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Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

County Age-adjusted Cancer Incidence Rates, 1997-199913,17 Communicable Disease Rates, 1997-200118
Total Female Breast Lung/ Bronchus Colon/ Rectum Prostate Syphilis Gonorrhea AIDS Chlamydia Tuberculosis
North Carolina 429.1 144.3 68.0 47.6 143.5 2.3 22.8 0.9 26.6 0.6
Alamance 481.8 153.8 70.0 60.2 192.6 2.8 22.2 0.5 20.9 0.2
Alexander 400.6 149.9 58.7 35.5 113.3 0.2 3.0 0.2 6.4 0.1
Alleghany 445.4 143.9 56.2 40.9 183.2 0.0 0.8 0.0 3.0 0.2
Anson 349.9 140.7 51.7 44.7 79.7 2.7 42.7 2.0 48.1 0.4
Ashe 389.8 109.8 54.8 47.7 161.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 3.2 0.2
Avery 404.2 145.6 45.9 33.3 170.7 0.0 0.2 0.4 2.5 0.5
Beaufort 408.3 135.0 70.3 54.9 111.9 1.9 28.5 1.2 29.3 0.6
Bertie 427.5 155.6 65.1 78.3 141.1 2.0 28.0 2.9 36.9 1.5
Bladen 332.4 122.4 56.3 46.6 104.6 2.3 28.4 0.8 30.4 1.1
Brunswick 383.1 112.4 78.0 40.0 104.6 3.2 14.5 0.8 14.3 0.6
Buncombe 428.6 156.8 57.9 45.5 135.5 0.3 14.0 1.2 15.7 0.2
Burke 416.9 121.7 66.2 42.3 130.4 1.7 6.6 0.1 8.9 0.3
Cabarrus 436.3 140.0 74.7 45.0 145.7 0.5 16.0 0.4 19.1 0.4
Caldwell 442.7 131.4 68.7 46.4 149.2 0.5 6.9 0.2 10.0 0.3
Camden 357.7 119.8 59.4 33.7* 85.8 1.8 7.8 1.2 6.9 0.0
Carteret 475.9 182.3 83.0 49.5 144.9 0.5 9.0 0.2 10.6 0.1
Caswell 292.0 97.6 46.1 30.5 106.6 3.3 14.4 0.2 23.8 0.2
Catawba 496.0 161.6 81.0 62.3 156.8 1.5 9.4 0.5 18.2 0.5
Chatham 342.2 143.4 40.6 39.8 103.5 3.5 13.1 0.4 14.2 0.5
Cherokee 346.2 122.3 71.3 46.3 92.5 0.3 1.0 0.3 4.0 0.3
Chowan 369.0 109.8 53.2 55.3 95.7 1.1 30.5 0.8 18.1 1.1
Clay 164.0 49.0* 24.4* 30.0* 52.6 0.5 0.0 0.2 1.6 0.0
Cleveland 413.1 123.2 61.1 45.7 164.8 1.0 30.9 0.4 22.9 0.2
Columbus 379.7 82.6 66.3 44.0 108.6 4.4 24.5 1.3 26.0 1.2
Craven 536.5 166.7 94.1 57.8 227.6 1.3 26.6 0.9 33.2 0.3
Cumberland 439.4 152.6 80.1 53.5 132.2 3.4 35.7 0.9 45.5 0.7
Currituck 349.0 98.2 65.5 47.1 98.9 0.8 6.0 0.1 11.0 0.2
Dare 391.8 131.1 55.2 41.5 154.0 0.3 2.9 0.6 8.0 0.3
Davidson 372.9 114.7 63.9 39.2 113.5 0.8 8.6 0.3 16.9 0.2
Davie 437.8 152.9 61.4 51.9 115.5 0.6 6.6 0.4 14.0 0.1
Duplin 408.4 123.0 61.7 48.0 138.8 1.4 22.3 1.6 21.1 1.2
