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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for Alaska by County

Melanoma of the Skin, 2009 - 2013

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-8
Reduce the melanoma cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 2.4 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.3.0.0)

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Other Notes

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Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

Alaska (State)

United States

Anchorage Municipality3

Aleutians East Borough3

Aleutians West Census Area3

Bethel Census Area3

Bristol Bay Borough3

Denali Borough3

Dillingham Census Area3

Fairbanks North Borough3

Haines Borough3

Juneau City and Borough3

Kenai Peninsula Borough3

Ketchikan Gateway Borough3

Kodiak Island Borough3

Lake and Peninsula Borough3

Matanuska-Susitna Borough3

Nome Census Area3

North Slope Borough3

Northwest Arctic Borough3

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area3

Sitka City and Borough3

Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area3

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area3

Valdez-Cordova Census Area3

Wade Hampton Census Area3

Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area3

Yakutat City and Borough3

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area3

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/25/2016 8:34 am.
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).

Trend
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.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.3.0.0). Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.
3 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 1969-2014 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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