Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Alaska by County, Death Years Through 2011 All Cancer Sites
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
Sorted by Rate
County
Met Healthy People Objective of 160.6? 1 Annual Death Rate
over rate period deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Deaths per Year
over rate period
Rate Period Recent Trend 2 Recent Average Annual Percent Change2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
Recent Trend Period2
Alaska (State) No 182.7 (176.9, 188.7) 884 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.4, -0.9) 2007 - 2011
United States No 173.8 (173.6, 174.0) 569,473 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5) 2007 - 2011
Wade Hampton Census Area 3 No 312.7 (229.1, 413.5) 10 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.3 (-1.7, 2.4) 2007 - 2011
North Slope Borough 3 No 281.1 (194.9, 387.3) 12 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.7 (-3.7, 2.5) 2007 - 2011
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area 3 No 280.5 (215.7, 358.7) 14 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.6 (-1.1, 2.4) 2007 - 2011
Nome Census Area 3 No 265.7 (204.5, 337.9) 15 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.5 (-1.8, 2.8) 2007 - 2011
Bethel Census Area 3 No 252.8 (202.7, 310.1) 21 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 1.1 (-0.5, 2.6) 2007 - 2011
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area 3 No 246.8 (163.7, 352.8) 8 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.6 (-4.1, 3.0) 2007 - 2011
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 3 No 228.3 (188.6, 273.5) 26 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.5, 1.2) 2007 - 2011
Dillingham Census Area 3 No 222.3 (149.9, 314.7) 7 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 1.8 (-2.7, 6.6) 2007 - 2011
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 3 No 215.8 (156.9, 288.5) 10 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend 0.3 (-2.7, 3.4) 2007 - 2011
Northwest Arctic Borough 3 No 206.3 (147.0, 279.5) 9 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.9 (-3.5, 1.7) 2007 - 2011
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area 3 No 194.2 (119.4, 298.6) 6 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Kenai Peninsula Borough 3 No 186.9 (169.3, 205.8) 96 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.7, -0.6) 2007 - 2011
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 3 No 184.3 (167.8, 201.9) 111 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -0.9 (-2.1, 0.3) 2007 - 2011
Fairbanks North Borough 3 No 175.6 (158.7, 193.6) 96 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.1 (-2.0, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Anchorage Municipality 3 No 174.6 (165.7, 183.8) 341 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -1.3 (-1.9, -0.7) 2007 - 2011
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 3 No 169.6 (124.3, 224.8) 12 2007 - 2011 falling falling trend -2.4 (-4.7, -0.1) 2007 - 2011
Juneau City and Borough 3 No 169.4 (144.7, 196.9) 40 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.1 (-2.4, 0.2) 2007 - 2011
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 3 No 169.1 (118.1, 232.9) 9 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.6 (-4.4, 1.2) 2007 - 2011
Kodiak Island Borough 3 No 165.5 (122.4, 217.1) 13 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -2.2 (-4.4, 0.1) 2007 - 2011
Sitka City and Borough 3 Yes 153.8 (117.4, 197.6) 13 2007 - 2011 stable stable trend -1.6 (-3.4, 0.4) 2007 - 2011
Aleutians East Borough 3 * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Aleutians West Census Area 3 * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Bristol Bay Borough 3 * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Denali Borough 3 * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Haines Borough 3 * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Lake and Peninsula Borough 3 * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 * ** *
Yakutat City and Borough 3 * * 3 or fewer 2007 - 2011 ** ** **
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/24/2014 9:29 am.
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).

Trend
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.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.
3 Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

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 1969-2012 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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