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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Virginia by County

All Cancer Sites, 2011-2015

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

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 161.4 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

  • Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
  • Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

  • Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


    Virginia


    United States


    Bristol City


    Martinsville City


    Hopewell City


    Petersburg City


    Franklin City


    Dickenson County


    Nelson County


    Covington City


    Bland County


    Galax City


    Wise County


    Northampton County


    Sussex County


    Greensville County


    Norton City


    Mecklenburg County


    Accomack County


    Portsmouth City


    Amelia County


    Lee County


    Middlesex County


    New Kent County


    Tazewell County


    Scott County


    Radford City


    Waynesboro City


    Essex County


    Buena Vista City


    Danville City


    Lynchburg City


    King William County


    Page County


    Lunenburg County


    Westmoreland County


    Smyth County


    Warren County


    Nottoway County


    Staunton City


    Russell County


    Newport News City


    Giles County


    Charlotte County


    Emporia City


    Roanoke City


    Gloucester County


    Norfolk City


    Hampton City


    Louisa County


    Prince Edward County


    Henry County


    Lancaster County


    Buckingham County


    Madison County


    Culpeper County


    Surry County


    Grayson County


    Richmond City


    Winchester City


    Suffolk City


    Salem City


    Caroline County


    Patrick County


    Pulaski County


    Charlottesville City


    King George County


    Buchanan County


    Clarke County


    Chesapeake City


    Brunswick County


    Frederick County


    Pittsylvania County


    Wythe County


    Fluvanna County


    Dinwiddie County


    Orange County


    Colonial Heights City


    Richmond County


    Isle of Wight County


    Shenandoah County


    Carroll County


    Halifax County with South Boston City


    Bath County


    Henrico County


    Amherst County


    Northumberland County


    Fredericksburg City


    Virginia Beach City


    Bedford City and County


    Charles City County


    Goochland County


    Hanover County


    Chesterfield County


    Washington County


    Augusta County


    Stafford County


    Powhatan County


    Prince George County


    Appomattox County


    Rockbridge County


    Southampton County


    Poquoson City


    Spotsylvania County


    Franklin County


    Roanoke County


    King and Queen County


    Campbell County


    Greene County


    Fauquier County


    Rockingham County


    Fairfax City


    Lexington City


    Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City


    Floyd County


    Cumberland County


    Rappahannock County


    Craig County


    James City County


    Montgomery County


    Prince William County


    Harrisonburg City


    Manassas City


    Botetourt County


    York County


    Mathews County


    Albemarle County


    Alexandria City


    Arlington County


    Williamsburg City


    Loudoun County


    Falls Church City


    Fairfax County


    Highland County


    Manassas Park City




    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 03/20/2019 9:13 am.

    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 rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2015 US Population Data File is used for 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.

    Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



    Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availablility, 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.