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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 07/02/2022 5:07 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 22.214.171.124. 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, Albemarle County, Alexandria City, Alleghany County and Clifton Forge City, Amelia County, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Arlington County, Augusta County, Bath County, Bedford City and County, Bland County, Botetourt County, Bristol City, Brunswick County, Buchanan County, Buckingham County, Buena Vista City, Campbell County, Caroline County, Carroll County, Charles City County, Charlotte County, Charlottesville City, Chesapeake City, Chesterfield County, 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, Frederick County, Fredericksburg City, Galax City, Giles County, Gloucester County, Goochland County, Grayson County, Greene County, Greensville County, Halifax County with South Boston City, Hampton City, Hanover County, Harrisonburg City, Henrico County, Henry County, Highland County, Hopewell City, Isle of Wight County, James City County, King George County, King William County, King and Queen County, Lancaster County, Lee County, Lexington City, Loudoun County, Louisa County, Lunenburg County, Lynchburg City, Madison County, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Martinsville City, Mathews County, Mecklenburg County, Middlesex County, Montgomery County, Nelson County, New Kent County, Newport News City, Norfolk City, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Norton City, Nottoway County, Orange County, Page County, Patrick County, Petersburg City, Pittsylvania County, Poquoson City, Portsmouth City, Powhatan County, Prince Edward County, Prince George County, Prince William County, Pulaski County, Radford City, Rappahannock County, Richmond City, Richmond County, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Rockbridge County, Rockingham County, Russell County, Salem City, Scott County, Shenandoah County, Smyth County, Southampton County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Staunton City, Suffolk City, Surry County, Sussex County, Tazewell County, Virginia Beach City, Warren County, Washington County, Waynesboro City, Westmoreland County, Williamsburg City, Winchester City, Wise County, Wythe County, York County
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
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.