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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

Colon & Rectum

All Races, Both Sexes

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

Priority 2: rising and similar

Shenandoah County
Priority 3: rising and below

Priority 4: stable and above

Buchanan County
Danville City
Fairfax City
Halifax County with South Boston City
Hopewell City
Louisa County
Martinsville City
Page County
Petersburg City
Smyth County
Staunton City
Tazewell County
Priority 6: stable and similar

Botetourt County
Bristol City
Carroll County
Charlotte County
Culpeper County
Dinwiddie County
Giles County
Grayson County
Henry County
Lancaster County
Lee County
Lunenburg County
Montgomery County
Nelson County
Nottoway County
Prince Edward County
Pulaski County
Russell County
Salem City
Scott County
Washington County
Waynesboro City
Wise County
Priority 7: stable and below

Priority 5: falling and above

Accomack County
Lynchburg City
Pittsylvania County
Portsmouth City
Roanoke City
Suffolk City
Priority 8: falling and similar

Amherst County
Augusta County
Bedford City and County
Brunswick County
Campbell County
Charlottesville City
Chesapeake City
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights City
Fauquier County
Franklin County
Frederick County
Gloucester County
Goochland County
Hampton City
Hanover County
Harrisonburg City
Henrico County
Isle of Wight County
Mecklenburg County
Newport News City
Norfolk City
Orange County
Prince George County
Prince William County
Richmond City
Rockbridge County
Spotsylvania County
Stafford County
Virginia Beach City
Warren County
Westmoreland County
Winchester City
Wythe County
Priority 9: falling and below

Albemarle County
Alexandria City
Arlington County
Fairfax County
Loudoun County
Roanoke County
Rockingham County
York County
Created by on 07/02/2022 3:58 am.

     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 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).

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City, Amelia County, Bath County, Bland County, Buckingham County, Buena Vista City, Charles City County, Clarke County, Covington City, Craig County, Cumberland County, Emporia City, Essex County, Falls Church City, Franklin City, Greene County, Highland County, King William County, King and Queen County, Lexington City, Madison County, Manassas Park City, Mathews County, Middlesex County, Norton City, Poquoson City, Radford City, Rappahannock County, Southampton County, Surry County, Sussex County, Williamsburg City

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Appomattox County, Caroline County, Dickenson County, Floyd County, Fluvanna County, Fredericksburg City, Galax City, Greensville County, James City County, King George County, Manassas City, New Kent County, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Patrick County, Powhatan County, Richmond County

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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