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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

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

Lung & Bronchus
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-2
Reduce the lung cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 45.5 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 (Version 4.2)

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

Virginia (State)

United States

Smyth County

Lee County

Northampton County

Martinsville City

Bristol City

Wise County

New Kent County

Dickenson County

Radford City

Accomack County

Hopewell City

King and Queen County

Russell County

Covington City

Amelia County

Buena Vista City

Scott County

Emporia City

Gloucester County

Petersburg City

Giles County

Tazewell County

Roanoke City

Clarke County

Louisa County

Alleghany Cnty and Clifton Forge Cty

Portsmouth City

Caroline County

Grayson County

Essex County

Sussex County

Buchanan County

Cumberland County

Surry County

Richmond City

Warren County

Washington County

Mecklenburg County

Westmoreland County

King William County

Nelson County

Bland County

Hampton City

Craig County

Page County

Carroll County

Winchester City

Middlesex County

Shenandoah County

Pittsylvania County

Buckingham County

Culpeper County

Danville City

Appomattox County

Dinwiddie County

Orange County

Spotsylvania County

Henry County

Newport News City

Pulaski County

Stafford County

Frederick County

Chesapeake City

Powhatan County

Lynchburg City

Campbell County

Norfolk City

Amherst County

Charles City County

Nottoway County

Richmond County

Halifax County with South Boston City

Charlottesville City

Greensville County

Bedford County

Northumberland County

Salem City

Hanover County

Manassas Park City

Staunton City

Charlotte County

Isle of Wight County

Waynesboro City

Colonial Heights City

Fredericksburg City

Suffolk City

Southampton County

Brunswick County

Lancaster County

Wythe County

Franklin City

Chesterfield County

Fluvanna County

Virginia Beach City

Patrick County

Henrico County

Augusta County

Prince George County

Prince Edward County

Franklin County

Fauquier County

Lunenburg County

King George County

Harrisonburg City

Botetourt County

Roanoke County

Greene County

Mathews County

Montgomery County

Prince William County

Bedford City

Rockingham County

Poquoson City

Fairfax City

Manassas City

Bath County

Goochland County

Madison County

Rappahannock County

Rockbridge County

Floyd County

York County

Albemarle County

Loudoun County

James City County

Williamsburg City

Galax City

Fairfax County

Alexandria City

Arlington County

Falls Church City

Highland County

Lexington City

Norton City

Created by on 11/28/2015 8:35 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.
* 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 (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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