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

User Population:
177,380
Birth Rate:
19.2 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
83.1 %

  • Life Expectancy: 69.6 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 9.8 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 231.3 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 103 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

User Population:
2,539
Birth Rate:
12.3 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
85.1 %

  • Life Expectancy: 70.1 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: N/A per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 291.2 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 80.4 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

User Population:
59,426
Birth Rate:
15.9 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
87.6 %

  • Life Expectancy: 68.2 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 10.1 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 249.2 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 109.7 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

User Population:
5,251
Birth Rate:
21.5 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
78.9 %

  • Life Expectancy: 69.4 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 10 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 325 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 42.3 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

User Population:
6,314
Birth Rate:
22.7 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
81.5 %

  • Life Expectancy: 69.4 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 7.8 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 239.2 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 119.6 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

User Population:
2,394
Birth Rate:
14.5 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
90.7 %

  • Life Expectancy: 70.5 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: N/A per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 175.7 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 113 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

User Population:
12,432
Birth Rate:
17.1 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
82.6 %

  • Life Expectancy: 69.2 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 8.6 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 252.3 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 130.9 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

User Population:
6,706
Birth Rate:
12.5 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
84.5 %

  • Life Expectancy: 73.6 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: N/A per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 155.1 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 52.9 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

User Population:
5,695
Birth Rate:
16.5 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
86 %

  • Life Expectancy: 70.9 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: N/A per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 249.6 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 147.6 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

User Population:
8,609
Birth Rate:
28.6 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
77.5 %

  • Life Expectancy: 69.3 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 7.6 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 181.9 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 100 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

User Population:
9,650
Birth Rate:
23.6 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
79.4 %

  • Life Expectancy: 69.4 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 7.7 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 279.4 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 103.1 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

User Population:
30,508
Birth Rate:
12.2 per 1,000
High School Diploma:
87.9 %

  • Life Expectancy: 73.1 years
  • Infant Mortality Rate: 7.3 per 1,000
  • Cancer Mortality Rate: 187.1 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 73.9 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

User Population:
27,856
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: 232.9 per 100,000
  • Unintentional Injury Mortality Rate: 109.4 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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