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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 50+

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

Franklin City

Petersburg City

Hopewell City

Lexington City

Greensville County

Sussex County

Norton City

Dickenson County

Waynesboro City

Salem City

Richmond County

Fairfax City

Wise County

Portsmouth City

Colonial Heights City

Smyth County

Halifax County with South Boston City

Bath County

Tazewell County

Gloucester County

Buena Vista City

Amelia County

Nottoway County

Norfolk City

Giles County

Danville City

Scott County

Accomack County

Warren County

Roanoke City

Newport News City

Bristol City

Staunton City

Buchanan County

Page County

Lee County

Russell County

Lynchburg City

Charlotte County

Radford City

Westmoreland County

Brunswick County

King and Queen County

Mecklenburg County

Prince Edward County

Hampton City

Shenandoah County

Northampton County

Caroline County

Wythe County

Lancaster County

Cumberland County

Emporia City

Grayson County

New Kent County

Poquoson City

Charles City County

Suffolk City

Patrick County

Highland County

Culpeper County

Orange County

Lunenburg County

Chesapeake City

Louisa County

Winchester City

Campbell County

Middlesex County

Dinwiddie County

Nelson County

Essex County

Surry County

Buckingham County

Bedford City and County

Appomattox County

Frederick County

Isle of Wight County

Henry County

Pittsylvania County

Manassas City

Chesterfield County

Amherst County

Carroll County

King William County

Southampton County

Washington County

Henrico County

Hanover County

Craig County

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City

Madison County

Floyd County

Mathews County

Fluvanna County

Spotsylvania County

Virginia Beach City

Richmond City

Harrisonburg City

Clarke County

Goochland County

Pulaski County

Fauquier County

Rockingham County

Stafford County

Northumberland County

Charlottesville City

Prince George County

Franklin County

James City County

Greene County

Botetourt County

Roanoke County

Powhatan County

Augusta County

Fredericksburg City

Rockbridge County

King George County

Falls Church City

Montgomery County

Prince William County

Bland County

Rappahannock County

Albemarle County

York County

Loudoun County

Alexandria City

Arlington County

Fairfax County

Williamsburg City

Manassas Park City

Created by on 12/10/2023 6:15 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.