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All Cancer Sites, 2012-2016

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

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Borough Or Census Area
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Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4?
Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Average Annual Count
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Recent Trend
Recent 5-Year Trend in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Alaska No 164.9 (159.9, 169.9) 977 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.1)
United States Yes 161.0 (160.8, 161.1) 590,623 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.6, -1.5)
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area No 277.3 (214.8, 351.9) 15 stable stable trend 0.7 (-1.1, 2.6)
Lake and Peninsula Borough 3 No 271.4 (150.5, 444.8) 3
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North Slope Borough No 265.8 (197.0, 348.2) 14 stable stable trend -0.3 (-2.3, 1.8)
Nome Census Area No 255.1 (196.2, 324.6) 16 stable stable trend 0.7 (-1.0, 2.5)
Wade Hampton Census Area No 197.0 (135.2, 274.5) 8 stable stable trend -0.9 (-3.1, 1.3)
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area No 192.7 (142.5, 254.0) 11 stable stable trend -0.8 (-2.6, 1.0)
Aleutians West Census Area 3 No 191.7 (87.8, 345.3) 4
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Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area No 187.1 (134.5, 252.6) 11 stable stable trend -0.3 (-2.5, 1.9)
Bethel Census Area No 182.3 (142.0, 229.3) 18 stable stable trend -0.1 (-1.4, 1.3)
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area No 179.8 (138.6, 230.5) 14 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.5, 1.2)
Dillingham Census Area 3 No 178.4 (114.3, 262.2) 6 stable stable trend 0.1 (-2.8, 3.1)
Valdez-Cordova Census Area No 174.5 (131.8, 225.8) 15 falling falling trend -2.1 (-3.6, -0.5)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough No 173.7 (159.8, 188.4) 140 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.8, -0.2)
Juneau City and Borough No 173.5 (150.1, 199.4) 48 stable stable trend -0.8 (-1.7, 0.1)
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area 3 No 170.5 (115.9, 244.5) 7
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Kodiak Island Borough No 168.8 (129.1, 215.6) 16 falling falling trend -2.0 (-3.5, -0.4)
Fairbanks North Borough Yes 161.1 (146.5, 176.6) 109 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.8, -0.5)
Haines Borough Yes 159.9 (99.6, 246.1) 5
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Northwest Arctic Borough Yes 157.4 (109.6, 217.3) 8 stable stable trend -1.7 (-3.7, 0.4)
Kenai Peninsula Borough Yes 157.3 (142.9, 172.7) 102 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.5, -1.1)
Anchorage Municipality Yes 157.3 (149.6, 165.2) 366 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.8, -1.0)
Sitka City and Borough Yes 146.1 (112.9, 186.2) 14 stable stable trend -1.4 (-2.8, 0.0)
Ketchikan Gateway Borough Yes 145.7 (117.2, 179.0) 20 falling falling trend -1.4 (-2.7, -0.2)
Aleutians East Borough 3 ***
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3 or fewer
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Bristol Bay Borough ***
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3 or fewer
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Denali Borough ***
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3 or fewer
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Yakutat City and Borough 3 ***
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3 or fewer
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Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/02/2020 4:06 pm.

Alaska Census Area Name Change: please note that Wade Hampton Census Area, AK (FIPS code=02270) was renamed effective July 1, 2015, and the new name is Kusilvak Census Area (FIPS Code=02158). Due to the nature of data submissions, we will use the older code/name this year and transition to the new code/name with a future data release.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
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.

† 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 1969-2016 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Service Areas are a single county or cluster of contiguous counties which are relatively self-contained with respect to hospital care. For more detailed information, please see Health Service Area information page.
3 Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).


Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availability, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each graph for additional information.

Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer incidence statistics. 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.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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