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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


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

Created by on 05/28/2022 2:32 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.