Alaska Native Epidemiology Center

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Established in 1996, the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter) is one of the twelve tribal epidemiology centers established by the Indian Health Service. We are located within the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s (ANTHC) Community Health Services division. ANTHC, along with the regional tribal health organizations, comprise the Alaska Tribal Health System, which has the primary goal of improving the health of Alaska Native people.

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Alaska Native Health Data

Statewidestatewide map

Population Estimate:
148,042
Birth Rate:
19.2 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
83.1 %

  • Life Expectancy: 70.4 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 9.8 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 205.9 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 114.7 per 100,000
  • Cancer Incidence Rate: 505.8 per 100,000
  • Chlamydia Incidence Rate: 2,145.5 per 100,000
  • Supported Teens: 44.8 %
  • Teen Smoking: 16.4 %
  • Adult Obesity: 36.3 %
  • Adult Smoking: 36.8 %
  • Early Prenatal Care: 78.2 %
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: 65.6 %

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Aleutians & Pribilofs RegionAleutians & Pribilofs map

Population Estimate:
1,491
Birth Rate:
12.3 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
85.1 %

  • Life Expectancy: 69.2 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: N/A per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 240.1 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 71.7 per 100,000
  • Cancer Incidence Rate: 559.7 per 100,000
  • Chlamydia Incidence Rate: 1,470.7 per 100,000
  • Supported Teens: N/A %
  • Teen Smoking: N/A %
  • Adult Obesity: 48.9 %
  • Adult Smoking: 39.6 %
  • Early Prenatal Care: 89.6 %
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: N/A %

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Anchorage/Mat-Su RegionAnchorage/Mat-Su map

Population Estimate:
52,082
Birth Rate:
15.9 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
87.6 %

  • Life Expectancy: 70.1 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 10.1 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 212.1 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 117.6 per 100,000
  • Cancer Incidence Rate: 559.0 per 100,000
  • Chlamydia Incidence Rate: 2,761.1 per 100,000
  • Supported Teens: 43.8 %
  • Teen Smoking: 13.8 %
  • Adult Obesity: 37.2 %
  • Adult Smoking: 32.2 %
  • Early Prenatal Care: 82.3 %
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: 67.0 %

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Arctic Slope RegionAnchorage/Mat-Su map

Population Estimate:
5,679
Birth Rate:
21.5 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
78.9 %

  • Life Expectancy: 69.3 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 10 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 310.1 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 68.0 per 100,000
  • Cancer Incidence Rate: 607.2 per 100,000
  • Chlamydia Incidence Rate: 1,940.1 per 100,000
  • Supported Teens: 51.4 %
  • Teen Smoking: 31.2 %
  • Adult Obesity: 49.7 %
  • Adult Smoking: 54.7 %
  • Early Prenatal Care: 71.0 %
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: N/A %

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Bristol Bay RegionAnchorage/Mat-Su map

Population Estimate:
5,510
Birth Rate:
22.7 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
81.5 %

  • Life Expectancy: 71.7 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 7.8 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 171.8 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 104.4 per 100,000
  • Cancer Incidence Rate: 446.4 per 100,000
  • Chlamydia Incidence Rate: 1,379.2 per 100,000
  • Supported Teens: 49.2 %
  • Teen Smoking: 16.8 %
  • Adult Obesity: 30.3 %
  • Adult Smoking: 41.9 %
  • Early Prenatal Care: 74.9 %
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: 56.3 %

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Copper River/PWS RegionAnchorage/Mat-Su map

Population Estimate:
1,887
Birth Rate:
14.5 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
90.7 %

  • Life Expectancy: 70.0 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: N/A per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 140.2 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 103.7 per 100,000
  • Cancer Incidence Rate: 568.5 per 100,000
  • Chlamydia Incidence Rate: 1,516.8 per 100,000
  • Supported Teens: N/A %
  • Teen Smoking: N/A %
  • Adult Obesity: 33.6 %
  • Adult Smoking: 30.1 %
  • Early Prenatal Care: 70 %
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: N/A %

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Interior RegionAnchorage/Mat-Su map

Population Estimate:
16,693
Birth Rate:
17.1 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
82.6 %

