Indicator Profile of Incidence of Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer
Why Is This Important?During 2009, 666 male and 330 female New Jersey residents were diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx. The most common sites for oral cavity and pharynx cancers are the tongue, floor of the mouth, gums, lip, tonsil, or lower pharynx.
Cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx is two to three times more prevalent among males than females. The most common risk factors for getting cancer of the oral cavity are tobacco use (both cigarette smoking and smokeless/chewing tobacco) and drinking alcoholic beverages in excess. Cancers of the lip are also associated with excessive sun exposure.
NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Oral Cavity and Pharynx 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 oral cavity and pharynx 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 06/12/12, Published on 07/19/12