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Death Rate Report for Alaska by County, death years through 2010


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Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-1
Reduce the overall cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 160.6 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).
Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC.
  • 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.
    AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program/

    Other Notes

  • Larger confidence intervals indicate less accuracy of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
  • Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

    Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

    Alaska (State)
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 182.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.6 to 188.5 and 855 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9.

    United States
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 176.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.2 to 176.6 and 566,112 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -1.4.

    Wade Hampton Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 310.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 228.7 to 409.0 and 11 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 2.7.

    North Slope Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 285.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.1 to 394.2 and 11 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to 3.3.

    Bethel Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 261.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 209.4 to 320.0 and 22 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is 1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.7 to 2.8.

    Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 252.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.1 to 333.7 and 11 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is 0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 4.2.

    Dillingham Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 234.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.3 to 333.7 and 7 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is 3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 8.4.

    Nome Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 230.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.7 to 298.9 and 13 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to 1.9.

    Northwest Arctic Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 230.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.9 to 307.0 and 10 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.5 to 2.2.

    Ketchikan Gateway Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 220.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.1 to 265.5 and 25 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 1.2.

    Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 206.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.3 to 266.6 and 13 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to 2.2.

    Kenai Peninsula Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 195.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.7 to 215.0 and 95 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -0.3.

    Kodiak Island Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 192.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.7 to 249.1 and 14 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.6 to 0.8.

    Matanuska-Susitna Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 182.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.5 to 200.4 and 104 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to 0.3.

    Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 177.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 114.3 to 260.0 and 7 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.1 to 2.9.

    Anchorage Municipality3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 176.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.2 to 185.7 and 332 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.6.

    Southeast Fairbanks Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 174.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.9 to 239.2 and 10 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.8 to 1.4.

    Fairbanks North Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 172.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.2 to 190.2 and 92 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.0.

    Juneau City and Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 165.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.4 to 192.8 and 38 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.9 to -0.1.

    Valdez-Cordova Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 163.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 119.1 to 218.4 and 12 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.9 to 0.2.

    Sitka City and Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 151.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 114.9 to 195.2 and 12 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.0 to 0.2.

    Haines Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 136.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 76.8 to 225.1 and 3 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is ** because the AAPC value is **.

    Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 135.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 81.8 to 211.0 and 5 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is ** because the AAPC value is **.

    Aleutians East Borough3
  • * Data have been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.

    Aleutians West Census Area3
  • * Data have been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.

    Bristol Bay Borough3
  • * Data have been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.

    Denali Borough3
  • * Data have been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.

    Lake and Peninsula Borough3
  • * Data have been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.

    Yakutat City and Borough3
  • * Data have been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.



    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/19/2014 11:26 pm.
    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, 14, 59, , 8084, 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 1969-2011 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.