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2014 Injury Atlas Report

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Mortality Update Report

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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.

Part of ANTHC’s Division of Community Health Services and one of twelve tribal epidemiology centers established by the Indian Health Service, we assist the National IHS Epidemiology Program in improving the health of Alaska Natives and American Indians. We have four core objectives: Data Sharing; Technical Assistance; Disease Prevention; and Surveillance.



Statewide Info

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

122,944

Graduation Rate

80.8%

Communities

344

Unemployment

7.0%


Life Expectancy 70.5 years
Infant Mortality Rate 9.2 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 37.6%
Adult Obesity 35.8%
CRC Screening Rate 60.7%
Birth Rate 24.6 per 1,000

Anchorage/Mat-Su Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

36,109

Graduation Rate

85.8%

Communities

28

Unemployment

6.0%


Life Expectancy 70.7 years
Infant Mortality Rate 6.5 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 31.8%
Adult Obesity 36.4%
CRC Screening Rate 58.3%
Birth Rate 25.0 per 1,000

Aleutians & Pribilofs Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

1,780

Graduation Rate

64.4%

Communities

13

Unemployment

10.0%


Life Expectancy 68.1 years
Infant Mortality Rate 25.5 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 42.5%
Adult Obesity 39.9%
CRC Screening Rate N/A
Birth Rate 16.5 per 1,000

Arctic Slope Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

5,425

Graduation Rate

67.6%

Communities

8

Unemployment

5.3%


Life Expectancy 67.6 years
Infant Mortality Rate 10.2 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 54.6%
Adult Obesity 43.1%
CRC Screening Rate N/A
Birth Rate 30.9 per 1,000

Bristol Bay Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

5,441

Graduation Rate

74.7%

Communities

32

Unemployment

7.8%


Life Expectancy 71.2 years
Infant Mortality Rate 7.8 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 43.0%
Adult Obesity 39.3%
CRC Screening Rate N/A
Birth Rate 23.0 per 1,000

Copper River/PWS Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

1,618

Graduation Rate

85.2%

Communities

26

Unemployment

8.9%


Life Expectancy 70.0 years
Infant Mortality Rate N/A per 1,000
Adult Smoking 24.7%
Adult Obesity 44.6%
CRC Screening Rate N/A
Birth Rate 16.6 per 1,000

Interior Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

14,186

Graduation Rate

80.3%

Communities

70

Unemployment

7.1%


Life Expectancy 70.4 years
Infant Mortality Rate 7.3 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 43.2%
Adult Obesity 34.7%
CRC Screening Rate 55.7%
Birth Rate 31.8 per 1,000

Kenai Peninsula Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

5,203

Graduation Rate

83.9%

Communities

33

Unemployment

8.4%


Life Expectancy 70.1 years
Infant Mortality Rate 8.0 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 33.9%
Adult Obesity 38.4%
CRC Screening Rate N/A
Birth Rate 15.3 per 1,000

Kodiak Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

2,230

Graduation Rate

84.3%

Communities

11

Unemployment

6.2%


Life Expectancy 70.8 years
Infant Mortality Rate N/A per 1,000
Adult Smoking 35.4%
Adult Obesity 39.2%
CRC Screening Rate N/A
Birth Rate 16.2 per 1,000

Northwest Arctic Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

6,482

Graduation Rate

74.4%

Communities

13

Unemployment

15.1%


Life Expectancy 69.6 years
Infant Mortality Rate 6.5 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 54.2%
Adult Obesity 27.4%
CRC Screening Rate N/A
Birth Rate 31.4 per 1,000

Norton Sound Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

7,728

Graduation Rate

79.3%

Communities

17

Unemployment

11.6%


Life Expectancy 69.0 years
Infant Mortality Rate 9.1 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 49.5%
Adult Obesity 29.5%
CRC Screening Rate N/A
Birth Rate 28.2 per 1,000

Southeast Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

14,631

Graduation Rate

86.5%

Communities

44

Unemployment

6.8%


Life Expectancy 72.6 years
Infant Mortality Rate 7.6 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 34.6%
Adult Obesity 43.9%
CRC Screening Rate 69.0%
Birth Rate 18.4 per 1,000

Yukon-Kuskokwim Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

22,111

Graduation Rate

73.5%

Communities

49

Unemployment

17.0%


Life Expectancy 70.0 per 1,000
Infant Mortality Rate 15.2 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 35.5%
Adult Obesity 29.4%
CRC Screening Rate 32.2%
Birth Rate 24.8 per 1,000
Healthy Portraits Title Logo

This new project focuses on celebrating positive, healthy stories found throughout Alaska Native communities. We tell each story through photography. To learn about Healthy Portraits and our involvement with NANANordic, click here.

Healthy Portrait photo of girl cross-country skiing