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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Virginia by County

All Cancer Sites, 2016-2020

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

Sorted by CI*Rank

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 122.7 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

Other Notes

Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


United States

Galax City

Martinsville City

Covington City

Petersburg City

Franklin City

Hopewell City

Greensville County

Lexington City

Sussex County

Dickenson County

Salem City

Waynesboro City

Fairfax City

Colonial Heights City

Norton City

Wise County

Halifax County with South Boston City

Richmond County

Portsmouth City

Tazewell County

Gloucester County

Amelia County

Scott County

Smyth County

Accomack County

Danville City

King and Queen County

Giles County

Norfolk City

Buchanan County

Bath County

Staunton City

Nottoway County

Roanoke City

Bristol City

Buena Vista City

Warren County

Lancaster County

Newport News City

Russell County

Prince Edward County

Lynchburg City

Page County

Northampton County

Brunswick County

Cumberland County

Lee County

Radford City

Hampton City

Charlotte County

Westmoreland County

Mecklenburg County

Wythe County

Essex County

Lunenburg County

Patrick County

Caroline County

Shenandoah County

Suffolk City

Grayson County

Poquoson City

Surry County

Emporia City

Orange County

New Kent County

Campbell County

Henry County

Nelson County

Dinwiddie County

Chesapeake City

Culpeper County

Charles City County

Winchester City

Madison County

Louisa County

Appomattox County

Frederick County

Isle of Wight County

Pittsylvania County

Washington County

Bedford City and County

Middlesex County

Buckingham County

Amherst County

Southampton County

Highland County

Manassas City

Floyd County

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City

Henrico County

Goochland County

King William County

Chesterfield County

Carroll County

Spotsylvania County

Hanover County

Virginia Beach City

Richmond City

Fluvanna County

Craig County

Harrisonburg City

Fauquier County

Pulaski County

Mathews County

Franklin County

Clarke County

Stafford County

James City County

Rockingham County

Greene County

Charlottesville City

King George County

Prince George County

Northumberland County

Roanoke County

Fredericksburg City

Powhatan County

Rockbridge County

Botetourt County

Augusta County

Falls Church City

Montgomery County

Prince William County

Bland County

Rappahannock County

Albemarle County

York County

Loudoun County

Alexandria City

Fairfax County

Arlington County

Williamsburg City

Manassas Park City

Created by on 12/11/2023 12:00 am.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
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.

† 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 2030 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 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
‡ The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.
⋔ Results presented with the CI*Rank statistics help show the usefulness of ranks. For example, ranks for relatively rare diseases or less populated areas may be essentially meaningless because of their large variability, but ranks for more common diseases in densely populated regions can be very useful. More information about methodology can be found on the CI*Rank website.

Please note that the data comes 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 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.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

When displaying county information, the CI*Rank for the state is not shown because it's not comparable. To see the state CI*Rank please view the statistics at the US By State level.