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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

147,794

Graduation Rate

80.8%

Communities

344

Unemployment

7.0%


Life Expectancy 70.5years
Infant Mortality Rate 9.2 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 39.0%
Adult Obesity 34.1%
CRC Screening Rate 57.6%
Birth Rate 24.6 per 1,000

Anchorage/Mat-Su Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

52,071

Graduation Rate

85.8%

Communities

28

Unemployment

6.0%


Life Expectancy 70.7 years
Infant Mortality Rate 6.5 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 33.9%
Adult Obesity 35.5%
CRC Screening Rate 65.2%
Birth Rate 25.0 per 1,000

Aleutians & Pribilofs Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

1,870

Graduation Rate

64.4%

Communities

13

Unemployment

10.0%


Life Expectancy 68.1 years
Infant Mortality Rate 25.5 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 41.8%
Adult Obesity 36.9%
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

4,787

Graduation Rate

67.6%

Communities

8

Unemployment

5.3%


Life Expectancy 67.6 years
Infant Mortality Rate 10.2 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 54.5%
Adult Obesity 44.3%
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

6,186

Graduation Rate

74.7%

Communities

32

Unemployment

7.8%


Life Expectancy 71.2 years
Infant Mortality Rate 7.8 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 47.0%
Adult Obesity 35.3%
CRC Screening Rate 51.2%
Birth Rate 23.0 per 1,000

Copper River/PWS Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

1,820

Graduation Rate

85.2%

Communities

26

Unemployment

8.9%


Life Expectancy 70.0 years
Infant Mortality Rate N/A per 1,000
Adult Smoking 26.0%
Adult Obesity 36.1%
CRC Screening Rate N/A
Birth Rate 16.6 per 1,000

Interior Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

14,217

Graduation Rate

80.3%

Communities

70

Unemployment

7.1%


Life Expectancy 70.4 years
Infant Mortality Rate 7.3 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 43.0%
Adult Obesity 31.8%
CRC Screening Rate 61.4%
Birth Rate 31.8 per 1,000

Kenai Peninsula Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

6,468

Graduation Rate

83.9%

Communities

33

Unemployment

8.4%


Life Expectancy 70.1 years
Infant Mortality Rate 8.0 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 36.6%
Adult Obesity 35.3%
CRC Screening Rate 63.1%
Birth Rate 15.3 per 1,000

Kodiak Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

2,783

Graduation Rate

84.3%

Communities

11

Unemployment

6.2%


Life Expectancy 70.8 years
Infant Mortality Rate N/A per 1,000
Adult Smoking 41.5%
Adult Obesity 45.2%
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

7,222

Graduation Rate

74.4%

Communities

13

Unemployment

15.1%


Life Expectancy 69.6 years
Infant Mortality Rate 6.5 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 53.9%
Adult Obesity 26.8%
CRC Screening Rate 56.7%
Birth Rate 31.4 per 1,000

Norton Sound Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

8,584

Graduation Rate

79.3%

Communities

17

Unemployment

11.6%


Life Expectancy 69.0 years
Infant Mortality Rate 9.1 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 52.3%
Adult Obesity 28.3%
CRC Screening Rate 53.4
Birth Rate 28.2 per 1,000

Southeast Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

17,808

Graduation Rate

86.5%

Communities

44

Unemployment

6.8%


Life Expectancy 72.6 years
Infant Mortality Rate 7.6 per 1,000
Adult Smoking 35.3%
Adult Obesity 42.5%
CRC Screening Rate 61.8%
Birth Rate 18.4 per 1,000

Yukon-Kuskokwim Region

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Current Data Alaska Native Population


Population

23,978

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 35.6%
Adult Obesity 26.0%
CRC Screening Rate 34.8%
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