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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Virginia by County

Colon & Rectum, 2016-2020

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

Sorted by CI*Rank

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 74.4 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


Arlington County


Roanoke County


Powhatan County


Fairfax County


Fluvanna County


Albemarle County


Alexandria City


Patrick County


York County


Loudoun County


Manassas City


Lee County


Winchester City


Montgomery County


Charlottesville City


Virginia Beach City


Carroll County


Augusta County


Washington County


Caroline County


Rockingham County


Prince William County


Botetourt County


Fauquier County


Franklin County


Henrico County


Chesterfield County


Harrisonburg City


Wythe County


Prince George County


James City County


New Kent County


Richmond City


Floyd County


Northampton County


Hampton City


Dinwiddie County


Culpeper County


Stafford County


Spotsylvania County


Gloucester County


Norfolk City


Isle of Wight County


Orange County


Hanover County


Appomattox County


Goochland County


Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City


Chesapeake City


Westmoreland County


Warren County


Scott County


Frederick County


Bedford City and County


Pulaski County


Lynchburg City


Henry County


Prince Edward County


Roanoke City


Brunswick County


Shenandoah County


Suffolk City


Portsmouth City


Mecklenburg County


Newport News City


Colonial Heights City


Lancaster County


King William County


Amherst County


Pittsylvania County


Waynesboro City


Rockbridge County


Smyth County


Salem City


Charlotte County


Grayson County


King George County


Campbell County


Dickenson County


Russell County


Northumberland County


Nottoway County


Wise County


Accomack County


Cumberland County


Giles County


Petersburg City


Tazewell County


Louisa County


Halifax County with South Boston City


Page County


Hopewell City


Staunton City


Buchanan County


Martinsville City


Richmond County


Fairfax City


Danville City


Greensville County


Amelia County Bath County Bland County Bristol City Buckingham County Buena Vista City Charles City County Clarke County Covington City Craig County Emporia City Essex County Falls Church City Franklin City Fredericksburg City Galax City Greene County Highland County King and Queen County Lexington City Lunenburg County Madison County Manassas Park City Mathews County Middlesex County Nelson County Norton City Poquoson City Radford City Rappahannock County Southampton County Surry County Sussex County Williamsburg City

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/10/2023 9:00 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 2030 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 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.
* 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.