Indicator Profile of Incidence of Lung & Bronchus Cancer
Why Is This Important?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
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 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.
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.; State Cancer Registry, Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey Department of Health;
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DefinitionIncidence 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
Page Content Updated On 06/04/12, Published on 07/17/12