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Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for by County

All Cancer Sites, 2015-2019

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

Sorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 0.0 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


Other Notes


Line by Line Interpretation of the Report


Alaska


United States


Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area


North Slope Borough


Bethel Census Area


Nome Census Area


Dillingham Census Area (3)


Wade Hampton Census Area


Kenai Peninsula Borough


Valdez-Cordova Census Area


Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area


Matanuska-Susitna Borough


Northwest Arctic Borough


Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area


Southeast Fairbanks Census Area


Juneau City and Borough


Anchorage Municipality


Ketchikan Gateway Borough


Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area (3)


Aleutians West Census Area (3)


Fairbanks North Borough


Kodiak Island Borough


Sitka City and Borough


Aleutians East Borough (3) Bristol Bay Borough Denali Borough Haines Borough Lake and Peninsula Borough (3) Yakutat City and Borough (3)

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/19/2021 6:34 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.

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of estimates:
Aleutians East, Bristol Bay, Denali, Haines, Lake and Peninsula, Yakutat City and Borough

† 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 1969-2018 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
* 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).


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.

When displaying county information, the CI*Rank for the state is not shown because it's not comparable. To see the state CI*Rank please view the statistics at the US By State level.