|Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
Virginia Counties versus United States
Colon & Rectum
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
King William County
|Priority 6: stable and similar
Alleghany Cnty and Clifton Forge Cty
Colonial Heights City
Halifax County with South Boston City
Isle of Wight County
Prince Edward County
Prince George County
|Priority 7: stable and below
|Priority 5: falling and above
|Priority 8: falling and similar
Newport News City
Prince William County
|Priority 9: falling and below
Virginia Beach City
|| Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/10/2013 7:13 pm.
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.
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.
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).
Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Amelia County, Bath County, Bland County, Buckingham County, Buena Vista City, Charles City County, Covington City, Craig County, Cumberland County, Emporia City, Essex County, Falls Church City, Floyd County, Franklin City, Galax City, Goochland County, Greene County, Greensville County, Highland County, King and Queen County, Lexington City, Manassas Park City, Mathews County, New Kent County, Norton City, Poquoson City, Radford City, Rappahannock County, Richmond County, Surry County, Sussex County, Williamsburg City
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Appomattox County, Clarke County, Dickenson County, Fluvanna County, Fredericksburg City, James City County, King George County, Manassas City, Middlesex County, Northumberland County, Patrick County, Powhatan County