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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Virginia by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

White (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

Sorted by Recentaapc

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

Petersburg City

Lexington City

Martinsville City

Greensville County

Hopewell City

Staunton City

Henry County

Bristol City

Waynesboro City

Dickenson County

King and Queen County

Floyd County

Franklin City

Madison County

Page County

Grayson County

Lee County

Nelson County

Russell County

Salem City

Amelia County

Roanoke City

Buchanan County

Essex County

Halifax County with South Boston City

Patrick County

Scott County

Smyth County

Tazewell County

Accomack County

Carroll County

Danville City

Richmond County

Wise County

Bland County

Culpeper County

James City County

King William County

Mecklenburg County

Pittsylvania County

Surry County

Sussex County

Appomattox County

Campbell County

Charlotte County

Franklin County

Lynchburg City

Middlesex County

Radford City

Shenandoah County

Warren County

Westmoreland County

Bath County

Bedford City and County

Buckingham County

Colonial Heights City

Giles County

Gloucester County

Isle of Wight County

Nottoway County

Portsmouth City

Prince Edward County

Roanoke County

Washington County

Wythe County

Brunswick County

Buena Vista City

Craig County

Dinwiddie County

Hampton City

Henrico County

Lunenburg County

Newport News City

Pulaski County

Southampton County

Cumberland County

Louisa County

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City

Amherst County

Clarke County

Botetourt County

Caroline County

Chesapeake City

Chesterfield County

Frederick County

Montgomery County

Norfolk City

Orange County

Spotsylvania County

Suffolk City

Virginia Beach City

Winchester City

Albemarle County

Emporia City

Fluvanna County

Goochland County

Harrisonburg City

New Kent County

Northampton County

Rockbridge County

Fairfax City

Fauquier County

Norton City

Greene County

Hanover County

Lancaster County

Rockingham County

Manassas City

Charlottesville City

Prince George County

Rappahannock County

Highland County

Mathews County

Charles City County

Fairfax County

Fredericksburg City

King George County

Loudoun County

Northumberland County

Prince William County

Arlington County

Poquoson City

Powhatan County

York County

Falls Church City

Stafford County

Alexandria City

Richmond City

Williamsburg City

Augusta County

Manassas Park City

Galax City

Covington City

Created by on 06/25/2022 7:27 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.