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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


Virginia


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

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/02/2022 1:41 am.

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

* 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.

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.