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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Virginia by County

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Lung & Bronchus, All Ages
Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Incidence Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The incidence rate is based upon 100,000 people and is an annual rate (or average annual rate) based on the time period indicated. Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population.

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC/APC:

AAPC/APC (95% Confidence Interval) - the change in rate over time


Other Notes

  • Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
  • Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

  • Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


    Virginia6,10
    US (SEER+NPCR)1,10
    Fairfax City6,10
    Southampton County6,10
    Patrick County6,10
    Goochland County6,10
    Madison County6,10
    Arlington County6,10
    Alexandria City6,10
    Mecklenburg County6,10
    Botetourt County6,10
    Fairfax County6,10
    Loudoun County6,10
    Rockingham County6,10
    James City County6,10
    Charlotte County6,10
    Carroll County6,10
    Isle of Wight County6,10
    Salem City6,10
    Pittsylvania County6,10
    Rockbridge County6,10
    Prince Edward County6,10
    Henry County6,10
    Buchanan County6,10
    Montgomery County6,10
    Roanoke County6,10
    Prince William County6,10
    Page County6,10
    Brunswick County6,10
    Northumberland County6,10
    Franklin County6,10
    York County6,10
    Dinwiddie County6,10
    Buckingham County6,10
    Halifax County with South Boston City6,10
    Greene County6,10
    Tazewell County6,10
    Mathews County6,10
    Fauquier County6,10
    Martinsville City6,10
    Wythe County6,10
    Albemarle County6,10
    Henrico County6,10
    Campbell County6,10
    Scott County6,10
    Fredericksburg City6,10
    Lunenburg County6,10
    Bristol City6,10
    Gloucester County6,10
    Lancaster County6,10
    Manassas City6,10
    Pulaski County6,10
    Powhatan County6,10
    Nelson County6,10
    Russell County6,10
    Bedford County6,10
    Nottoway County6,10
    Virginia Beach City6,10
    Amherst County6,10
    Clarke County6,10
    Hanover County6,10
    Shenandoah County6,10
    Lynchburg City6,10
    Frederick County6,10
    Suffolk City6,10
    Prince George County6,10
    Grayson County6,10
    Culpeper County6,10
    Newport News City6,10
    Colonial Heights City6,10
    Sussex County6,10
    Westmoreland County6,10
    Chesapeake City6,10
    Augusta County6,10
    Amelia County6,10
    Hampton City6,10
    Essex County6,10
    Spotsylvania County6,10
    Washington County6,10
    Portsmouth City6,10
    Richmond County6,10
    Giles County6,10
    Louisa County6,10
    King George County6,10
    Chesterfield County6,10
    Roanoke City6,10
    Accomack County6,10
    Richmond City6,10
    Norfolk City6,10
    Caroline County6,10
    Middlesex County6,10
    Williamsburg City6,10
    Winchester City6,10
    Appomattox County6,10
    Harrisonburg City6,10
    New Kent County6,10
    Stafford County6,10
    Orange County6,10
    Cumberland County6,10
    Staunton City6,10
    King William County6,10
    King and Queen County6,10
    Warren County6,10
    Fluvanna County6,10
    Danville City6,10
    Lee County6,10
    Dickenson County6,10
    Waynesboro City6,10
    Radford City6,10
    Alleghany Cnty and Clifton Forge Cty6,10
    Petersburg City6,10
    Charlottesville City6,10
    Hopewell City6,10
    Wise County6,10
    Smyth County6,10
    Buena Vista City6,10
    Northampton County6,10
    Covington City6,10
    Bath County6,10
    Bedford City6,10
    Bland County6,10
    Charles City County6,10
    Craig County6,10
    Emporia City6,10
    Falls Church City6,10
    Floyd County6,10
    Franklin City6,10
    Galax City6,10
    Greensville County6,10
    Highland County6,10
    Lexington City6,10
    Manassas Park City6,10
    Norton City6,10
    Poquoson City6,10
    Rappahannock County6,10
    Surry County6,10


    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/20/2014 11:22 pm.
    Data for the United States does not include data from Nevada.
    State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
    † Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.
    ‡ Incidence data come from different sources. Due to different years of data availability, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each area for additional information.
    § The total count for the US (SEER+NPCR) may differ from the summation of the individual states reported in this table. The total uses data from the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2013 data submission for the following states: California, Kentucky, Louisiana, and New Jersey but data for those states when shown individually are sourced from the SEER November 2013 submission.
    * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 cases were reported in a specific area-sex-race category.

    1 Source: CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2014 data submission and SEER November 2013 submission.
    6 Source: State Cancer Registry and the CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries Cancer Surveillance System (NPCR-CSS) January 2014 data submission. State rates include rates from metropolitan areas funded by SEER.
    10 Source: Incidence data provided by the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). EAPCs calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84,85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with NPCR January 2014 data.

    Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availablility, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each graph for additional information.

    Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer incidence statistics. 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.