Cancers Associated with Human Papillomavirus in the American Indian and Alaska Native Population, United States—1999–2015
- Persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection can progress to certain cancers including cancers of the cervix, penis, vulva, vagina, oropharynx, and anus.
- Cervical cancer is the most common HPV-associated cancer among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women; oropharyngeal cancer is the most common HPV-associated cancer among AI/AN men.
- AI/AN women have the highest rates of HPV-associated cancer. Incidence rates vary by geographic region with the highest rates occurring in the Northern Plains, Southern Plains, and Alaska.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cancers associated with human papillomavirus in the American Indian and Alaska Native Population, United States—1999–2015, Purchased/Referred Care Delivery Areas-PRCDA. USCS data brief, no 6. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2019.