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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 Rate

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

Grant County

Pendleton County

Monongalia County

Hardy County

Doddridge County

Calhoun County

Ritchie County

Brooke County

Pocahontas County

Hancock County

Putnam County

Braxton County

Tucker County

Wirt County

Wayne County

Taylor County

Randolph County

Upshur County

Summers County

Tyler County

Kanawha County

Preston County

Greenbrier County

Marshall County

Wetzel County

Nicholas County

Barbour County

Mason County

Ohio County

Cabell County

Jackson County

Hampshire County

Mercer County

Wood County

Mineral County

Monroe County

Harrison County

Marion County

Jefferson County

Raleigh County

Wyoming County

Berkeley County

Pleasants County

Clay County

Webster County

Morgan County

Gilmer County

Fayette County

Lincoln County

Roane County

Boone County

Mingo County

Lewis County

McDowell County

Logan County

Created by on 08/12/2022 5:47 am.

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.