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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Virginia by County

All Cancer Sites (All Stages^), 2014-2018

Asian or Pacific Islander (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

Sorted by CI*Rank

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of *** is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Incidence Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The incidence rate is based upon 100,000 people and is an annual rate (or average annual rate) based on the time period indicated. Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population.

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC/APC:

AAPC/APC (95% Confidence Interval) - the change in rate over time


Other Notes


Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


Virginia6


US (SEER+NPCR)1


Frederick County6


Prince George County6


Portsmouth City6


Hanover County6


Roanoke County6


Hampton City6


Suffolk City6


Norfolk City6


Newport News City6


Fairfax City6


Virginia Beach City6


Falls Church City6


Spotsylvania County6


Henrico County6


Harrisonburg City6


Stafford County6


Manassas City6


Prince William County6


Chesapeake City6


Fairfax County6


Arlington County6


Alexandria City6


York County6


Loudoun County6


Roanoke City6


Albemarle County6


James City County6


Chesterfield County6


Richmond City6


Montgomery County6


Manassas Park City6


Accomack County6 Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City6 Amelia County6 Amherst County6 Appomattox County6 Augusta County6 Bath County6 Bedford City and County6 Bland County6 Botetourt County6 Bristol City6 Brunswick County6 Buchanan County6 Buckingham County6 Buena Vista City6 Campbell County6 Caroline County6 Carroll County6 Charles City County6 Charlotte County6 Charlottesville City6 Clarke County6 Colonial Heights City6 Covington City6 Craig County6 Culpeper County6 Cumberland County6 Danville City6 Dickenson County6 Dinwiddie County6 Emporia City6 Essex County6 Fauquier County6 Floyd County6 Fluvanna County6 Franklin City6 Franklin County6 Fredericksburg City6 Galax City6 Giles County6 Gloucester County6 Goochland County6 Grayson County6 Greene County6 Greensville County6 Halifax County with South Boston City6 Henry County6 Highland County6 Hopewell City6 Isle of Wight County6 King George County6 King William County6 King and Queen County6 Lancaster County6 Lee County6 Lexington City6 Louisa County6 Lunenburg County6 Lynchburg City6 Madison County6 Martinsville City6 Mathews County6 Mecklenburg County6 Middlesex County6 Nelson County6 New Kent County6 Northampton County6 Northumberland County6 Norton City6 Nottoway County6 Orange County6 Page County6 Patrick County6 Petersburg City6 Pittsylvania County6 Poquoson City6 Powhatan County6 Prince Edward County6 Pulaski County6 Radford City6 Rappahannock County6 Richmond County6 Rockbridge County6 Rockingham County6 Russell County6 Salem City6 Scott County6 Shenandoah County6 Smyth County6 Southampton County6 Staunton City6 Surry County6 Sussex County6 Tazewell County6 Warren County6 Washington County6 Waynesboro City6 Westmoreland County6 Williamsburg City6 Winchester City6 Wise County6 Wythe County6

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/07/2021 3:57 pm.

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.

⋔ 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.

† Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2018 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.
‡ Incidence data come 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 area for additional information.

Rates and trends are computed using different standards for malignancy. For more information see malignant.html.

^ All Stages refers to any stage in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) summary stage.
*** No Healthy People 2020 Objective for this cancer.
Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

* 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).

1 Source: National Program of Cancer Registries and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results SEER*Stat Database (2001-2018) - United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute. Based on the 2020 submission.
6 Source: National Program of Cancer Registries SEER*Stat Database (2001-2018) - United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (based on the 2020 submission).
8 Source: Incidence data provided by the SEER Program. AAPCs are calculated by the Joinpoint Regression Program and are based on APCs. Data are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84,85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modifed by NCI. The 1969-2018 US Population Data File is used with SEER November 2020 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.

Statistics for minorities may be affected by inconsistent race identification between the cancer case reports (sources for numerator of rate) and data from the Census Bureau (source for denominator of rate); and from undercounts of some population groups in the census.
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.