Fast Fact: Disease Related Risk Factors
- In an aggregate of 2007 - 2011 data, the cancer mortality rate per 100,000 in Buncombe County was 208 for white males, 145.4 for white females, 288.6 for black males, and 205.3 for black females.
- Of the aggregate data, the greatest disparity between races was for lung cancer. The mortality rate per 100,000 was as follows: white males 67.4; white females, 38.4; black males, 82.0; and black females, 53.5 (WNC Healthy Impact Survey, 2013).
- WNC Healthy Impact Survey, 2013