|Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2012
Virginia Counties versus United States
All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
|Above US Rate||Similar to US Rate||Below US Rate|
|Priority 1: rising and above
||Priority 2: rising and similar
||Priority 3: rising and below
|Priority 4: stable and above
Alleghany Cnty and Clifton Forge Cty
Buena Vista City
Charles City County
King William County
King and Queen County
|Priority 6: stable and similar
|Priority 7: stable and below
|Priority 5: falling and above
Isle of Wight County
New Kent County
Newport News City
|Priority 8: falling and similar
Colonial Heights City
Falls Church City
Halifax County with South Boston City
King George County
Manassas Park City
Prince Edward County
Prince George County
Prince William County
Virginia Beach City
|Priority 9: falling and below
James City County
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/28/2015 3:11 pm.
1 Priority indices were created by ordering from rates that are rising and above the comparison rate to rates that are falling and below the comparison rate.
2 Recent trend in death rates is Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) 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.
3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate.
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.
Note: When the population size for a denominator is small, the rates may be unstable. A rate is unstable when a small change in the numerator (e.g., only one or two additional cases) has a dramatic effect on the calculated rate. Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.
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).