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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

Pancreas

All Races, Both Sexes

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

Priority 2: rising and similar

Henrico County
Roanoke County
Smyth County
Stafford County
Priority 3: rising and below

Stable
Trend
Priority 4: stable and above

Norfolk City
Priority 6: stable and similar

Albemarle County
Amherst County
Arlington County
Augusta County
Bedford City and County
Buchanan County
Campbell County
Carroll County
Chesapeake City
Chesterfield County
Danville City
Dinwiddie County
Fauquier County
Frederick County
Halifax County with South Boston City
Hampton City
Hanover County
Henry County
James City County
Loudoun County
Lynchburg City
Mecklenburg County
Newport News City
Orange County
Petersburg City
Pittsylvania County
Portsmouth City
Prince Edward County
Pulaski County
Richmond City
Roanoke City
Rockingham County
Russell County
Salem City
Shenandoah County
Staunton City
Suffolk City
Virginia Beach City
Washington County
Wise County
Wythe County
York County
Priority 7: stable and below

Accomack County
Botetourt County
Fairfax County
Franklin County
Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

Priority 8: falling and similar

Alexandria City
Priority 9: falling and below

Prince William County
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/04/2022 5:55 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).

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trend estimates:
Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City, Bath County, Bland County, Bristol City, Buena Vista City, Charles City County, Charlotte County, Clarke County, Colonial Heights City, Covington City, Craig County, Cumberland County, Dickenson County, Emporia City, Essex County, Falls Church City, Floyd County, Franklin City, Fredericksburg City, Galax City, Giles County, Greene County, Greensville County, Highland County, King George County, King William County, King and Queen County, Lancaster County, Lexington City, Lunenburg County, Madison County, Manassas Park City, Mathews County, Middlesex County, Nelson County, New Kent County, Northumberland County, Norton City, Nottoway County, Poquoson City, Radford City, Rappahannock County, Richmond 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:
Amelia County, Appomattox County, Brunswick County, Buckingham County, Caroline County, Charlottesville City, Culpeper County, Fairfax City, Fluvanna County, Gloucester County, Goochland County, Grayson County, Harrisonburg City, Hopewell City, Isle of Wight County, Lee County, Louisa County, Manassas City, Martinsville City, Montgomery County, Northampton County, Page County, Patrick County, Powhatan County, Prince George County, Rockbridge County, Scott County, Spotsylvania County, Tazewell County, Warren County, Waynesboro City, Westmoreland County, Winchester City


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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