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


Lung & Bronchus
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-2
Reduce the lung cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 45.5 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 52.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.6 to 56.0 and 245 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.8.

    United States
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 49.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.4 to 49.6 and 158,441 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.6 to -1.8.

    North Slope Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 143.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 80.9 to 228.2 and 4 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is ** because the AAPC value is **.

    Wade Hampton Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 113.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 65.5 to 179.0 and 4 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is ** because the AAPC value is **.

    Nome Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 82.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 49.2 to 127.2 and 4 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is ** because the AAPC value is **.

    Bethel Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 69.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 44.7 to 102.7 and 6 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is ** because the AAPC value is **.

    Southeast Fairbanks Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 69.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 35.9 to 117.4 and 3 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is ** because the AAPC value is **.

    Kodiak Island Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 66.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 39.2 to 102.2 and 5 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is ** because the AAPC value is **.

    Ketchikan Gateway Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 61.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.0 to 86.3 and 7 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is ** because the AAPC value is **.

    Kenai Peninsula Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 57.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 47.8 to 68.8 and 27 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.2 to -0.7.

    Anchorage Municipality3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 51.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 46.8 to 56.8 and 96 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.2.

    Fairbanks North Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 51.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 42.5 to 61.6 and 28 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.1 to 0.7.

    Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 50.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 28.5 to 83.2 and 3 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is ** because the AAPC value is **.

    Matanuska-Susitna Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 49.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 40.8 to 59.0 and 28 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is stable because the AAPC value is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.7 to 0.8.

    Valdez-Cordova Census Area3
  • The healthy people objective was not met.
  • The death rate is 48.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 26.4 to 80.1 and 4 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -3.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.6 to -0.5.

    Sitka City and Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 39.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 22.3 to 65.1 and 3 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is ** because the AAPC value is **.

    Juneau City and Borough3
  • The healthy people objective was met.
  • The death rate is 36.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 25.2 to 50.0 and 8 average annual deaths.
  • The rate is falling because the AAPC value is -3.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -5.9 to -1.1.

    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.

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

    Haines 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.

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

    Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area3
  • * Data have been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.

    Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area3
  • * 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.

    Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area3
  • * Data have been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.



    Notes:
    Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/17/2014 5:32 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, 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.