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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Virginia by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

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

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 0.0 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

Williamsburg City

Manassas Park City

Arlington County

Fairfax County

Alexandria City

Loudoun County

York County

Albemarle County

Falls Church City

Prince William County

Augusta County

Craig County

Northumberland County

King George County

Rappahannock County

Botetourt County

Montgomery County

Greene County

Prince George County

Fredericksburg City

Roanoke County

Highland County

Emporia City

Rockingham County

Powhatan County

Stafford County

Rockbridge County

Clarke County

James City County

Floyd County

Carroll County

Pulaski County

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City

Franklin County

Southampton County

Harrisonburg City

Fauquier County

Virginia Beach City

Spotsylvania County

Manassas City

Buckingham County

Hanover County

Charlottesville City

Henrico County

Isle of Wight County

Richmond City

Chesterfield County

Fluvanna County

Mathews County

Bland County

Frederick County

Bedford City and County

Goochland County

Pittsylvania County

Dinwiddie County

Washington County

Amherst County

King William County

Charles City County

Campbell County

Henry County

Chesapeake City

Middlesex County

Winchester City

Cumberland County

Louisa County

Patrick County

Appomattox County

Culpeper County

Orange County

Poquoson City

Wythe County

Shenandoah County

New Kent County

Grayson County

Suffolk City

Caroline County

Lancaster County

Norton City

Madison County

Bath County

Hampton City

Mecklenburg County

Westmoreland County

Nottoway County

Prince Edward County

Danville City

Lunenburg County

Lee County

Radford City

Brunswick County

Charlotte County

Giles County

Page County

Newport News City

Lynchburg City

Warren County

King and Queen County

Russell County

Roanoke City

Surry County

Amelia County

Essex County

Nelson County

Halifax County with South Boston City

Northampton County

Norfolk City

Accomack County

Smyth County

Gloucester County

Scott County

Buchanan County

Buena Vista City

Wise County

Portsmouth City

Colonial Heights City

Salem City

Staunton City

Tazewell County

Richmond County

Bristol City

Fairfax City

Waynesboro City

Dickenson County

Lexington City

Sussex County

Hopewell City

Greensville County

Franklin City

Petersburg City

Martinsville City

Covington City

Galax City

Created by on 09/27/2022 1:44 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 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 1969-2018 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.

*** No Healthy People 2020 Objective for this cancer.
Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.