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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Table

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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, 2015-2019

Virginia Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites

All Races, Both Sexes

  Above US Rate Similar to US Rate Below US Rate
Rising
Trend
Priority 1: rising and above

Martinsville City
Priority 2: rising and similar

Priority 3: rising and below

Stable
Trend
Priority 4: stable and above

Amelia County
Bristol City
Covington City
Dickenson County
Galax City
Greensville County
Hopewell City
Lee County
Lexington City
Nelson County
Page County
Russell County
Staunton City
Waynesboro City
Priority 6: stable and similar

Appomattox County
Bland County
Craig County
Floyd County
Grayson County
Henrico County
Henry County
King and Queen County
Madison County
Patrick County
Priority 7: stable and below

Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

Accomack County
Brunswick County
Buchanan County
Buena Vista City
Caroline County
Charlotte County
Colonial Heights City
Danville City
Essex County
Fairfax City
Franklin City
Giles County
Gloucester County
Halifax County with South Boston City
Hampton City
Lunenburg County
Lynchburg City
Mecklenburg County
Newport News City
Norfolk City
Northampton County
Nottoway County
Petersburg City
Portsmouth City
Prince Edward County
Richmond County
Roanoke City
Salem City
Scott County
Shenandoah County
Smyth County
Suffolk City
Sussex County
Tazewell County
Warren County
Westmoreland County
Wise County
Wythe County
Priority 8: falling and similar

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City
Amherst County
Bath County
Bedford City and County
Buckingham County
Campbell County
Carroll County
Charles City County
Charlottesville City
Chesapeake City
Chesterfield County
Clarke County
Culpeper County
Cumberland County
Dinwiddie County
Emporia City
Falls Church City
Fauquier County
Fluvanna County
Franklin County
Frederick County
Fredericksburg City
Goochland County
Greene County
Hanover County
Harrisonburg City
Highland County
Isle of Wight County
James City County
King George County
King William County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Manassas City
Mathews County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Northumberland County
Norton City
Orange County
Pittsylvania County
Poquoson City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Pulaski County
Radford City
Rappahannock County
Richmond City
Roanoke County
Rockbridge County
Rockingham County
Southampton County
Spotsylvania County
Stafford County
Surry County
Virginia Beach City
Washington County
Winchester City
Priority 9: falling and below

Albemarle County
Alexandria City
Arlington County
Augusta County
Botetourt County
Fairfax County
Loudoun County
Manassas Park City
Montgomery County
Prince William County
Williamsburg City
York County
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/04/2022 5:54 pm.

Trend2
     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.
Rate Comparison
     Above     when 95% confident the rate is above and Rate Ratio3 > 1.10
     Similar     when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.
     Below     when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio3 < 0.90

1 Priority indices were created by ordering from rates that are rising and above the comparison rate to rates that are falling and below the comparison rate.
2 Recent trend in death rates is usually an Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Version 4.8.0.0. Due to data availability issues, the time period and/or calculation method used in the calculation of the trends may differ for selected geographic areas.
3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate. Previous versions of this table used one-year rates for states and five-year rates for counties. As of June 2018, only five-year rates are used.
Source: 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.
Note: 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. Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. Data presented on the State Cancer Profiles Web Site may differ from statistics reported by the State Cancer Registries (for more information).


Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer 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.

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