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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Virginia by County

All Cancer Sites, 2014-2018

White 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


Virginia


United States (6)


Arlington County


Alexandria City


Virginia Beach City


Prince William County


Fairfax County


Chesapeake City


Chesterfield County


Henrico County


Loudoun County


Newport News City


Norfolk City


Richmond City


Spotsylvania County


Stafford County


Accomack County Albemarle County Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City Amelia County Amherst County Appomattox County Augusta County Bath County Bedford City and County Bland County Botetourt County Bristol City Brunswick County Buchanan County Buckingham County Buena Vista City Campbell County Caroline County Carroll County Charles City County Charlotte County Charlottesville City Clarke County Colonial Heights City Covington City Craig County Culpeper County Cumberland County Danville City Dickenson County Dinwiddie County Emporia City Essex County Fairfax City Falls Church City Fauquier County Floyd County Fluvanna County Franklin City Franklin County Frederick County Fredericksburg City Galax City Giles County Gloucester County Goochland County Grayson County Greene County Greensville County Halifax County with South Boston City Hampton City Hanover County Harrisonburg City Henry County Highland County Hopewell City Isle of Wight County James City County King George County King William County King and Queen County Lancaster County Lee County Lexington City Louisa County Lunenburg County Lynchburg City Madison County Manassas City Manassas Park City Martinsville City Mathews County Mecklenburg County Middlesex County Montgomery County Nelson County New Kent County Northampton County Northumberland County Norton City Nottoway County Orange County Page County Patrick County Petersburg City Pittsylvania County Poquoson City Portsmouth City Powhatan County Prince Edward County Prince George County Pulaski County Radford City Rappahannock County Richmond County Roanoke City Roanoke County Rockbridge County Rockingham County Russell County Salem City Scott County Shenandoah County Smyth County Southampton County Staunton City Suffolk City Surry County Sussex County Tazewell County Warren County Washington County Waynesboro City Westmoreland County Williamsburg City Winchester City Wise County Wythe County York County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/24/2021 8:34 pm.

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 1969-2017 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.

6 Hispanic mortality recent trend data for the United States has been excluded for the following states: Louisiana, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. The data on Hispanic and non-Hispanic mortality for these states may be unreliable for the time period used in the generation of the recent trend (1990 - 2018) and has been excluded from the calculation of the United States recent trend. This was based on the NCHS Policy.
* 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.