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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Virginia by County

Breast, 2015-2019

All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, 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


Virginia


United States


Fairfax County


Virginia Beach City


Henrico County


Chesterfield County


Prince William County


Chesapeake City


Richmond City


Loudoun County


Norfolk City


Newport News City


Hampton City


Spotsylvania County


Roanoke County


Hanover County


Arlington County


Alexandria City


Frederick County


Portsmouth City


Suffolk City


Roanoke City


Bedford City and County


James City County


Stafford County


Albemarle County


Lynchburg City


Rockingham County


Fauquier County


Campbell County


Shenandoah County


Augusta County


Pittsylvania County


York County


Halifax County with South Boston City


Henry County


Petersburg City


Franklin County


Tazewell County


Culpeper County


Danville City


Montgomery County


Louisa County


Washington County


Wise County


Accomack County


Charlottesville City


Hopewell City


Russell County


Salem City


Gloucester County


Mecklenburg County


Colonial Heights City


Dinwiddie County


Warren County


Botetourt County


Bristol City


Isle of Wight County


Orange County


Caroline County


Powhatan County


Winchester City


Pulaski County


Brunswick County


Buchanan County


Fairfax City


Staunton City


Waynesboro City


Wythe County


Amherst County


Harrisonburg City


Page County


Fluvanna County


Fredericksburg City


Scott County


Giles County


Greene County


Manassas City


Nottoway County


Smyth County


Essex County


Goochland County


Lee County


Martinsville City


Rockbridge County


Westmoreland County


Greensville County


Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City Amelia County Appomattox County Bath County Bland County Buckingham County Buena Vista City Carroll County Charles City County Charlotte County Clarke County Covington City Craig County Cumberland County Dickenson County Emporia City Falls Church City Floyd County Franklin City Galax City Grayson County Highland County King George County King William County King and Queen County Lancaster County Lexington City Lunenburg County 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 Prince George County Radford City Rappahannock County Richmond County Southampton County Surry County Sussex County Williamsburg City

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/24/2021 5:00 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 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.