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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


Galax City


Martinsville City


Covington City


Petersburg City


Greensville County


Franklin City


Hopewell City


Lexington City


Sussex County


Waynesboro City


Richmond County


Dickenson County


Bristol City


Fairfax City


Salem City


Buena Vista City


Portsmouth City


Tazewell County


Colonial Heights City


Staunton City


Wise County


Scott County


Smyth County


Gloucester County


Norfolk City


Page County


Buchanan County


Warren County


Accomack County


Newport News City


Radford City


Roanoke City


Lynchburg City


Brunswick County


Bath County


Nottoway County


Giles County


Amelia County


Essex County


Charlotte County


Westmoreland County


Northampton County


Nelson County


Halifax County with South Boston City


Surry County


Lee County


King and Queen County


Prince Edward County


Russell County


Danville City


Mecklenburg County


Lunenburg County


Hampton City


Norton City


New Kent County


Middlesex County


Louisa County


King William County


Caroline County


Shenandoah County


Wythe County


Suffolk City


Culpeper County


Lancaster County


Charles City County


Orange County


Chesapeake City


Patrick County


Campbell County


Appomattox County


Winchester City


Grayson County


Mathews County


Poquoson City


Bedford City and County


Cumberland County


Buckingham County


Bland County


Madison County


Dinwiddie County


Charlottesville City


Henry County


Chesterfield County


Frederick County


Washington County


Fluvanna County


Pittsylvania County


Richmond City


Amherst County


Hanover County


Manassas City


Isle of Wight County


Henrico County


Goochland County


Spotsylvania County


Virginia Beach City


Harrisonburg City


Highland County


Pulaski County


Fauquier County


Carroll County


Clarke County


Franklin County


Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City


Rappahannock County


Southampton County


Emporia City


Floyd County


Stafford County


James City County


Prince George County


Northumberland County


Rockingham County


Powhatan County


Craig County


Roanoke County


Botetourt County


Fredericksburg City


Rockbridge County


Augusta County


Montgomery County


Greene County


Prince William County


King George County


Falls Church City


Albemarle County


York County


Loudoun County


Alexandria City


Fairfax County


Arlington County


Manassas Park City


Williamsburg City




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/28/2022 2:32 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.