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The Alaska Native Epidemiology Center is one of 12 Tribal Epidemiology Centers.

Injury Report

2014 Injury Atlas Report

Data on leading causes of injury deaths and injury hospitalizations.

Alaska Colon Health

Campaign Recognized

EpiCenter and the CRCCP wins 2014 National Colorectal Screening Challenge.

Mortality

Mortality Update Report

Data on leading causes of death for the Alaska Native population.

Alaska Native Epidemiology Center

Our Mission

To contribute to the wellness of Alaska Native people by monitoring and reporting on health data, providing technical assistance and supporting initiatives that promote health.

"Using Data to Improve Health"

Our Programs

We engage in a wide array of programs and projects. Our stakeholders include Tribal Health Organizations, the Alaska Tribal Health System, other national epidemiology centers, state and federal agencies, and more. Learn about our projects by clicking below.

Statewide Info

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

153,070

Graduation Rate

80.8%

Communities

344

Unemployment

6.5%


Area Statistic
Life Expectancy 70.7 years
Infant Mortality Rate 6.7 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 36.4%
Adult Obesity 35.2%
Cancer Mortality Rate 276.0 per 100,000
Birth Rate 22.8 per 1,000

Anchorage/Mat-Su Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

54,378

Graduation Rate

85.8%

Communities

28

Unemployment

5.6%


Area Statistic
Life Expectancy 71.6 years
Infant Mortality Rate 5.6 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 31.1%
Adult Obesity 37.4%
Cancer Mortality Rate 317.5 per 100,000
Birth Rate 21.8 per 1,000

Aleutians & Pribilofs Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

1,796

Graduation Rate

64.4%

Communities

13

Unemployment

3.6%


Area Statistic
Life Expectancy 72.5 years
Infant Mortality Rate N/A
Adult Smoking 42.2%
Adult Obesity 42.5%
Cancer Mortality Rate 197.8 per 100,000
Birth Rate 12.9 per 1,000

Arctic Slope Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

5,914

Graduation Rate

67.6%

Communities

8

Unemployment

5.6%


Area Statistic
Life Expectancy 69.8 years
Infant Mortality Rate 4.5 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 50.5%
Adult Obesity 48.2%
Cancer Mortality Rate 319.2 per 100,000
Birth Rate 27.3 per 1,000

Bristol Bay Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

5,721

Graduation Rate

74.7%

Communities

32

Unemployment

10.3%


Area Statistic
Life Expectancy 71.4 years
Infant Mortality Rate 5.9 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 45.3%
Adult Obesity 35.1%
Cancer Mortality Rate 257.6 per 100,000
Birth Rate 23.2 per 1,000

Copper River/PWS Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

1,942

Graduation Rate

85.2%

Communities

26

Unemployment

8.8%


Area Statistic
Life Expectancy 71.9 years
Infant Mortality Rate N/A
Adult Smoking 25.9%
Adult Obesity 38.8%
Cancer Mortality Rate 475.2 per 100,000
Birth Rate 15.7 per 1,000

Interior Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

15,309

Graduation Rate

80.3%

Communities

70

Unemployment

6.4%


Area Statistic
Life Expectancy 70.5 years
Infant Mortality Rate 6.4 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 39.3%
Adult Obesity 31.0%
Cancer Mortality Rate 289.9 per 100,000
Birth Rate 27.1 per 1,000

Kenai Peninsula Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

6,551

Graduation Rate

83.9%

Communities

33

Unemployment

7.8%


Area Statistic
Life Expectancy 71.6 years
Infant Mortality Rate N/A
Adult Smoking 33.9%
Adult Obesity 36.3%
Cancer Mortality Rate 327.5 per 100,000
Birth Rate 15.1 per 1,000

Kodiak Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

2,971

Graduation Rate

84.3%

Communities

11

Unemployment

4.9%


Area Statistic
Life Expectancy 72.1 years
Infant Mortality Rate N/A
Adult Smoking 36.2%
Adult Obesity 47.9%
Cancer Mortality Rate 420.1 per 100,000
Birth Rate 15.9 per 1,000

Northwest Arctic Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

6,792

Graduation Rate

74.4%

Communities

13

Unemployment

15.5%


Area Statistic
Life Expectancy 70.4 years
Infant Mortality Rate 6.7 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 50.3%
Adult Obesity 28.7%
Cancer Mortality Rate 331.2 per 100,000
Birth Rate 30.3 per 1,000

Norton Sound Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

9,394

Graduation Rate

79.3%

Communities

17

Unemployment

11.7%


Area Statistic
Life Expectancy 69.3 years
Infant Mortality Rate 10.9 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 47.8%
Adult Obesity 29.7%
Cancer Mortality Rate 485.2 per 100,000
Birth Rate 27.8 per 1,000

Southeast Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

18,031

Graduation Rate

86.5%

Communities

44

Unemployment

6.5%


Area Statistic
Life Expectancy 73.8 years
Infant Mortality Rate 2.6 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 35.7%
Adult Obesity 39.5%
Cancer Mortality Rate 233.8 per 100,000
Birth Rate 17.3 per 1,000

Yukon-Kuskokwim Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

24,166

Graduation Rate

73.5%

Communities

49

Unemployment

16.8%


Area Statistic
Life Expectancy 70.9 per 1,000
Infant Mortality Rate 10.9 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 31.6%
Adult Obesity 29.3%
Cancer Mortality Rate 301.2 per 100,000
Birth Rate 24.5 per 1,000
Healthy Portraits

Celebrating Health and Wellness Across Alaska

Through photography, Healthy Portraits celebrates stories of health and wellness found in Alaska Native communities.

Healthy Portraits photo of girl holding veggies