  • Life Expectancy: 70.0 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 8.6 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 215.2 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 124.2 per 100,000
  • Cancer Incidence Rate: 559.9 per 100,000
  • Chlamydia Incidence Rate: 2,192.6 per 100,000
  • Supported Teens: 51.3 %
  • Teen Smoking: 14.1 %
  • Adult Obesity: 35 %
  • Adult Smoking: 35 %
  • Early Prenatal Care: 70.7 %
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: 69.5 %

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Kenai RegionAnchorage/Mat-Su map

Population Estimate:
7,204
Birth Rate:
12.5 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
84.5 %

  • Life Expectancy: 74.4 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: N/A per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 155.8 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 41.9 per 100,000
  • Cancer Incidence Rate: 556.3 per 100,000
  • Chlamydia Incidence Rate: 860.2 per 100,000
  • Supported Teens: 46.3 %
  • Teen Smoking: 14.6 %
  • Adult Obesity: 37.6 %
  • Adult Smoking: 37.2 %
  • Early Prenatal Care: 70.5 %
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: N/A %

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Kodiak RegionAnchorage/Mat-Su map

Population Estimate:
2,444
Birth Rate:
16.5 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
86 %

  • Life Expectancy: 72.2 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: N/A per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 196.5 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 101.6 per 100,000
  • Cancer Incidence Rate: 576.3 per 100,000
  • Chlamydia Incidence Rate: 767.6 per 100,000
  • Supported Teens: 47.6 %
  • Teen Smoking: 11.8 %
  • Adult Obesity: 38.2 %
  • Adult Smoking: 30.6 %
  • Early Prenatal Care: 84.4 %
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: N/A %

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Northwest Arctic RegionAnchorage/Mat-Su map

Population Estimate:
6,505
Birth Rate:
28.6 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
77.5 %

  • Life Expectancy: 68.2 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 7.6 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 187.1 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 113.2 per 100,000
  • Cancer Incidence Rate: 417.8 per 100,000
  • Chlamydia Incidence Rate: 2,145.7 per 100,000
  • Supported Teens: 46.2 %
  • Teen Smoking: 17.5 %
  • Adult Obesity: 35.1 %
  • Adult Smoking: 44.6 %
  • Early Prenatal Care: 81.4 %
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: N/A %

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Norton Sound RegionAnchorage/Mat-Su map

Population Estimate:
7,966
Birth Rate:
23.6 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
79.4 %

  • Life Expectancy: 69.5 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 7.7 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 233.0 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 112.6 per 100,000
  • Cancer Incidence Rate: 473.3 per 100,000
  • Chlamydia Incidence Rate: 3,236.1 per 100,000
  • Supported Teens: 46.8 %
  • Teen Smoking: 23.3 %
  • Adult Obesity: 37.8 %
  • Adult Smoking: 51.4 %
  • Early Prenatal Care: 77.8 %
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: N/A %

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Southeast RegionAnchorage/Mat-Su map

Population Estimate:
17,109
Birth Rate:
12.2 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
87.9 %

  • Life Expectancy: 72.8 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 7.3 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 159.5 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 79.6 per 100,000
  • Cancer Incidence Rate: 498.7 per 100,000
  • Chlamydia Incidence Rate: 966 per 100,000
  • Supported Teens: 49.9 %
  • Teen Smoking: 14.8 %
  • Adult Obesity: 35.7 %
  • Adult Smoking: 33.3 %
  • Early Prenatal Care: 78.9 %
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: 72.3 %

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Yukon-Kuskokwim RegionAnchorage/Mat-Su map

Population Estimate:
23,472
Birth Rate:
27.3 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
77 %

  • Life Expectancy: 69.4 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 11.4 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 179.0 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 133.1 per 100,000
  • Cancer Incidence Rate: 392.5 per 100,000
  • Chlamydia Incidence Rate: 3,081.3 per 100,000
  • Supported Teens: 32.8 %
  • Teen Smoking: 26.5 %
  • Adult Obesity: 29.6 %
  • Adult Smoking: 39.2 %
  • Early Prenatal Care: 69.6 %
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: 52.2 %

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