DCSIMG

Indicator Profile of Incidence of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Why Is This Important?

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

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Data Notes

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. 

Data Sources

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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Definition

Incidence rate of non-Hodgkin lymphoma 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

Numerator: Number of new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma among a defined population in a specified time interval.
Denominator: Defined population in a specified time interval.

Page Content Updated On 06/04/12, Published on 07/19/12
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