Indicator Profile of Incidence of Bladder Cancer
Why Is This Important?During 2009, over 1,700 men and 630 women in New Jersey were diagnosed with cancer of the urinary bladder. Bladder cancer is more common among men than women, and is more common among whites than blacks. Bladder cancer occurs more frequently as people age. Nearly 90% of people who develop bladder cancer are over age 55.
A variety of risk factors have been linked with bladder cancer. Smoking is an established risk factor for bladder cancer, with smokers being diagnosed with bladder cancer twice as often as non-smokers. Some workplace exposures have been linked with elevated bladder cancer: exposure to chemical dyes; employment in industries that manufacture rubber, leather, textiles or paint products; and employment in printing companies. Workers found to have elevated risks for bladder cancer include painters, hairdressers, machinists, printers, and truck drivers. Other risk factors for bladder cancer include: family history of bladder cancer; some drugs or radiation used to treat other cancers; and consumption of drinking water containing high levels of arsenic. People who consume lots of fluids every day have a lower rate of bladder cancer.
NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Urinary Bladder Cancer Incidence, by Year and Sex, 1990 - 2009
Data NotesIncidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Data retrieved May 8, 2012 from New Jersey Department of Health, New Jersey State Cancer Registry, web site http://www.cancer-rates.info/nj/. Data for 2008 and 2009 are considered preliminary due to possible reporting delays.
Data SourcesNational Center for Health Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau. Vintage 2009 bridged-rate postcensal population estimates. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm as of July 23, 2010.; New Jersey Department of Health, Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey State Cancer Registry;
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DefinitionIncidence rate of invasive and in situ urinary bladder cancer for a defined population in a specified time interval. Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Standard Population. Rates are per 100,000 population.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 05/31/12, Published on 07/10/12