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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 Count

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


Highland County


Manassas Park City


Norton City


Emporia City


Craig County


Williamsburg City


Bath County


Bland County


Buena Vista City


Falls Church City


Surry County


Lexington City


Rappahannock County


King and Queen County


Charles City County


Covington City


Radford City


Cumberland County


Poquoson City


Franklin City


Mathews County


Richmond County


Greensville County


Greene County


Sussex County


Essex County


Clarke County


Lunenburg County


Madison County


King William County


Fredericksburg City


King George County


Amelia County


Charlotte County


Floyd County


Galax City


Appomattox County


Buckingham County


Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City


Southampton County


Middlesex County


Nottoway County


Northampton County


Northumberland County


Grayson County


New Kent County


Lancaster County


Brunswick County


Dickenson County


Giles County


Nelson County


Manassas City


Prince Edward County


Colonial Heights City


Powhatan County


Patrick County


Bristol City


Martinsville City


Winchester City


Goochland County


Fairfax City


Prince George County


Dinwiddie County


Rockbridge County


Westmoreland County


Harrisonburg City


Fluvanna County


Caroline County


Charlottesville City


Waynesboro City


Buchanan County


Hopewell City


Lee County


Page County


Botetourt County


Salem City


Scott County


Staunton City


Amherst County


Wythe County


Russell County


Carroll County


Isle of Wight County


Pulaski County


Louisa County


Orange County


Warren County


Smyth County


Mecklenburg County


York County


Wise County


Culpeper County


Gloucester County


Petersburg City


Accomack County


Halifax County with South Boston City


Danville City


Shenandoah County


Montgomery County


Fauquier County


Tazewell County


Campbell County


Franklin County


Washington County


Henry County


Pittsylvania County


Augusta County


Alexandria City


Lynchburg City


Rockingham County


Suffolk City


Stafford County


Frederick County


Albemarle County


James City County


Bedford City and County


Arlington County


Roanoke County


Hanover County


Spotsylvania County


Portsmouth City


Roanoke City


Hampton City


Newport News City


Loudoun County


Richmond City


Chesapeake City


Norfolk City


Prince William County


Chesterfield County


Henrico County


Virginia Beach City


Fairfax County




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/04/2021 5:41 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.



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.