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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for West Virginia by County

Colon & Rectum, 2015-2019

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

Sorted by CI*Rank

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


McDowell County


Gilmer County


Greenbrier County


Nicholas County


Logan County


Mingo County


Barbour County


Fayette County


Mercer County


Wetzel County


Roane County


Braxton County


Morgan County


Monroe County


Marion County


Lewis County


Hampshire County


Berkeley County


Marshall County


Summers County


Boone County


Wood County


Mason County


Jefferson County


Raleigh County


Wayne County


Preston County


Harrison County


Lincoln County


Randolph County


Mineral County


Hancock County


Ohio County


Cabell County


Upshur County


Kanawha County


Jackson County


Monongalia County


Brooke County


Wyoming County


Putnam County


Calhoun County Clay County Doddridge County Grant County Hardy County Pendleton County Pleasants County Pocahontas County Ritchie County Taylor County Tucker County Tyler County Webster County Wirt County

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/19/2022 12:06 pm.

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

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of estimates:
Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Grant, Hardy, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Webster, Wirt

† 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.
⋔ 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.

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).


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.