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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


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

Created by on 06/10/2023 9:00 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 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.