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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


United States

Fairfax County

Virginia Beach City

Henrico County

Chesterfield County

Prince William County

Norfolk City

Chesapeake City

Richmond City

Loudoun County

Newport News City

Hampton City

Roanoke City

Portsmouth City

Spotsylvania County

Hanover County

Roanoke County

Arlington County

Bedford City and County

James City County

Albemarle County

Frederick County

Stafford County

Suffolk City

Rockingham County

Lynchburg City

Alexandria City

Augusta County

Pittsylvania County

Henry County

Washington County

Franklin County

Campbell County

Tazewell County

Fauquier County

Montgomery County

Shenandoah County

Danville City

Halifax County with South Boston City

Accomack County

Petersburg City

Gloucester County

Culpeper County

Wise County

York County

Mecklenburg County

Smyth County

Warren County

Orange County

Louisa County

Pulaski County

Isle of Wight County

Carroll County

Russell County

Wythe County

Amherst County

Staunton City

Salem City

Scott County

Botetourt County

Page County

Lee County

Buchanan County

Hopewell City

Waynesboro City

Caroline County

Charlottesville City

Fluvanna County

Harrisonburg City

Westmoreland County

Rockbridge County

Dinwiddie County

Prince George County

Fairfax City

Goochland County

Bristol City

Martinsville City

Winchester City

Patrick County

Colonial Heights City

Powhatan County

Prince Edward County

Manassas City

Nelson County

Dickenson County

Giles County

Brunswick County

Lancaster County

New Kent County

Grayson County

Northumberland County

Northampton County

Nottoway County

Middlesex County

Southampton County

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City

Buckingham County

Appomattox County

Galax City

Floyd County

Charlotte County

Amelia County

King George County

Fredericksburg City

King William County

Lunenburg County

Madison County

Clarke County

Essex County

Sussex County

Greene County

Greensville County

Mathews County

Richmond County

Franklin City

Poquoson City

Cumberland County

Radford City

Covington City

Charles City County

King and Queen County

Rappahannock County

Lexington City

Surry County

Falls Church City

Buena Vista City

Bland County

Bath County

Williamsburg City

Craig County

Emporia City

Norton City

Manassas Park City

Highland County

Created by on 10/23/2021 1:13 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 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.