|Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2012
Alaska Counties versus United States
All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
|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
Bethel Census Area
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Nome Census Area
North Slope Borough
Wade Hampton Census Area
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area
|Priority 6: stable and similar
Dillingham Census Area4
Northwest Arctic Borough
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
Valdez-Cordova Census Area
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
|Priority 7: stable and below
|Priority 5: falling and above
||Priority 8: falling and similar
Fairbanks North Borough
Juneau City and Borough
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Kodiak Island Borough
Sitka City and Borough
|Priority 9: falling and below
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 02/11/2016 8:22 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 Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.2). Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.
3 Rate ratio is the county rate divided by the US rate.
4 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 1969-2013 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:
Aleutians East Borough4, Aleutians West Census Area4, Bristol Bay Borough, Denali Borough, Lake and Peninsula Borough4, Yakutat City and Borough4
Trend for the following could not be reliably determined due to small number of deaths per year:
Haines Borough, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area4