Data Table for Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2012
Alaska Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes
Sorted by Priority Index
County
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Priority Index1
1=highest
9=lowest

sort index descending
Recent
Trend2

County Death Rate
Compared to
US Rate

Average Deaths per year
2008-2012

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Annual
Death
Rate
2008-2012

deaths per 100,000

(95% Confidence Interval)
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Rate
Ratio3
County to USsort ascending by the rate ratio
Recent Average Annual
Percent Change2
in Death Rates

(95% Confidence Interval)
sort AAPC ascending
Recent Trend Period2
United States-falling  -573,421171.2 (171.0, 171.4)-0.0-1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)2008 - 2012
Alaska8falling  similar  901178.2 (172.6, 183.9)1.0-1.2 (-1.4, -0.9)2008 - 2012
Bethel Census Area4stable  above  20225.7 (179.2, 279.1)1.30.6 (-0.9, 2.1)2008 - 2012
Ketchikan Gateway Borough4stable  above  28235.5 (195.6, 280.9)1.4-0.1 (-1.3, 1.1)2008 - 2012
Nome Census Area4stable  above  15255.8 (197.1, 325.0)1.50.4 (-1.6, 2.5)2008 - 2012
North Slope Borough4stable  above  13295.6 (210.5, 399.1)1.7-0.6 (-3.4, 2.2)2008 - 2012
Wade Hampton Census Area4stable  above  9270.0 (193.9, 362.9)1.6-0.5 (-2.8, 1.8)2008 - 2012
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area4stable  above  15234.2 (182.6, 296.1)1.40.7 (-0.8, 2.3)2008 - 2012
Dillingham Census Area46stable  similar  6190.5 (124.8, 275.8)1.11.0 (-3.4, 5.5)2008 - 2012
Matanuska-Susitna Borough6stable  similar  119186.4 (170.3, 203.5)1.1-0.9 (-1.9, 0.2)2008 - 2012
Northwest Arctic Borough6stable  similar  10220.2 (159.7, 294.0)1.3-0.3 (-2.7, 2.1)2008 - 2012
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area6stable  similar  8185.9 (125.8, 262.4)1.1-0.2 (-3.3, 2.9)2008 - 2012
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area6stable  similar  10182.0 (129.1, 247.5)1.1-1.5 (-4.0, 1.0)2008 - 2012
Valdez-Cordova Census Area6stable  similar  14200.4 (149.8, 261.1)1.2-2.0 (-4.1, 0.2)2008 - 2012
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area6stable  similar  11229.2 (169.9, 301.7)1.30.4 (-2.3, 3.1)2008 - 2012
Anchorage Municipality8falling  similar  345169.4 (160.9, 178.3)1.0-1.4 (-1.9, -0.8)2008 - 2012
Fairbanks North Borough8falling  similar  101180.4 (163.6, 198.4)1.1-1.0 (-1.8, -0.1)2008 - 2012
Juneau City and Borough8falling  similar  37159.7 (135.9, 186.1)0.9-1.4 (-2.6, -0.2)2008 - 2012
Kenai Peninsula Borough8falling  similar  96177.2 (160.6, 195.1)1.0-1.9 (-2.8, -0.9)2008 - 2012
Kodiak Island Borough8falling  similar  13151.3 (111.4, 199.2)0.9-2.3 (-4.4, -0.3)2008 - 2012
Sitka City and Borough8falling  similar  12142.5 (107.9, 184.4)0.8-1.8 (-3.6, -0.0)2008 - 2012
Aleutians East Borough4
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Aleutians West Census Area4
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Bristol Bay Borough
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Denali Borough
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Haines Borough
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below  399.0 (54.1, 169.6)0.6
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Lake and Peninsula Borough4
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Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area4
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similar  6184.8 (118.7, 274.4)1.1
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Yakutat City and Borough4
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Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/02/2015 10:29 pm.
Trend2
     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.
Rate Comparison
     Above     when 95% confident the rate is above and Rate Ratio3 > 1.10
     Similar     when unable to conclude above or below with confidence.
     Below     when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio3 < 0.90
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate and trendestimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
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).