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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Virginia by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

Black (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

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

Richmond City

Norfolk City

Henrico County

Hampton City

Newport News City

Virginia Beach City

Chesapeake City

Fairfax County

Portsmouth City

Chesterfield County

Prince William County

Suffolk City

Petersburg City

Roanoke City

Lynchburg City

Alexandria City

Danville City

Halifax County with South Boston City

Pittsylvania County

Mecklenburg County

Loudoun County

Spotsylvania County

Accomack County

Arlington County

Brunswick County

Henry County

Hanover County

James City County

Stafford County

Caroline County

Martinsville City

Campbell County

Albemarle County

Prince Edward County

Dinwiddie County

Hopewell City

Isle of Wight County

Charlottesville City

Greensville County

Sussex County

Southampton County

Franklin City

Amherst County

Bedford City and County

Northampton County

Nottoway County

Westmoreland County

Culpeper County

Fauquier County

Louisa County

Orange County

Lunenburg County

Goochland County

York County

Prince George County

Buckingham County

Franklin County

Essex County

Gloucester County

Charles City County

Cumberland County

Northumberland County

Lancaster County

Charlotte County

Manassas City

Roanoke County

Appomattox County

Fluvanna County

Amelia County

Fredericksburg City

King George County

King William County

Powhatan County

Richmond County

Surry County

Emporia City

Nelson County

New Kent County

Staunton City

King and Queen County

Middlesex County

Winchester City

Pulaski County

Frederick County

Harrisonburg City

Colonial Heights City

Fairfax City

Madison County

Montgomery County

Warren County

Waynesboro City

Salem City

Mathews County

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City Augusta County Bath County Bland County Botetourt County Bristol City Buchanan County Buena Vista City Carroll County Clarke County Covington City Craig County Dickenson County Falls Church City Floyd County Galax City Giles County Grayson County Greene County Highland County Lee County Lexington City Manassas Park City Norton City Page County Patrick County Poquoson City Radford City Rappahannock County Rockbridge County Rockingham County Russell County Scott County Shenandoah County Smyth County Tazewell County Washington County Williamsburg City Wise County Wythe County

Created by on 07/02/2022 1:46 pm.

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.