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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, Ages <65

Sorted by Count

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

Fairfax County

Virginia Beach City

Chesterfield County

Prince William County

Henrico County

Norfolk City

Chesapeake City

Loudoun County

Richmond City

Newport News City

Hampton City

Roanoke City

Portsmouth City

Spotsylvania County

Stafford County

Hanover County

Arlington County

Suffolk City

Frederick County

Roanoke County

Bedford City and County

Alexandria City

Pittsylvania County

Fauquier County

Rockingham County

Albemarle County

Henry County

Lynchburg City

Tazewell County

James City County

Augusta County

Campbell County

Danville City

Montgomery County

Washington County

Wise County

Franklin County

Petersburg City

Halifax County with South Boston City

Shenandoah County

Gloucester County

Warren County

Smyth County

Culpeper County

York County

Accomack County

Mecklenburg County

Louisa County

Pulaski County

Russell County

Wythe County

Isle of Wight County

Buchanan County

Orange County

Goochland County

Amherst County

Hopewell City

Page County

Caroline County

Staunton City

Scott County

Carroll County

Manassas City

Dinwiddie County

Waynesboro City

Lee County

Salem City

Martinsville City

Powhatan County

Prince George County

Brunswick County

Charlottesville City

Fairfax City

New Kent County

Winchester City

Dickenson County

Fluvanna County

Patrick County

Westmoreland County

Prince Edward County

Harrisonburg City

Botetourt County

Colonial Heights City

Bristol City

Fredericksburg City

King George County

Grayson County

Giles County

Nottoway County

Rockbridge County

Southampton County

Floyd County

Madison County

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City

Appomattox County

Amelia County

King William County

Northampton County

Sussex County

Buckingham County

Nelson County

Greene County

Cumberland County

Middlesex County

Clarke County

Lunenburg County

Greensville County

Essex County

Franklin City

Covington City

Charlotte County

Northumberland County

Galax City

Lancaster County

Poquoson City

Radford City

King and Queen County

Richmond County

Charles City County

Surry County

Craig County

Emporia City

Mathews County

Bath County

Lexington City

Falls Church City

Rappahannock County

Bland County

Norton City

Buena Vista City Highland County Manassas Park City Williamsburg City

Created by on 02/26/2024 1:11 pm.

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.

Healthy People 2030 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

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.
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.