In New Jersey over 1,000 males and 900 females were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma during 2009.
Risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma include: older age; male gender; exposure to benzene; exposure to certain herbicides
and pesticides; high doses of radiation; chemotherapy; immunodeficiency due to disease or medical treatments (e.g. AIDS, organ
tranplantation); certain autoimmune diseases; history of certain types of infection; and obesity.
NJ Age-Adjusted Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 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;
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