Data Table for Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer

Death Rate/Trend Comparison by Cancer, death years through 2013
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

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Recent
Trend2

County Death Rate
Compared to
US Rate

Average Deaths per year
2009-2013

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Annual
Death
Rate
2009-2013

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)
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Recent Trend Period2
United States-falling  -577,303168.5 (168.3, 168.7)-0.0-1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)2009 - 2013
Alaska8falling  similar  931176.3 (170.8, 181.8)1.0-1.1 (-1.4, -0.9)2009 - 2013
Bethel Census Area4stable  above  20218.8 (173.9, 270.4)1.30.3 (-1.2, 1.8)2009 - 2013
Nome Census Area4stable  above  17277.6 (217.2, 348.2)1.60.9 (-0.9, 2.9)2009 - 2013
North Slope Borough4stable  above  12256.9 (182.1, 348.5)1.5-0.4 (-2.9, 2.1)2009 - 2013
Wade Hampton Census Area4stable  above  10296.3 (214.7, 395.3)1.80.5 (-1.7, 2.8)2009 - 2013
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area4stable  above  16232.6 (182.5, 292.6)1.40.8 (-0.6, 2.2)2009 - 2013
Dillingham Census Area46stable  similar  7216.6 (147.0, 305.1)1.30.6 (-3.3, 4.7)2009 - 2013
Ketchikan Gateway Borough6stable  similar  25205.0 (168.5, 246.8)1.2-0.5 (-1.9, 0.8)2009 - 2013
Kodiak Island Borough6stable  similar  15181.9 (138.1, 233.8)1.1-1.7 (-3.6, 0.2)2009 - 2013
Matanuska-Susitna Borough6stable  similar  127184.3 (168.8, 200.7)1.1-0.9 (-1.9, 0.1)2009 - 2013
Northwest Arctic Borough6stable  similar  9199.3 (142.6, 269.1)1.2-0.7 (-2.9, 1.6)2009 - 2013
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area6stable  similar  9199.2 (136.7, 278.3)1.2-0.4 (-3.2, 2.6)2009 - 2013
Sitka City and Borough6stable  similar  13150.1 (115.2, 192.2)0.9-1.5 (-3.1, 0.1)2009 - 2013
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area6stable  similar  11184.3 (134.8, 245.2)1.1-1.1 (-3.4, 1.2)2009 - 2013
Valdez-Cordova Census Area6stable  similar  13191.4 (142.6, 249.9)1.1-1.8 (-3.7, 0.1)2009 - 2013
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area6stable  similar  11206.6 (153.6, 271.6)1.20.5 (-1.8, 3.0)2009 - 2013
Anchorage Municipality8falling  similar  352167.5 (159.2, 176.2)1.0-1.3 (-1.8, -0.8)2009 - 2013
Fairbanks North Borough8falling  similar  105177.2 (160.9, 194.5)1.1-1.0 (-1.8, -0.2)2009 - 2013
Juneau City and Borough8falling  similar  41166.3 (142.4, 192.8)1.0-1.2 (-2.3, -0.1)2009 - 2013
Kenai Peninsula Borough8falling  similar  96168.1 (152.4, 185.1)1.0-2.1 (-3.1, -1.2)2009 - 2013
Aleutians East Borough4
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Aleutians West Census Area4
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similar  3203.3 (86.8, 378.7)1.2
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Bristol Bay Borough
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Denali Borough
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Haines Borough
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similar  4126.3 (74.2, 204.0)0.7
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Lake and Peninsula Borough4
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Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area4
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similar  7174.7 (113.3, 258.4)1.0
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Yakutat City and Borough4
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Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/30/2016 9:06 am.
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 4.3.0.0). Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.
3 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).