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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Virginia by County

Colon & Rectum, 2009 - 2013

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

Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-5
Reduce the colorectal cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 14.5 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

Lancaster County

Danville City

Louisa County

Dickenson County

Southampton County

Dinwiddie County

Clarke County

Charlotte County

Northumberland County

Nottoway County

Buchanan County

Suffolk City

Waynesboro City

Tazewell County

Richmond City

Hopewell City

Prince Edward County

Page County

Lee County

New Kent County

Charlottesville City

Bristol City

Colonial Heights City

Wise County

Nelson County

Mathews County

Lynchburg City

Caroline County

Pittsylvania County

King William County

Carroll County

Roanoke City

Powhatan County

Manassas City

King George County

Staunton City

Westmoreland County

Portsmouth City

Petersburg City

Northampton County

Giles County

Culpeper County

Amherst County

Rockbridge County

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City

Martinsville City

Isle of Wight County

Augusta County

Montgomery County

Botetourt County

Henry County

Gloucester County

Brunswick County

Accomack County

Chesapeake City

Mecklenburg County

Halifax County with South Boston City

Hampton City

Madison County

Wythe County

Middlesex County

Pulaski County

Henrico County

Smyth County

Washington County

Rockingham County

Warren County

Fredericksburg City

Fluvanna County

Patrick County

Franklin County

Norfolk City

Newport News City

Orange County

Bedford City and County

Russell County

Spotsylvania County

Chesterfield County

Stafford County

Harrisonburg City

Prince George County

Virginia Beach City

Scott County

Salem City

Fauquier County

Loudoun County

Hanover County

Campbell County

Winchester City

Frederick County

Roanoke County

Prince William County

Fairfax City

York County

James City County

Fairfax County

Arlington County

Shenandoah County

Alexandria City

Albemarle County

Amelia County

Appomattox 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

Grayson County

Greene County

Greensville County

Highland County

King and Queen County

Lexington City

Lunenburg County

Manassas Park City

Norton City

Poquoson City

Radford City

Rappahannock County

Richmond County

Surry County

Sussex County

Williamsburg City

Created by on 05/28/2017 6:20 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.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
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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