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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for West Virginia by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+Sorted by Count

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 122.7 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:

• 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.

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

#### West Virginia

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 591.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 584.1 to 599.9 and 4,459 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -1.0.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 501.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 501.1 to 502.3 and 569,776 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -1.8.

#### Kanawha County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 576.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 552.1 to 600.8 and 451 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (17, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.1.

#### Berkeley County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 631.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 594.4 to 669.9 and 235 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (6, 34)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.7.

#### Wood County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 612.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 576.9 to 650.4 and 221 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (7, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.3.

#### Cabell County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 600.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 565.3 to 638.0 and 219 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (9, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.8.

#### Raleigh County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 603.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 564.8 to 644.4 and 188 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (8, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to -0.4.

#### Harrison County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 609.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 568.4 to 651.7 and 171 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (7, 43)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.6.

#### Mercer County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 622.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 579.9 to 667.1 and 166 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (6, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.3.

#### Monongalia County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 479.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 443.0 to 517.2 and 138 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 54 (43, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.1.

#### Marion County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 574.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 530.3 to 620.3 and 131 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (11, 50)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.4.

#### Jefferson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 626.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 576.6 to 678.9 and 125 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (5, 43)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.4.

#### Fayette County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 649.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 598.7 to 704.0 and 124 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (3, 36)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.2.

#### Putnam County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 552.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 508.8 to 599.4 and 120 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 41 (15, 52)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.7.

#### Ohio County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 580.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 532.0 to 632.7 and 111 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (9, 50)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.0.

#### Logan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 734.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 670.2 to 803.2 and 102 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 14)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.4.

#### Wayne County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 572.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 522.6 to 624.9 and 100 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 34 (10, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -1.3.

#### Greenbrier County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 560.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 510.2 to 614.8 and 93 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 39 (12, 52)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.7.

#### Marshall County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 566.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 511.2 to 625.7 and 80 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 37 (9, 52)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.4.

#### Hancock County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 558.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 504.0 to 617.9 and 79 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 40 (10, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.6.

#### Preston County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 547.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 492.9 to 606.0 and 76 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 44 (13, 54)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.4.

#### Jackson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 582.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 523.7 to 645.2 and 74 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (8, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.4.

#### Mason County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 598.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 536.6 to 664.4 and 71 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (6, 50)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.9.

#### Randolph County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 544.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 488.9 to 605.7 and 71 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 46 (12, 54)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.3.

#### Mineral County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 581.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 520.6 to 647.6 and 68 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (7, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.3.

#### Mingo County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 685.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 610.5 to 766.7 and 65 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (1, 37)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.4.

#### McDowell County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 770.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 685.9 to 862.0 and 64 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 15)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.1.

#### Nicholas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 566.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 504.6 to 633.0 and 64 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 38 (9, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.5.

#### Boone County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 662.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 589.0 to 743.4 and 62 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (1, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.7.

#### Upshur County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 581.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 517.1 to 652.0 and 60 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (7, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.5.

#### Hampshire County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 568.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 504.4 to 637.5 and 60 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 35 (8, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.1.

#### Brooke County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 552.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 490.4 to 620.1 and 60 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 42 (10, 54)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.4.

#### Lincoln County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 706.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 627.1 to 793.1 and 59 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 30)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.0.

#### Morgan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 663.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 586.8 to 746.8 and 56 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (1, 43)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.3.

#### Wyoming County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 609.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 537.5 to 688.5 and 55 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (4, 50)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.2.

#### Lewis County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 761.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 671.4 to 860.8 and 53 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.3.

#### Roane County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 705.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 614.0 to 806.2 and 45 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 35)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.4.

#### Taylor County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 593.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 515.3 to 679.6 and 43 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (4, 52)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.6.

#### Wetzel County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 567.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 492.8 to 651.2 and 42 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 36 (7, 54)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.1.

#### Barbour County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 584.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 505.5 to 673.1 and 40 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (4, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.2.

#### Braxton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 591.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 509.6 to 681.8 and 39 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (4, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.2.

#### Monroe County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 573.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 493.7 to 663.3 and 38 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 33 (5, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.2.

#### Summers County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 577.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 495.4 to 668.4 and 37 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (4, 54)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.6.

#### Hardy County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 492.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 415.0 to 581.0 and 29 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 52 (17, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.5.

#### Webster County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 646.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 537.9 to 771.6 and 26 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (1, 52)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.7.

#### Grant County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 441.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 366.8 to 527.8 and 25 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 55 (32, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.5.

#### Clay County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 657.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 544.2 to 787.3 and 24 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (1, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.9.

#### Ritchie County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 519.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 430.3 to 621.6 and 24 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 48 (8, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.1.

#### Pocahontas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 549.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 452.9 to 660.2 and 24 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 43 (5, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.0.

#### Tyler County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 535.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 440.2 to 646.1 and 23 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 47 (6, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.5.

#### Pleasants County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 691.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 564.5 to 839.2 and 21 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (1, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.8.

#### Tucker County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 546.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 444.4 to 664.6 and 20 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 45 (5, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.3.

#### Pendleton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 489.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 396.6 to 598.8 and 20 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 53 (10, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.2.

#### Gilmer County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 640.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 516.3 to 785.0 and 19 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (1, 54)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.9.

#### Doddridge County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 506.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 407.2 to 621.5 and 19 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 50 (8, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.4.

#### Calhoun County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 507.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 407.9 to 624.8 and 18 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 49 (8, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.4.

#### Wirt County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 505.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 385.3 to 651.4 and 13 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 51 (4, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 0.5.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/25/2024 5:14 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 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.

Healthy People 2030 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 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.
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.