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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for West Virginia by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All AgesSorted by Rate

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 151.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.4 to 154.4 and 2,136 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to -0.8.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 128.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 128.5 to 129.0 and 283,896 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.7.

#### McDowell County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 189.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 158.1 to 225.5 and 29 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.5.

#### Lewis County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 188.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.2 to 228.3 and 24 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 41)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 0.9.

#### Webster County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 185.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.5 to 244.8 and 12 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 52)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 1.2.

#### Lincoln County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 181.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 152.0 to 216.7 and 28 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 43)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.4.

#### Doddridge County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 181.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.7 to 240.8 and 11 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.7.

#### Clay County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 180.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.5 to 236.7 and 12 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (1, 52)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 1.0.

#### Fayette County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 179.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 159.2 to 201.6 and 63 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (1, 34)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.2.

#### Logan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 179.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.0 to 205.1 and 47 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (1, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.1.

#### Wyoming County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 177.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 148.6 to 211.1 and 30 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (1, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.3.

#### Pleasants County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 176.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.9 to 240.7 and 9 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (1, 54)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 1.9.

#### Upshur County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 173.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.3 to 203.8 and 32 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (1, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.1.

#### Boone County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 171.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.6 to 204.3 and 29 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (1, 47)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.4.

#### Morgan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 170.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.2 to 206.0 and 26 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (1, 50)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.9.

#### Roane County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 169.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.0 to 210.7 and 19 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (1, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.7.

#### Mingo County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.6 to 199.7 and 30 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (1, 48)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.4.

#### Barbour County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 168.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.6 to 206.7 and 20 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (1, 52)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.6.

#### Monroe County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 167.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.8 to 206.7 and 20 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (1, 52)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 1.2.

#### Gilmer County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 167.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 119.6 to 230.9 and 9 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (1, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 1.7.

#### Tucker County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 165.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.5 to 225.4 and 10 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (1, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.7.

#### Mercer County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 164.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.4 to 182.1 and 82 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (4, 42)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.1.

#### Hampshire County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 160.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.0 to 191.1 and 29 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (2, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.7.

#### Randolph County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 159.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.9 to 186.2 and 38 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (3, 50)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.3.

#### Jefferson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 158.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.7 to 178.2 and 60 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (4, 47)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.1.

#### Berkeley County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 157.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.8 to 171.2 and 109 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (8, 44)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.4.

#### Wetzel County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 156.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 127.6 to 191.9 and 22 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (1, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.1 to 0.5.

#### Braxton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 156.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.9 to 193.8 and 19 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (1, 54)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.2.

#### Raleigh County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 156.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.6 to 172.1 and 92 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (7, 45)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.1.

#### Marshall County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 154.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.8 to 179.7 and 41 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (3, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to 0.1.

#### Harrison County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 154.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.2 to 170.5 and 84 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (8, 48)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.4.

#### Wood County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 152.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 139.2 to 166.8 and 105 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (10, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.4.

#### Greenbrier County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 151.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.9 to 174.2 and 47 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (6, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.3.

#### Ohio County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 150.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.3 to 171.5 and 57 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (7, 50)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.9.

#### Brooke County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 148.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.6 to 177.2 and 30 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 33 (4, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 0.1.

#### Kanawha County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 147.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 138.9 to 157.3 and 222 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 34 (18, 46)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.8.

#### Nicholas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 146.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.5 to 173.3 and 30 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 35 (5, 54)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.5.

#### Mineral County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 145.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.3 to 171.7 and 31 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 36 (5, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.3.

#### Cabell County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 142.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 129.6 to 156.1 and 100 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 37 (19, 51)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.8.

#### Mason County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 141.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.4 to 166.7 and 33 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 38 (9, 54)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.7.

#### Marion County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 141.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.2 to 159.5 and 60 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 39 (15, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.1.

#### Tyler County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 141.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 106.2 to 187.8 and 11 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 40 (2, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.4.

#### Wayne County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 141.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.2 to 161.7 and 46 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 41 (13, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.5.

#### Putnam County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 140.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.1 to 157.9 and 58 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 42 (14, 53)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to -1.0.

#### Preston County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 139.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 118.6 to 162.4 and 35 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 43 (11, 54)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.1.

#### Taylor County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 138.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 110.9 to 171.8 and 18 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 44 (6, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.1.

#### Summers County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 137.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 107.7 to 175.6 and 16 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 45 (4, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.1.

#### Pocahontas County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 134.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 97.2 to 184.5 and 10 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 46 (2, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.3.

#### Jackson County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 129.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 109.7 to 152.8 and 31 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 47 (18, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.2 to -1.0.

#### Grant County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 128.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 97.5 to 168.7 and 13 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 48 (8, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.9.

#### Hancock County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 127.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 108.3 to 149.5 and 35 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 49 (22, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.7.

#### Monongalia County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 126.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 113.2 to 140.9 and 70 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 50 (32, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.8.

#### Wirt County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 121.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 76.2 to 187.0 and 5 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 51 (2, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to 1.9.

#### Pendleton County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 119.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 86.6 to 167.3 and 9 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 52 (10, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to 0.4.

#### Calhoun County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 113.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 79.0 to 163.0 and 7 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 53 (10, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 1.0.

#### Hardy County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 112.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 85.2 to 146.4 and 12 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 54 (22, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.3.

#### Ritchie County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 102.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 73.2 to 141.9 and 9 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 55 (23, 55)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -0.3.

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/04/2023 10:25 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.

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.