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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

Lung & Bronchus

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
Charlotte County
Covington City
Dickenson County
Galax City
King and Queen County
Mecklenburg County
Page County
Prince Edward County
Roanoke City
Salem City
Scott County
Staunton City
Sussex County
Waynesboro City
Priority 6: stable and similar

Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City
Appomattox County
Bath County
Carroll County
Floyd County
Franklin City
Grayson County
Greensville County
Henry County
King William County
Lexington City
Lunenburg County
Madison County
Nelson County
Patrick County
Rappahannock County
Priority 7: stable and below

Albemarle County
Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

Accomack County
Buchanan County
Chesapeake City
Colonial Heights City
Danville City
Dinwiddie County
Essex County
Giles County
Gloucester County
Halifax County with South Boston City
Hampton City
Hopewell City
Lee County
Lynchburg City
New Kent County
Newport News City
Norfolk City
Petersburg City
Portsmouth City
Prince George County
Richmond County
Russell County
Shenandoah County
Smyth County
Spotsylvania County
Tazewell County
Warren County
Washington County
Westmoreland County
Wise County
Priority 8: falling and similar

Amherst County
Bedford City and County
Botetourt County
Brunswick County
Buckingham County
Campbell County
Caroline County
Charles City County
Charlottesville City
Chesterfield County
Clarke County
Culpeper County
Cumberland County
Fairfax City
Falls Church City
Fauquier County
Fluvanna County
Franklin County
Frederick County
Fredericksburg City
Goochland County
Greene County
Hanover County
Harrisonburg City
Henrico County
Isle of Wight County
King George County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Manassas City
Mathews County
Middlesex County
Montgomery County
Northampton County
Northumberland County
Nottoway County
Orange County
Pittsylvania County
Poquoson City
Powhatan County
Pulaski County
Radford City
Richmond City
Southampton County
Stafford County
Suffolk City
Surry County
Virginia Beach City
Winchester City
Wythe County
Priority 9: falling and below

Alexandria City
Arlington County
Augusta County
Fairfax County
James City County
Loudoun County
Prince William County
Roanoke County
Rockbridge County
Rockingham County
York County
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/04/2022 5:56 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:
Craig County, Highland County, Manassas Park City, Norton City, Williamsburg City

Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Bland County, Buena Vista City, Emporia 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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