Durham 463.5 166.8 79.3 43.6 187.3 2.9 43.3 1.4 46.7 0.8
Edgecombe 395.2 123.6 66.6 44.8 142.4 4.4 94.2 1.9 62.7 1.1
Forsyth 522.3 180.9 81.3 55.9 184.7 3.9 34.4 1.4 41.9 0.6
Franklin 308.7 103.2 52.1 32.6 88.4 1.2 19.8 0.6 20.9 0.2
Gaston 457.8 139.3 86.4 53.0 150.7 1.5 20.7 1.1 24.3 0.3
Gates 339.5 85.9 44.3 62.3 173.5 2.3 8.9 0.4 14.8 0.4
Graham 351.9 100.2 81.8 25.8* 66.3 0.0 0.8 0.0 6.3 0.8
Granville 384.8 123.3 71.8 34.0 138.0 2.6 27.4 1.0 23.3 0.3
Greene 337.3 99.0 50.7 42.4 128.0 2.6 22.0 3.3 44.5 1.8
Guilford 490.6 173.2 72.8 48.5 182.8 4.9 33.9 1.3 43.2 0.6
Halifax 466.8 122.0 80.4 64.4 173.1 1.7 44.8 1.5 47.6 1.6
Harnett 351.4 110.0 59.9 43.8 106.1 2.4 12.5 0.5 11.1 0.8
Haywood 308.9 105.5 52.2 27.3 95.8 0.2 1.7 0.3 7.2 0.3
Henderson 458.5 171.2 59.5 46.5 123.1 0.2 5.1 0.7 12.4 0.3
Hertford 507.8 156.3 71.3 76.3 255.2 1.0 18.1 2.5 21.9 2.0
Hoke 314.6 86.0 56.7 37.1 114.3 2.8 28.9 1.7 34.1 0.9
Hyde 313.2 88.8 52.3 62.3 51.7* 4.9 5.2 0.7 11.8 0.0
Iredell 415.2 114.0 66.9 51.9 163.7 2.3 13.5 0.4 14.4 0.2
Jackson 307.6 109.1 45.1 28.4 131.4 0.2 1.7 0.2 9.6 0.2
Johnston 357.8 113.6 70.2 36.4 92.6 1.8 13.5 0.7 11.3 1.1
Jones 488.1 131.7 87.8 60.6 196.4 1.4 19.8 0.6 17.7 1.2
Lee 410.4 130.7 65.6 50.7 120.0 2.3 23.4 0.7 26.2 0.8
Lenoir 522.9 172.0 71.4 68.9 213.0 4.0 31.0 2.9 46.9 1.4
Lincoln 410.1 136.5 62.4 54.6 121.7 0.4 8.0 0.2 13.7 0.2
McDowell 385.9 105.7 62.7 57.7 111.8 0.3 3.7 0.6 8.2 0.4
Macon 331.1 110.9 50.9 32.3 115.4 0.2 1.4 0.3 4.0 0.1
Madison 381.3 140.4 60.3 37.0 108.0 0.1 1.4 0.5 8.8 0.0
Martin 385.0 148.9 68.2 46.8 93.4 2.0 29.9 1.6 44.0 1.6
Mecklenburg 435.1 159.6 61.7 44.6 152.5 2.5 28.2 1.3 26.1 0.9
Mitchell 359.9 105.2 45.3 49.0 78.7 0.1 0.3 0.3 5.1 0.3
Montgomery 420.0 188.1 60.4 41.8 147.5 6.9 20.1 0.7 24.0 0.5
Moore 458.1 153.3 68.1 48.3 152.3 2.4 15.1 0.5 18.7 0.3
Nash 480.4 157.8 76.7 65.7 145.8 2.5 39.8 1.3 36.1 0.7
New Hanover 466.1 137.1 77.1 50.1 138.4 2.3 24.5 1.5 26.2 0.4
Northampton 391.1 130.7 55.8 62.8 172.5 2.0 47.3 1.6 45.2 1.4
Onslow 515.1 169.5 99.0 60.1 183.7 0.7 26.0 0.5 61.1 0.5
Orange 465.1 199.2 64.0 43.5 158.9 2.0 9.0 0.4 18.6 0.3
