Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010 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 Amelia County Amherst County Appomattox County Bristol City Buena Vista City Charles City County Dinwiddie County Giles County Hopewell City Isle of Wight County King William County King and Queen County Lee County Louisa County Northampton County Pulaski County Russell County Smyth County Warren County Waynesboro City Winchester City Wise County
Priority 6: stable and similar
Bath County Bedford City Bland County Botetourt County Buchanan County Buckingham County Campbell County Carroll County Clarke County Covington City Craig County Cumberland County Dickenson County Essex County Floyd County Grayson County Greensville County Henry County Lunenburg County Madison County Manassas City Manassas Park City Nelson County Nottoway County Page County Patrick County Radford City Rockingham County Salem City Scott County Southampton County Staunton City Surry County Washington County
Priority 7: stable and below
Priority 5: falling and above
Accomack County Brunswick County Caroline County Chesapeake City Culpeper County Franklin City Fredericksburg City Gloucester County Halifax County with South Boston City Hampton City Lynchburg City Mecklenburg County Newport News City Norfolk City Petersburg City Portsmouth City Richmond City Roanoke City Suffolk City Sussex County Tazewell County
Priority 8: falling and similar
Virginia Albemarle County Augusta County Bedford County Charlotte County Charlottesville City Chesterfield County Colonial Heights City Danville City Emporia City Fairfax City Falls Church City Fauquier County Fluvanna County Franklin County Frederick County Galax City Greene County Hanover County Harrisonburg City Henrico County Highland County King George County Lancaster County Martinsville City Mathews County Middlesex County New Kent County Northumberland County Norton City Orange County Pittsylvania County Poquoson City Powhatan County Prince Edward County Prince George County Prince William County Rappahannock County Richmond County Rockbridge County Shenandoah County Spotsylvania County Stafford County Virginia Beach City Westmoreland County Williamsburg City Wythe County York County
Priority 9: falling and below
Alexandria City Arlington County Fairfax County Goochland County James City County Lexington City Loudoun County Montgomery County Roanoke County
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/06/2013 5:44 pm.
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 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 1969-2011 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.