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
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 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
Priority 5: falling and above
Priority 8: falling and similar
Alaska Anchorage Municipality Fairbanks North Borough Juneau City and Borough Kenai Peninsula Borough
Priority 9: falling and below
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/05/2013 1:34 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.
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