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Alaska BRFSS Health Profiles: HTML Profiles: Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas - Age-Adjusted Rates


This page is used to select either a metro/micropolitan statistical area or theme to display age-adjusted rates in the HTML Profile template. An age-adjusted rate is a measure that controls for the effects of age differences on health event rates. Age-adjustment also controls for age effects when comparing across several years of data, as the age distribution changes over time. Generally when evaluating the impact of a health intervention or progress toward objectives such as Healthy Alaskans 2010 or Healthy People 2020, age-adjusted rates are used. To review the areas within each metro/micropolitan statistical area, please refer to the geography webpage. To learn what are the indicators within each theme, please refer to the themes webpage.

If a region is selected, then results for all available themes, indicators, and time periods are displayed for the single metro/micropolitan statistical area. When a theme is selected, then results for all indicators and time periods within the theme are displayed for each metro/micropolitan statistical area.

Metro/Micropolitan Statistical Areas:

  • Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • Fairbanks Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • Juneau Micropolitan Statistical Area
  • Ketchikan Gateway Micropolitan Statistical Area
  • Non-Metro/Micropolitan SA
  • Themes: