.7 306 181.3
Avery 15 15.2 59 58.0 11 22.5 9 22.2 172 172.5
Beaufort 67 25.1 217 79.3 41 27.1 26 30.7 591 219.6
Bertie 48 41.5 78 66.4 17 25.8 17 36.5 297 256.4
Bladen 37 20.7 109 59.6 28 28.7 26 45.2 348 194.8
Brunswick 72 16.6 314 67.3 51 21.9 44 31.5 864 197.3
Buncombe 210 17.0 685 56.3 210 30.9 147 31.6 2,392 196.3
Burke 96 20.5 298 62.2 59 22.1 29 18.4 888 188.6
Cabarrus 106 17.2 367 58.8 86 24.3 60 30.5 1,224 197.3
Caldwell 79 19.6 278 66.8 57 24.6 50 35.9 837 206.0
Camden 13 37.1 20 52.1 7 35.3 4 35.6 87 249.0
Carteret 69 19.1 273 72.3 56 29.2 55 42.2 825 226.4
Caswell 26 19.5 95 70.8 14 19.5 30 61.8 288 216.2
Catawba 142 21.2 444 63.8 99 25.3 81 36.1 1,463 213.6
Chatham 50 17.9 145 51.6 43 27.3 44 40.8 539 192.5
Cherokee 35 21.3 120 68.1 27 32.6 27 35.1 364 211.0
Chowan 19 20.8 65 68.7 12 23.0 14 41.2 196 206.5
Clay 14 22.2 35 51.2 10 25.9 9 28.4 127 182.9
Cleveland 104 20.3 332 63.8 79 27.8 82 47.0 1,062 206.6
Columbus 55 18.5 201 66.6 54 32.3 41 46.9 614 208.9
Craven 103 24.3 313 69.3 64 26.1 60 39.6 967 219.3
Cumberland 177 19.0 696 70.9 171 29.1 129 47.1 2,130 220.5
Currituck 21 24.2 66 69.6 11 22.4 13 47.2 200 222.4
Dare 22 17.6 103 67.1 24 28.9 9 20.1 295 203.3
Davidson 128 17.2 496 65.4 101 24.6 76 29.6 1,444 193.8
Davie 39 20.5 108 55.2 26 24.6 20 28.7 368 192.5
Duplin 58 23.6 161 65.3 51 36.1 42 49.8 555 226.9
Durham 202 23.9 545 65.1 171 33.1 115 41.6 1,957 231.0
Edgecombe 66 24.1 184 66.7 60 36.4 37 45.4 680 249.8
Forsyth 287 19.2 946 62.9 241 27.6 178 35.9 3,085 205.8
Franklin 40 18.5 152 68.8 30 23.4 35 48.7 452 206.0
Gaston 201 22.1 699 74.4 154 29.2 87 29.4 2,052 222.3
Gates 15 26.7 40 70.6 12 41.4 12 54.1 139 248.5
Graham 13 24.8 38 69.5 7 26.2 7 32.4 116 220.4
Granville 45 20.4 138 61.3 37 29.9 38 49.8 473 211.7
Greene 19 20.1 53 55.6 14 26.5 13 46.3 185 195.4
Guilford 345 17.6 1,127 57.2 316 27.6 255 39.0 3,960 202.0
Halifax 68 22.0 203 64.1 64 37.5 57 53.4 698 223.9
Harnett 95 25.0 266 67.2 54 24.9 46 37.3 836 214.6
Haywood 54 14.1 211 53.3 42 20.1 37 23.8 690 180.2
Henderson 136 20.3 345 51.5 59 16.9 90 31.1 1,181 176.1
Hertford 40 31.6 107 83.9 16 23.9 19 43.4 303 238.7
Hoke 28 23.5 75 63.5 21 30.9 14 45.8 271 232.2
Hyde 10 26.9 22 62.3 6 38.3 3 24.9 71 198.8
Iredell 128 21.0 354 57.2 75 21.2 48 22.5 1,150 187.7
Jackson 37 22.1 102 56.4 22 23.1 21 33.9 360 204.3
Johnston 87 16.8 334 62.1 86 28.2 60 36.4 1,071 202.3
Jones 15 25.9 40 69.1 10 34.2 6 26.2 125 221.0
Lee 55 21.8 171 64.6 31 22.6 29 33.1 543 209.0
Lenoir 85 25.4 204 60.1 55 28.4 59 56.4 716 214.7
Lincoln 70 24.2 187 60.8 43 25.4 29 30.9 599 200.3
McDowell 60 25.4 167 68.4 25 18.5 25 28.7 514 214.9
Macon 38 15.5 122 50.2 26 20.2 33 31.4 401 167.2
Madison 20 15.8 67 55.0 20 29.8 11 21.5 227 185.0
Martin 29 19.2 86 56.3 22 26.8 25 50.0 320 212.0
Mecklenburg 464 19.0 1,354 54.5 398 25.9 297 37.2 4,907 197.0
Mitchell 22 19.7 64 57.5 15 24.1 10 26.0 213 195.0
Montgomery 30 22.3 86 63.1 22 29.8 21 42.6 288 213.9
Moore 95 17.6 298 51.2 73 25.5 68 29.6 1,042 184.2
Nash 88 20.2 286 64.4 62 24.6 57 42.9 921 210.7
New Hanover 126 16.0 498 61.9 114 25.0 94 34.0 1,600 201.7
Northampton 38 27.1 97 67.9 21 27.0 28 52.3 312 223.9
Onslow 94 26.6 300 80.8 56 25.4 47 40.0 856 233.1
Orange 91 21.8 262 63.2 73 29.3 49 36.9 894 214.4
Pamlico 18 21.6 61 68.9 5 9.1 20 67.1 190 218.4
Pasquotank 37 20.0 114 61.1 28 29.0 24 35.8 402 217.0
Pender 30 13.6 146 63.9 26 22.0 38 48.0 440 198.9
Perquimans 14 18.7 58 73.6 10 26.4 19 59.5 169 215.9
Person 48 25.2 116 60.4 28 26.9 18 26.0 405 212.6
Pitt 117 23.2 340 66.6 91 29.7 71 43.9 1,136 222.3
Polk 31 18.8 78 50.2 16 23.7 14 21.4 279 182.1
Randolph 108 17.3 394 61.2 83 23.6 56 27.2 1,227 193.7
Richmond 62 25.2 163 65.3 48 33.2 44 56.7 553 224.9
Robeson 107 22.2 360 69.8 84 28.2 81 49.1 1,129 223.6
Rockingham 110 21.0 365 69.2 96 32.7 52 27.2 1,183 225.6
Rowan 130 18.2 452 63.2 115 29.6 85 30.7 1,414 198.1
Rutherford 89 24.0 263 71.2 57 25.2 40 29.9 767 206.6
Sampson 70 23.4 164 54.0 47 26.9 55 52.6 645 213.7
Scotland 44 26.9 108 64.4 28 27.9 27 56.1 387 235.3
Stanly 66 20.9 183 57.3 43 24.2 30 26.9 618 195.2
Stokes 39 18.3 190 84.8 22 17.6 23 30.2 475 216.5
Surry 80 19.2 275 65.3 56 24.2 42 30.6 865 207.9
Swain 12 16.5 46 59.5 16 38.4 14 48.7 146 193.8
Transylvania 38 17.7 116 52.1 31 26.4 25 27.3 417 189.9
Tyrrell 10 40.5 20 79.2 4 38.4 5 47.2 59 236.2
Union 72 16.0 252 53.5 69 24.8 52 35.0 903 193.6
Vance 60 29.0 150 70.1 36 28.8 42 58.6 509 241.3
Wake 365 18.6 1,020 50.6 317 24.9 215 36.5 3,752 184.4
Warren 31 24.8 74 57.6 22 33.5 28 63.4 274 216.7
Washington 23 29.5 44 55.8 15 35.0 14 53.8 190 244.3
Watauga 21 11.2 89 47.0 17 16.2 23 32.2 315 168.3
Wayne 129 25.5 382 72.6 86 28.9 71 43.4 1,199 233.4
Wilkes 72 20.1 245 64.8 38 18.9 38 30.5 725 199.2
Wilson 80 22.0 238 63.8 65 30.8 45 38.0 792 215.1
Yadkin 28 13.5 130 60.7 13 10.4 25 35.8 388 185.0
Yancey 20 16.1 71 60.1 16 24.1 19 41.2 208 176.1
North Carolina 7,547 20.0 23,748 61.5 5,766 26.5 4,713 36.4 78,023 204.5

Produced by the NC Central Cancer Registry, 8/2002
Numbers are subject to change as files are updated
Rates based on counts of less than 10 are unstable.
Use with caution.


Page Last Updated Friday March 09 2012