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Interpretation of Incidence Rates Data

Incidence Rate Report for Virginia by County

Oral Cavity & Pharynx (Late Stage^), 2015-2019

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

Sorted by Rate

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.

Percent of Cases with Late Stage - This is the number of late stages cases compared to the number of cases for all stages.

Other Notes

Line by Line Interpretation of the Report



Petersburg City6

Fredericksburg City6

Giles County6

Salem City6

Roanoke City6

Gloucester County6

Dinwiddie County6

Rockbridge County6

Caroline County6

Hanover County6

Wythe County6

Portsmouth City6

Norfolk City6

Wise County6

Goochland County6

Orange County6

Louisa County6

Botetourt County6

Warren County6

Newport News City6

Accomack County6

Culpeper County6

Mecklenburg County6

York County6

Frederick County6

Roanoke County6

Richmond City6

Washington County6

Bedford City and County6

Chesapeake City6

Franklin County6

Chesterfield County6

Charlottesville City6

Stafford County6

Rockingham County6

Fauquier County6

Danville City6

Henrico County6

Henry County6

James City County6

Virginia Beach City6

Albemarle County6

Suffolk City6

Pulaski County6

Shenandoah County6

Augusta County6

Spotsylvania County6

Campbell County6

Hampton City6

Lynchburg City6

Pittsylvania County6

Fairfax County6

Arlington County6

Loudoun County6

Montgomery County6

Prince William County6

Alexandria City6

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City6 Amelia County6 Amherst County6 Appomattox County6 Bath County6 Bland County6 Bristol City6 Brunswick County6 Buchanan County6 Buckingham County6 Buena Vista City6 Carroll County6 Charles City County6 Charlotte County6 Clarke County6 Colonial Heights City6 Covington City6 Craig County6 Cumberland County6 Dickenson County6 Emporia City6 Essex County6 Fairfax City6 Falls Church City6 Floyd County6 Fluvanna County6 Franklin City6 Galax City6 Grayson County6 Greene County6 Greensville County6 Halifax County with South Boston City6 Harrisonburg City6 Highland County6 Hopewell City6 Isle of Wight County6 King George County6 King William County6 King and Queen County6 Lancaster County6 Lee County6 Lexington City6 Lunenburg County6 Madison County6 Manassas City6 Manassas Park City6 Martinsville City6 Mathews County6 Middlesex County6 Nelson County6 New Kent County6 Northampton County6 Northumberland County6 Norton City6 Nottoway County6 Page County6 Patrick County6 Poquoson City6 Powhatan County6 Prince Edward County6 Prince George County6 Radford City6 Rappahannock County6 Richmond County6 Russell County6 Scott County6 Smyth County6 Southampton County6 Staunton City6 Surry County6 Sussex County6 Tazewell County6 Waynesboro City6 Westmoreland County6 Williamsburg City6 Winchester City6

Created by on 01/27/2023 3:25 pm.

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

Data cannot be shown for the following areas. For more information on what areas are suppressed or not available, please refer to the table.
Alleghany and Clifton Forge, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bath, Bland, Bristol, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Buena Vista, Carroll, Charles City, Charlotte, Clarke, Colonial Heights, Covington, Craig, Cumberland, Dickenson, Emporia, Essex, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin City, Galax, Grayson, Greene, Greensville, Halifax with South Boston, Harrisonburg, Highland, Hopewell, Isle of Wight, King George, King William, King and Queen, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington, Lunenburg, Madison, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Martinsville, Mathews, Middlesex, Nelson, New Kent, Northampton, Northumberland, Norton, Nottoway, Page, Patrick, Poquoson City, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Radford, Rappahannock, Richmond, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Southampton, Staunton, Surry, Sussex, Tazewell, Waynesboro, Westmoreland, Williamsburg, Winchester

† 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 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.

Rates are computed using cancers classified as malignant based on ICD-O-3. For more information see malignant.html.

^ Late Stage is defined as cases determined to be regional or distant. Due to changes in stage coding, Combined Summary Stage (2004+) is used for data from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) databases and Merged Summary Stage is used for data from National Program of Cancer Registries databases. Due to the increased complexity with staging, other staging variables maybe used if necessary.
* 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).

Source: SEER and NPCR data. For more specific information please see the table.

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 the United States does not include data from Nevada.
Data for the 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.