Pamlico 427.2 93.1 86.3 36.6 242.8 1.0 12.7 0.3 14.6 0.0
Pasquotank 351.5 118.6 47.1 43.6 114.8 3.7 28.7 0.9 25.8 0.5
Pender 397.4 125.0 66.7 37.3 113.0 0.8 10.4 0.6 17.6 0.5
Perquimans 354.5 70.6 60.5 26.9 136.6 1.6 16.4 1.2 14.1 0.7
Person 397.2 145.9 61.5 38.1 143.6 0.5 13.9 0.2 18.4 0.4
Pitt 468.2 156.8 78.5 61.1 144.8 1.7 47.0 1.7 55.0 1.0
Polk 372.5 157.2 55.8 41.4 74.7 0.1 3.3 0.7 8.2 0.0
Randolph 381.7 124.7 57.5 42.6 140.1 1.6 11.8 0.1 14.0 0.2
Richmond 446.2 149.9 81.8 53.6 130.3 3.1 39.6 0.6 34.0 0.9
Robeson 400.2 125.4 72.7 39.2 150.8 10.3 36.3 1.3 41.9 0.5
Rockingham 464.7 154.4 87.3 55.0 121.8 1.9 12.2 0.5 13.1 0.3
Rowan 334.9 103.6 56.4 42.2 82.9 0.7 19.2 0.7 23.5 0.3
Rutherford 444.4 135.5 76.6 53.9 133.1 0.8 11.8 0.5 18.2 0.3
Sampson 389.4 128.8 59.6 56.5 120.7 1.8 21.2 1.2 21.4 1.3
Scotland 436.1 110.5 61.4 57.6 233.8 2.7 41.9 0.9 53.3 0.7
Stanly 456.7 159.6 65.1 59.7 135.7 2.8 9.2 0.5 12.0 0.3
Stokes 410.5 103.8 86.4 43.5 128.9 0.4 4.5 0.2 12.1 0.1
Surry 506.4 169.6 90.7 51.1 136.5 0.1 7.3 0.1 12.1 0.1
Swain 373.7 127.3 57.0 26.3 137.5 0.2 2.3 0.8 18.0 0.8
Transylvania 454.9 168.3 65.5 52.8 156.6 0.3 2.7 0.0 5.3 0.1
Tyrrell 386.6 169.9 69.0 30.4* 151.2 0.5 6.4 1.0 25.7 0.5
Union 302.7 112.3 40.6 34.9 72.8 1.0 12.6 0.5 14.3 0.3
Vance 411.9 103.2 69.7 40.0 146.7 4.1 49.0 1.7 35.9 0.1
Wake 453.2 166.5 62.9 42.3 166.2 2.0 21.6 1.3 24.7 0.7
Warren 345.3 111.8 52.9 44.4 139.1 5.5 38.4 0.7 32.8 0.5
Washington 340.4 91.5 56.2 52.6 88.0 4.1 13.9 1.5 29.0 1.2
Watauga 434.3 127.1 57.1 48.9 173.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 7.6 0.1
Wayne 459.6 149.1 86.5 52.8 143.8 4.5 16.3 1.3 29.5 0.7
Wilkes 403.8 119.3 63.9 52.5 105.5 0.2 3.3 0.3 7.8 0.3
Wilson 385.0 157.6 66.0 41.4 104.6 6.5 68.6 1.8 51.2 1.3
Yadkin 449.6 142.0 74.1 45.3 164.4 0.8 5.0 0.3 11.5 0.2
Yancey 346.0 114.3 60.3 33.2 85.9 0.1 0.8 0.1 7.4 0.3

* Rates based on less than 10 cases are unstable. Use with caution.

  1. Rate age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Census.
  2. 1997-1999 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.
  3. Cases per 10,000 population.

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