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Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2010
Alaska Counties versus United States

All Cancer Sites
All Races, Both Sexes

  Above US Rate Similar to US Rate Below US Rate  
Rising
Trend
Priority 1: rising and above

[none]
 
Priority 2: rising and similar

[none]
 
Priority 3: rising and below

[none]
 
 
Stable
Trend
Priority 4: stable and above

Bethel Census Area
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
North Slope Borough
Wade Hampton Census Area
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 
Priority 6: stable and similar

Dillingham Census Area4
Kodiak Island Borough
Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Nome Census Area
Northwest Arctic Borough
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area
Sitka City and Borough
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
Valdez-Cordova Census Area
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area 
Priority 7: stable and below

[none]
 
 
Falling
Trend
Priority 5: falling and above

[none]
 
Priority 8: falling and similar

Alaska
Anchorage Municipality
Fairbanks North Borough
Juneau City and Borough
Kenai Peninsula Borough 
Priority 9: falling and below

[none]
 
 
  Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/22/2014 5:38 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


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 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 1969-2011 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
 
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