Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: Indian Leadership for Indian Health

Data / Statistics

Project Data and Relevant Statistics


Cancer estimates for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) may be obscured when AI/ANs are incorrectly classified as another race (usually white) in public data sources. Each year the Northwest Tribal Registry Project partners with state cancer registries to correct AI/AN racial misclassification and improve cancer estimates for Northwest AI/AN.  The fact sheets below summarize recent cancer incidence estimates for AI/AN in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The Northwest Tribal Registry can also provide cancer data for other races (for example, to compare incidence rates to Non-Hispanic Whites) and AI/AN cancer data for smaller regions (such as your CHSDA).  Please contact us if you are interested in additional cancer data for your community.

Other data sources

We are engaging in additional linkage activities, resulting in new sources of surveillance data, through the IDEA-NW Project. Other data sources will include hospitalizations, vital records (births & deaths), trauma, and STD/HIV. New data and reports will be disseminated through the IDEA-NW Project. You can also contact us at any time with specific data inquiries.