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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for West Virginia by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+

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


West Virginia


United States


Kanawha County


Berkeley County


Cabell County


Wood County


Raleigh County


Harrison County


Mercer County


Marion County


Monongalia County


Fayette County


Putnam County


Jefferson County


Ohio County


Logan County


Wayne County


Greenbrier County


Marshall County


Preston County


Hancock County


Jackson County


Randolph County


Mineral County


Mason County


Mingo County


McDowell County


Nicholas County


Boone County


Hampshire County


Upshur County


Brooke County


Lincoln County


Wyoming County


Morgan County


Lewis County


Roane County


Wetzel County


Taylor County


Barbour County


Monroe County


Braxton County


Summers County


Hardy County


Webster County


Grant County


Ritchie County


Tyler County


Clay County


Pocahontas County


Tucker County


Pleasants County


Gilmer County


Doddridge County


Pendleton County


Calhoun County


Wirt County




Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/19/2022 11:02 pm.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
† 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.


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.