Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for West 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
County
Met Healthy People Objective of 160.6? 1 Annual Death Rate
over rate period deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Deaths per Year
over rate period
Rate Period Recent Trend 2 Recent Average Annual Percent Change2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
Recent Trend Period2
West Virginia (State) No 197.6 (195.1, 200.2) 4,708 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.1, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
United States No 171.2 (171.0, 171.4) 573,421 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5) 2008 - 2012
Webster County No 248.3 (209.8, 292.4) 31 2008 - 2012 rising rising trend 1.1 (0.1, 2.1) 2008 - 2012
Wyoming County No 240.8 (215.5, 268.4) 70 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.0 (-0.8, 0.8) 2008 - 2012
Lincoln County No 240.5 (214.0, 269.6) 64 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.1 (-1.1, 0.8) 2008 - 2012
Mingo County No 240.4 (216.0, 266.9) 75 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.1, 0.3) 2008 - 2012
Boone County No 239.8 (214.9, 266.8) 71 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.2, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Logan County No 230.0 (210.4, 250.9) 107 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.9, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
Clay County No 228.9 (191.7, 271.8) 28 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.1 (-2.2, -0.0) 2008 - 2012
McDowell County No 227.2 (203.3, 253.4) 69 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.3 (-1.1, 0.5) 2008 - 2012
Lewis County No 222.5 (195.6, 252.5) 51 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.3 (-1.0, 0.4) 2008 - 2012
Pleasants County No 222.1 (181.4, 269.8) 22 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.4 (-1.3, 2.2) 2008 - 2012
Hampshire County No 222.1 (198.5, 248.0) 67 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.2 (-0.8, 1.3) 2008 - 2012
Wirt County No 219.3 (172.0, 276.4) 16 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.3 (-1.9, 2.4) 2008 - 2012
Berkeley County No 213.3 (200.3, 226.9) 214 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.7, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Gilmer County No 212.7 (172.8, 259.5) 20 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 2.4 (-1.3, 6.2) 2008 - 2012
Fayette County No 212.0 (195.9, 229.1) 133 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.5 (-1.0, -0.0) 2008 - 2012
Calhoun County No 211.8 (174.6, 255.6) 24 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.7, 0.9) 2008 - 2012
Mason County No 209.1 (188.2, 231.8) 76 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.3 (-2.1, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Morgan County No 209.0 (183.7, 237.1) 51 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.2, 0.9) 2008 - 2012
Braxton County No 207.3 (179.6, 238.6) 42 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.6, 0.8) 2008 - 2012
Kanawha County No 206.8 (198.9, 214.9) 539 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.2, -0.7) 2008 - 2012
Ritchie County No 206.7 (174.2, 244.1) 30 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend 0.1 (-1.2, 1.4) 2008 - 2012
Barbour County No 206.7 (180.1, 236.4) 45 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.6, 0.7) 2008 - 2012
Mercer County No 206.2 (192.6, 220.6) 179 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.5 (-1.0, -0.0) 2008 - 2012
Harrison County No 206.0 (192.9, 219.8) 190 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.1, 0.0) 2008 - 2012
Nicholas County No 204.7 (183.9, 227.5) 73 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.8 (-1.5, 0.0) 2008 - 2012
Tyler County No 201.6 (168.5, 240.1) 27 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.1 (-2.2, 0.1) 2008 - 2012
Doddridge County No 200.1 (162.2, 244.9) 20 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.9 (-2.4, 0.5) 2008 - 2012
Jackson County No 198.8 (179.5, 219.9) 79 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.3 (-1.1, 0.5) 2008 - 2012
Wetzel County No 197.8 (172.5, 226.0) 47 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.3 (-1.4, 0.7) 2008 - 2012
Greenbrier County No 197.0 (179.9, 215.6) 102 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.5, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Raleigh County No 196.4 (184.3, 209.2) 202 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.8 (-1.3, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Mineral County No 196.1 (176.2, 217.9) 73 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.6 (-1.4, 0.3) 2008 - 2012
Marion County No 195.9 (181.7, 210.9) 147 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.6 (-1.1, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Cabell County No 192.9 (181.9, 204.5) 234 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.4, -0.6) 2008 - 2012
Wayne County No 192.7 (176.3, 210.2) 105 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.2, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Monroe County No 191.5 (164.8, 221.9) 38 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.3, 0.6) 2008 - 2012
Wood County No 190.7 (179.5, 202.5) 221 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.4, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Hancock County No 189.4 (171.7, 208.6) 87 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.7, -0.1) 2008 - 2012
Roane County No 188.4 (161.8, 218.6) 38 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.8 (-1.7, 0.0) 2008 - 2012
Jefferson County No 187.8 (171.5, 205.2) 104 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.8, -0.2) 2008 - 2012
Marshall County No 187.2 (169.8, 206.1) 88 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.7, -0.0) 2008 - 2012
Brooke County No 185.3 (166.0, 206.6) 69 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.8 (-1.7, 0.1) 2008 - 2012
Upshur County No 185.0 (163.9, 208.3) 57 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -0.8 (-1.6, 0.0) 2008 - 2012
Ohio County No 183.0 (168.4, 198.6) 123 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.9, -0.8) 2008 - 2012
Summers County No 178.6 (153.3, 207.5) 37 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.5, -0.4) 2008 - 2012
Putnam County No 177.4 (163.0, 192.9) 115 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.0 (-2.9, -1.1) 2008 - 2012
Taylor County No 174.0 (150.1, 200.9) 39 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.9, -0.7) 2008 - 2012
Preston County No 167.3 (149.9, 186.2) 70 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.9, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Randolph County No 164.2 (146.4, 183.7) 65 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.2 (-2.1, -0.3) 2008 - 2012
Monongalia County Yes 158.6 (146.5, 171.5) 131 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.2, -0.5) 2008 - 2012
Tucker County Yes 158.0 (126.6, 196.4) 18 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.1 (-2.5, 0.4) 2008 - 2012
Pocahontas County Yes 154.8 (125.0, 190.6) 20 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.2 (-2.7, 0.3) 2008 - 2012
Hardy County Yes 151.4 (126.7, 179.9) 28 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.5, -0.9) 2008 - 2012
Grant County Yes 129.7 (105.6, 158.2) 21 2008 - 2012 stable stable trend -1.3 (-2.9, 0.3) 2008 - 2012
Pendleton County Yes 127.9 (101.0, 161.1) 17 2008 - 2012 falling falling trend -2.2 (-3.8, -0.7) 2008 - 2012
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/27/2015 9:25 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).

Trend
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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