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1996 Annual Report

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Executive Summary
The executive summary includes population estimates, vital events (births, deaths, marriages, divorces and adoptions), and rates in Alaska for the 1996 calendar year.
The introduction provides an overview of Alaska, information on population and demographics and an explanation of how vital statistics are collected and recorded.
This chapter includes tables and charts showing numbers of births and rates by census areas and Native regional corporation boundaries; births by race, marital status, age, and education of mothers; age of fathers, prenatal care, place of birth, birth attendants, and birth weight.
Fetal and Infant Deaths
This chapter includes tables showing fetal deaths by census areas and Native regional corporation boundaries, mother's age and length of gestation; and infant deaths and mortality rates by census areas, Native regional corporations, and causes of death.
The adoption chapter provides information on census areas and Native regional corporation boundaries where adoption decrees were granted; adoptions by age, race, and birth place of children; and race of adoptive parents.
Marriages and Divorces
This chapter provides information on the number and rates of marriages and divorces by residence, and marriages by ages of brides and grooms.
This chapter includes charts and tables on deaths by census area and Native regional corporation area; death rates, causes of death; and age, gender, and race of decedents.
This section includes the bibliographical references for the annual report.
Appendix A: Definition of Terms
Appendix A contains definitions of terms used in the annual report.
Appendix B: Technical Notes
Appendix B contains technical information explaining use of vital statistics and formula calculations.
Appendix C: ICD9 Codes
Appendix C shows ICD9 codes used in specific causes of death.
Appendix D: Prenatal Care
Appendix D explains the criteria for determining level of prenatal care.
Appendix E: Determination of Child's Race
Appendix E explains how a child's race at birth is determined for use in this report.
Appendix F: Year 2000 Health Objectives
Appendix F shows several Year 2000 health objectives and the measures achieved for each in 1994 through 1996.
Appendix G: Sample Certificates (Not available)
Appendix H: Geographic Information
Appendix H includes each village in Alaska and the census area and Native regional corporation within which it lies.
Appendix I: Population Overview
Appendix I includes population estimates for 1991 through 1996 used in this report.
Appendix J: Other Data Sources
Appendix J includes addresses and phone numbers for other data sources within the Department of Health and Social Services.


The 1996 Annual Report of the Bureau of Vital Statistics is available at many local libraries throughout the state and directly from the Bureau. We welcome any comments, questions, or concerns you may have about this report. You may contact us at:

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Division of Public Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
5441 Commercial Blvd.
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: (907) 465-8604
Fax: (907) 465-4689


Most of the data and health indicators presented in this report are based upon information supplied by many people throughout the state. Birth mothers, doctors, midwives, other birth attendants, medical facilities, medical examiners, magistrates, funeral directors, and a host of other individuals complete information on vital records.

The staff of the Bureau of Vital Statistics extends our gratitude to each person who participated in our data gathering effort. Accurate data are essential to the Bureau's efforts to report reliable vital event information. We appreciate the assistance of others in maintaining the integrity of our data.

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