Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2014
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

Amelia County
Bristol City
Buena Vista City
Clarke County
Dickenson County
Essex County
Henry County
Hopewell City
Lee County
Louisa County
Martinsville City
Middlesex County
Nelson County
Northampton County
Page County
Pulaski County
Russell County
Waynesboro City
Wise County 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Appomattox County
Bland County
Buckingham County
Carroll County
Charles City County
Covington City
Craig County
Floyd County
Grayson County
Greensville County
King and Queen County
Lunenburg County
Madison County
Norton City
Patrick County
Radford City
Rockingham County
Staunton City 
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Accomack County
Caroline County
Culpeper County
Danville City
Emporia City
Franklin City
Frederick County
Gloucester County
Hampton City
Isle of Wight County
Lynchburg City
Mecklenburg County
New Kent County
Newport News City
Norfolk City
Nottoway County
Petersburg City
Portsmouth City
Richmond City
Roanoke City
Scott County
Smyth County
Suffolk City
Sussex County
Tazewell County
Warren County
Westmoreland County
Winchester City 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City
Amherst County
Augusta County
Bath County
Bedford City and County
Brunswick County
Buchanan County
Campbell County
Charlotte County
Charlottesville City
Chesapeake City
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights City
Cumberland County
Dinwiddie County
Fauquier County
Fluvanna County
Franklin County
Fredericksburg City
Galax City
Giles County
Goochland County
Greene County
Halifax County with South Boston City
Hanover County
Harrisonburg City
Henrico County
James City County
King George County
King William County
Lancaster County
Lexington City
Manassas City
Montgomery County
Northumberland County
Orange County
Pittsylvania County
Poquoson City
Powhatan County
Prince Edward County
Prince George County
Rappahannock County
Richmond County
Roanoke County
Rockbridge County
Salem City
Shenandoah County
Southampton County
Spotsylvania County
Stafford County
Surry County
Virginia Beach City
Washington County
Williamsburg City
Wythe County 
Priority 9: falling and below

Albemarle County
Alexandria City
Arlington County
Botetourt County
Fairfax City
Fairfax County
Falls Church City
Highland County
Loudoun County
Manassas Park City
Mathews County
Prince William County
York County 
Created by on 05/21/2018 1:28 am.
     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 usually an Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version Due to data availability issues, the time period and/or calculation method used in the calculation of the trends 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 1969-2014 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).