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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Virginia by County

Breast, 2016-2020

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All Ages

Sorted by Recentaapc

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 15.3 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

Colonial Heights City

Hopewell City

Lee County

Shenandoah County

Bristol City

Botetourt County

Russell County

Halifax County with South Boston City

Martinsville City

Spotsylvania County

Henry County

Tazewell County

Petersburg City

Roanoke County

Campbell County

Portsmouth City

Hanover County

Salem City

Henrico County

Pulaski County

Virginia Beach City

Chesapeake City

Franklin County

Rockingham County

Wythe County

Frederick County

Lynchburg City

Newport News City

Buchanan County

Culpeper County

Danville City

Scott County

Wise County

Fairfax City

Augusta County

Isle of Wight County

Orange County

Pittsylvania County

Roanoke City

Chesterfield County

Richmond City

Stafford County

Accomack County

Hampton City

Loudoun County

Norfolk City

Suffolk City

Bedford City and County

Mecklenburg County

Charlottesville City

Fairfax County

Fauquier County

Prince William County

Montgomery County

Washington County

York County

Arlington County

Manassas City

Albemarle County

Harrisonburg City

Amherst County

Goochland County

Warren County

Smyth County

Fluvanna County

Alexandria City

Brunswick County

Caroline County

Carroll County

Dinwiddie County

Floyd County

Fredericksburg City

Giles County

Gloucester County

James City County

Louisa County

Lunenburg County

Nottoway County

Page County

Powhatan County

Prince George County

Staunton City

Waynesboro City

Winchester City

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City Amelia County Appomattox County Bath County Bland County Buckingham County Buena Vista City Charles City County Charlotte County Clarke County Covington City Craig County Cumberland County Dickenson County Emporia City Essex County Falls Church City Franklin City Galax City Grayson County Greene County Greensville County Highland County King George County King William County King and Queen County Lancaster County Lexington City Madison County Manassas Park City Mathews County Middlesex County Nelson County New Kent County Northampton County Northumberland County Norton City Patrick County Poquoson City Prince Edward County Radford City Rappahannock County Richmond County Rockbridge County Southampton County Surry County Sussex County Westmoreland County Williamsburg City

Created by on 09/30/2023 12:11 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 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.
⋔ 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.

* 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.