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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for Alaska by Borough or Census AreaAll Cancer Sites, 2018-2022All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, All AgesSorted by Recentaapc

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 122.7 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:

• 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.

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

• Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
• Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

#### Alaska

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : N/A
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 129.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.8 to 134.9 and 461 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 25 (11, 39)
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -1.0.

#### United States

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : N/A
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 126.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 126.2 to 126.6 and 285,526 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.1.

#### Valdez-Cordova Census Area

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 97.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 60.2 to 148.4 and 5 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 18 (5, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.2 to -1.2.

#### Ketchikan Gateway Borough

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 109.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 79.6 to 148.1 and 9 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 16 (4, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.9 to -0.5.

#### Bethel Census Area

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 125.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 86.4 to 175.7 and 7 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 12 (2, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.8 to -0.1.

#### Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 120.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 68.6 to 196.5 and 4 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 14 (2, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.5 to 0.2.

#### Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 156.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 96.8 to 241.8 and 5 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 5 (1, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -21.5 to 24.5.

#### Kodiak Island Borough

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 117.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 80.2 to 164.7 and 7 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 15 (3, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.0 to -0.2.

#### Fairbanks North Borough

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Urban
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 120.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 105.2 to 136.6 and 50 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 13 (6, 17)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.6.

#### Kenai Peninsula Borough

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 134.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 117.7 to 153.8 and 49 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 9 (3, 16)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.7.

#### Sitka City and Borough

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 105.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 71.3 to 152.6 and 6 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 17 (4, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.4 to -0.2.

#### Juneau City and Borough

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 128.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 105.7 to 155.5 and 23 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 11 (3, 17)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.1.

#### Anchorage Municipality

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Urban
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 129.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 121.2 to 138.7 and 183 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 10 (5, 15)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.7.

#### Matanuska-Susitna Borough

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Urban
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 135.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.9 to 151.3 and 70 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 8 (4, 15)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to 0.1.

#### North Slope Borough

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 171.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 109.0 to 254.5 and 5 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 3 (1, 17)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to 2.3.

#### Petersburg Census Area

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 155.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 87.8 to 258.3 and 3 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 6 (1, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 9.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -6.4 to 33.8.

#### Dillingham Census Area (3)

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 200.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 117.2 to 316.8 and 4 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 1 (1, 17)
• Recent Trend : * 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).

#### Nome Census Area

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 173.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 110.3 to 257.8 and 5 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 2 (1, 17)
• Recent Trend : * 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).

#### Northwest Arctic Borough

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 152.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 88.2 to 242.0 and 4 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 7 (1, 18)
• Recent Trend : * 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).

#### Southeast Fairbanks Census Area

• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 159.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 99.5 to 240.5 and 5 average annual deaths over 2018-2022.
• CI*Rank ⋔ : 4 (1, 18)
• Recent Trend : * 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).
Aleutians East Borough (3)
• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• CI*Rank ⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * 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).
Aleutians West Census Area (3)
• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• CI*Rank ⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * 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).
Bristol Bay Borough
• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• CI*Rank ⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * 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).
Denali Borough
• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• CI*Rank ⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * 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).
Haines Borough
• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• CI*Rank ⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * 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).
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• CI*Rank ⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * 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).
Kusilvak Census Area
• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• CI*Rank ⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * 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).
Lake and Peninsula Borough (3)
• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• CI*Rank ⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * 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).
Skagway Municipality
• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• CI*Rank ⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * 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).
Wrangell Borough
• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• CI*Rank ⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * 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).
Yakutat City and Borough (3)
• 2023 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes Φ : Rural
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• Rate : * 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).
• CI*Rank ⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * 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).

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 09/16/2024 11:39 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). This website now uses Kusilvak.

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 2030 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 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.

⋔ Results presented with the CI*Rank statistics help show the usefulness of ranks. For example, ranks for relatively rare diseases or less populated areas may be essentially meaningless because of their large variability, but ranks for more common diseases in densely populated regions can be very useful. More information about methodology can be found on the CI*Rank website.

Healthy People 2030 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
3 Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

Φ Rural-Urban Continuum Codes provided by the USDA.

* 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.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.