
Rate/Trend Comparison by State/County



State Cancer ProfilesDeath Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010 Alaska Counties versus United States
All Cancer Sites All Races, Both Sexes Sorted by Priority Index
United States The priority index is The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is  the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 566,112The annual death rate (20062010) is 176.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.2 to 176.6The rate ratio is The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.7 to 1.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Alaska The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 855The annual death rate (20062010) is 182.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.6 to 188.5The rate ratio is 1.034156780The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.4 to 0.9The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Bethel Census Area The priority index is 4The recent trend is stableThis death rate is above the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 22The annual death rate (20062010) is 261.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 209.4 to 320.0The rate ratio is 1.479264631The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.7 to 2.8The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Ketchikan Gateway Borough The priority index is 4The recent trend is stableThis death rate is above the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 25The annual death rate (20062010) is 220.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 181.1 to 265.5The rate ratio is 1.249807341The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.7 to 1.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
North Slope Borough The priority index is 4The recent trend is stableThis death rate is above the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 11The annual death rate (20062010) is 285.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 197.1 to 394.2The rate ratio is 1.617453030The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.0 to 3.3The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Wade Hampton Census Area The priority index is 4The recent trend is stableThis death rate is above the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 11The annual death rate (20062010) is 310.5 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 228.7 to 409.0The rate ratio is 1.759547017The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.7 to 2.7The recent trend period is 2006  2010
YukonKoyukuk Census Area The priority index is 4The recent trend is stableThis death rate is above the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 11The annual death rate (20062010) is 252.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 185.1 to 333.7The rate ratio is 1.428347254The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.5 to 4.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Dillingham Census Area(4) The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 7The annual death rate (20062010) is 234.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 156.3 to 333.7The rate ratio is 1.327508912The average annual percent change in death rates is 3.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.7 to 8.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Kodiak Island Borough The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 14The annual death rate (20062010) is 192.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.7 to 249.1The rate ratio is 1.090720465The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.6 to 0.8The recent trend period is 2006  2010
MatanuskaSusitna Borough The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 104The annual death rate (20062010) is 182.4 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.5 to 200.4The rate ratio is 1.033648257The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.4 to 0.3The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Nome Census Area The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 13The annual death rate (20062010) is 230.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 173.7 to 298.9The rate ratio is 1.307662371The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.9 to 1.9The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Northwest Arctic Borough The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 10The annual death rate (20062010) is 230.0 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 166.9 to 307.0The rate ratio is 1.303533085The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 3.5 to 2.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Prince of WalesOuter Ketchikan Census Area The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 7The annual death rate (20062010) is 177.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 114.3 to 260.0The rate ratio is 1.007318215The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 5.1 to 2.9The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Sitka City and Borough The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 12The annual death rate (20062010) is 151.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 114.9 to 195.2The rate ratio is 0.857498755The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.0 to 0.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 10The annual death rate (20062010) is 174.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.9 to 239.2The rate ratio is 0.989491065The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.8 to 1.4The recent trend period is 2006  2010
ValdezCordova Census Area The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 12The annual death rate (20062010) is 163.7 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 119.1 to 218.4The rate ratio is 0.928052618The average annual percent change in death rates is 2.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 4.9 to 0.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
WrangellPetersburg Census Area The priority index is 6The recent trend is stableThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 13The annual death rate (20062010) is 206.6 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.3 to 266.6The rate ratio is 1.170746960The average annual percent change in death rates is 0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.6 to 2.2The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Anchorage Municipality The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 332The annual death rate (20062010) is 176.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 167.2 to 185.7The rate ratio is 0.999254802The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.9 to 0.6The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Fairbanks North Borough The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 92The annual death rate (20062010) is 172.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 155.2 to 190.2The rate ratio is 0.975371798The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.1 to 0.0The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Juneau City and Borough The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 38The annual death rate (20062010) is 165.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.4 to 192.8The rate ratio is 0.936120651The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.9 to 0.1The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Kenai Peninsula Borough The priority index is 8The recent trend is fallingThis death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 95The annual death rate (20062010) is 195.2 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 176.7 to 215.0The rate ratio is 1.106237319The average annual percent change in death rates is 1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.6 to 0.3The recent trend period is 2006  2010
Aleutians East Borough(4) The priority index is *The recent trend is **The comparison to US is *The average deaths per year (20062010) is *The annual death rate (20062010) is *The rate ratio is *The recent average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Aleutians West Census Area(4) The priority index is *The recent trend is **The comparison to US is *The average deaths per year (20062010) is *The annual death rate (20062010) is *The rate ratio is *The recent average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Bristol Bay Borough The priority index is *The recent trend is **The comparison to US is *The average deaths per year (20062010) is *The annual death rate (20062010) is *The rate ratio is *The recent average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Denali Borough The priority index is *The recent trend is **The comparison to US is *The average deaths per year (20062010) is *The annual death rate (20062010) is *The rate ratio is *The recent average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Haines Borough The priority index is **The recent trend is **This death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 3The annual death rate (20062010) is 136.3 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 76.8 to 225.1The rate ratio is 0.772774868The average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Lake and Peninsula Borough(4) The priority index is *The recent trend is *The comparison to US is *The average deaths per year (20062010) is *The annual death rate (20062010) is *The rate ratio is *The recent average annual percent change in death rates is *The recent trend period is *
SkagwayHoonahAngoon Census Area(4) The priority index is **The recent trend is **This death rate is similar to the US rateThe average deaths per year (20062010) is 5The annual death rate (20062010) is 135.1 per 100,000 with a 95% confidence interval from 81.8 to 211.0The rate ratio is 0.765533181The average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Yakutat City and Borough(4) The priority index is *The recent trend is **The comparison to US is *The average deaths per year (20062010) is *The annual death rate (20062010) is *The rate ratio is *The recent average annual percent change in death rates is **The recent trend period is **
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/26/2014 7:10 am.
Trend^{2} 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 Ratio^{3} > 1.10 Similar when unable to conclude above or below with confidence. Below when 95% confident the rate is below and Rate Ratio^{3} < 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. 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 ageadjusted 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 19692011 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.
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