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All Cancer Sites, 2012-2016

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+

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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 559.1 (541.5, 577.0) 910 falling falling trend -1.2 (-1.4, -1.1)
United States No 540.6 (539.9, 541.2) 558,319 falling falling trend -1.5 (-1.5, -1.5)
Lake and Peninsula Borough 3 No 982.3 (544.5, 1,621.9) 3
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Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area No 969.0 (747.6, 1,233.4) 14 stable stable trend 0.8 (-1.0, 2.6)
North Slope Borough No 903.6 (658.4, 1,205.2) 13 stable stable trend -0.4 (-2.5, 1.8)
Nome Census Area No 864.9 (656.6, 1,116.4) 15 stable stable trend 1.0 (-0.8, 2.8)
Aleutians West Census Area 3 No 682.9 (308.4, 1,263.2) 4
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Southeast Fairbanks Census Area No 669.4 (491.4, 887.8) 11 stable stable trend -0.9 (-2.7, 1.0)
Dillingham Census Area 3 No 633.2 (402.5, 940.6) 6 stable stable trend 0.1 (-2.8, 3.2)
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area No 624.2 (479.3, 798.3) 13 stable stable trend 0.0 (-1.4, 1.5)
Valdez-Cordova Census Area No 607.5 (455.4, 792.1) 14 falling falling trend -1.9 (-3.6, -0.2)
Wade Hampton Census Area No 604.3 (394.0, 882.3) 6 stable stable trend -1.2 (-3.4, 1.1)
Bethel Census Area No 601.2 (459.3, 770.3) 15 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.6, 1.1)
Juneau City and Borough No 597.6 (514.4, 689.8) 45 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.9, -0.1)
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area No 588.7 (409.6, 815.4) 10 stable stable trend -0.8 (-3.1, 1.5)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough No 583.9 (535.0, 636.0) 129 falling falling trend -0.9 (-1.8, -0.1)
Kodiak Island Borough No 569.7 (429.6, 738.4) 14 falling falling trend -2.2 (-3.9, -0.5)
Fairbanks North Borough No 552.2 (500.5, 607.5) 102 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.7, -0.4)
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area 3 No 541.3 (361.0, 782.0) 7
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Kenai Peninsula Borough No 539.9 (489.5, 593.9) 98 falling falling trend -1.8 (-2.5, -1.1)
Haines Borough No 538.9 (332.6, 819.9) 5
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Anchorage Municipality No 531.7 (504.7, 559.6) 339 falling falling trend -1.4 (-1.8, -0.9)
Sitka City and Borough No 519.3 (400.4, 661.8) 14 stable stable trend -1.4 (-2.9, 0.1)
Northwest Arctic Borough No 502.2 (338.3, 715.7) 7 stable stable trend -1.8 (-3.9, 0.3)
Ketchikan Gateway Borough No 500.5 (400.6, 616.9) 19 falling falling trend -1.5 (-2.9, -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 03/30/2020 3:39 am.

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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