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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

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

Colon & Rectum
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-5
Reduce the colorectal cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 14.5 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 StatesBedford CitySouthampton CountyHopewell CityKing William CountyLunenburg CountyClarke CountyPage CountyAppomattox CountyNorthumberland CountyWarren CountyNew Kent CountyPortsmouth CityBotetourt CountyKing George CountyPowhatan CountyColonial Heights CityLouisa CountySuffolk CityPittsylvania CountyFredericksburg CitySalem CityCulpeper CountyDickenson CountyAmherst CountyCaroline CountyDanville CityLancaster CountyDinwiddie CountyMartinsville CityMiddlesex CountyRichmond CityCarroll CountyPetersburg CityRoanoke CityCharlotte CountyStaunton CityLee CountyWaynesboro CityHampton CityLynchburg CityPulaski CountyWise CountyBuchanan CountyWestmoreland CountyMontgomery CountyChesapeake CityWythe CountyAlleghany Cnty and Clifton Forge CtyNorfolk CityManassas CityTazewell CountyNottoway CountyPrince George CountyBristol CityFauquier CountyCharlottesville CityWinchester CityHenrico CountyFranklin CountyNelson CountyGloucester CountyOrange CountyHarrisonburg CityNorthampton CountyAccomack CountyScott CountyBrunswick CountyChesterfield CountyPatrick CountySmyth CountyRussell CountyFairfax CityNewport News CityHenry CountyIsle of Wight CountyRockingham CountyGrayson CountyAugusta CountyLoudoun CountyRockbridge CountyStafford CountyMecklenburg CountyFrederick CountySpotsylvania CountyWashington CountyYork CountyGiles CountyHanover CountyCampbell CountyPrince William CountyBedford CountyFluvanna CountyHalifax County with South Boston CityVirginia Beach CityAlbemarle CountyAlexandria CityArlington CountyRoanoke CountyShenandoah CountyFairfax CountyJames City CountyAmelia CountyBath CountyBland CountyBuckingham CountyBuena Vista CityCharles City CountyCovington CityCraig CountyCumberland CountyEmporia CityEssex CountyFalls Church CityFloyd CountyFranklin CityGalax CityGoochland CountyGreene CountyGreensville CountyHighland CountyKing and Queen CountyLexington CityMadison CountyManassas Park CityMathews CountyNorton CityPoquoson CityPrince Edward CountyRadford CityRappahannock CountyRichmond CountySurry CountySussex CountyWilliamsburg CityNotes:
Created by on 02/28/2015 7:25 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.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
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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