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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, Ages <50

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

Petersburg City

Buchanan County

Fairfax City

Staunton City

Russell County

Accomack County

Halifax County with South Boston City

Amherst County

Tazewell County

Henry County

Gloucester County

Wise County

Danville City

Washington County

Suffolk City

Hampton City

Smyth County

Pittsylvania County

Lynchburg City

Caroline County

Roanoke City

Orange County

James City County

Franklin County

Frederick County

Norfolk City

Henrico County

Isle of Wight County

Newport News City

Shenandoah County

Spotsylvania County

Warren County

Portsmouth City

Virginia Beach City

Fauquier County

Richmond City

Campbell County

Chesapeake City

Stafford County

Chesterfield County

Hanover County

Montgomery County

Roanoke County

Culpeper County

Manassas City

Rockingham County

York County

Fairfax County

Prince William County

Alexandria City

Bedford City and County

Loudoun County

Arlington County

Albemarle County

Augusta County

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City Amelia County Appomattox County Bath County Bland County Botetourt County Bristol City Brunswick County Buckingham County Buena Vista City Carroll County Charles City County Charlotte County Charlottesville City Clarke County Colonial Heights City Covington City Craig County Cumberland County Dickenson County Dinwiddie County Emporia City Essex County Falls Church City Floyd County Fluvanna County Franklin City Fredericksburg City Galax City Giles County Goochland County Grayson County Greene County Greensville County Harrisonburg City Highland County Hopewell City King George County King William County King and Queen County Lancaster County Lee County Lexington City Louisa County Lunenburg County Madison County Manassas Park City Martinsville City Mathews County Mecklenburg County Middlesex County Nelson County New Kent County Northampton County Northumberland County Norton City Nottoway County Page County Patrick County Poquoson City Powhatan County Prince Edward County Prince George County Pulaski County Radford City Rappahannock County Richmond County Rockbridge County Salem City Scott County Southampton County Surry County Sussex County Waynesboro City Westmoreland County Williamsburg City Winchester City Wythe County

Created by on 08/14/2022 9:47 am.

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

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of estimates:
Alleghany and Clifton Forge, Amelia, Appomattox, Bath, Bland, Botetourt, Bristol, Brunswick, Buckingham, Buena Vista, Carroll, Charles City, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Clarke, Colonial Heights, Covington, Craig, Cumberland, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Emporia, Essex, Falls Church, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin City, Fredericksburg, Galax, Giles, Goochland, Grayson, Greene, Greensville, Harrisonburg, Highland, Hopewell, King George, King William, King and Queen, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Manassas Park City, Martinsville, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, Nelson, New Kent, Northampton, Northumberland, Norton, Nottoway, Page, Patrick, Poquoson City, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Pulaski, Radford, Rappahannock, Richmond, Rockbridge, Salem, Scott, Southampton, Surry, Sussex, Waynesboro, Westmoreland, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wythe

† 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.
* 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).

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.