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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Alaska by County, Death Years Through 2011

Melanoma of the Skin
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-8
Reduce the melanoma cancer death rate
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages
Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 2.4 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:

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

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

Alaska (State)United StatesAnchorage Municipality3Aleutians East Borough3Aleutians West Census Area3Bethel Census Area3Bristol Bay Borough3Denali Borough3Dillingham Census Area3Fairbanks North Borough3Haines Borough3Juneau City and Borough3Kenai Peninsula Borough3Ketchikan Gateway Borough3Kodiak Island Borough3Lake and Peninsula Borough3Matanuska-Susitna Borough3Nome Census Area3North Slope Borough3Northwest Arctic Borough3Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area3Sitka City and Borough3Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area3Southeast Fairbanks Census Area3Valdez-Cordova Census Area3Wade Hampton Census Area3Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area3Yakutat City and Borough3Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area3Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/19/2014 4:40 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, 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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