Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2009 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
Buchanan County Dinwiddie County Franklin County Hopewell City Lee County Pulaski County Russell County Smyth County
Priority 2: rising and similar
Priority 3: rising and below
Priority 4: stable and above
Alleghany Cnty and Clifton Forge Cty Amherst County Appomattox County Augusta County Bedford County Brunswick County Buckingham County Campbell County Caroline County Chesterfield County Culpeper County Franklin City Frederick County Giles County Gloucester County Greensville County Henry County King George County King William County King and Queen County Louisa County Middlesex County Northampton County Orange County Portsmouth City Prince George County Salem City Southampton County Stafford County Sussex County Warren County Wise County
Priority 6: stable and similar
Amelia County Bath County Bedford City Bland County Botetourt County Buena Vista City Charles City County Charlotte County Clarke County Colonial Heights City Covington City Craig County Cumberland County Dickenson County Essex County Floyd County Goochland County Grayson County Highland County Isle of Wight County Lunenburg County Madison County Mathews County Nelson County Norton City Page County Patrick County Poquoson City4 Powhatan County Prince Edward County Radford City Rappahannock County Richmond County Rockbridge County Rockingham County Staunton City Surry County Washington County Waynesboro City Westmoreland County Wythe County
Priority 7: stable and below
James City County4 Lexington City
Priority 5: falling and above
Accomack County Chesapeake City Hampton City Mecklenburg County Norfolk City Petersburg City Pittsylvania County Richmond City Shenandoah County Suffolk City Tazewell County
Priority 8: falling and similar
Virginia Albemarle County Bristol City Danville City Emporia City Fairfax City Falls Church City Fauquier County Fluvanna County Fredericksburg City Galax City Greene County Halifax County with South Boston City Hanover County Henrico County Lancaster County Lynchburg City Manassas City4 Manassas Park City4 Martinsville City Montgomery County New Kent County Newport News City Northumberland County Nottoway County Prince William County4 Roanoke City Roanoke County Scott County Spotsylvania County Virginia Beach City Williamsburg City4 Winchester City York County4
Priority 9: falling and below
Alexandria City Arlington County Charlottesville City Fairfax County Harrisonburg City Loudoun County
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/19/2013 2:42 am.
Trend2 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. Rate Comparison Above when 95% confident the rate is above and Rate Ratio3 > 1.10 Similar when unable to conclude above or below with confidence. Below when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio3 < 0.90
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. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected racial groups or counties. 3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate. 4 Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected racial groups or 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 2010 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 US populations included with the data release have been adjusted for the population shifts due to hurricanes Katrina and Rita for 62 counties and parishes in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The 1969-2009 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.