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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Virginia by County, Death Years Through 2011

All Cancer Sites
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 160.6 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

Virginia (State)United StatesBuena Vista CityHopewell CityPortsmouth CityCharles City CountyKing and Queen CountyWise CountyWarren CountyPetersburg CityFranklin CityNorthampton CountyFredericksburg CityGloucester CountyKing William CountyAccomack CountyLee CountyWinchester CityLouisa CountyAlleghany Cnty and Clifton Forge CtyAppomattox CountyBristol CityRichmond CitySussex CountyGiles CountyAmelia CountyWaynesboro CityMiddlesex CountySuffolk CityRussell CountyTazewell CountyCumberland CountyMecklenburg CountyGreensville CountyDinwiddie CountyCaroline CountyRoanoke CityDickenson CountyBuckingham CountySmyth CountyScott CountyHampton CityNorfolk CitySurry CountyAmherst CountyDanville CityNewport News CitySouthampton CountyCulpeper CountyOrange CountyRadford CityNelson CountyMartinsville CitySalem CityChesapeake CityIsle of Wight CountyNew Kent CountyCharlottesville CityEssex CountyGrayson CountyKing George CountyPatrick CountyLynchburg CityPage CountyHalifax County with South Boston CityBath CountyNottoway CountyPulaski CountyLancaster CountyBrunswick CountyRichmond CountyWestmoreland CountyBedford CityHenry CountyClarke CountyFrederick CountyNorton CityWythe CountySpotsylvania CountyPrince Edward CountyStafford CountyFairfax CityWashington CountyPittsylvania CountyNorthumberland CountyFluvanna CountyCharlotte CountyBland CountyCampbell CountyPowhatan CountyColonial Heights CityLunenburg CountyBedford CountyCarroll CountyMadison CountyFauquier CountyManassas CityShenandoah CountyBuchanan CountyStaunton CityEmporia CityCraig CountyPrince George CountyChesterfield CountyCovington CityPoquoson CityFranklin CountyHenrico CountyVirginia Beach CityAugusta CountyManassas Park CityYork CountyHarrisonburg CityMathews CountyPrince William CountyWilliamsburg CityHanover CountyRockingham CountyFalls Church CityBotetourt CountyMontgomery CountyRockbridge CountyRoanoke CountyAlbemarle CountyGalax CityJames City CountyGreene CountyLoudoun CountyAlexandria CityGoochland CountyFloyd CountyArlington CountyRappahannock CountyHighland CountyFairfax CountyLexington CityNotes:
Created by on 07/03/2015 11:20 pm.
State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. Data presented on the State Cancer Profiles Web Site may differ from statistics reported by the State Cancer Registries (for more information).

Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.
1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

Source: Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). The Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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