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Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer Table
|Above US Rate||Similar to US Rate||Below US Rate|
|Priority 1: rising and above
||Priority 2: rising and similar
||Priority 3: rising and below
|Priority 4: stable and above
||Priority 6: stable and similar
||Priority 7: stable and below
|Priority 5: falling and above
||Priority 8: falling and similar
||Priority 9: falling and below
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/04/2022 5:44 pm.
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 126.96.36.199. 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:
Accomack County, Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City, Amelia County, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bath County, Bland County, Botetourt County, Bristol City, Brunswick County, Buchanan County, Buckingham County, Buena Vista City, Caroline County, Carroll County, Charles City County, Charlotte County, Charlottesville City, Clarke County, Colonial Heights City, Covington City, Craig County, Culpeper County, Cumberland County, Danville City, Dickenson County, Dinwiddie County, Emporia City, Essex County, Fairfax City, Falls Church City, Fauquier County, Floyd County, Fluvanna County, Franklin City, Franklin County, Fredericksburg City, Galax City, Giles County, Goochland County, Grayson County, Greene County, Greensville County, Halifax County with South Boston City, Harrisonburg City, Highland County, Hopewell City, Isle of Wight County, King George County, King William County, King and Queen County, Lancaster County, Lee County, Lexington City, Louisa County, Lunenburg County, Madison County, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Martinsville City, Mathews County, Mecklenburg County, Middlesex County, Montgomery County, Nelson County, New Kent County, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Norton City, Nottoway County, Orange County, Page County, Patrick County, Petersburg City, Pittsylvania County, Poquoson City, Powhatan County, Prince Edward County, Prince George County, Pulaski County, Radford City, Rappahannock County, Richmond County, Rockbridge County, Russell County, Scott County, Shenandoah County, Smyth County, Southampton County, Staunton City, Suffolk City, Surry County, Sussex County, Warren County, Waynesboro City, Westmoreland County, Williamsburg City, Winchester City, Wise County, Wythe County
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Albemarle County, Alexandria City, Arlington County, Augusta County, Bedford City and County, Campbell County, Chesapeake City, Chesterfield County, Fairfax County, Frederick County, Gloucester County, Hampton City, Hanover County, Henrico County, Henry County, James City County, Loudoun County, Lynchburg City, Newport News City, Norfolk City, Portsmouth City, Prince William County, Richmond City, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Rockingham County, Salem City, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Tazewell County, Virginia Beach City, Washington County, York 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.