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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Virginia by County, Death Years Through 2012

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 (Version 4.2)

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

Virginia (State)

United States

Hopewell City

Buena Vista City

Petersburg City

Bristol City

Norton City

Wise County

Portsmouth City

Charles City County

Franklin City

Northampton County

Martinsville City

Warren County

Amelia County

King and Queen County

Tazewell County

Accomack County

Waynesboro City

Middlesex County

Lee County

Emporia City

Radford City

Russell County

Mecklenburg County

Roanoke City

King William County

Surry County

Alleghany Cnty and Clifton Forge Cty

Winchester City

Richmond City

Caroline County

Sussex County

New Kent County

Bland County

Suffolk City

Scott County

Dickenson County

Danville City

Louisa County

Bedford City

Smyth County

Gloucester County

Grayson County

Isle of Wight County

Salem City

Hampton City

Nelson County

Nottoway County

Page County

Lunenburg County

Norfolk City

Cumberland County

Newport News City

Appomattox County

Essex County

Henry County

Culpeper County

Fredericksburg City

Giles County

Amherst County

Lynchburg City

Westmoreland County

Southampton County

Dinwiddie County

Buckingham County

Chesapeake City

King George County

Lancaster County

Pulaski County

Prince Edward County

Patrick County

Fluvanna County

Pittsylvania County

Halifax County with South Boston City

Clarke County

Orange County

Northumberland County

Frederick County

Charlottesville City

Stafford County

Spotsylvania County

Buchanan County

Richmond County

Bedford County

Charlotte County

Powhatan County

Wythe County

Washington County

Brunswick County

Greensville County

Prince George County

Carroll County

Shenandoah County

Fauquier County

Campbell County

Staunton City

Covington City

Poquoson City

Colonial Heights City

Henrico County

Chesterfield County

Craig County

Bath County

Augusta County

Virginia Beach City

Madison County

Franklin County

Fairfax City

Rockingham County

Hanover County

Manassas City

Rockbridge County

Harrisonburg City

Greene County

Prince William County

Roanoke County

Mathews County

Goochland County

Montgomery County

Williamsburg City

Botetourt County

James City County

York County

Albemarle County

Galax City

Manassas Park City

Alexandria City

Falls Church City

Loudoun County

Rappahannock County

Floyd County

Arlington County

Lexington City

Fairfax County

Highland County

Created by on 11/30/2015 6:38 am.
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 (Version 4.2). 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 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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