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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


    United States

    Manassas Park City

    Highland County

    Fairfax County

    Falls Church City

    Loudoun County

    Williamsburg City

    Arlington County

    Alexandria City

    Albemarle County

    Mathews County

    York County

    Botetourt County

    Manassas City

    Harrisonburg City

    Prince William County

    Montgomery County

    James City County

    Craig County

    Rappahannock County

    Cumberland County

    Floyd County

    Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City

    Lexington City

    Fairfax City

    Rockingham County

    Fauquier County

    Greene County

    Campbell County

    King and Queen County

    Roanoke County

    Franklin County

    Spotsylvania County

    Poquoson City

    Southampton County

    Rockbridge County

    Appomattox County

    Prince George County

    Powhatan County

    Stafford County

    Augusta County

    Washington County

    Chesterfield County

    Hanover County

    Goochland County

    Charles City County

    Bedford City and County

    Virginia Beach City

    Fredericksburg City

    Northumberland County

    Amherst County

    Henrico County

    Bath County

    Halifax County with South Boston City

    Carroll County

    Shenandoah County

    Isle of Wight County

    Richmond County

    Colonial Heights City

    Orange County

    Dinwiddie County

    Fluvanna County

    Wythe County

    Pittsylvania County

    Frederick County

    Brunswick County

    Chesapeake City

    Clarke County

    Buchanan County

    King George County

    Charlottesville City

    Pulaski County

    Patrick County

    Caroline County

    Salem City

    Suffolk City

    Winchester City

    Richmond City

    Grayson County

    Surry County

    Culpeper County

    Madison County

    Buckingham County

    Lancaster County

    Henry County

    Prince Edward County

    Louisa County

    Hampton City

    Norfolk City

    Gloucester County

    Roanoke City

    Emporia City

    Charlotte County

    Giles County

    Newport News City

    Russell County

    Staunton City

    Nottoway County

    Warren County

    Smyth County

    Westmoreland County

    Lunenburg County

    Page County

    King William County

    Lynchburg City

    Danville City

    Buena Vista City

    Essex County

    Waynesboro City

    Radford City

    Scott County

    Tazewell County

    New Kent County

    Middlesex County

    Lee County

    Amelia County

    Portsmouth City

    Accomack County

    Mecklenburg County

    Norton City

    Greensville County

    Sussex County

    Northampton County

    Wise County

    Galax City

    Bland County

    Covington City

    Nelson County

    Dickenson County

    Franklin City

    Petersburg City

    Hopewell City

    Martinsville City

    Bristol City

    Created by on 07/23/2019 5:04 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 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.