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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Virginia by County

All Cancer Sites, 2009 - 2013

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 161.4 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

Virginia (State)

United States

Hopewell City

Buena Vista City

Northampton County

Bristol City

Petersburg City

Lee County

Wise County

Franklin City

Bland County

Martinsville City

Dickenson County

Portsmouth City

Amelia County

Accomack County

Charles City County

Mecklenburg County

Russell County

Waynesboro City

Sussex County

Tazewell County

Danville City

Middlesex County

Emporia City

Warren County

Smyth County

Caroline County

Nottoway County

New Kent County

Roanoke City

Isle of Wight County

Gloucester County

Richmond City

Suffolk City

Page County

Clarke County

Norton City

Scott County

Grayson County

King George County

Lynchburg City

Nelson County

Henry County

Norfolk City

Radford City

Winchester City

Newport News City

Buckingham County

Louisa County

Lancaster County

Northumberland County

Hampton City

Lunenburg County

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City

Giles County

Prince Edward County

King William County

Culpeper County

Salem City

Pulaski County

Dinwiddie County

Frederick County

Amherst County

Essex County

Surry County

Chesapeake City

Charlotte County

Southampton County

Fredericksburg City

King and Queen County

Westmoreland County

Cumberland County

Appomattox County

Halifax County with South Boston City

Patrick County

Charlottesville City

Orange County

Pittsylvania County

Washington County

Fluvanna County

Richmond County

Staunton City

Wythe County

Buchanan County

Stafford County

Covington City

Powhatan County

Greensville County

Bath County

Carroll County

Spotsylvania County

Prince George County

Bedford City and County

Shenandoah County

Madison County

Craig County

Henrico County

Virginia Beach City

Augusta County

Brunswick County

Chesterfield County

Hanover County

Fauquier County

Williamsburg City

Franklin County

Campbell County

Colonial Heights City

Rockbridge County

Poquoson City

Mathews County

Greene County

Rockingham County

Roanoke County

Manassas City

Goochland County

Montgomery County

York County

Fairfax City

Harrisonburg City

Galax City

Prince William County

Rappahannock County

James City County

Botetourt County

Lexington City

Albemarle County

Floyd County

Falls Church City

Loudoun County

Arlington County

Alexandria City

Fairfax County

Manassas Park City

Highland County

Created by on 04/28/2017 10:11 am.
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).

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.
1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected 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 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 1969-2014 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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