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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), Male, All Ages

Sorted by CI*Rank

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

Covington City

Martinsville City

Petersburg City

Franklin City

Lexington City

Hopewell City

Northampton County

Greensville County

Bristol City

Richmond County

Dickenson County

Fairfax City

Colonial Heights City

Tazewell County

Waynesboro City

Danville City

Salem City

Staunton City

Norton City

Nelson County

Portsmouth City

Norfolk City

Smyth County

Lynchburg City

Russell County

Surry County

Sussex County

Prince Edward County

Warren County

Gloucester County

Amelia County

Wise County

Newport News City

Brunswick County

Buchanan County

Radford City

Essex County

Halifax County with South Boston City

Page County

Hampton City

Giles County

Lunenburg County

Mecklenburg County

Scott County

Roanoke City

Buckingham County

Buena Vista City

Madison County

Charlotte County

Westmoreland County

Nottoway County

Goochland County

Accomack County

King and Queen County

Suffolk City

Middlesex County

Orange County

Patrick County

Cumberland County

Culpeper County

Wythe County

Dinwiddie County

Lancaster County

King William County

Shenandoah County

Mathews County

Pittsylvania County

Isle of Wight County

Appomattox County

Henry County

Lee County

Charles City County

Poquoson City

Chesapeake City

New Kent County

Campbell County

Bedford City and County

Amherst County

Floyd County

Winchester City

Caroline County

Washington County

Louisa County

Chesterfield County

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City

Bland County

Grayson County

Harrisonburg City

Richmond City

Henrico County

Charlottesville City

Craig County

Southampton County

Hanover County

Highland County

Virginia Beach City

Pulaski County

Rappahannock County

Emporia City

Frederick County

Franklin County

Falls Church City

Clarke County

Spotsylvania County

James City County

King George County

Carroll County

Montgomery County

Rockingham County

Greene County

Fluvanna County

Roanoke County

Fauquier County

Manassas City

Bath County

Rockbridge County

Augusta County

Stafford County

Prince George County

Botetourt County

Powhatan County

Northumberland County

Fredericksburg City

Albemarle County

Prince William County

Alexandria City

Loudoun County

York County

Fairfax County

Arlington County

Manassas Park City

Williamsburg City

Created by on 10/03/2022 11:21 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.

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

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.