In New Jersey nearly 2,900 men and over 2,900 women were diagnosed with cancer of the lung or bronchus during 2009. Lung
cancer causes the most cancer deaths among New Jersey residents - over 2,300 per year among men and over 2,100 per year among
women in 2007.
Cigarette smoking is believed to be responsible for almost 90% of all lung cancer cases. Other risk factors include exposure
to environmental tobacco smoke (second-hand smoke), residential radon exposure, high doses of ionizing radiation such as might
be received from therapeutic radiation treatment, and certain occupational exposures. Air pollution, specifically particulates
from burning fossil fuel, is also a risk factor for lung cancer.
NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Lung and Bronchus Cancer Incidence, by Year and Sex, 1990 - 2009
Incidence 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 April 18, 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.
National 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.;
State Cancer Registry, Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey Department of Health;
Incidence rate of invasive lung and bronchus 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
Number of new cases of lung and bronchus cancer among a defined population in a specified time interval.
Defined population in a specified time interval.
Page Content Updated On 03/21/13,
Published on 03/22/13
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